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31st-Jan-2010 02:56 pm
Nick Ellis Bros
...and now it's melting. XD Snow's pretty much unheard of here in North Carolina, but we got some Friday night. It stuck around Saturday, but it's all nice and sunny today, so it's totally melting. Which is good because I didn't move down South for it to snow down here. :/ There's a reason why I don't live in Canada or upstate New York anymore. Haha.

Hello to my new LJ friends that I recently got. :D *huggles you all* I'll probably make an intro post or something eventually. Or I'll just dig back into my journal for the last one I made. XD

So, I finally finished going through the L4D2 campaigns on the PC version. Not without some trouble here and there, though. (Dark Carnival and The Parish finale, I'm looking at you!) It was fun to run through them, but it really is sort of boring when you're not playing with other people. :/ I feel bad for people who buy this game and don't have XBox Live or anything like that. I can see why they'd think it's a boring game. Of course, it's sort of silly to get it and not have Xbox Live. But anyway.

Swamp Fever: Not too much trouble here. Although I noticed on the PC version that the environments seemed a lot... darker. So it made it a little more scary for me. ^_^;; I swear I nearly jumped out of my seat when a Smoker sort of popped out in front of me when I opened a door in one of the shacks. D: I died once in the first board, at the crescendo, due to a nice insta-death from the Charger charging me into the river. :/ Got through the second and third boards fine, and then the finale. Ah AI, how I love to hate you. The first time I tried it, everything was going fine until after the first Tank. Coach and Nick decided they needed to go into the plantation house for some reason. Coach somehow gets caught by a Smoker, and before I know it, Nick and Coach are dead. D: So, it's just me (as Ellis) and Rochelle. We manage to somehow make it through the rest of the finale and even take out the two Tanks at the end (with help from my Molotov and me running around the hedges) but Rochelle ends up incapped and I'm at 4 health. I'm just waiting at the gate for it to blow open, and I figure I can do this. Until that Jockey hops on my head out of nowhere. D: The second time I attempt it, everything went surprisingly smoothly, and I even made it on the boat with all of the AI in tact. :D

Hard Rain: For those of you who don't know... I FREAKING HATE HARD RAIN. (I know a lot of you are going to hate me for this. XD) First of all, the storm terrifies the hell out of me. And normally I'm not scared of storms, I mean, we get enough of them here. But when it gets to where you can barely see, the lightning is streaking across the sky, I can't hear the SI cues and a horde is running up to your face... yeah, it's scary. Plus, I feel like Valve sort of cheaped out on this campaign in some ways. >_> The whole concept of having to conserve items on your way there and back is neat I guess but... I dunno, I guess I expected more than what they hyped it up to be? Plus, I hate Hard Rain for Versus because of all the open areas, it makes it hard for the SI to spawn when you're playing as Infected. (I dislike Swamp Fever for the same reason.) Anyway, I get through the first part easily, but the second part through the actual sugar mill? Not so easily. D: I didn't die, but I was damn close to it. I was pretty good at avoiding the Witches until I got into the mill building itself, and the AI Director decides to spawn one near the elevator. I started the crescendo, hoping to just avoid her as we fight, but of course the Spitter decides to fuck that up for me. D: I hop out of the pool of acid... right into the Witch. Ugh. Luckily the AI didn't leave me to die there. Once that's over, we go down the elevator into the sugar cane field. I'm running along the pipe, everything's fine, and then somehow... I run into another Witch. D: The AI kills her off, along with me shooting my pistol at her, and somehow I don't realize that she's dead. I see another Witch near me as I'm incapped and shoot at her... realizing that I just startled a different Witch. Oh shit. In the meantime, Nick has somehow died, Coach is incapped and Rochelle is the only one standing up. I'm blasting the hell out of the Witch with my pistol and she miraculously dies. But by now I'm like at 42 health and bleeding out fast. Rochelle is trying to pick Coach up, and I'm awaiting my impending doom because the stupid AI won't prioritize human players over AI. >_< Just in the nick of time though, Rochelle abandons Coach and miraculously picks me up. I limp my way through the remainder of the field, avoid another Witch, and somehow make it to the Safe Room. *phew* The rest of the campaign went fine, besides the absolutely terrifying storm. Seriously, it was much scarier to me on PC, but maybe that's also because the screen is pretty much right in my face. ^_^;;

