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XOIIO Mar 13, 2014 @ 1:57pm
Unluckiest scripting you have encounteres?
Hey all, had one heck of a time in the hard rain campain (my new favorite), and I don't know if it was just normal for this level, or maybe bad scripting, but in the second chapter, there were 10 witches, pretty much all in a row, a couple of times they were pretty close to eachother too, it was brutal lol, thankfully we had a guy with a chainsaw to mess them up, but it was tense.

So, what are some of the unluckiest scripting moments you've had?

I've also had a tank and charger at the same time in a stairwell, it did not end well :P
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AlwaysToast Mar 13, 2014 @ 5:04pm 
Hard Rain is all about the Witches. Read the signs in the game, they say the sugarmill is full of witches. That isnt’ bad luck, that is how it’s suppose to be.

Getting a Tank in the sugar mill, right in the middle of the witches, that’s unlucky scripting. Although for worst I’ll go with Witch IN the safe room. Especially if you are the only one still alive.
Munkee Mar 13, 2014 @ 5:22pm 
idk if this counts.

But I went to crown a witch. and second I pulled the trigger a hunter leaped infront of the barrel of the shotgun and took the shot for her, and she spun around and incapped me.

screw ellis and zoey, the hunter and the witch is much more romantic.. when did ellis ever protect zoey?? so far hunter has twice.
XOIIO Mar 13, 2014 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
idk if this counts.

But I went to crown a witch. and second I pulled the trigger a hunter leaped infront of the barrel of the shotgun and took the shot for her, and she spun around and incapped me.

screw ellis and zoey, the hunter and the witch is much more romantic.. when did ellis ever protect zoey?? so far hunter has twice.


Ouch, that's pretty bad lol.

I had something similar, went to kill a jockey, hunter leapt into me, tore me up decently until a teammate shot it off, then the jockey hopped right on before I could even get back into first person lol
Munkee Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:00pm 
I just noticed this was mad twice? lol. Did you forget you made another? (unless my forum is glitching)
Restless Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:49pm 
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
I just noticed this was mad twice? lol. Did you forget you made another? (unless my forum is glitching)

Steam was down earlier, so any attempt to post something as we recovered from the downtime resulted in multiple posts.

That said, would be nice if OP deleted extra copies of posts.
Last edited by Restless; Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:49pm
Protocol27 Mar 13, 2014 @ 7:22pm 
I guess for me when there was 2 hunters, then a smoker. And a jockey. I was freed by the Nick(who was rode by the Jockey) I run away, and then theres a tank.

Smoker+Hunter+Hunter+Jockey+Tank= A good day
Restless Mar 13, 2014 @ 7:23pm 
Originally posted by Ninjabutter:
Probably one of these moments.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=180979307

What is so bad about that moment? Witches can be killed easily. You also have fire ammo.
SkylarKitty Mar 13, 2014 @ 9:57pm 
My unluckiest scripting moment was actually probably more of a glitch. As all of you well know at the start of Dead Center you have the choice between pistols or Melee Weapons until you go down the elevator. What the game did however was spawn a Tank in the room tight outside the elevator.

Melee Weapons + Pistols + Tank = NOPE.
XOIIO Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:23pm 
Originally posted by Restless:
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
I just noticed this was mad twice? lol. Did you forget you made another? (unless my forum is glitching)

Steam was down earlier, so any attempt to post something as we recovered from the downtime resulted in multiple posts.

That said, would be nice if OP deleted extra copies of posts.

Well, cosnidering I didn't make the post twice, how am I supposed to know that the forum glitched up? It would be nice if you took the time to think of that before making a snide remark.
Munkee Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:35pm 
Originally posted by XOIIO:
Originally posted by Restless:

Steam was down earlier, so any attempt to post something as we recovered from the downtime resulted in multiple posts.

That said, would be nice if OP deleted extra copies of posts.

Well, cosnidering I didn't make the post twice, how am I supposed to know that the forum glitched up? It would be nice if you took the time to think of that before making a snide remark.

I dont see anything bad about mine or restless's posts.

I mentioned you had a second, incase you didn't know. and Restless mentioned you may want to remove it.
Restless Mar 13, 2014 @ 11:54pm 
Originally posted by IF IttyBittyKitty:
My unluckiest scripting moment was actually probably more of a glitch. As all of you well know at the start of Dead Center you have the choice between pistols or Melee Weapons until you go down the elevator. What the game did however was spawn a Tank in the room tight outside the elevator.

Melee Weapons + Pistols + Tank = NOPE.

That is not a bug, that is, accurately, part of the AI director's scripting. On some configs such as the newest ProMod, a tank is guaranteed to spawn on the first map of Dead Center. You probably just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off the director real bad :) He was presenting a challenge to you! But anyway, even if he spawned upstairs outside the elevator, you can burger him easily with melee weapons (and possibly the chainsaw), or you can kill him pretty easily with dual pistols (one of the best non tier2 weapons to kill tanks with). There are also many static fires in the hallway which you can kite him into and then all you have to do is run away. I imagine it would be somewhat of a nightmare on Expert mode, but still doable, and easily so on lower difficulties.

If he spawns downstairs, there is a submachine gun right outside the elevator, which will make even shorter work of a tank.

Melee weapons + Tank = Burger!

