quantic°F Jun 27 @ 11:08pm
Tips for babies (new players)
i don't like the word noob and rarely use the word in game because "noob" is generally applied in a manner that degrades/insults people.

i think babies or newbies are more appropriate terms.


1) ADJUST GAME SETTINGS (especially audio give and receive) — microphones and headsets are always a good idea for they allow you to communicate with team mates and locate direction of zombie attacks. i can't count the number of times newcomers have gotten incapacitated by a lone zombie slashing away at their backs on expert difficulty OR venture off alone and lose their way because they "can't hear anyone giving advice through their microphones".


2) GET FAMILIAR WITH BASIC CONTROLS — E for picking up items, how to strafe L and R, how to heal yourself with a first aid kit, how to pass pills/adrenaline to team mates, how to pick up throwable items (molotovs, pipe bombs, bile jars) and methods of using them.

Note: i recommend practising 1 & 2 on Single Player Mode OFFLINE. that way, you get to learn the basics at your own pace without incurring the wrath of unpleasant players online.


3) PLAY CAMPAIGN, pit your skills against the AI Director to start with — there are several game modes to choose from and as a general rule of thumb, you can either start with SINGLE PLAYER on normal/advanced difficulty and complete basic maps with AI bots... or play CAMPAIGN on easy/normal difficulty with other players ONLINE.


4) PRESS TAB — tab is good. the tab button gives you an overview of useful information about the server you've landed in: your ping, game difficulty, name of the campaign, map progress.

maybe I'll add more to the list later.


meanwhile, these are useful guides that helped me personally when I first began playing l4d2:

Proper Item Usage
By Restless


Proper Throwables Usage By Restless

Left 4 Dead (Basic Tips on Expert) By Michael Endo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6tnAUsGufk

Survivors: Basic Strategies and Tactics By topmo3vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yaw9G-wvgXA
Last edited by quantic°F; Jun 27 @ 11:13pm
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Yamaha Jun 27 @ 11:15pm 
I apologize if this is covered. But you can also turn your Captions on, this way you will know when:
a) a horde is about to rush you
b) special infected are near, so you have time to prepare
c) when a tank is near
After a while you will be able to tell by ear.

Also: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=197668999&searchtext=Infected+music
The Guide section is a must see for beginners.
Last edited by Yamaha; Jun 27 @ 11:17pm
Wufei Chang Jun 28 @ 1:10am 
Avoid using "Quick Match" under campaign maybe? so they do not end up in Advanced or Expert difficulty.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=210475314
Last edited by Wufei Chang; Jun 28 @ 1:51am
Shadow Taipan Jun 30 @ 1:10pm 
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it
Cougarific Jun 30 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by Shadow Taipan:
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it
Do not feed this troll.

p.s. good call - calling people "babies" is way less offensive than calling them "noobs". ;-p
GreenHeart Lvl 4.0 Jun 30 @ 2:53pm 
Originally posted by Cougarific:
Originally posted by Shadow Taipan:
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it
Do not feed this troll.

p.s. good call - calling people "babies" is way less offensive than calling them "noobs". ;-p


Idém, I like the title (: It is right and proper for all the "new players".

Originally posted by Shadow Taipan:
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it

Really?, or that great! I would never know this without your help!, you deserve a banana.....
Last edited by GreenHeart Lvl 4.0; Jun 30 @ 2:56pm
Butters Jun 30 @ 3:16pm 
Originally posted by Wufei Chang:
Avoid using "Quick Match" under campaign maybe? so they do not end up in Advanced or Expert difficulty.
Quick Match is always Normal for me.
Last edited by Butters; Jun 30 @ 3:17pm
Shuoni86 Jun 30 @ 3:16pm 
Yep
Cougarific Jun 30 @ 3:40pm 
Originally posted by GreenHeart Lvl 4.0:
Originally posted by Shadow Taipan:
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it

Really?, or that great! I would never know this without your help!, you deserve a banana.....
Well now I have to feed the non-troll-but-misguided-troll-feeder.

Next time a Tank appears, note how zombies stop appearing. This is so you can fight the Tank.

Now throw a Bile Bomb at the Tank (which calls a horde).

Note how much harder it is to fight a Tank and a horde at the same time.

Note how much harder it is to Revive incapped teammates while fighting horde remnants.

Now make a note-to-self to never, ever throw a Bile Bomb at a Tank.
Last edited by Cougarific; Jun 30 @ 3:48pm
GreenHeart Lvl 4.0 Jun 30 @ 3:56pm 
Originally posted by Cougarific:
Originally posted by GreenHeart Lvl 4.0:


Really?, or that great! I would never know this without your help!, you deserve a banana.....
Well now I have to feed the non-troll-but-misguided-troll-feeder.

