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L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-07 23:30:26 Reply

I'VE SEARCHED, AND NOTHING CAME UP. IF THERE WAS A THREAD ABOUT THIS, I'M SORRY.

So anyway, we're all excited for the upcoming L4D DLC that's going to be released this Spring. Yesterday, IGN released a video regarding such anticipated DLC.

If anyone has already heard about this, then whatever. Discuss. Brag. Punch a baby. I don't care.

Anyway, as far as survival goes, it's pretty obvious to what it was going to be. Try to survive as long as you can.. There's the time that records how long you've been playing, your team's best time, and endless waves of hordes and special infected ready to tear you to pieces.

Being the only video released (not that I know of) about the Survival mode, it's still not informative enough to answer all the questions.

Thoughts?


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-07 23:40:30 Reply

I ALSO APOLOGIZE AGAIN IF I'M NOT KEEPING UP WITH THESE NEW DLC INFORMATIONS.

Few more tidbits about the new SURVIVAL ONLY map called "Lighthouse".

This and this

Also this one seems to give you a bit more insight on the more structural design of the map.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 00:20:55 Reply

So they give you the option to prepare before the attack. Definitely not my cup of tea, but I guess that's cool for those who are into strategy... which would be kinda few of the people who play Left 4 Dead I'm guessing. L4D is a game to get adrenaline pumping, so for me, this Survival Mode will not cut it.

I wish they'd give more support for offline play, like allow a single-player infected campaign mode. The AI would probably kick my ass though...

Also, I'm going with popular opinion and complain that they aren't adding any new campaign maps. While the four levels are fun for now, I'm sure I'd be playing the game much longer if they added just two more levels.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 08:53:48 Reply

At 3/8/09 12:20 AM, Chumbawamba wrote: Some unreasonable stuff.

I beg to differ.

L4D is not some game just to get your adrenaline pumping. It requires strategy and teamwork with... well, your teammates. There's a reason they used 4 characters in the game- because playing alone will probably get you raped everytime. I'm sorry, but if you think L4D is just about running around and blowing up millions of zombies, then I don't think you're cut out for this game. Best sell it or trade it for a more ACTIONY game.

And no, single player special infected wouldn't work. The survivor AI needs someone to be their guidance. Which is why their free will depends on how you play. If all the AI are playing as survivors, they would just be idiots running around in one place because there's no one to follow.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 11:47:13 Reply

Few more Survival mode footage on Blood Harvest and No Mercy.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 11:52:30 Reply

Looks stupid as hell. You can already do this. It's called expert waiting in the safehouse for the horde to find you.

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 11:59:27 Reply

At 3/8/09 11:52 AM, XxTheWorldIsYoursxX wrote: Looks stupid as hell. You can already do this. It's called expert waiting in the safehouse for the horde to find you.

NOT IN A SAFEHOUSE.

Plus, re-enacting a Survival mode is a stupid idea. The rate of hordes that would come every now and then can make anyone fall asleep. And in Survival mode, you're only limited to a certain area, as opposed the entire map in your disposal.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 12:10:38 Reply

Oh man. That looks like pure chaos.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 12:46:25 Reply

And to think they could have put their time into making a few more maps, a couple of new infected, and maybe one or two new weapons, rather than adding on a not needed 'kill everything' mode.

Not impressed, would rather they had just worked on adding more content to do with what i bought it for

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 12:48:23 Reply

All I can say is they better put some new acheivments in for this DLC, and I can imagine how they will be;

"Survive 1 hour on the Blood Harvest finale Survival map"

Fuck.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 13:11:17 Reply

At 3/8/09 11:47 AM, Bl00dRedKnife wrote: Few more Survival mode footage on Blood Harvest and No Mercy.

Wow, the guy who was playing sucked.

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 13:17:03 Reply

It looks fun, I look forward to it, however the best thing is the SDK - new maps :D


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 13:17:34 Reply

At 3/8/09 12:48 PM, MasterBalls wrote: "Survive 1 hour on the Blood Harvest finale Survival map"

There's no time limit. It's all about trying to survive for as long as you can.

But there COULD be something like that that's close to your concept.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 16:15:34 Reply

At 3/8/09 12:46 PM, slothfromabove wrote: And to think they could have put their time into making a few more maps, a couple of new infected, and maybe one or two new weapons, rather than adding on a not needed 'kill everything' mode.

1. They're releasing Source SDK so you can play all the maps you want by other people. Stop complaining.

2. The infected are already balanced as they are. We don't need two super powerful bosses. Stop complaining.

3. The weapons are already balanced as they are. We don't need missle launchers or chainsaws. Stop complaining.

4. IT'S FREE! Stop complaining.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 18:30:15 Reply

Now I get to play sit in the corner with auto shotgun, terrible orange maps, same boss infected, and the same weapons.

