Contagion - Streaming Steam Workshop & Contagion Panic (ZPS) Mini-Modes

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FistaH May 12, 2014 @ 7:05am 
were is work shop for ZPS !?
Doc. May 11, 2014 @ 10:49am 
you have to consider the game an endeavour to bring back the community. and i think a very in depth, game mode recreation of zps will perform brilliantly. (the important things. whiteys, 32 players, dimming flashlights, inability to run for long periods, (probably not weight management, thats a bit difficult i imagine) but the core basics that made zps amazing) id buy this game twice over if you did that for us. especially if it came with everything that makes Contagion a good game in its own right.

i truely like this game. and many of us do. but its dwindelling down. and, myself, and many other players from the australian zps community have a killer hunger for a revitalized zps.
Doc. May 11, 2014 @ 10:49am 
if you are going forward with this ZPS game mode for contagion, and i suggest you do, (and its no skin off my back, i like the game anyway,) but you really should commit to it, and do a thorough job. perhaps even convert some of the old classic maps, keretti, biotec, etc. i guarentee you, it will bring at least 50% of the old zps community to this game.

i know you dont want to commercialize zps, but that is exactly what people want. a version of zps worth paying for. this game mode in itself would be worth the 20 quid or what ever it was this game costed.

Doc. May 11, 2014 @ 10:49am 
seriously dont get me wrong or take it to heart. contagion is good, and definitely worth what ever it is it costs, (i dont remember) but honestly, i know almost everyone from the old australian zps community. i hosted servers for it. that game was bread and butter for me in the source world. it was amazing. a few of the things that made it amazing over simply a good game like contagion is the server size. 32 players was incredible. everyone talked, it was never quiet. with eight players people dont speak much and, well, there are no really panic moments like there are in zps. i have fond memories of screams from VOIP and lots of laughing from the simplest mod.
it truely was in a league of its own. i think tatsur0 what you should take from this is, yes, Contagion is an amazing game, but, everyone i knew who played zps in aust, and thats a lot of people, where looking forward to a zps with more guns, better models, adjusted mechanics and an updated engine.
Tatsur0 May 11, 2014 @ 9:47am 
We wanted our community to be able to do that cause I promised I would never sell ZPS and I've kept all my promises. I feel differently about mods porting/cloning their game for profit. Some have made significant effort while others relied on straight up ports with less content.

Contagion is my first commercial title and in thanks I let it be known that it would not exist without ZPS in many ways but I can't commercialize ZPS nor did I change ZPS due to other promises made. I'm not out for a money grab nor is my team.

Contagion is the FIX for the genre imho with every other an arcade shooter or failed attempt. I still strongly believe in it and of course the community that will mod it an make it grow. These modes were made to be there for those who needed them. If taken otherwise I'm sorry, but it is my hope most know me by now as a dick but one with a heart of gold haha.
Comrade Suhov May 11, 2014 @ 7:46am 
Sorry if that sounded overly rude, but usually a commercial product of mod team borrows everything from their mod: Natural Selection -> NS2, Age of Chivalry -> Chivalry: MW, INSURGENCY-> Insurgency, etc. It's an easier way and it's fail proof of sorts too. All I wanted from Contagion is to be a commercial version of ZPS. More finesse there, more polished elements there, so it will attract more new players and bring back some older veterans.

But Contagion is a different game. It's gameplay feels like ZPS, L4D and Dead Island altogether and for me it's get boring pretty fast. Unlike ZPS or L4D, people don't want to be zombies here. Game have a wide range of persistent issues and design problems plaguing the gameplay for 7 months now. Apart from that, most ZPS fans are stayed with the mod and for the rest it's a "another zombie game". One way is to make Contagion more like ZPS: adjust the gameplay for some game modes, put in some classic maps and re-release the game as Deluxe edition.
Tatsur0 May 11, 2014 @ 3:16am 
We don't want users to get confused and assume this will save Contagion because if that were true ZPS wouldn't have been on its last legs long before the former leads broke it. This is for the true fans and those who've not experienced what ZPS had to offer but this is not ZPS.

I'm honestly surprised by the responses "Make us more free stuff!" but I'm sorry I'm a husband, and father of 3 beautiful kids who can't survive 2 jobs he hates getting 2-4 hours sleep a night anymore. I gave you all 8 years of my life and never asked for anything in return.

If you want to help please use this announcement and this thread - http://steamcommunity.com/app/238430/discussions/0/558755530231266756/

We want true fans to help us improve the Panic Modes as you guys know what will be missing and I could use that sort of help. If however you're one of the "Entitled" please avoid posting anything as it'll most likely break the forum rules and be removed. I expected more from those I sacrificed for :/
MorgeN May 11, 2014 @ 2:01am 
WOW ZPS :-;
Comrade Suhov May 11, 2014 @ 1:29am 
I second that. You can't save Contagion with some stuff borrowed from ZPS. Contagion should be more like ZPS in the first place, not a lousy L4D wannabe.
Doc. May 10, 2014 @ 9:39pm 
this game should have been a zps remake. a zps update. a zps revitalization. that game was just the best. so much better than contagion. i know you guys put a lot of work into it, but zps was and still is the better game.