The Parish: Surprisingly, most everything went fairly well here. I was expecting trouble mostly at the crescendo on the 4th level, but I managed to survive just fine. I did accidentally set off a car alarm in the 3rd level car impound lot, but managed to get through it somehow. The finale though... Ugh. I had to restart it like 3 times. My intention was just to blast through the bridge and not worry about the AI. The first time, I got to the part where you're at the bus about to jump down to the ramp to get to the helicopter. A Charger charges me off the bridge and insta-kills me. D: The second time, I got to where the Tank spawns, and the bridge was rumbling but I didn't know where the Tank was. I didn't dare go any further, so I stand there and wait... and the Tank pretty much jumps down on top of me, smacks me off the bridge, and I die... again. The third time, I actually freaking MADE IT TO THE HELICOPTER, but I was waiting on Coach to get there. So, I'm waiting around, decide to heal myself, la-dee-dah... I look up... OH HI CHARGER. Yeah, the Charger gets me IN the helicopter and Coach couldn't get there in time. :( I finally make it through the fourth time, although the AI wasn't so lucky. :/

Oh, and there's been Versus games going on all weekend, I've been playing with these guys from GameFAQs. The lobbies kind of fill up fast even though they're friends-only games. There should be more going on tonight, although I'm not exactly sure what time. Maybe about 6pm EST or so? Don't be afraid to hop into a game if there's room. :3 And for those of you who don't have it, my Xbox Live Gamertag is the same as my LJ name, nekocrouton. ADD ME. XD
31st-Jan-2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
LMAO Holy fucking shit, dude. They seriously love to special!rape you XD

I see another Witch near me as I'm incapped and shoot at her... realizing that I just startled a different Witch.

31st-Jan-2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
NO SHIT. D: And it's always me that gets raped. Poor Ellis. XD

31st-Jan-2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'm telling you, man, Ellis is Special!cursed. He was bait in the intro video and he's bait in game. XD I think that's what freaks me out about playing Rochelle so much, I'm not used to not having Specials all over my ass every two seconds. XD

LMFAO those bitches :| I played that campaign by myself last night so I could crown witches. I CAN AVENGE YOU if we ever play that map together XD
31st-Jan-2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
He really is. Poor guy. XD I do notice a difference in SI-rape when I play as Rochelle or Coach... Hrm. XD It's funny even when I was playing Versus last night with these guys, we were going after Ellis a lot for some reason. :3 One guy was like, "I love Ellis' scream" and of course I was like, "OMG, ME TOO." XD I really do. :3 And Nick's bitchy screaming. I swear, if I knew how, I would totally make a Youtube video of their screams and patch it all together like they were having sex or something, sort of like Left 4 Bed 2. XD

31st-Jan-2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Right?! It's barely existent with Coach and Rochelle. Ellis gets special!raped far more than Nick, but Nick seems to get it pretty bad, too sometimes. XD Especially from Tanks and Jockeys omg. LMAO well, after this audio class I might be able to make one for you lol >> I wanted to make a mix kind of like the 300 "THIS IS SPARTA" mix with Nick's negative responses, too.

FUCK YEAH! <3<3<3 It's great practice for Expert anyway. >o>
31st-Jan-2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah... kind of funny how both Ellis and Nick get SI-raped most of the time. Hrm. >_> What's Valve trying to do there? XD

Hahaha, oh yeah? That would be freaking amazing. The Nick negative response thing sounds awesome too. :D And I have all of the audio files for Nick and Ellis soo... XD

Can you even Cr0wn witches in Expert? D:
31st-Jan-2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
lmao cement the fact that Nick and Ellis are def canon. Definitely.