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 21:08:43 Reply

Well, I think it sounds like fun.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 21:15:50 Reply

Hmm i worry about new weapons and infected character. The most i know about the knew update is the lighthouse map, multiple tanks , possible infected combinations such as having 4 smokers etc

As for new weapons, it would be cool to have new ones, but if there arnt any, im cool with that
For new infected characetrs, people who play with friends already have plans with the current infected characters and having new ones would mess it up. Also it would be a question if there would be another player slot casue if there is still only 4 player slots per team but another infected class, you wouldnt play it all.

One thing I dislike about the current versus mode (infected team) once you start on a different map the assigned infected characters are based on who loads in the fastest will get smoker, then boomer the hunter. It just annoys me i get the same character everytime

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 21:36:46 Reply

At 3/8/09 09:15 PM, animestan wrote: One thing I dislike about the current versus mode (infected team) once you start on a different map the assigned infected characters are based on who loads in the fastest will get smoker, then boomer the hunter. It just annoys me i get the same character everytime

It all depends on order, really. If two of you are dead, and the position of Hunter1 and Smoker is already taken, then whoever spawns first out of the two will take the Boomer's position, since it comes after the Smoker. Then the person who spawns last will take Hunter2's position. Then suppose the Boomer and the Smoker dies. Whoever spawns first will become the Smoker.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 21:43:20 Reply

At 3/8/09 08:53 AM, Bl00dRedKnife wrote: L4D is not some game just to get your adrenaline pumping. It requires strategy and teamwork with... well, your teammates. There's a reason they used 4 characters in the game- because playing alone will probably get you raped everytime.

This is true, there is a certain pattern which goes with playing the game successfully. Team work is required to play through each level. However, the strategy involved with this survival mode is different than any strategy in either campaign or versus. It just seems like too much customization in order to fight against the horde, such as place gas tanks in just the right area, and shooting it off at just the right time. You can do that in the campaign as well, but it seems like that's what survival mode is completely based off.

It's not like I have to play it, but I wish Valve had focused on adding to the campaigns rather than create this survival mode which looks like it will get dull after a couple of rounds. From the looks of the videos, it seems like you're staying in one section of each level, but perhaps that's just the new Lighthouse map.

And no, single player special infected wouldn't work. The survivor AI needs someone to be their guidance. Which is why their free will depends on how you play. If all the AI are playing as survivors, they would just be idiots running around in one place because there's no one to follow.

I don't see what would be so wrong about giving them their own free will, or at least designate one as the leader. They do it with the infected, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-08 22:13:40 Reply

Just bring Death Toll and Dead Air into versus with this update and I'll be happy.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-09 07:12:06 Reply

At 3/8/09 10:13 PM, Hemlok wrote: Just bring Death Toll and Dead Air into versus with this update and I'll be happy.

That;s happening as well.


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-09 09:49:07 Reply

Looks pretty awesome tbh =0
damn you, now i cant wait D:

I hope they'll release new achievements too :D


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-09 11:24:52 Reply

What about on PC?


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-09 14:12:44 Reply

At 3/9/09 11:24 AM, Lost-Chances wrote: What about on PC?

PC and 360 are the same. Patches/content released @ same time


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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-09 14:30:37 Reply

At 3/8/09 04:15 PM, SloppyMoe606 wrote: 1. They're releasing Source SDK so you can play all the maps you want by other people. Stop complaining.
2. The infected are already balanced as they are. We don't need two super powerful bosses. Stop complaining.
3. The weapons are already balanced as they are. We don't need missle launchers or chainsaws. Stop complaining.
4. IT'S FREE! Stop complaining.

1 - not the same thing, I'd really rather not have to troll through a couple thousand duff user made maps to find something good when if valve did it I'd know it was quality from the start
2 & 3 - I'm not saying they aren't balanced, I'm saying it would be nice to have something else thrown into the mix.
4 - Yes, I know. However I can still have a preference and voicing that is allowed. Maybe you could consider to Stop Blocking Discussion

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-27 20:28:03 Reply

FRICKING UPDATE

Survival mode announced to be released in April 21st.

About time they made another blog entry. It's been a while.

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-29 21:15:32 Reply

i hope theres more dlc coming for L4D
a good idea is to make the witch playable
that would be fun

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Response to L4d Survival Mode Footage 2009-03-29 21:41:21 Reply

At 3/29/09 09:15 PM, punkmetalguy31 wrote: i hope theres more dlc coming for L4D
a good idea is to make the witch playable
that would be fun

oh yeah. so much fun to be sitting there and then if some idiot touches you, you can jump up and run and scream at them. SO much fun! :D (that's good sarcasm for you)