jande135

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  1. You have to use your brain to win as the zombie. I have plenty of videos of me absolutely clowning flare spammers, drop kickers, safe zone campers, and air drop dupers on my xbl profile. Once you understand all the tools at your disposal, you're advantages far exceed those of the humans. There is so much nuance in this mode when you effectively use all the tools available not to mention all the options within the environment to do away with the humans (spike traps, explosive barrels, falls). I agree with some of the patches that have been discussed, but it's frustrating to see so many people complaining about humans having an "unfair" advantage. Your mind is your greatest advantage as the zombie. Goodnight, good luck. P.S. This game does Evolve better than Evolve.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    Thread: Post your Btz Matches! Page 3 "I don't use spit spam to gain an unfair advantage, I use it to level the playing field. That to me isn't taking the low road at all it's actually making the game playable against people who can't play a single match fairly." ^This is in response to the 2 survivors who weren't doing anything more than flare spam and one shots on nests. Something that anyone was capable of pre-patch by means of natural progression through the game. Here you are insinuating that the humans were playing "cheap." Let's not turn this into an argument of semantics. "Cheap" is exactly what you meant. Got some footage tonight of me practicing as the human and trying to learn the new ins and outs of the patch. I might use that as background to respond to your list.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    @jcks You took about half of what I've said choosing not to focus on any of the constructive points that I put forth to back up my reasoning**. You even quoted me and then proceeded to falsely represent what I said. Example: Me "Unfortunately there are people here who view simply playing as a survivor as "cheap" or "cheating." I have seen videos here of hunters resorting to infinite spit against humans who weren't even playing unfairly." You "Thanks for speaking the minds of every night hunter player in the community." In no way, shape, or form of basic English grammar does the phrase "there are" represent an entire community. Minor annoyance but I couldn't let this one slide even for a night. The rest (and important parts) of my response will come in video form because I fear more text will only cause further confusion and increase the probability of even more cafeteria style picking and choosing of what has been said here. **please read posts preceding what you quoted
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    Jcks, you spread so much misinformation in one thread that a developer had to come in and correct you. That's a great idea. Having exclusive rewards could absolutely attract more players. I still would like to see this mode move towards a lobby based matchmaking system rather than the invasion setup.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    Unfortunately there are people here who view simply playing as a survivor as "cheap" or "cheating." I have seen videos here of hunters resorting to infinite spit against humans who weren't even playing unfairly. But at least when you win as a human now, you know that you're an incredibly skilled player. One of the reasons I will be playing primarily as a human from now on. There just isn't enough challenge as a hunter anymore.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    @purrington I don't disagree with you. I do agree that the mode is more balanced (a little too much in favor of the hunter), but at what cost? As you ended that post: "humans control availability." So by nature, the game should be easier (but not too forgiving) as a human in order to facilitate the overall health of the community. We NEED more humans to be playing than hunters unless you want to spend all your time waiting for searches that inevitably fail.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    Well you sure don't have to work to win as a hunter anymore. Dying used to guarantee a nest kill. Now there is no penalty for death. They should have added a costume for the humans: covered in chocolate syrup with a cherry on their heads. It's funny that people were complaining that the hunter was not accessible to newcomers and casuals, but now the humans are in that same position. It takes a highly skilled group of humans to succeed in this mode now with almost no room for error. And if you aren't an absolute savant, you have no chance in a 1v1. Yet, I see few people coming to the humans defense. All I see are people expecting humans to implement tactics reserved exclusively to highly skilled players. The same way I was asking hunters to employ smarter, more skillful tactics as a hunter. If these additions stay in place, I guarantee you that there won't be enough humans to go around and this mode will die. We want humans to feel a little more comfortable with the mode so the servers don't get flooded with hunters and only a handful of humans.
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    Be The Zombie Mode Dead (Xbox1)

    I'm also having trouble joing matches. And when I finally do, it's a 1v1 against a noob. I think it's a combination of humans getting frustrated and turning invasions off, and also the fact that matches take three times longer than they did pre-patch. So assuming I'm correct on this, there is 1/3 the opportunity to join a match. Less players + longer matches = less matches to join
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    Developer Feedback

    I like the tips that you have given to human players, but Bananagoo (ha) is right. Techland has tipped the scales too far in the hunter's favor. The sense of urgency that came with being the hunter is completely gone now. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but now each match can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to complete (yes, matches can end faster against less skilled opponents). That's just ridiculous. We need to reach a better middle ground here. I say keep the current hit points on the nest, but reduce the hit points on the zombie body guards. As I was testing the new patch as a human, this was far and away the most blatantly excessive addition to the mode. Sure you can tackle and curb stomp, but there are so many around the nests that this isn't all that effective as you need some momentum to perform the attack. You also said the camouflage takedowns work well as an alternative. This was only working on the walkers for me. Runners were seeing past my disguise and slapping me around in groups of 3 to 4 after a friend and I had already cleared the area and began wailing on the nest. It's possible that this could be a glitch as I did run into a couple last night, most notably a VOLATILE showing up at a nest during an invasion. As far as throwing your weapons goes, I never actually thought to do this. How effective is it against the nest bodyguards? So, in my opinion, I really think that the nest bodyguards (specifically the runners) should have half as much health or maybe only show up when tagged with a horde spit.
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    Upcoming Patch

