This post is specially for all those players who enjoy and play expert realism , and is not supposed to flame anyone or to bother ppl either, but is just to clarify stuff. well recently I’ve seen some posts about game styles in this game mode, and I’ve seen some misinformation about certain things that I would like to discuss with all of you to hear your opinions, the thread will be mostly about this:
Solos in l4d2 and the misinformation about them.
I know l4d2 wasn’t meant to be played that way (and that’s tbh the charm of this way to play) , is coop after all, but in some point the game design and the will of some players led to try the “impossible”: you agasint everything.
Remember all this in the expert realism mode.
Well my thoughts about this post started when I saw some ppl talking about that rush with teammates in the same game is “solo-ing” l4d2, but that’s not true at all, that’s just rush leaving behind teammates ( might be used as a tactic or whatever, I personally don’t care), also I want to clarify that rush, and (what I call now due to those posts) TRUE l4d2 solo are very different simply because in the first more players are involved in the game; yes I agree with the ppl who says that rush is an exploit, but in l4d2 TRUE solo (and even in regular l4d2 ) can be also a tactic or strategy to survive when something is too big to manage yourself, to say examples like block ladders with your character so the zombies will get stuck climbing or like jump over zombies heads to gain speed and be able to jump higher those are exploits too, AND valid tactics to save your ♥♥♥ in solo and why not in regular l4d2. Everything depends of how you want to play your game, how much skill you have and even so about how much luck you got that day.
I want to talk a little about the differences in rush and what I can call from now on too TRUE rush, rush is the activity when you leave teammates behind while you go ahead shoving and taking all the items possible or whatever to get into the safe room, and TRUE rush is when you try to do that in a TRUE solo. Why is there a difference? Is simple, in rush the director has more players to target and we already know how the director works in that case becoming rush a certain exploit, but in TRUE rush you are the only target , the director can’t find anyone else to destroy with all the army of specials and zombies, in this game is only you and him, you can’t escape and you have to face everything, in TRUE rush I can say, you are really showing off a highly test of speed and fast thinking, is not only press “w” and shove as some players can say in this posts, is real strategy going in your brain in an amount of milliseconds, is true adrenaline.
About solos I felt the need to say all this because i usually perform them and I know how different is a “solo” from TRUE solo, and I didn’t like the misinformation given recently about it, I know out there are many other players who performs this kind of true solo runs in l4d2 and I felt like the ppl must know the difference cuz involves different levels of skill and hell so much patience and dedication.
To finish ill post some footages:
Explotation examples and true solo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WynkCcAPYUk
I dindt give this names to those things just to look arrogant, I gave it to them cuz I think they are legit in their own kind, and I couldn’t think in other word to say more than “true”.
Thanks for the attention and I expect your opinions.