Ali G (Banned) Mar 16 @ 6:49pm
Question about the directors
My friend told me about the direcots in both left 4 dead 1 and 2. And i justed wanted to know if he was right. In a nutshell, he said

Left 4 dead
• Director likes players working as a team.
+ He will spawn hordes if survivors are distant from eachother.

Left 4 dead 2
• Director likes players moving quickly
+ He will spawn hordes if survivors are moving slowly.

I just want to know how true this is, or if this is even true at all.
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Restless Mar 16 @ 7:41pm 
http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/The_Director

http://www.valvesoftware.com/publications/2009/ai_systems_of_l4d_mike_booth.pdf

http://www.valvesoftware.com/publications/2009/GDC2009_ReplayableCooperativeGameDesign_Left4Dead.pdf

Originally posted by ᅚᅚ:
My friend told me about the direcots in both left 4 dead 1 and 2. And i justed wanted to know if he was right. In a nutshell, he said

Left 4 dead
• Director likes players working as a team.
+ He will spawn hordes if survivors are distant from eachother.

Left 4 dead 2
• Director likes players moving quickly
+ He will spawn hordes if survivors are moving slowly.

I just want to know how true this is, or if this is even true at all.

I'm not entirely sure if the director is very different between L4D1 and 2, if at all. What you said for L4D2 is true that if you stay in one location too long, then the director will continue to spawn hordes on you. He will spawn SI to punish stragglers or people who run too far ahead.

There are natural hordes, crescendo events, and boomer/alarm car hordes. All are distinct from each other, and the details are described in the links I provided above if you want to read them yourself.
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[†]Munkee_King[†] Mar 16 @ 8:10pm 
I just got jumped by 2 smokers.. kill them and within 10 seconds 2 chargers..
Restless Mar 16 @ 8:12pm 
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
I just got jumped by 2 smokers.. kill them and within 10 seconds 2 chargers..

Yeah that is known to happen occasionally in campaign. Its (probably) a bug, but a fun suprising challenge. Gives players a glimpse of Hard Eight mutation :)
Thanatus Mar 16 @ 8:15pm 
Don't go to the game
[†]Munkee_King[†] Mar 16 @ 8:20pm 
Originally posted by Restless:
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
I just got jumped by 2 smokers.. kill them and within 10 seconds 2 chargers..

Yeah that is known to happen occasionally in campaign. Its (probably) a bug, but a fun suprising challenge. Gives players a glimpse of Hard Eight mutation :)

was scary, I used my AWP and popped to quick smoker heads.. then turned around to a charger slamming me into a wall.. XD Rochelle went to shoot it and bam, right next to me.
Double K Mar 16 @ 10:03pm 
Originally posted by Munkee, Yes or No ✔:
Originally posted by Restless:

Yeah that is known to happen occasionally in campaign. Its (probably) a bug, but a fun suprising challenge. Gives players a glimpse of Hard Eight mutation :)

was scary, I used my AWP and popped to quick smoker heads.. then turned around to a charger slamming me into a wall.. XD Rochelle went to shoot it and bam, right next to me.

Karma Charger...
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