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swphreak
02-16-2009, 09:10 AM
Did anyone pick up Left 4 Dead for half off this weekend? Actually, it looks like it's still going on at the moment. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/) Sale's over folks!

Jeff
02-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Downloading it now. I meant to decide whether I wanted to get it last night but I forgot so I am lucky the offer is still going. One of those games where I wanted to try it out but didn't want to pay full price, so this was a perfect deal for me.

MrWally
02-16-2009, 12:15 PM
I dunno. It looks really fun, and that's a great price, but I don't really think I want to drop any money on a game right now.

If there's anything I'm going to buy in the near future that is game-related, it will be a Nintendo DS.

leXX
02-16-2009, 01:06 PM
Yeah, I posted about this in the Very Good Things thread, and also on Twitter. I haven't had a chance to play it yet though.

Rogue Nine
02-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Got it last night too and got to play it a little bit before going to bed. It's like Half-Life mixed with old school Resident Evil. I can definitely imagine it'd be a blast to play with other people ;D

Samuel Dravis
02-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Niner, add me on steam (samueldravis) and we'll play together sometime, I'll talk to you on skype about it later.

swphreak
02-16-2009, 01:56 PM
While you're at it, join and share your steam names. (http://www.lucasforums.com/group.php?groupid=94)


So far, I've completed the No Mercy campaign. I haven't tried the others or versus mode.

Jeff
02-16-2009, 02:14 PM
If there's anything I'm going to buy in the near future that is game-related, it will be a Nintendo DS.Definitely worth it. Or you could go for the premium-priced DSi coming out soon.

I'll have to hook up with some of you later for L4D, just finished downloading but I'm in class for a few more hours. Should be fun if we can get a group of four.

MrWally
02-16-2009, 03:36 PM
Definitely worth it. Or you could go for the premium-priced DSi coming out soon.



Hmm. I was just looking at the DSi. I'm interested in it, for sure, but it would cost 80 dollars more than a DS Lite off of Craigslist. It has some neat functionality, and I like the idea of the web browser, but I was planning on getting an M3 card with a DSlite, so I'd already have the mp3 player functionality, and I was told you can install Opera on it. If that's true then I'm not sure the DSi is worth it.

Pie™
02-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Been playing since the release, and it's great fun if you're playing with people around your skill level who are interested in working together. I suggest that you get a microphone if you're planning to play online though, since it's a pretty integral part of the teamwork.

GeneralPloKoon
02-16-2009, 04:45 PM
I plan on getting it for the 360 when it price drops...

jon_hill987
02-16-2009, 06:24 PM
If anyone (from the UK) wants a game you can add me. look up jon_hill987.

TiE23
02-17-2009, 01:37 AM
I've got it on both systems sadly. But I'm definitely preferring the PC version at the moment. Steam ID is tie23, add me why don't you?

Mav
02-17-2009, 05:21 AM
but I was planning on getting an M3 card with a DSliteGoing the I don't pay for games route, eh? :xp: No, but seriously I already have a DS and I probably would have gotten a DSi, but lack of GBA cart port is an issue with me, I have lots of GBA games. Back on-topic, I'd get L4D, but I'm tired of killing zombies and I don't like Steam.

MrWally
02-19-2009, 08:28 AM
I gave in and purchased it.

The opening cinematic was ****ing awesome.

I only got the chance to play it for a few minutes last night, but hopefully this weekend I'll really be able to try it out.

My steam account is TheSeeker417, if anyone is interested.

leXX
02-19-2009, 02:33 PM
Played through the No Mercy campaign today, and I have to say, the game kicks ass. Very glad I got it for half price. I'm willing to break my Steam annonymity to play some co-op with you guys (as long as I get to play as Zoey of course :p). My Steam name is kelly087.

Anthony
02-20-2009, 02:16 AM
I'm having fun with it again at the most difficult setting...until a tank comes. dear god it takes its weight in bullets to kill it

Pie™
02-20-2009, 10:32 AM
Remember that in campaign, if the tank incapacitates one of your teammates, you can melee it in order to make it chase you instead. Then someone else can help the incapacitated player up, and your chances of survival increase dramatically. :)

Also, set the tank on fire and try your best to avoid it until it dies.

swphreak
02-20-2009, 12:35 PM
How about some 4v4 Versus action this weekend?

CommanderQ
02-20-2009, 12:39 PM
Left 4 Dead was completely awesome....Valve created another masterpiece....hee hee... ingame, I like to toss propane cans from high points, and then shoot them....

Pho3nix
02-20-2009, 01:03 PM
How about some 4v4 Versus action this weekend?
I'm game if nothing unexpected comes up, like social activities and whatnot.

Kusanavi
02-20-2009, 01:08 PM
Some 4v4 Versus would be pretty epic this weekend. I'm up for it. My SteamIDnamethingy is Nasdroth.

