addbue Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:14pm
Why cant Left 4 dead survivors swim???
I dont understand. Gordon Freeman could swim, Garys mod characters could swim. So why cant the Left 4 dead survivors swim? I dont know if theres a modded server that allows the survivors to swim? But i think it would make Left 4 dead 2 more enjoyable.


Tell me what you think?? :)
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OrangeTroll Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
There's no need for them to swim... If they could, playing versus would be a lot harder because you wouldn't be able to jockey someone or charge someone into water for the incap/insta-kill. None of the levels require you to swim either.
addbue Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
Hmmmm That is a good reason...But maybe it could be only for Campaign or single player???
Originally posted by Mama Luigi:
There's no need for them to swim... If they could, playing versus would be a lot harder because you wouldn't be able to jockey someone or charge someone into water for the incap/insta-kill. None of the levels require you to swim either.
Bikes Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
The maps are designed with the water being a limit in mind, there's no way to properly play the current maps without swimming without editing them. Some custom maps have small areas in which you can swim.
OrangeTroll Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by addbue:
Hmmmm That is a good reason...But maybe it could be only for Campaign or single player???
Originally posted by Mama Luigi:
There's no need for them to swim... If they could, playing versus would be a lot harder because you wouldn't be able to jockey someone or charge someone into water for the incap/insta-kill. None of the levels require you to swim either.
Yeah that would be alright I guess be alright just for the fun of it.
The Combat Medic Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:47pm 
Technically, you can still walk in deep end of the water. The maps just have a hurt trigger in them to cause instant death because once you fall in, you can't get out.
Restless Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
No, swimming would be an absolutely pointless addition to the game.
addbue Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
Why do you say that?
Originally posted by Restless:
No, swimming would be an absolutely pointless addition to the game.
Restless Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:55pm 
Originally posted by addbue:
Why do you say that?
Originally posted by Restless:
No, swimming would be an absolutely pointless addition to the game.

Because Survivors have it too easy already. There are already places you can jump to, or objects you can jump on that completely break the game and make no sense in the world of physics. We need more things to make it more difficult for survivors, not easier. IMO, contact with water should already destroy First Aid Kits, Pipe Bombs, Molotovs, and disable your guns. In real life, you wouldn't be able to do much with wet bandages or pistols.

Why do you think it will be more enjoyable?
Bikes Apr 21, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
Originally posted by Restless:
Originally posted by addbue:
Why do you say that?

Because Survivors have it too easy already. There are already places you can jump to, or objects you can jump on that completely break the game and make no sense in the world of physics. We need more things to make it more difficult for survivors, not easier. IMO, contact with water should already destroy First Aid Kits, Pipe Bombs, Molotovs, and disable your guns. In real life, you wouldn't be able to do much with wet bandages or pistols.

Why do you think it will be more enjoyable?

Would be an interesting trade off for the first level of swamp fever to skip the event at the cost of having nothing work for the rest of the level.
NoteSwift Apr 21, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by Bikes:
Originally posted by Restless:

Because Survivors have it too easy already. There are already places you can jump to, or objects you can jump on that completely break the game and make no sense in the world of physics. We need more things to make it more difficult for survivors, not easier. IMO, contact with water should already destroy First Aid Kits, Pipe Bombs, Molotovs, and disable your guns. In real life, you wouldn't be able to do much with wet bandages or pistols.

Why do you think it will be more enjoyable?

Would be an interesting trade off for the first level of swamp fever to skip the event at the cost of having nothing work for the rest of the level.

But then it sort of defeats the purpose of holding out on a small area.

Like if the water was poisionous because of toxic waste or something and they slowly died (but like 20 health per 0.1 second) then that would make sense. Although I like the dude's idea of wet first aid kits.

Besides, only in a few levels do you ever have to get your feet wet (disregarding sewers). Maybe even for the insta incap thing for the jockey/charger it would make sense because they drown you? And then of course zombies have some messed up minds and they forgot how to swim (or you're a weak little jockey and can't stretch for the life of you.)
1hp super cookie with evil hats Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:00am 
In the near future humanity has lost the ability to swim. This causes a weakness in are DNA allowing for this disease that we once where immune to once again wreak havoc on mankind. This of course is the same disease that turns everyone into zombies…

Restless Apr 22, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Love how OP can take the time to make a new thread, but can't come up with one reason why it would be more enjoyable to add swimming.
lurifax Apr 22, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
because there's zombie sharks.
R234 Apr 22, 2013 @ 7:35pm 
Originally posted by NoteSwift:
Like if the water was poisionous because of toxic waste or something and they slowly died (but like 20 health per 0.1 second) [...]
You call THAT slowly? lol
Mr.Diddlez Apr 23, 2013 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by M'aiq the Liar:
because there's zombie sharks.

Hahaha that's a great reason to not try swimming in l4d2 XD
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