Anyone played as Tank yet?

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Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by SMudgeh » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:54 am

I'm frustratingly sat at work wanting to go home and play!

Anyone had a go as Tank yet? If so, what's it like?

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Post by Obraxis » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:11 am

I wont be able to play properly till tomorrow night :( I have a deadline. :ggmrcoffee: :snm:
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Post by princess » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:16 am

Nope, but I'm definitely interested in playing as infected, although now I have to wait for the game to be released on friday!
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by Fluffy Kitten » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:39 am

I did when you could break the demo... it was kind of like playing as onos. Hunter was like a 1.04-era skulk when you could kill people with leap, Boomer was like a xeno skulk, and Smoker was like a TF2 sniper. All the abilities had horrible cooldowns on them, and all except the Tank felt like they were made of paper up against the survivors. It was a bit like you had 1 shot at using your ability, and if you missed you died. :(

They might be different in the full version though.

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Post by White Kite Fauna » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:42 pm

Obraxis wrote: I have a deadline.
Leave your deadline for the dead.
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Post by CheesyPeteza » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:37 pm

princess wrote:Nope, but I'm definitely interested in playing as infected, although now I have to wait for the game to be released on friday!
Why do you have to wait till Friday? I'm looking forward to playing as infested!
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by Vlad » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:43 pm

I've got to wait until Friday too because I bough the retail version (and paid £13 less than you steam folks! :P )

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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by SMudgeh » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:05 pm

Vlad wrote:I've got to wait until Friday too because I bough the retail version (and paid £13 less than you steam folks! :P )
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Post by CheesyPeteza » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:28 pm

Oh yeah so it is. I paid £35.22 once converted, but play.com have it for £22.99. Ah well at least I get it now. Buying hl2 from the shop put me off ever doing it again as I had to keep the frikkin cd in everytime I wanted to play it, plus the spyware crap it installed made it keep freezing. About a month after release valve eventually backed down and removed it.

5 minutes to go then 20 minutes walk home, then 10 minutes decrypting? Not long now. Pizza delivery tonight. :) If only I will have time to go to the door.
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by White Kite Fauna » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:40 pm

CheesyPeteza wrote:5 minutes to go then 20 minutes walk home, then 10 minutes decrypting? Not long now. Pizza delivery tonight. :) If only I will have time to go to the door.
That's what Bill and Francies thought, too.
CheesyPeteza wrote:plus the spyware crap it installed made it keep freezing. About a month after release valve eventually backed down and removed it
Aha, so there is a reason NOD32 detected it as suspicios! Valve doing it again? Could you elaborate a bit more, as I want to buy from play.com too, if ever.
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Post by CheesyPeteza » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:20 pm

It was the CD protection the publisher Vivendi? put on the CD, I forget what it was called. It ran in the background while you played the game. There was NO-CD fixes you could download, but everytime steam/hl2 updated you needed a new version which were slow to come out. Also there was the fear you might get banned for using them.

I emailed Valve complaining as it was completely pointless having to have the CD in the drive, you have to have a valid CD Key to play on steam anyway! I guess Valve were a bit reluctant to remove it as it might have upset Vivendi. But they quietly removed it as part of a HL2 Update.

I don't know what the current situation is now, maybe it has all changed. I don't know.

Hurry up and decrypt!!!!
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by SMudgeh » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:18 am

Last level on the rooftop..... oh.... my.... god.... :D:D:D

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Post by Obraxis » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:55 am

SMudgeh wrote:Last level on the rooftop..... oh.... my.... god.... :D:D:D
I know....how fucking hard is it??!?!?!? (But oh so fun) :mrt:
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by CheesyPeteza » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:22 am

Yeah I really like the roof top one. Tank is pretty tuff, but not very good at climbing, his AI keeps kicking in to make him go back down and find something to throw at you, then start climbing again.

I love the way when you hear Tank everyone goes oh shit. That's the way it shoudl be. :)
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by princess » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:18 am

*jealous* :x
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by snb » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:34 am

Fluffy Kitten wrote:I did when you could break the demo... it was kind of like playing as onos. Hunter was like a 1.04-era skulk when you could kill people with leap, Boomer was like a xeno skulk, and Smoker was like a TF2 sniper. All the abilities had horrible cooldowns on them, and all except the Tank felt like they were made of paper up against the survivors. It was a bit like you had 1 shot at using your ability, and if you missed you died. :(

They might be different in the full version though.
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Re: Anyone played as Tank yet?

Post by Obraxis » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:28 am

You really do like to resurrect old threads. :/
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