SkylarKitty May 19, 2013 @ 9:05pm
Time for a new ZED?
People keep asking for new maps and guns, but I think there's a more pressing issue.
The last (and only) new ZED to be introduced was The Husk in 2009. That was 4 years ago and I think we're well overdue for a new one implemented into the game? Does anyone here have similar thoughts?
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Serene Flight May 19, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
I wouldn't mind if there was a new specimen.
Servers with custom maps and guns without too much annoying stuff are pretty much everywhere (well, at least ones with maps).
SkylarKitty May 19, 2013 @ 10:04pm 
Well seeing as the map whitelist is gone, adding new maps isn't all that necessary, we already have a load of guns, some whitelisted some aren't. But the only ZED I've seen that's Whitelisted is The Brute and there are so many better custom ZED's out there.
Graeme- Coarse Gentleman May 19, 2013 @ 10:27pm 
Instead of pitching a ballpark idea, how about you think of a zed, model and concept it, see how it works in the current game as a mod, then give it to Tripwire and ask if they want to use it. Saying "Hey, you should do this" is not incredibly helpful
SkylarKitty May 19, 2013 @ 10:30pm 
Originally posted by Graeme- Mr.G:
Instead of pitching a ballpark idea, how about you think of a zed, model and concept it, see how it works in the current game as a mod, then give it to Tripwire and ask if they want to use it. Saying "Hey, you should do this" is not incredibly helpful

Look at the last line of my post. I'm not pitching this idea to Tripwire. I want to see how many people have similar thoughts to me. I'm said it would be a nice idea if one were inplemented into the game. If you're going to sarcastic and insulting, at least do it right.
Graeme- Coarse Gentleman May 19, 2013 @ 10:31pm 
Originally posted by IF Skylar Icarus:
Originally posted by Graeme- Mr.G:
Instead of pitching a ballpark idea, how about you think of a zed, model and concept it, see how it works in the current game as a mod, then give it to Tripwire and ask if they want to use it. Saying "Hey, you should do this" is not incredibly helpful

Look at the last line of my post. I'm not pitching this idea to Tripwire. I want to see how many people have similar thoughts to me. I'm said it would be a nice idea if one were inplemented into the game. If you're going to sarcastic and insulting, at least do it right.
Ah. My Mistake-
I wouldn't be opposed to the idea, provided they could make it work with the current game.
Bigguns 93 May 19, 2013 @ 10:48pm 
No.
SkylarKitty May 20, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Originally posted by Graeme- Mr.G:
I wouldn't be opposed to the idea, provided they could make it work with the current game.

That's the a very good point, the new zed can't unbalance the game severly, it has to fit into the game and work with it, unlike The Brute

Originally posted by Bigguns 93:
No.
Thankyou for sharing your opinion and your non existant logic
[BWC] R-M-Evans May 20, 2013 @ 5:57am 
The new Zed has to dive into a realm of offense that isn't explored by other ZEDs.

What I mean is, look at the literal example of the Husk, it's the only common/uncommon ZED to have a ranged attack (Factoring that the Siren has an AoE).

The new ZED (Apart from debate on cosmetic appearence and name) should do something we haven't expected before. Wether it be immunity to certain types of damage, or an imminent threat of death by some suicidal means, or even a support role to other ZEDs around it is up to debate.

Honestly, I think a ZED that is only killable from behind would just be annoying and kill some people's playability for this game.


If I had to take a stab in the dark and pick a role, I would go for a ZED that kills itself upon reaching players. (Partially because I play the Infection Survival mode on Combat Arms, and the most annoying thing I get are when the Infected start dropping exploives. It's manageable, but it definetly makes you know their presence in a firefight.)

Give it the properties of the Bloat (High body HP, weak at the head), the sprint ability of the Gorefast, and maybe even a little explosive resistence.

Now you have something to balance against Zerker kiting, Demolitions spamming, and an element of higher difficulty for Suicidal / HOE.
Deh May 20, 2013 @ 6:51am 
It would be great to have new Zeds!
brett1890 [U-E] May 20, 2013 @ 6:57am 
I agree a new ZED would be great, but of course only if it was implemented properly. I like Widow's idea of a self distruct zed, that would be good to make HOE a bit harder, especially with kiting. Also a support zed would be interesting, a healer is the obvious one but maybe something a bit more original than that. Whatever it is, I think it should fit in with all the other zeds in that it has a weak point to shoot it that does the most damage, to keep precision as the way to tackle it. However, maybe instead of this being it's head, maybe somewhere else to mix things up a bit.
Bigguns 93 May 20, 2013 @ 8:25am 
Originally posted by IF Skylar Icarus:
Originally posted by Bigguns 93:
No.
Thankyou for sharing your opinion and your non existant logic

You are welcome. Critquing posts that disagree, well played sir. Simply... no.
SkylarKitty May 20, 2013 @ 8:27am 
I was thinking maybe something like this

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=98500333
HandsomeDead May 20, 2013 @ 5:26pm 
A flying type zed is all that came to my mind
Chesly May 20, 2013 @ 7:27pm 
a new zed will change the gameplay
HandsomeDead May 20, 2013 @ 7:46pm 
Originally posted by Chesly:
a new zed will change the gameplay
thank you captain obvious
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