Left 4 Dead 2 Catch All

Switchbreak wrote:

Not meaning to call anyone out, but GWJers ragequitting from a team versus game is totally lame. We wouldn't do it to other GWJers, so we shouldn't do it to random people on the internet. Playing on modded servers against teams of savants who will hand you your ass goes with the territory when going up against pubs, it's something you should either deal with or not venture into the team vs space in the first place. I was left in a pretty awkward position in the last game of being the only person who didn't jump ship from a losing game trying to explain to the other team that no, as a group we aren't usually jerks toward other teams.

Sorry to leave you in a position like that, but I think that you're giving us three too little credit. I didn't mind getting my ass kicked (used to that) and I didn't mind the pills mod, but once I saw them running around with modded guns we didn't have access too, we'll that's just too far. I waited for the end of a map and I politely told them why I was leaving and I think that's really all that someone abusing admin access deserves.

WooHoo! Way to go guys!
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I got a 25 point pounce yesterday off the roof of the colonial mansion as the survivors went to call the boat.

Only 2 restarts? Hot damn guys.
Also, you all survived? What map was it?

Dead Center. We actually nailed map 3, AKA the soul crusher, on the second try.

We all did survive. We got a tank on the "glass breaking" gauntlet. At first we were cursing the director but it seemed to have taken some of the zombies away. We also got the alarm pretty fast.

Yonder wrote:
Switchbreak wrote:

Not meaning to call anyone out, but GWJers ragequitting from a team versus game is totally lame. We wouldn't do it to other GWJers, so we shouldn't do it to random people on the internet. Playing on modded servers against teams of savants who will hand you your ass goes with the territory when going up against pubs, it's something you should either deal with or not venture into the team vs space in the first place. I was left in a pretty awkward position in the last game of being the only person who didn't jump ship from a losing game trying to explain to the other team that no, as a group we aren't usually jerks toward other teams.

Sorry to leave you in a position like that, but I think that you're giving us three too little credit. I didn't mind getting my ass kicked (used to that) and I didn't mind the pills mod, but once I saw them running around with modded guns we didn't have access too, we'll that's just too far. I waited for the end of a map and I politely told them why I was leaving and I think that's really all that someone abusing admin access deserves.

The other team was cheating? I don't see how quitting a server like that is being a jerk.

I don't think they were cheating. Someone thought the guy had a non-standard gun. There are some server mods that add in guns from Counter-Strike Source and leave them lying around, which is probably what was turned on. But we knew it was a modded server from the first level, and no one bailed until it was obvious they were doing well.

Don't recall who it was: but the person I killed as jockey on the roller coaster-- were you black and white or was it the impact of breaking your back on the fence below that killed you? Just curious if it was a physics-driven kill.

demonbox wrote:

Don't recall who it was: but the person I killed as jockey on the roller coaster-- were you black and white or was it the impact of breaking your back on the fence below that killed you? Just curious if it was a physics-driven kill.

i could only hope that the guy your talking about died on a fence post....

btw, i didn't mind getting owned last night. Helps keep me in touch with reality.......

demonbox wrote:

Don't recall who it was: but the person I killed as jockey on the roller coaster-- were you black and white or was it the impact of breaking your back on the fence below that killed you? Just curious if it was a physics-driven kill.

He wasnt black and white, it was the physics of the fence. That was great night 3 games in row each with no more then 5 minutes in a lobby.

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

mooosicle wrote:

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

Once a filing cabinet fell on me and incapped me. MrWynd recorded it from a great angle!

LobsterMobster wrote:
mooosicle wrote:

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

Once a filing cabinet fell on me and incapped me. MrWynd recorded it from a great angle!

Seems like a sh*tty way to die in a zombie apocalypse.....killed by cabinet

mooosicle wrote:

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

Jumping from the second floor of the mall finale, breaking a leg, and being eaten.

LobsterMobster wrote:
mooosicle wrote:

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

Once a filing cabinet fell on me and incapped me. MrWynd recorded it from a great angle!

Hah, that's like a death given to an extra (or the sacrificial black man) in a zombie movie

mooosicle wrote:

There's physics kills on L4d2?

The only physics kills I'm aware of are fall damage from pulling, tank punching/charging off ledges

What other types have you guys seen

I have no idea-- which is why I was so nicely surprised that breaking his back with the fence was an instant kill. It should be. And it was.

It wasn't thrown or anything. I was just standing next to it, it tipped over, and smoosh. Bill's doooown!

I managed to get my health down to 90 while waiting in the safe for an AFK just by meleeing a recycle bin into myself.

I got my health bumped down to 90 just standing around in parish and having the ceiling fall on me.

I got my health bumped down past 90 just standing next to some of the GWJ sharpshooters...

Thirteenth (I think it was him) jumped over a chair and it flipped up and killed him. Seriously.

