Back in mah day, we done had to run uphill both ways just to fight our zombies!
Things I remember that were of value-
Shotguns are almost always superior to pistols. I think you can carry like 48 of them.
Flare guns are a cool but useless thing to find. I recall that flares could be seen from within buildings, but honestly there aren't/weren't enough players around to make them worth using.
Shotgun(s), Fireaxe, FAKs, kevlar, cell phone. Also a newspaper, just to beat Silverdream again and again and again.
Get some iron bars or lead pipes or whatever if you don't have Barricade, you can use them to barricade.
When in zed-town, don't repair. Bunker down in an open dark ruined building, you are safest there.
Don't kill any MCDU dudes. They have literally hundreds of backup guys and all have pseudo-military boners. I was once one of them.
Hah, I found a bunch of my old shit:http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/Use ... lock_Encon
Hah, they're still hosting my old 2008 stuff! Aw man, the memories.
Here's the urbandead forums:http://s1.zetaboards.com/brainstock/index/
Report player killers n such rubbish there.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and if you suck with weapon skills, use the Knife. Pretty good chance to hit at any time, only trouble you should run into is if the zed you're stabbing happens to be online or is wearing a vest.
My sagely wisdom dispensed, I can rest in peace knowing I have contributed without having to pick up my account again.