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Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!
Posted By: GodotDate: 7/16/13 6:34 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS! (Antarctico)

: This sounds like classic M2/MI behavior for critters on a moving platform.

: One thing I noticed in both of the last two betas in Defend THIS!, and I may
: be misremembering this from playing Marathon back in the day, but
: originally in the area with four switch door puzzle giving the player
: access to the final repair switch area of the map, the two compilers would
: each stay stuck over their ammo caches until they caught sight of you at
: the switches, but in the betas (and M1A1) they come out after you when the
: Pfhor in the preceding corridor activate and they end up at the tail end
: of the critter conga line. Back in the day, I remember doing these long
: sidestepping runs at them until I could get close enough to punch the
: daylights out of them.

I know the behaviour you are referring to in the original game. While there is no glue to keep them at their positions, they tend to stay where they are but will move off their posts and come for you if they can hear you. I've just tested this in the original game. After dispatching the Pfhor in the long corridor that come running at you if you go past the terminal and fire your assault rifle the Compilers will come looking for you even though there is no line of sight.

I must admit I've never had them join the 'congo line' in the beta. I would need to test more. Perhaps sound is travelling further/faster in the beta? Maybe I meed to kill Pfhor more slowly? ;)

Cheers
Hamish

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Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 7/16/13 2:55 a.m.
     Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Hopper 7/16/13 5:40 a.m.
           Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 7/16/13 6:02 a.m.
     Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Antarctico 7/16/13 5:53 a.m.
           Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 7/16/13 6:34 a.m.
                 Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Antarctico 7/16/13 6:58 a.m.
                       Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 7/16/13 7:44 a.m.
                             Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Antarctico 7/16/13 1:34 p.m.
                 Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Bob-B-Q 7/16/13 8:28 a.m.
                       Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 7/16/13 8:46 a.m.
           Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!PerseusSpartacus 8/11/13 4:02 p.m.
                 Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 8/11/13 11:16 p.m.
     Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Dr. John Sumner 8/11/13 1:41 p.m.
           Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 8/11/13 11:13 p.m.
                 Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Dr. John Sumner 8/11/13 11:53 p.m.
                       Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!treellama 8/12/13 3:29 a.m.
                       Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 8/12/13 7:11 a.m.
                             Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Antarctico 8/12/13 8:00 a.m.
                                   Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Godot 8/12/13 8:25 a.m.
                                         Re: Beta 2 test: Defend THIS!Antarctico 8/12/13 9:42 a.m.

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