Ok, when I'm a charger and i get stopped by a little plastic chair, it should also fly into the survivor and do additional damage, instead of stopping my charger dead cold

I went through Dead Center on Advanced coop with Fedora, Spike, and... someone...

We got our butts kicked on the finale repeatedly, it was getting pretty pathetic. The first couple times we just got totally demolished in the very beginning.

Eventually we got our act together a little bit and got 7 gas cans in, the other 8 were strewn around us while we tried to get them in the car, avoid hordes, dodge special infected, and flee from the tank at the same time. Finally it happened, either a stray shot or a very, very poorly thought out moly started a fire.
"No! No! There's fire!"
"Oh my God, who started the fire?"
"SAVE THE CANS!"
We were too late, it spread hungrily, eating can after can. The entire center of the ground floor erupted into an inferno that eagerly devoured the tank and infected. The survivors gathered at the edge of the blaze, smelling the smoke of their burning dreams. We didn't live to get a single other can in the car.

At this point I at least had a tiny voice in my head, pleading me to set it to normal, I imagine that some of my comrades felt the same way, but we said nothing. We steeled our resolve for another try. This time Spike, his comrades dead or dying, was cut down from behind as he poured the last tank into the car (I would have put the tank in my lap and driven out, refilling outside of the city, but whatever).

We were doing better this time as the first tank came, there were few commons around and things seemed to be under control. Many of the gas cans were scattered around the ground floor but a few were still in the upper levels. The other three survivors seemed to have the tank distracted and the commons under control, so I set out for the third floor alone. Dangerous, yes, foolhardy, maybe. I fought off a small horde and a hunter to get to the gas can, but I was badly injured. First I threw down the can, then I cowered in a corner and healed. As I ran for the second floor the ground started shaking.
"Uh... guys?" Fedora asked "where is the tank?"
"He's chasing me!" I shouted shrilly, "fill up the damn car!"

As I ran from the tank I heroically continued to grab cans and throw them below, each delay costing me precious seconds. Finally a common grabbed onto me, slowing me down enough to allow the tank to hit me with a rock. As I hobbled slowly from the tank I saw it. A table with an Adrenalin shot and pills! I grabbed the shot and plunged it into my chest. Before I had been backpedaling, shooting the tank while running, checking behind me every now and then. Now I sprinted forward, blasting infected who tried to slow me down. Eventually I realized that the ground was no longer shaking. I slowed and turned around but didn't see the tank, as I backtracked I saw him throwing rocks at the survivors on the ground floor, and I realized what I must do. I fired at him and charged, leading him around the second floor while the people below me continued to fill up the car. As I passed the table again I grabbed pills to keep me going. Eventually we got the rest of the cans in, the tank died, and we rolled off into the sunset.

Yonder wrote:

I went through Dead Center on Advanced coop with Fedora, Spike, and... someone...

Me!

That was a surprisingly tough finale. The fire wipe was from someone trying to shoot the smoker who had me pinned against the car, which while successful in killing the smoker, burned me to death horribly (at least I died a free man ).

Spike getting jumped by a jockey mid-pour on the final can was a heartbreaker, but our very next try was completely successful, thanks entirely to Yonder playing ring-around-the-rosie with the Tank on the second floor of the Mall. It was impressive as hell to catch occasional glimpses of Yonder limping as quickly as he could, followed by the tank, as we poured those final cans in.

It's moments like that finale that remind me why I play video games
And I swear that tank had a stealth buff.

mooosicle wrote:

Ok, when I'm a charger and i get stopped by a little plastic chair, it should also fly into the survivor and do additional damage, instead of stopping my charger dead cold

I find it funny because sometimes i have seen the charger knock over garbage cans and other crap in its way, but get caught up on the smallest stuff...

Nekroman wrote:
mooosicle wrote:

Ok, when I'm a charger and i get stopped by a little plastic chair, it should also fly into the survivor and do additional damage, instead of stopping my charger dead cold

I find it funny because sometimes i have seen the charger knock over garbage cans and other crap in its way, but get caught up on the smallest stuff...

He should have a toe-stubbing animation, or fall to the ground clutching his shin like Peter Griffin.

Yonder wrote:

"No! No! There's fire!"
"Oh my God, who started the fire?"
"SAVE THE CANS!"
We were too late, it spread hungrily, eating can after can. The entire center of the ground floor erupted into an inferno that eagerly devoured the tank and infected. The survivors gathered at the edge of the blaze, smelling the smoke of their burning dreams. We didn't live to get a single other can in the car.

But it must have been glorious to see.
"Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!'

Really nice write-up, Yonder. Great drama and word pictures.

Thanks for bringing some fun to my tedious day (last one before holidays! Many nights of super-late L4D2 for me!!!!!!!!!)