Jeff
02-20-2009, 01:27 PM
I'm definitely game as well. I should be around all weekend.

Pie™
02-20-2009, 03:37 PM
If I'm not intoxicated all the time, I'll play.

MrWally
02-20-2009, 05:11 PM
I played some 4v4 verses last night. I sucked at it, but it was definitely a lot of fun. I'd be in for it.

narfblat
02-21-2009, 12:32 AM
In real life, I like to toss propane cans from high points, and then shoot them....

fixed. :D

jon_hill987
02-21-2009, 04:22 AM
as long as I get to play as Zoey of course :p

I have noticed that when playing as Zoey other people come to your rescue much faster. Makes me laugh...

swphreak
02-21-2009, 11:31 AM
A few of us had some Versus going yesterday, and it was pretty awesome. Then we started getting disconnected from servers and it went downhill.


You people should log into steam so we can get some games going.

Pie™
02-21-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm in steam looking for someone to play with at the moment. Not sure if I can play on american servers without getting horrible lag though.

leXX
02-21-2009, 11:52 AM
I have noticed that when playing as Zoey other people come to your rescue much faster. Makes me laugh...

It's the damsel in distress effect. ;)

I'm up for another game later on this evening.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
02-21-2009, 02:52 PM
Sorry, forgot to post it here. My name is MrElektric.

I'm game my friends

TiE23
02-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Jeez, you guys need to plug your mics in. Anthony, Phreak, and Samuel all quiet. I was all alone. : (

GeneralPloKoon
02-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Jeez, you guys need to plug your mics in. Anthony, Phreak, and Samuel all quiet. I was all alone. : (

I started recently playing 360 games online without using a mic and I think its actually more fun than with a mic!

Pie™
02-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Jeez, you guys need to plug your mics in. Anthony, Phreak, and Samuel all quiet. I was all alone. : (

Yeah, I felt dissuaded from using my mic when the aforementioned threesome didn't use theirs. We really sucked, just for the record. :xp:

Anthony
02-22-2009, 01:58 AM
Yeah, I felt dissuaded from using my mic when the aforementioned threesome didn't use theirs. We really sucked, just for the record. :xp:

Agreed on this hahaha we got owned :xp:

and yeah I'll use my damn mic next time!

TiE23
02-22-2009, 02:08 AM
Oh yeah, the ending on Death Toll was sad. Only one of us got away. I believe one died during the finale from a Tank. When the boat came I got jumped by a hunter and got saved with 1 hp left. As I was trying to heal a single common horde touched me and I went down. I believe it was Anthony who saved me from that hunter ran off as I said "leave me!" He got taken down also while the last survivor got on the boat. Twas a sad day.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
02-22-2009, 06:22 PM
Oh yeah, the ending on Death Toll was sad. Only one of us got away. I believe one died during the finale from a Tank. When the boat came I got jumped by a hunter and got saved with 1 hp left. As I was trying to heal a single common horde touched me and I went down. I believe it was Anthony who saved me from that hunter ran off as I said "leave me!" He got taken down also while the last survivor got on the boat. Twas a sad day.

Happens often and is still very epic. All in all that seems more fun to me, but I maybe just be a weirdo :P

Pie™
03-06-2009, 09:03 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/MMMPIE/090303.jpg

My main problem with the game. I can't stand public servers, gah.

jon_hill987
03-06-2009, 09:28 AM
My main problem with the game. I can't stand public servers, gah.

Yeah, I have been vote-kicked as soon as I join on occasion, and that was with only two other people on the server. Did they want to play or not?

Dunno why but TF2 is so much better on public servers than L4D (unless they have instant re-spawn or other stupid rules on). Of course private servers are clearly the way forward.

MysticSpade
03-12-2009, 12:00 AM
i've been playing L4D since release and i love the game. Its absolutely amazing game.

anyone feel free to add me GT is same as username

i main, Street fighter 4, gears2, L4D

MrWally
03-12-2009, 12:05 AM
Too bad you're on 360, or else I'd most definitely add you.

'Tis a shame.

How hard would it be for Valve to incorporate a way for console players to game with those on PCs? I know it practice it's pretty difficult and somewhat unbalanced, but it's something I've wondered for a long time.

Pie™
03-12-2009, 03:43 AM
Updates to Left 4 Dead have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Versus Mode Changes


Tank melee attack can now hit multiple Survivors in one swing

Fixed Tank punch being able to hit targets behind walls

Fixes to 'Tank parking'. The Tank will now run back and attack the Survivors if he becomes AI due to two players expiring the frustration meter

Fixed a case where a Tank frustration meter could run out right as he was in his death animation and he would come back to life

Fixed a case where the Tank was moving too slowly while crouching and being shot

Tanks now have the possibility of spawning in a slightly different position for the first and second teams

The order that the teams play as Survivors is now determined by which team has the higher overall score. The winning team will play as Survivors first

The Smoker tongue can now target and grab victims through common infected

Increased the cone in which a Smoker can grab a target

The Witch no longer cuts Smoker tongues in a radius around her

Boomers that explode in mid-air will now hit Survivors directly below them with Bile

Reduced the damage that burning Hunters do to pounced victims

Adjusted the time at which players take over from bots to avoid 5 seconds of the bot standing idle while the player finishes connecting.