Next time a Tank appears, note how zombies stop appearing. This is so you can fight the Tank.

Now throw a Bile Bomb at the Tank (which calls a horde).

Note how much harder it is to fight a Tank and a horde at the same time.

Note how much harder it is to Revive incapped teammates while fighting horde remnants.

Now make a note-to-self to never, ever throw a Bile Bomb at a Tank.


& now is my turn to feed-the-troll-with-problems-of-understanding


>S-A-R-C-A-S-M<
Last edited by GreenHeart Lvl 4.0; Jun 30 @ 3:57pm
Cougarific Jun 30 @ 3:58pm 
But your sarcasm is implying that he's correct. I think he was trolling by posting something that some people think is true, many know is not, so it will start a debate (hence my original warning not to engage). In this he was apparently correct, and now I'm kicking myself for trying to edumacate peeps.
Last edited by Cougarific; Jun 30 @ 4:03pm
GreenHeart Lvl 4.0 Jun 30 @ 4:04pm 
Originally posted by Cougarific:
But your sarcasm is implying that he's correct. I think he was trolling by posting something that some people think is true, many know is not, so it will start a debate. In this he was apparently correct, and now I'm kicking myself for trying to edumacate peeps.

yeah?

"Sarcasm is a scathing mockery with which it intended to imply otherwise or express displeasure."

In few words, I just laugh, SMILE is also good for your health (;
Last edited by GreenHeart Lvl 4.0; Jun 30 @ 4:05pm
Originally posted by Cougarific:
Originally posted by Shadow Taipan:
One very simple thing: Try throwing bile jar at a tank and then avoid it while still shooting it
Do not feed this troll.

p.s. good call - calling people "babies" is way less offensive than calling them "noobs". ;-p
Noob is supposed to be a general term for a loud mouth, undersirable, uncooperative _sshole that you probably don't want playing with you. Whether they're actually new and inexperienced at what game they play doesn't neccessarily matter.

You can have 10k hours in any respective game and still be a noob if you are an _sshole that does stupid _ssholish things that ruin the fun of your fellow players.
Cougarific Jun 30 @ 4:37pm 
II. Defining 'Noob'
Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing.

"newb" - new player, unintentionally clueless.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=newb

"noob" - what Mrs. McButt said.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Noob

"babies" - good way to offend 40-year-old players like me, regardless of how long they've been playing or how clueless (intentional or not) they are.
Last edited by Cougarific; Jun 30 @ 4:48pm
An example of a Newb would be: "Hey guys? Got any tips for me. Yea i practiced that. Yea i read how to do this. Where do i charge? Should i hunt now? Over there? Ok cool thanks. I got it. I'm comming. Im following you. Dont do that? Ok thanks for the tips guys"

This person is well spoken, friendly, cooperative, listens and learns, and wants to be self sufficient with the right instruction. They're new to their game but they WANT to be good and useful at it.

An example of a noob would be: Yea we're winning cuz you guys suck LOL! Dammit i missed because you guys didnt help me. Im not rushing you guys are just slow. Im carrying you idiots because im better than you all. My team is stupid. Hacker! You're hacking how did you do that? No i dont want to do that. Lol team is tryhards. Try more baddies :) If i had a better team you wouldn't be winning lol"

This person is obnoxious, loud, uncooperative, doesnt want to listen or learn, blames everyone but themself for mistakes, and wants everyone to perform perfectly while they slack off and f_ck around.
Last edited by ♥:¢нιℓℓץвυţţ:♥; Jun 30 @ 5:21pm
GreenHeart Lvl 4.0 Jun 30 @ 7:58pm 
Originally posted by ♥.:Ⓜrs. ⓂcⒷutt:.♥:
An example of a Newb would be: "Hey guys? Got any tips for me. Yea i practiced that. Yea i read how to do this. Where do i charge? Should i hunt now? Over there? Ok cool thanks. I got it. I'm comming. Im following you. Dont do that? Ok thanks for the tips guys"

This person is well spoken, friendly, cooperative, listens and learns, and wants to be self sufficient with the right instruction. They're new to their game but they WANT to be good and useful at it.

An example of a noob would be: Yea we're winning cuz you guys suck LOL! Dammit i missed because you guys didnt help me. Im not rushing you guys are just slow. Im carrying you idiots because im better than you all. My team is stupid. Hacker! You're hacking how did you do that? No i dont want to do that. Lol team is tryhards. Try more baddies :) If i had a better team you wouldn't be winning lol"

This person is obnoxious, loud, uncooperative, doesnt want to listen or learn, blames everyone but themself for mistakes, and wants everyone to perform perfectly while they slack off and f_ck around.

hmmm... I agree, nice point
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