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Isolation Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:37am
Cant find a good game of expert lately :(
Is it just me, or is this game saturated with players who are not ready for expert. i mean, ive played this game 400 hours or so (150 hours at least of expert, another 100-150 on advanced with my girlfriend and her friend), and i still enjoy it. so im happy to help out someone coming from advanced, which honestly just comes down to holding positions and sticking with the group.
Lately it has gotten to the point where i just auto kick anyone who has under 75 hours played. most of the time when i start a lobby, half the joining players are <40 hours. once these people get in game, they either drag us down by running away from the group, do not know the levels very well, or just waste resources. these are also the players i see griefing (which happens one in every three games more or less). i guess im just frusterated that in the past couple weeks i cannot seem to get a reasonable group together for a game of expert. a few months ago there were less games to choose from, but almost every group i got in was friendly, helpful and knew how to work as a team

i guess it is just driving me insane, and wanted to talk about it XD
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IVX Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:55am 
It's been happening in excess ever since that time when all official dedicated servers went down and players could only host local servers and the occasional best available dedicated. I don't know why it started driving hordes of inexperienced players into expert but it did. Then valve decided to do a free weekend and it's been even worse since, now it's virtually impossible to find a game with players that know what they're doing.

I don't do a lot of expert campaign but add me if you want someone else that knows how to handle expert level.
SolarSelect Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:32pm 
I have 300+ hours, problem is... I'm a griefer.
Dargie Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:10am 
It all depends on what server you are on. I only stick to one server now and even then make sure the people I know are playing with me, otherwise even then tonnes of rushers and Friendly fire occurs. I stick to 16 LTZ (less than zero) server, if you'd like to check it out.
ghjjsufjsuwe Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:34am 
i'll play with you but you and me only and in advanced lvl only l4d?
MaxT Nov 24, 2012 @ 3:52am 
I'd like to try the Expert mode (+100 h here), but it needs a dedicated team with guys knowing what they're doing - and this is quite hard to achieve. Thus, I'm staying in Advanced until LAN parties.
Isolation Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:05am 
nice to see im not alone haha. it isnt that expert is really hard, its just you lose the ability to goof around more. and sry about the guy who wants me to do me and him advanced XD. i only play advanced with girls i know :P
haha jk, but i guess i just love a challenge )

Originally posted by SolarSelect:
I have 300+ hours, problem is... I'm a griefer.

yes ive played with you, again every rule has its exceptions. even people with 300 hours sometimes still suck completely, thats how i feel lol, they cant play so they grief

Last edited by Isolation; Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:12am
Marked One Nov 24, 2012 @ 9:48am 
I've had minimial issues in Expert pubs recently. Had a great game last night. Since we're throwing out gametime numbers, all of my game time is expert. Once you block the griefers (which I should say solar is one of the blockees), things clear up. You need to take charge of the game, I put myself on point, others follow. If you're laxed about it, people will be everywhere.
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Date Posted: Nov 23, 2012 @ 10:37am
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