Left 4 Dead 2 - Catch All

Valve says about L4D 2:

"Available: 17 November 2009
This game will unlock in approximately 10 hours"

I can't wait!

ragin_redneck wrote:

Podunk you lose power at the hint of a breeze where you live and it stays out for days. GENERATOR FTW!

What did Podunk do to make you hate him so? The generator brings the zombies!

Yonder wrote:

What did Podunk do to make you hate him so? The generator brings the zombies!

Yonder wrote:

What did Podunk do to make you hate him so? The generator brings the zombies!

He got to play L4D2 before any of us. THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER MUST BE SATED!

Ahhh, crappy test today. Can't wait to shoot zombies.
"Take that basis vectors! Oh whats that Cramer's rule? You want some? This is my scattergun putas!"

Tamren wrote:

I want to do coop with live goodjers.

As oppose to dead goodjers?

I'm also up for some L4D2 when it unlocks.

Don't steal boogle's metal.

ragin_redneck wrote:

Podunk you lose power at the hint of a breeze where you live and it stays out for days. GENERATOR FTW!

Sure, if you want to attract the Horde.

Better safe than sorry.

I will not be staying up until far past midnight in order to properly try this out.

Am I a bad person if part of me hopes that Valve ends up releasing this several hours late just so that the rest of you can't have fun without me?

It's not even a small part.

Oh man. Releasing the game tonight is going to make getting up early enough for my 8AM flight tomorrow morning really hard.

Strangeblades wrote:

Valve says about L4D 2:

"Available: 17 November 2009
This game will unlock in approximately 10 hours"

I can't wait!

I think approximately is the key word here. I am not getting my hopes up. Even if it does come out, I am not sure if I'll have the energy for it tonight. I stayed up way too damn late finishing Dragon Age last night. That said, if I am awake when it comes out, I am down for some advanced co-op.

Holy crap. Apparently, alternative ammo types are ammo packs that fill the *medpack* slot. When you use them, you deploy them on the ground and everyone in the group can pick up the ammo. (One clip, as many times as you come back to it? Dunno.)

So, the item slots are:

1) Primary weapon (SMGs, ARs, rifles, shotguns).
2) Secondary weapon (pistol, dual pistol, magnum, melee weapons).
3) Throwable (pipe bomb, molotov, bile bomb).
4) Health kit, defibrillator, or ammo pack.
5) Pain pills or adrenaline shot.

Do I need to remind you guys what happened the last time you got prematurely excited for a Valve unlock??

Clemenstation wrote:

Do I need to remind you guys what happened the last time you got prematurely excited for a Valve unlock??

Yeah, this. Anyone who is expecting it to unlock when they say is being terribly, terrible naive.

Not that I care. It'll be 5am when it unlocks, if all goes to schedule. No way am I staying up. I'll just wait for lunchtime at work tomorrow, and feel smug that I didn't put my life on hold for something incredibly unreliable.

Elycion wrote:

I'm planning on taking a nap this afternoon so that I can join in on the late night L4D2 goodness. As long as it's playable by 10PM PST I'll be up for a coop marathon. If they miss that time slot, I'll pretend I'm a responsible adult and just start playing the next day.

Thank you for posting this. I felt like such an old man by planning on trying to sneak in a nap after the kids go to bed so that I can stay up super late tonight and still work tomorrow.

Like you and Yonder (I think?) say, though - if it hasn't dropped shortly after the scheduled time I'd like to just pack it in until Tuesday night (and I'll be ready all night, just like the Lob-Mater ).

But I anticipate being shafted.....

12:01 am "Valve says - "Left 4 Dead 2 release delayed. Expected unlock in approximately 10 minutes."
12:10 am "Valve says - "Left 4 Dead 2 release delayed. Expected unlock in approximately 30 minutes."
1:00 am "Valve says - "Left 4 Dead 2 release delayed. Expected unlock in approximately 60 minutes."
2:30 am "Valve says - "Left 4 Dead 2 release delayed. Expected unlock in approximately 1.5 hours."

ad infinitum

(Remember, kids - being a pessimist means never being disappointed! Always expect the worst, and you will either be vindicated or pleasantly surprised. Trust me - it makes the years of bitterness feel like sweet angry nectar.)

Floomi wrote:
Clemenstation wrote:

Do I need to remind you guys what happened the last time you got prematurely excited for a Valve unlock??

Yeah, this. Anyone who is expecting it to unlock when they say is being terribly, terrible naive.

Not that I care. It'll be 5am when it unlocks, if all goes to schedule. No way am I staying up. I'll just wait for lunchtime at work tomorrow, and feel smug that I didn't put my life on hold for something incredibly unreliable.

But Valve is my drug dealer....This time it will be different...

Clemenstation wrote:

Do I need to remind you guys what happened the last time you got prematurely excited for a Valve unlock??

Hey, easy with the personal comments. I thought every guy gets "prematurely excited" sometimes, right?

Guys?

Oh. Uh, yeah right. No, it's never happened to me either. I just heard, you know, about this other guy.

Burnt Toast wrote:

Like you and Yonder (I think?) say, though - if it hasn't dropped shortly after the scheduled time I'd like to just pack it in until Tuesday night (and I'll be ready all night, just like the Lob-Mater ).

Actually I said that I hope that Valve releases it several hours late so that no one can play it without me.

It's kinda nice that you don't think I'm a jackass though.

Basically, I'm going to stay up until the scheduled release. If they delay it, I'm going to bed, simple as that.

I'm staying up anyway because there's an awesome meteor shower (the Leonids) scheduled for 3 AM CST tonight, so Valve can unlock it whenever they want.

Switchbreak wrote:

I'm staying up anyway because there's an awesome meteor shower (the Leonids) scheduled for 3 AM CST tonight, so Valve can unlock it whenever they want.

I'm be tempted to go out and watch that if it wasn't for the fact that I live in New York City. Where it's always daytime!

3:00 PM local time for me (suckers!)

No one to play multilayer with this connection (DAMN!)

I can probably play a campaign tonight, maybe two if you guys are especially nice to me, but tomorrow I'm at school until 9pm.

I'll be up for some evening coop Wed. though.

Strangeblades wrote:

Valve says about L4D 2:

"Available: 17 November 2009
This game will unlock in approximately 10 hours"

I can't wait!

I can't wait!

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:

Basically, I'm going to stay up until the scheduled release. If they delay it, I'm going to bed, simple as that.

I'd like to say this, but seeing as how i have tomorrow off, I'll be very tempted to stay up if they delay it.

Switchbreak wrote:

I'm staying up anyway because there's an awesome meteor shower (the Leonids) scheduled for 3 AM CST tonight, so Valve can unlock it whenever they want.

NERD ALERT!

Anybody else having trouble getting on Steam?

Edit: Nevermind

I am going to be missing opening night to stay in southern Illinois to take care of my sickly girlfriend. I don't know if she understands the extent of the sacrifice I am making for her.

Dedicated server files have been released, and GWJ3 is up and running. I'm working on the config right now. No sourcemod for now; I'll probably wait a couple days to submit a ticket to get it installed, along with snarespeak.

I likely won't be up very late tonight, so if you log on to the Mr. Frying Pan server and notice any issues, send me a PM and I'll get to it in the AM.

Edit: The new IP is 65.99.246.102

Looks like they're going down to the wire on this one. Left 4 Dead 2 keeps preloading the last few percent. 1 hour from launch is a bit late to be making changes, unless it's not really 1 hour from launch.