"If you haven't played BZFlag yet, now's the time to give it a
try. An update to the already cool 3D tank game was released on
Wednesday, June 19, and the new client (1.7e6) has added some nice
touches to an already mature game.
"In our recent review of BZFlag two months ago, we described the
game and gave you some strategy hints. One of the keys to the
game's strategy is to understand the flags in the game and how they
can be used to combat other players. Certain flags bestow powerful
gifts to the bearer while other flags are designed to specifically
combat the bearer of another flag. Not all flags grant a bonus
either. Some of the flags hamper a player for a fixed amount of
time before they automatically are released. Because the flags are
indistinguishable to all players, it is chance that determines
whether you pick up a flag that will make you powerful or shackle
you with a burden. To our slight disappointment, no new flags have
been added to the game, so the strategies remain the same..."