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L4D2 Scavenge Mode Revealed

Valve announces Scavenge mode is the fourth game mode in Left 4 Dead 2, offering a couple of screenshots and details on how it will work. There are hands-on previews on G4tv.com and IGN, a Scavenge Victory gameplay video and a Scavenge Sword Gameplay Video on GameVideos (as well as a Jockey gameplay video), and here's word:

Oct 8, 2009 - Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Scavenge, the fourth game mode to be included in its upcoming zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead 2.

Scavenge mode challenges players to compete in round-based games of up to 8 players (Survivors vs. Infected). The Survivors must battle both the Infected and the clock as they collect gas cans to refuel a generator located in each map. Every can the Survivors pour into the generator scores their team a point and adds time to the clock.

On defense, the Infected team plays as the boss Infected (including the new Spitter, Jockey, and Charger). They must keep the Survivors from fueling the generator by attacking them, destroying the gas cans, or running out the clock. During a round, each team gets an opportunity to play both sides, with the round going to whichever team successfully delivers the most cans.

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22. Re: L4D2 Scavenge Mode Revealed Oct 8, 2009, 15:37 Verno
 
Scuse me? That's why pretty much anyone can email their staff and chances are they will get a response? I dont know of any other company that will do that.

Funny, I doubt most of us would have that luck if we tried. I subscribe to the dedicated server mailing list where we rarely hear from them either. Several thousand threads about balance on the SteamPowered forums have gone unanswered. This is to say nothing of their boycott responses.

I sent Chet an email asking if the PC version would be shown at PAX (when they announced the 360 version would be at PAX). He replied saying only the 360 version would be...but then invited me to Valve for a playtest...to which I ended up not going because I got the flu.

That's a heart warming story about a boy meeting his hero but ultimately will not happen to the rest of us. Your individual experience with Valve does not mean the rest of us get our hands held because we fistbumped with Chet at PAX.

Saying they don't communicate well with their consumers is a load of crap.

Valve is good at press releases, making you happy apparently and making blogs. More often than not when I want info on a game and ask Steam Support, it either goes unanswered or I get a form response. They totally bungled the entire Left 4 Dead 2 release announcement and have been playing catchup for the past 5 months. I've asked Valve directly several times for a direct answer on dedicated server issues and heard zip from them. If I was the only one I'd just say oh well they are busy fellas but when the DS server list can't get one either then they have a problem. That's ignoring the obvious balance issues with the survivors that have been ongoing for months now. Valve has been criticized not communicating with third parties too, especially with regards to Steam. Hell let's look at game releases themselves where we have no idea when or if a game will receive a preload until it just shows up in the steam client and someone sends it around, when the game will unlock or why there was a delay when it doesn't happen on time. Takes two seconds to post that kind of thing on a forum and they don't do it the majority of the time.

Valve issues a lot of press releases, don't confuse those with actual communication and don't confuse your personal experience as something the community shares equally.

Nin posting about his imaginary ignore list

Funny how you say this but still quote me so often. It's hubris enough to brag about an ignore list, it's downright hilarious to actually be so insecure as to lie about it. You're a pretty sad little fellow.

This comment was edited on Oct 8, 2009, 15:40.
 
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