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Left 4 Dead Team-based Versus Matchmaking, SDK Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Left 4 Dead' started by Savage, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Savage

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    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57987

     
  2. Proven

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    THIS, is what has frustrated me about L4D. The game has a pretty tall learning curve when it comes to "Versus" and I want to play with a good team to help me learn rather than a bunch of PU idiots that scream...SCREAM...into the mic every few seconds. I hope this new mode will help. I wish that I could browse servers for this game like I can for other Steam games.
     
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    Proven, this will not help people find other people to play with. It will allow teams to find other teams. That way you don't get 20 random people rage quitting during a match. But getting an entire team to rage quit, now that is something to strive for.
     
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    That's what I meant. If four of us get together and are looking for four others to go against rather than me just wandering around looking for lobbies. I might not be explaining it right, but I have a dream!
     
  5. Savage

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    This is essentially valve's solution to the ragequit problem. People have been very vocal to valve about the inability to play a complete game from start to finish with public players. While this won't completely fix the problem, it will at least (if it works, that is) allow four people to setup a game with four other people who hopefully won't team kill/suicide/ragequit.
     
  6. Do Work Son

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    This will actually help me want to play this game. I'm not good but I'm no quitter either.
     
  7. sighmon

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    "revisiting" their versus matchmaking code seems like a euphamism to me. the whole buggy lobby matchmaking process is a cluster.

    and i didn't even realize they tried matching players up by skill. pubbing, there is always a lone idiot who wants to ninja sprint the first level and complain when the rest of us stop to help each other or pick up a molly.
     
  8. Amakiir

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    I hope they are smart enough to force a person download a campaign before they start instead of downloading map by map..