Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:57 am Post subject: Crash Course
Anybody play this new map from Steam yet? I'm guessing it's called crash course based on how long they spent making it and the fact it had a major update the day after release. I'm sure they think it will make us feel sooo much better about having to buy L4D2. NoucFeanor and I were playing last night, the sound was very directional and there were way too many guns , pipes, pills, etc. As soon as I logged off they started to download the fix for these problems for a one day old map. Also during the map I didn't catch all of what was said by the characters, but I clearly heard Louis say "ah, Steam their not so bad". What the hell is that, subliminal PR?
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:52 pm Post subject:
Not into it at all. From what I've noticed and read from others experience it seems like after CC (because of the excess item spawns) that all other campaigns now suffer the same thing unless the server mods it out. I mean last night the first map I played there must have been 4-6 pills on subway and that was at the crescendo event. And it seemed like around every corner there were pipes/tovs.
About CC though. I played it on single player and as soon as the map started a witch spawned. There was no audible crying though. I eased up to her to crown and hear a shotgun blast and a dead witch.I turn around to see Zoey about 10 feet away behind me. Nice distance crown :O _________________ If I didn't have this gun, the King of England could just walk in here any time he wants, and start shoving you around. Do you want that?
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:39 pm Post subject:
The whole force_dedicated_servers debacle was one of my highlights! o.O More than a few people had sounds issues. The steam comments are cheesy as hell but sublimnal propaganda it's not =P This is interesting to explore: Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/left 4 dead/left4dead/sound
The amount of items before the patch makes me wonder if anyone at valve played it before the release. I expect a patch number two.
The maps are fun. Not as free to wander off as a survivor like the four other tales of terror. Gots to works togethers. The shorter time to play is a nice, only two maps ya know. It's a GOOD thing it was free.
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:37 pm Post subject:
They're on patch #4 at this point, 2 normal/1 silent yesterday, and 1 today, and everything is still fubar. Searchkeys don't work, they screwed up the spawns, they did something screwy with the cvars for packs/pills, removed some other useful ones, etc etc. I don't think they've ever playtested any of their big patches as they always seem to break substantially more then they fix. Then they put out patches afterward that are supposed to fix those issues (huge number of item spawns, search key, etc), and those never work.
I'm pretty sure they have blind/drunk/tripping/retarded monkeys as programmers/play testers there.
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Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:08 pm Post subject:
Ahhh it's not so bad. It sucks that they can't fix it in a timely fashion, but it is new content even if very little unimaginative content. Adds a bit more to the nearly nonexistent story, and lotta tanks to fight!
plus watching your mates under the truck at the crescendo getting crushed adds some laughs.
Playing this with a fellow BBA for the first time though was what did it for me; especially with my BBA bros whom won't rail on me for unloading some lead in them by mistake.... I get extremely excited playin zombie games and a bit trigger happy! don't hate me. T_T
It's like Survivor mode to me though. It's there and i'll play it from time to time for quick thrills, but i'm more often than not playing Them Zelda maps or Escape from Toronto campaign. Community content in general.
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