Stolen Pixels #84: Left 4 Dumb: Part 6

Stolen Pixels #84: Left 4 Dumb: Part 6

Warning: Do not read the following Stolen Pixels if you've eaten recently. Or were thinking about eating.

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Bwhaha, I have to love Griefer in this one "Stop nerding up the apocalypse".

Does the victim hold still and trust their teammates to aid them? Do their teammates rush in and trust their vomit-glazed compatriot to hold his fire?

What I do is try and back into a corner - once there, duck, hold fire and use the melee attack to keep the swarm away. Also, keeps a gap between you and the zombie horde so your team mates can shoot without hitting you.

"Nerding-up the apocalypse." I think that one's a keeper. xD

Doug:
What I do is try and back into a corner - once their, hold fire and use the melee attack to keep the swarm away. Also, keeps a gap between you and the zombie horde so your team mates can shoot without hitting you.

This is all sound advice. I would add one critical element: duck. When hit by a boomer, one should always duck. This allows your allies to shoot over your head, hitting enemies all around you.

lebkin:

Doug:
What I do is try and back into a corner - once their, hold fire and use the melee attack to keep the swarm away. Also, keeps a gap between you and the zombie horde so your team mates can shoot without hitting you.

This is all sound advice. I would add one critical element: duck. When hit by a boomer, one should always duck. This allows your allies to shoot over your head, hitting enemies all around you.

Ahh, yeah, forgot about that ;) Will quickly edit to add.

well the reason why the boomer is so good at ambushing is that people when they hear a boomer 2 or 3 or all of the survivors try to go and kill him, and of course they will be too close and get the crap all over them, and in turn everyone else. Thats why me and my friends designate a boomer bait, a person who will take out the boomer when ever we hear one, and of course, sacrifice himself and get covered in delicious green paste.

I find that the easiest way to win as a Boomer is to move when you can see they're distracted, then when its done, puke ambush from around a wall. Works pretty well.

You're on a roll, Shamus!

=)

"Wow, I didn't know zombies knew Monty Python"

Now THAT was clever.

..and...is Bill Dead? ;_;

Shamus, you're showing your lack of playing time here.

Everyone who's actually played Versus enough to not suck horribly at it knows that the way to handle boomer attacks is to back into a corner and melee until you can distinguish friend from foe.

With the recent melee nerf you can't meleespam yourself safe - and if you get attacked by both a boomer and a hunter away from your team, you're as good as dead.

ElArabDeMagnifico:
"Wow, I didn't know zombies knew Monty Python"

Now THAT was clever.

..and...is Bill Dead? ;_;

He's probably around the corner trying to talk to the zombies.

you sir, are win!

arent the zombies going to come running because Louis smells all tasty?

insanelich:
Shamus, you're showing your lack of playing time here.

I have 4 Survivor gold medals, survived 2 campaigns on expert, and have all of the survivor achievements aside from "Nothing Special" and "What are you trying to Prove?". I even have the Zombie Genocidist achievement. This is to say, I've logged some hours on this sucker.

Certainly getting into a corner is the way to go, but that's not how newcomers act. Their tendency to blind-fire is a really interesting study in human survival instinct gone sideways. :) They are especially likely to do this if they've been playing a lot of single-player before jumping online, as the bots are less helpful than humans and they are more forgiving of your errant bullets.

Once a player knows what to do they can usually be counted on to behave, but there is nothing like watching a first-time puke victim freak out.

I love this game.

Shamus Young:

insanelich:
Shamus, you're showing your lack of playing time here.

I have 4 Survivor gold medals, survived 2 campaigns on expert, and have all of the survivor achievements aside from "Nothing Special" and "What are you trying to Prove?". I even have the Zombie Genocidist achievement. This is to say, I've logged some hours on this sucker.

Certainly getting into a corner is the way to go, but that's not how newcomers act. Their tendency to blind-fire is a really interesting study in human survival instinct gone sideways. :) They are especially likely to do this if they've been playing a lot of single-player before jumping online, as the bots are less helpful than humans and they are more forgiving of your errant bullets.

Once a player knows what to do they can usually be counted on to behave, but there is nothing like watching a first-time puke victim freak out.

I love this game.

Well in that case your paragraph about "trust" was just longwinded BS, because everyone new enough to freak out can be spotted a mile away - and you know it.

insanelich:

Well in that case your paragraph about "trust" was just longwinded BS, because everyone new enough to freak out can be spotted a mile away - and you know it.

BS? And I know it? Your aggression and offense is ludicrous. Because it doesn't apply directly to you as a gamer it's not true?

Shamus Young:

insanelich:

Well in that case your paragraph about "trust" was just longwinded BS, because everyone new enough to freak out can be spotted a mile away - and you know it.

BS? And I know it? Your aggression and offense is ludicrous. Because it doesn't apply directly to you as a gamer it's not true?

Aggression and offense?

Knowing what to do when a boomer attacks you is a core survival skill in L4D - it'd be like not knowing how to use the fire flower in Super Mario Bros.

Every even half-decent player picks it up within a few games.

So, no trust involved. You can (and should) spot a player new enough to get confused and panicky far before a boomer has a chance to puke on anyone in a team with even a single half-decent player.

I'd hate to see how these guys react to a Tank... (That's an idea Shamus!... If you don't mind)

insanelich:

Every even half-decent player picks it up within a few games.

So, no trust involved. You can (and should) spot a player new enough to get confused and panicky far before a boomer has a chance to puke on anyone in a team with even a single half-decent player.

But some players haven't played a few games. What is it about this that's confusing you?

Those first few trips through the game reveal a depth that isn't apparent at first glance. People look and see "oh, shoot zombies". But the special infected add layers to the social side of the game. I want people to know that. My "long winded BS" wasn't written for you. It was written for people who may not have seen the game.

But you go ahead and call it "BS" because I'm not talking about you. Because you're the most important gamer in the world. And I'll bet you're a barrel of laughs to play with.

The first few trips through the game reveal a depth that ends up playing completely differently than you're telling people who haven't played the game.

Hmm.

Also, nice bile-spewing. Are you sure you haven't been playing Versus a bit much?

Ah, the wonders of Garry's Mod!

Indigo_Dingo:
I find that the easiest way to win as a Boomer is to move when you can see they're distracted, then when its done, puke ambush from around a wall. Works pretty well.

Or, vomit and then jump on them from a building.

ElArabDeMagnifico:
"Wow, I didn't know zombies knew Monty Python"

Now THAT was clever.

..and...is Bill Dead? ;_;

"I'm not dead yet!"

ha, brilliant, i live Monty python

 

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