Originally posted by XOIIO:
Originally posted by Restless:

Steam was down earlier, so any attempt to post something as we recovered from the downtime resulted in multiple posts.

That said, would be nice if OP deleted extra copies of posts.

Well, cosnidering I didn't make the post twice, how am I supposed to know that the forum glitched up? It would be nice if you took the time to think of that before making a snide remark.

snide
snīd
adjective
1.
derogatory or mocking in an indirect way

There was nothing snide about my post, was merely addressing someone else's question, and what the proper course of action would be for someone if it were the case. Can everyone not be so sensitive all the time lol
Last edited by Restless; Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:07am
SkylarKitty Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:07am 
Originally posted by Restless:
That is not a bug, that is, accurately, part of the AI director's scripting. On some configs such as the newest ProMod, a tank is guaranteed to spawn on the first map of Dead Center. But anyway, even if he spawned upstairs outside the elevator, you can burger him easily with melee weapons (and possibly the chainsaw), or you can kill him pretty easily with dual pistols (one of the best non tier2 weapons to kill tanks with). There are also many static fires in the hallway which you can kite him into and then all you have to do is run away. I imagine it would be somewhat of a nightmare on Expert mode, but still doable, and easily so on lower difficulties.

If he spawns downstairs, there is a submachine gun right outside the elevator, which will make even shorter work of a tank.

Melee weapons + Tank = Burger!

We were playing on Advanced and it was a Vanilla game with no mods. I know because I was hosting a Local Server on this game. We didn't have any chainsaws that had spawned. I had a Katana, 2 of my friends had Axes and my other friend had Dual Pistols. We did manage to get past it with only one of us being incapped (The guy with the pistols ironically) but still only ever happened to me once and is probably the worst luck I've ever had :P
XOIIO Mar 14, 2014 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by Restless:
Originally posted by IF IttyBittyKitty:
My unluckiest scripting moment was actually probably more of a glitch. As all of you well know at the start of Dead Center you have the choice between pistols or Melee Weapons until you go down the elevator. What the game did however was spawn a Tank in the room tight outside the elevator.

Melee Weapons + Pistols + Tank = NOPE.

That is not a bug, that is, accurately, part of the AI director's scripting. On some configs such as the newest ProMod, a tank is guaranteed to spawn on the first map of Dead Center. You probably just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off the director real bad :) He was presenting a challenge to you! But anyway, even if he spawned upstairs outside the elevator, you can burger him easily with melee weapons (and possibly the chainsaw), or you can kill him pretty easily with dual pistols (one of the best non tier2 weapons to kill tanks with). There are also many static fires in the hallway which you can kite him into and then all you have to do is run away. I imagine it would be somewhat of a nightmare on Expert mode, but still doable, and easily so on lower difficulties.

If he spawns downstairs, there is a submachine gun right outside the elevator, which will make even shorter work of a tank.

Melee weapons + Tank = Burger!

Originally posted by XOIIO:

Well, cosnidering I didn't make the post twice, how am I supposed to know that the forum glitched up? It would be nice if you took the time to think of that before making a snide remark.

snide
snīd
adjective
1.
derogatory or mocking in an indirect way

There was nothing snide about my post, was merely addressing someone else's question, and what the proper course of action would be for someone if it were the case. Can everyone not be so sensitive all the time lol

Looking at it now you are right, guess I was just a bit short fused since I had barely slept that day. apologies.


Anyways, neat to know that hard rain is about witches, I can't recall but I don't think we ever came across a shotgun in that level, all I remember are assault rifles, ak's and m16's. Maybe they were in a room we missed.


Something strange I ran into yesterday, on the mission where you call on a radio, then lower a drawbridge and have to run across (can't remember the name), we took out some of the zombies, then went back to the safe room, I went to grab some ammo, and a zombie just appeared in the door when I was there, I didn't really see it much as it happened when I was right in the doorframe, but I killed it, went back in for more ammo and to check if it would happen again and it did, two this time, it was really strange. It's like the fell from above or something, but there's nowhere for them to be, and there was no warning, no sounds or anything. Anyone else encounter this?
Restless Mar 14, 2014 @ 7:49pm 
Originally posted by XOIIO:
Something strange I ran into yesterday, on the mission where you call on a radio, then lower a drawbridge and have to run across (can't remember the name), we took out some of the zombies, then went back to the safe room, I went to grab some ammo, and a zombie just appeared in the door when I was there, I didn't really see it much as it happened when I was right in the doorframe, but I killed it, went back in for more ammo and to check if it would happen again and it did, two this time, it was really strange. It's like the fell from above or something, but there's nowhere for them to be, and there was no warning, no sounds or anything. Anyone else encounter this?

Sounds like The Parish bridge finale. Infected can drop from above you on that map, and they can generally spawn anywhere you don't have sight (on any map). Furthermore, you're not really supposed to ever move backwards on that map, or return to the safe room, because as soon as the bridge is lowered, an endless horde begins to spawn from both directions until you reach the tank past the midway point.

Also, you're given many opportunities to get a shotgun on Hard Rain, you probably just missed a spawn point. It is possible that the director gave you nothing but automatic weapons and snipers along the way but it is highly unlikely. There is always a shotgun at the starting safe rooms of every map of Hard Rain. In map one of Hard Rain, it would be inside the restaurant at the very start.
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Date Posted: Mar 13, 2014 @ 1:57pm
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