    Can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am. Nothing but 1v1s against noobs on xbone right now...
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    First Experience After Patch 1.5

    I have a strange problem now. I can no longer set my game set the ability for zombies to invade my game. Tried to do this both from the pause menu and from the title screen. On the pause screen I don't have the option anywhere. On the title screen I can set the online options but when I start the game, it is still set to single player only with no option to change it.
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    Developer Feedback

    I played as a human last night to see what had changed on that side. Jcks is right. The skill ceiling has risen dramatically. Sorry for doubting you, jcks. But I feared the zombie for a different reason. When you get to a nest, there are zombies lingering there that take a ridiculous amount of hits to kill. So while you're busy dealing with zombies who seem invincible and are slapping you around, the hunter basically has a meal served on a golden platter. I'm trying to find solutions for dealing with these zombies. So far flares seem to distract them, or at least keep them back long enough to heal yourself and get a location on the hunter. Humans are going to have to play with rock solid teamwork now and a plan for every situation. Also, for some reason my spits seem like they are taking a long time to recharge. I find myself literally sitting still and waiting for what seems like 60 or seconds or more.
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    First Experience After Patch 1.5

    Did they increase the cool down time on the hunter's spits? Edit: Nevermind. I see what's going on. The hunter's energy takes longer to recharge, thus increasing the time it takes to recharge skills if hit by UV Light. Edit 2: Nope nevermind. No idea what the hell is going on.
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    Friendly Experimental Challenge

    Haha as if I needed another reason to curse my brand loyalty.... Sh*t
  15. I'm starting to realize how pointless it is to continually explain why the hunter isn't as underpowered as people think (or at all in my opinion...). I want people to come test me with their "cheapest" survivor tactics. A group of 4 would be ideal as I would like the greatest (or most "unfair") challenge. This is a friendly experiment. I'm curious to see if I can hold up against a complete team of people who are knowingly being "unfair" (aka all the people complaining about underpowered hunter). I play on Xbone normally on around 11:30 pm est. PM me for my gamertag. And I know people are probably going to shred me to pieces for being a console player. Feel free to get that out your system early.
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    Upcoming Patch

    I wouldn't say the skill ceiling has risen DRASTICALLY. But yes, hopefully people don't quit playing just because they can't one shot hunters anymore. Also agree 100% that this mode should be standalone. It should definitely be lobby based so you can wait for full 4v1 games before you start.
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    Friendly Experimental Challenge

    Well I'm glad you're happy with the update. The response seems very positive in general outside of some recurring matchmaking issues. I'm hoping the community picks back up. I'm tired of playing 1v1's against humans that don't know how to play. Also, am I crazy or was there a rumor going around about having server browsers for consoles?
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    Friendly Experimental Challenge

    Yeah unfortunately I can't get a guaranteed "cheap" match until I get some reddit posts noticed. I'm already well aware that trying to convince people that the hunter is not underpowered is like me trying to turn a doorknob just using my tongue. Basically, I just end up looking stupid until I can get some actual matches with 2 or more humans using the exploits we've listed. I will be playing a good friend of mine 1v1 tonight, though. I told him to come at me with everything, so hopefully I'll get some okay footage. Again, it's only a 1v1, but I'm still hoping to get some good footage from it. Best I can do until I get lucky in matchmaking.
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    Connection Issues Be The Zombie Mode

    It could be because people are still updating their games. I'm hoping the matchmaking didn't get worse. Last night it was taking 15-20 minutes to find a single match. And to make matters worse, they were all 1v1 games against humans who had no idea how to play. Boring...
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    Upcoming Patch

    So is it official that the humans can no longer DFA after a missed tackle?
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    Post Your Btz Matches!

    Is anyone else having trouble getting into matches as a zombie right now?
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    Post Your Btz Matches!

    Like I said at the end of the video, those aren't the "cheapest" opponents I've faced. Trust me, if I could just choose to invade players that used everything you listed, I would. That's why I issued a challenge in the first place. @purrington I'll set up a Reddit account tomorrow to post the challenge over there.
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    Post Your Btz Matches!

    Yeah they weren't great. I guess they both just hit me at the same time in that tunnel. But hey man if you know some people that are good on xbone, I'd love to play them.
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    Post Your Btz Matches!

    Here it is:
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    Post Your Btz Matches!

    Yeah I have spit slam, but I don't normally use it outside of 1v1 encounters. You're right though. I could have definitely ended the game there. Haha that teleporting was crazy. Thank you, I was trying to figure that out. I'll do that for my next video. This one is taking a bit longer. I had to add commentary because everything is happening so fast it makes it difficult to see what I'm doing. Really great match though. I'll get it uploaded asap.