Yeah. :D We're learning how to make audio loops and mixes and shit, I think for the next two or three weeks - so >> I might be able to throw something together.

Oh, do you? :o Can you say where you got them from or is it like Fight Club? :x I thought I did, but a lot of things are missing from the files I have. Like the Keith stories and Nick going "i hit that" lol. I was sad.

Oh yes! It's actually a life saver in Expert because they really like putting witches directly in your path -o- Of course, if you fuck up on crowning them it's INSTANT DEATH, but if you're good at it and playing with human players (because you'll respawn eventually) it's not a big deal. That's why I'm practicing my crowning so much lately >>
31st-Jan-2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Hehe, YESSS~ <3

I swear I got the sound files from the NickXEllis comm... like near the beginning of the comm. I'm pretty sure that's where I got them from. It has all the Keith stories and everything.

I've gotten somewhat better at Cr0wning witches, although sometimes I fail at chopping them with the chainsaw. ^_^;; I pretty much blast them in the face with my shotgun, LOL. I should definitely practice more. :3 There's a British girl I played with on XBL who's obsessed with killing all Witches in her path, it cracks me up. XD
31st-Jan-2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I looked for them a while back, but I don't remember seeing them. My retarded ass probably scrolled too fast. XD

Me too! I was really fucking excited about how many I took down. So excited that I forgot to reload and so I ran up to a witch, tried to shoot and startled her instead when my gun was like "BRB RELOADING" 8D I blast them in the face with my shotgun, too. It's the best way to do it. Some people suggested setting them on fire - and while that's fine for the lulz, if you get stuck on something or a Common Infected the bitch is gonna catch up to you and hurt you. XD Well, we can play Hard Rain one night and practice crowning bitches if you want :D I love that campaign *lol loserfag i know, i know* Awww *gives your friend bro-knucks*
31st-Jan-2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
There was like 2 different posts for the soundfiles I think. One of them was selective files, and the other one was all of the soundfiles. I swear I spent the good part of an afternoon listening to them all one day. XD

LOL. I can just imagine you being like, "Reloading... aw shit!" *You Startled the Witch* Haha. XD

Yeah, setting them on fire is fun, but a little more hazardous. You have to have some room to run and shoot. The walkway on Dead Center 2 just before you get to the gun shop is a good place. :3 But I know that I've gotten fucked before too, trying to burn a witch. XD

Sure, I'd love to practice cr0wning Witches with you... even though I hate Hard Rain. XD I swear, after I got all the achievements for that level, I was like, "Good, I NEVER have to play that campaign ever again." XD
31st-Jan-2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
God damn it. XD I'm so fail.

LOL THAT'S EXACTLY HOW IT WENT DOWN. I tried to run back, but I collided with a fucking tree and she hit me in the face. XD

Definitely fun and super deadly on Expert. XD Having room to run and shoot is definitely key. Oh man, I fucking love that walkway for any Special Infected. It's especially great for Witches, Tanks and Chargers :3 <3

lmao I know, I know :( It's just the best level for target practice. Even if we played the first game on Expert, we'd probably only get two witches tops in a stage - and even then it's not guaranteed. :( LMAO that's how I felt about The Parish, but then I started playing Versus and was like "shit, I have to get used to this map now :(" I seriously never know where to go because I'm not familiar with the layout at all.
31st-Jan-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/j02wk0 <--Full Speech Rip

http://www.sendspace.com/file/6j3iav <--Ellis and Nick folders only

i know the full rip is still up & working, not sure if the Ellis/Nick one is.
31st-Jan-2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you bb!! <3
31st-Jan-2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
OMG <33 Thank you so much!! lol I took the full one, since idk maybe I'll mash up something retarded with Coach and Rochelle, too one day.

