Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2

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DreamsMemories Nov 23, 2012 @ 5:38am
Considering Purchase but concerned
L4D2 is 9.99 at the moment and ive been wanting to buy it for a while now. Problem is that I keep hearing all the bad stories of multiplayer. Getting booted from games, being shot, people going solo and ending up failing, blame game, etc.... Basically I dont want to be put off from the get go. My brother owns a copy but never got into multiplayer so ive played the game through. What do you guys think? Purchase and get frustrated by the people or forget it. Im a good player with the goal in mind but I would never consider myself a pro. Thanks for the feedback.
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cookies? Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:18am 
First of all, there is no pros in left for dead 2. No one makes a living off playing this game. There are two basic kind of mode in this game.

Players versus players and players versus A.I.. In players versus A.I, people are more forgiving since you are not competitive at all except for who get the most special infected kills.

In players versus players, people are more forgiving since you are competiting aganist a enemy team. Unlike Tf2 or COD which have 7-15 players per side L4D2 only have four players per side. Each players in L4D2 need to carry their own weight and work together as a team. Since L4D2 don't have a matchmaking system like starcraft 2, experience players will get place with newb players on the same team which cause a lot of these votekick/rage problems.

What went wrong with all the other newb players?
They jump into versus with limited amount of experience and expecting to do well. They don't use mic to communicate their question or concern with the team. When they have an idea that is in conflict with the team's plan, then they just do their own thing instead of convince the team of their plans.

What can you do?

A. Play only campagin and never step foot into versus

B.Do what most newb do and get votekick a lot from versus game

C. Get a mic.Player campagin until you can handle yourself in expert mode(build your friend list during this time). Find a good 10vs 10 players servers and learn how to use the special infected.
Watch some good youtube video of special infected trick or attack spot. Start some friends only game with your friend list and sharpen your skills. Bouns: create a group for like minded people like yourself and play game with them.

Get into public versus games.
-Remerber use your mic to communitcate effectively
-Ask teammate where to attack if you don't know
-Setup a plan together
-Ask what you guy are going to do during witch and tank
-If you have a better plan than the team then convince instead of going off by yourself
-Say sorry when you made a mistake or missed an attack

-remerber these will not guarantee that you won't get votekick but you will get votekick less.
Sokolva |JAK'L Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:46am 
I believe that L4D is one of the most rewarding multiplayer games ever created. I would strongly recommend getting this game. It was my first FPS and while at first it was very difficult for me to even do campaign I soon started trying out versus games. I didnt have a mic at first, and I wa pretty terrble, as I had no team coordination and very little aim at the time. I got kicked from several games when i accidentally frusterated teh more experienced players, and many games I lost. However, there were also games with other new players like me, where I began to learn fundamental teamwork. My experienced friend told me that the game would open up for me when I got good, and I kept at it, beginning to love the challenge even when I was frusterated. Dont let the teamkilling get to you, dont let your own newness get to you. Your probably better with fps than I was at the time, and the transition will be even easier. These days, I scrim, play games that are broadcast and watched by other players, and generally play wiht some of the top players in this game not "pros" but whatever substitute of that there is. There is a strong community in L4D, and if you work hard enough you will get to see it, but even on the climb there you will find many players you enjoy playing with. Friend them. L4D is meant to be played with companions, and the more you hone your teamwork with your friends, the more often you will find games in which you can win.

Eventually, you on your own will be able to carry a team of new players, reverse games, and call strategies for your team. It is incredibly rewarding. Play this game for the multiplayer, for the versus, just never forget its a game when people are mean to you at first, and remember that they too were once noobs, and perhaps still are noobs.
Sokolva |JAK'L Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:51am 
Also, if you do get the game, you can totally friend me if you want, and I'd be happy to show you some things about multiplayer :)
The Brown Hornet Nov 23, 2012 @ 9:03am 
Buy Now
unce unce unce Nov 23, 2012 @ 3:45pm 
its $5 now
[R0AR] Bob Loblaw Nov 23, 2012 @ 5:50pm 
Shut up and take my money!!!
Bruin Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:03pm 
So people still play right? I've played the hell out it on Xbox. So should i buy it for PC?
LegendsLord Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:53pm 
Originally posted by Bruin:
So people still play right? I've played the hell out it on Xbox. So should i buy it for PC?

It's $5, probably one of the lowest price for left 4 dead 2. Unless you are waiting for the $1 deal lol.
Bruin Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:44pm 
Yea just bought it lol
Papucho Nov 23, 2012 @ 8:23pm 
IF you and your team know how to play then you dont a mic.
Illogical Nov 24, 2012 @ 4:17am 
I love L4D2 personally.
Usually in a campaign game, players understand teamwork. Staying together, helping eachother back up, covering eachother, etc. However, every once in a while you will run into someone that shoots teammates on purpose or goes off by themself. This is why there is votekick.
As for the mic, it's not required. I didn't have a mic until a while after I bought L4D2.
CptPoopyPants Nov 24, 2012 @ 7:47pm 
Illogical is right. I find 95%+ is a good game and if we fail, I can see the shortcomings well before the end. Usually a player running off on their own or running in front of a team mate firing. But, when we win..it is obivious that we stuck together and focused on each other rather than trying to run thru the level for a record time.
I have over 1000 hours and have only run into maybe 6 tk'ers.
Definitely invest and you will have lots of fun. The single player is a great place to hone your skills.
Buy it. The game doesn't have any major issues, sure it has a few annoyances but then nearly all games do and they are no big deal. Sure you will meet a few a holes on line but what on line games have you played where you haven't?
DreamsMemories Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:14am 
Got the game a few days ago. I love it. Played alot online. Only thing is I would like to have some friends to play with. Alot of the people who I have played with so far dont take the game serious to the point where we can complete it. Im sure im just being picky is all. Thank you for all the feedback.
Hydra_360ci Nov 28, 2012 @ 11:17am 
Hope you got it on sale, because it'll likely be 5 bucks again in the middle of December.
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