Alien Swarm

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...... bring a flamer :)

Yah, we did -

TIP: after lighting a parasite on fire wait for it to burn and die first before walking up to it.

I went through the area thinking I was an invisible madman - and found out that they can still infect you while bright orange. :eek:
 
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tempo*

Limp Gawd
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good fun this game. HAve joined the swarm group but cant find the main [H] group - can someone linky me to it please?

I have only been here 7 years so I might as well get Pnwed by some of you :)
 
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good fun this game. HAve joined the swarm group but cant find the main [H] group - can someone linky me to it please?

I have only been here 7 years so I might as well get Pnwed by some of you :)

you can check my steam groups for it, or you can just do a group search for "[H]ard" and it should come up.
 

mas

[H]ard|Gawd
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^for those of you looking for [H] games, i made a group for it ;)

because splitting up the main hardocp group, would be a better idea than just letting everyone already in the group install a free game and find players? not everyone likes to join as many random groups as possible, for every single game they own. kind of like starting new threads for current discussions that already exist.

not tryin to be a dick, just hate having to join 50 random groups to find players in a particular community. those who join the hardswarm group, please do the rest of us a favor and make sure you're also in the main group. seems obvious, but it would make the extra group pointless, if you were to join it without joining the main group.
 

Draax

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Awesome thread crap.
If you don't want to join another steam group, you don't have to.
The main [H]ard group, be it the Hard forums one or the HardOCP one, has already been split many times.
Personally I don't find it much of an inconvenience to click a button to join a steam group ... but hey that's just me.
 

Riddleofsteel

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That is one thunderingly blatant thread crap. I'm in the main Hard group and the Hardswarm group and I'm not leaving either of them. You know, because having to click a button to leave a group is worse than joining one and would be an irrecoverable waste of the supply of calories/joules in my body. I'm re-reading that post over again trying to find some logic and it's not working.
 

dleib

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do you guys know if the difficulty and environment is adjusted to how many players you have? if I go in with 2 other friends, will it be tuned for a 3 player game or will it be the same game as if we were playing with 4 players?
 

Riddleofsteel

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dleib, I'm not sure. I only know that the difficulty scales based on which rating of difficulty you choose on game creation. I have played with just one other person and even the earlier levels can be fatal but are much easier with 4 people.
 

Gabe3

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Game is pretty great for being free, I hope some custom maps or campaigns get added, its kinda a bummer you can finish it in a couple hours.
 

siliconnerd

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How awesome would a PvP Alien Swarm multiplayer mode be?
The aliens die pretty fast for PvP where you just control one. That said, if you could have one player playing the aliens and be able to play it like an RTS, that would be awesome.
 

Droc

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Still having major connection issues.
And when u get into a game, you better prey your team mates are not completely useless.
 

GJSNeptune

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The aliens die pretty fast for PvP where you just control one. That said, if you could have one player playing the aliens and be able to play it like an RTS, that would be awesome.
I was thinking four against four, and maybe aliens in the mix as well. Could have a Capture the Flag and Control modes.
 

mas

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Awesome thread crap.
If you don't want to join another steam group, you don't have to.
The main [H]ard group, be it the Hard forums one or the HardOCP one, has already been split many times.
Personally I don't find it much of an inconvenience to click a button to join a steam group ... but hey that's just me.

That is one thunderingly blatant thread crap. I'm in the main Hard group and the Hardswarm group and I'm not leaving either of them. You know, because having to click a button to leave a group is worse than joining one and would be an irrecoverable waste of the supply of calories/joules in my body. I'm re-reading that post over again trying to find some logic and it's not working.

this is not a threadcrap, and has nothing to do with the action of clicking. just feel really strongly about a ton of random groups that have no reason to exist, when you could include more people who may or may not know about the particular game you're splitting off into. it's a community thing, if you want to promote a game and find good players, wouldn't you want to include as many people in your group as possible?

like I said not tryin to be a dick, just looking out for new players on hardocp. and personally hate joining every random group that pops up, of course like you said we have a choice, but that's not the point.
 

Shadowssong

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Can anyone get on the game? When I load it says No Steam, and Quit. No other options... Maybe they took it down because of the lag?
 

-Sn1PeR-

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Beat the game tonight on hard with a group of friends in no time at all. Insanity is next. The game is great if you have a good group. I can't wait for some of the mods!
 

GJSNeptune

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The speed runs are addicting. Couple guys and I have only gotten the first two levels. Playing regularly is boring now.
 

Halloween

Limp Gawd
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How does this compare to the Alien Breed game, imagine both games were free for a fair comparison?
 

evanisthecoastie

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this is not a threadcrap, and has nothing to do with the action of clicking. just feel really strongly about a ton of random groups that have no reason to exist, when you could include more people who may or may not know about the particular game you're splitting off into. it's a community thing, if you want to promote a game and find good players, wouldn't you want to include as many people in your group as possible?

like I said not tryin to be a dick, just looking out for new players on hardocp. and personally hate joining every random group that pops up, of course like you said we have a choice, but that's not the point.

Its annoying being part of a group and getting game invites every 10 seconds from the main group, thats what the sub-groups are for.
 

Riddleofsteel

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this is not a threadcrap, and has nothing to do with the action of clicking. just feel really strongly about a ton of random groups that have no reason to exist, when you could include more people who may or may not know about the particular game you're splitting off into. it's a community thing, if you want to promote a game and find good players, wouldn't you want to include as many people in your group as possible?

like I said not tryin to be a dick, just looking out for new players on hardocp. and personally hate joining every random group that pops up, of course like you said we have a choice, but that's not the point.

Well, if you really are looking out for new players on this forum, you should let them decide for themselves whether to join or not join a group. Making a belligerent outburst in an otherwise positive thread won't help new players.

Regarding the game getting boring, sure it is. There's only 6 or 7 missions and it was FREE. I still like the game enough to be excited for new content. I have yet to beat the campaign on higher difficulties due to time constraints. So if anyone feels like playing, have a look in the Hardforum group on steam, and yes, also the Hardswarm group. Find me, I have time to play until later in the day.
 

b1m2x3

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How does this compare to the Alien Breed game, imagine both games were free for a fair comparison?


alien breed impact is much better... the textures, effects, lighting, are all much more polished.

i'd say it's easily twice as good.
 

PrincessFrosty

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neat little game, been going through the weapons getting the achievements, been doing it on hard which is fun, reached the level 27 cap already, I have to say the weapons are fairly unique, so are all of the tools, once you know the maps you can really kit yourself out.
 

acidic

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yea make sure you play on insane with the AI director enabled to spawn more swarms
 
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