Thank you!! <3
31st-Jan-2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Chargers... I freaking hate them so much lately, just because they're usually the ones to rape me SO BADLY.

Hehe, I know. Hard Rain is kind of a necessary evil if I want to practice cr0wning Witches. ^_^;;

I was kind of like that with Swamp Fever yesterday. We played a Versus match on that map and I was confused as hell just because I think I've only played it on Versus like one other time, so I didn't know where all the Infected ladders were and such. D: I'm not very good with Hard Rain Versus for those reasons as well. XD
31st-Jan-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh man D: That's like the worst Special to get raped by. X;D Especially, if he carts you off far away and just pounds the hell out of you and your team or AI is just like "wha?!"

Yeah :( At least on the PC, I think there's something you can type in to make a bunch of witches show up.

Man, I fucking hate Swamp Fever Versus lol XD It seems like I'm always trying to find a spawn spot because OMFG THE SURVIVORS CAN SEE ME. Pfff. Hard Rain is easier for me. Because there are places to hide, ie. sheds and houses and stuff. Plus the storm offers some pretty decent cover, but idk - I think my favorite Versus campaign is Dark Carnival. XD ESPECIALLY IF I GET TO BE A SPITTER OMG <3

I love your icon lol XD
31st-Jan-2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Or when he insta-kills you. D: I don't know HOW many times I've gotten insta-killed by the Charger lately. Ugh.

I saw a video on YouTube that had a shitload of Witches, it was hilarious. XD I love the PC version because of the keybound commands. *sigh* I love being able to make Ellis laugh and stuff on command. :3

Oh yes, Dark Carnival is my favorite campaign BY FAR. For both campaign and Versus. Even with the crescendo rape in levels 3 and 4. XD

Thanks!! <3 Have another one. XD
31st-Jan-2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh god, the Insta-Kill. I only like those when I'm the Charger lmao. I've gotten a lot of Charger fail on the Xbox lately, though. Like, a few times I swore I was on Versus because the Charger would just run into a fucking wall or something right next to me. XD

YES! All in one fucking room oh god. XD ALL THAT CRYING! Ngl, the voice commands are a big part of why I want the PC game, too. That and Gmod. I just want to kind of spam their voice commands on random things, so it's like they're reacting to stuff. *nerd*

I think it's mine, too. XD I keep switching between Dark Carnival, Dead Center and Hard Rain, though. But Dark Carnival definitely has the best crescendos and finale hands down.

31st-Jan-2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's not fun to be on the other side of a Charger insta-kill. XD Ugh, I've been failing a lot as the Charger lately. D: Last night someone charged the whole team off of that fence in Hard Rain, right before they get back to the Burger Tank. It was hilarious. XD

I love listening to Ellis laugh, it's so cute. I could listen to it all day. :3 But yeah, spamming their voice commands to random stuff is so much fun. XD

LOL, last night when we played Dark Carnival Versus, I started the finale as Nick and he said something like, "Ellis, don't tell me you're going to start dancing now." I don't think I had heard that one before. XD And then I had visions of Ellis dancing stripteasing for Nick. 8D
1st-Feb-2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Oh man, that's fucking awesome <3 I still think the Charger is one of the hardest to play. It'd be easier if you could control him while he charged, but if you charge and someone sidesteps you're pretty much fucking and can only get a few punches in. Plus, his wonky size gets him caught on a lot of shit.

It sounds fucking awesome. XD Voice command~

Dude! I've never heard that either! XD Aw, man.
1st-Feb-2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I would play with you but I play on PC but *hugs* anyway!
1st-Feb-2010 06:01 am (UTC)
Awww. But hey, I have it on PC as well, so as soon as I get my new computer and sign up for my own Steam account we can play then? :3
1st-Feb-2010 06:13 am (UTC)
Yesss!!! My Steam account is UnbirthdayHatter :D
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