Fixed some cases where versus score was not being recalculated properly. It is no longer beneficial to pass pills between players at the end of the round or heal other players and then shoot them

Fixed a case where it was possible to spectate an AI infected and hit +use to take them over


Server Changes

Added convar sv_gametype that allows server operators to limit the types of games that will start on their server. Default value is 'coop,versus'. Can be changed to just 'coop' or just 'versus' to limit to those game types


General changes

Fixed a case where players would join as a dead Survivor when a living Survivor was still available

Fixed a case where restarting a level due to the team dying would give more than the max primary ammo on restart

Fixed the speaking icon showing up on the local player during level transition if voice_vox was set to 1

The scoreboard now shows the numeric value of a player's ping


GameUI

Quick match will now try to match to any campaign. Removed the preference to match to games according to the player progressing through all campaigns

Games in a finale are now joinable via the Friends and Steam Group games list


This actually takes care of all my gripes with Versus Mode (except corner-camping), good to know that Valve listens to their customers! Can't wait to try playing as a smoker now that the tongue has been fixed, the horrible aim used to put me off playing as one.

MysticSpade
03-13-2009, 06:24 AM
How hard would it be for Valve to incorporate a way for console players to game with those on PCs? I know it practice it's pretty difficult and somewhat unbalanced, but it's something I've wondered for a long time.

If shadowrun could do it i don't see the problem with valve attempting it. Shadowrun was terrible...not because of the setup, just because it was a bad game.

I think it would be entirely up to Microsoft. But the mods for the PC version would seriously hinder the connectivity of it all.

Alegis
03-17-2009, 11:00 PM
There is no need for interconnectivity with Xbox 360 players. It would create more headaches for the PC gaming crowd (for starters, Steam would be switching their fast/easy update system for the horrendous Live Certification slowdown period to keep both systems synchronized).
Dunno why but TF2 is so much better on public servers than L4D.
Easy question.

You are a lot more dependent from your three teammates (and they from you, once you screw up everyone knows) and sticking together is insanely important for survivors (and for infected it's important you don't just attack whenever you feel like it) compared to TF2 where you can easily do your own silly stuff for as long as you feel like it.

Even on a public 24 player server you can still achieve a lot of stuff with only 3 players working together and the others jacking themselves off. In L4D your team is toast when players start goofing off.

Makes it a lot more fun to play with friends, but I sure as hell am not touching public matchups.

swphreak
09-30-2009, 11:26 PM
Anyone still playing this? I started playing again, and downloaded some campaigns from here (http://www.l4dmaps.com/).

Death Aboard (http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=33)
Escape from Toronto (http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=2403)
Left 4 DeadCity (http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=70)
Coal'd Blood (http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=1547)

I pretty much grabbed most of the high rated, completed campaigns.

Samuel Dravis
09-30-2009, 11:36 PM
I played through the new Crash Course campaign a few times with some friends, but that's all I've done. I picked up some extra campaigns a while back but they were severely lacking in either polish, completion or balance. Maybe they've been improved since-- I'll try some of the ones you posted tomorrow.

swphreak
10-01-2009, 12:04 AM
I haven't played any of these custom campaigns, so who knows how good they actually are.

MrWally
10-01-2009, 12:24 AM
I bought L4D a while back to play with my friends, but when I got it they all got back into various MMOs so that kind of fell apart and I never really gave it a shot since I didn't want to play alone. I'd be willing to fire it up with anyone still interested. I'll probably suck, though.

Samuel Dravis
10-01-2009, 12:40 AM
BTW, for everyone who doesn't have L4D: It's 50% off on Steam this weekend. $15 is a great price for a fun game.

DarthDie
10-01-2009, 03:35 AM
I bought L4D a while back to play with my friends, but when I got it they all got back into various MMOs so that kind of fell apart and I never really gave it a shot since I didn't want to play alone. I'd be willing to fire it up with anyone still interested. I'll probably suck, though.

Before my PC broke (currently on a laptop, it can run L4D fine though) I would play L4D almost every night.

So yeah I'm up for playing, my steam ID is DarthDie.

leXX
10-01-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm up for a game any time. Add me, steam link in sig.

Darth Groovy
10-07-2009, 04:08 AM
Due to my podcast mates talking about it for so long... I decided to give it one more chance. I got a copy on check out from work. I am going to try some different modes and see if I can't get into it.

Pie™
10-07-2009, 08:03 AM
Just pre-ordered the sequel, can't wait. :)