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#1 19-10-2008 19:03:34

evilrazer
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Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

Must it hurt to player or not. If not, then why do we need this element in gameplay if you can just go ahead without any problems.
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#2 19-10-2008 19:42:55

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

Yes, here you can close close the valve or pass throught it... Is it suppose to do some damage?

(Sorry for the grammar ^^)

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#3 19-10-2008 20:43:29

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

jack_wade
I thought if there is some obstacle like gas - it must be turn off or there must be another way to overcome this obstacle because it hurts. But when the gas does not hurts it is unnormal for traditional shooters.


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#4 19-10-2008 22:44:23

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

It doesn't do any damage, and it's normal.
Why should every gas do damage? It could even be hot air used in pressurized tubes to launch cubes.
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#5 20-10-2008 05:15:42

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

I was a bit confused at that part too, just because it's something that doesn't do anything. Usually the player has to activate a switch, turn a valve, etc in order to continue, and it's usually something important. I kept wondering for the rest of the level what that valve did xD

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#6 20-10-2008 06:32:12

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

NykO18
I think this gas must do some damage, or we even doesent need this part of gameplay with valve, it is an extra element because in every game every move of the player must have some consequences, so when you go through gas without doing anything with valve - you must be punished, and if you turn the valve off - you must be reawarded. Punish=death, reward=you can go away.

If gas doesn`t hurt - than, NykO18, do the step forward in classical shooter mechanic. smile

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#7 20-10-2008 09:31:19

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

In fact, that's a little joke from the team and especially me.
The game is so unforgetful and punitive that I wanted to see how players would react to something that would have killed them in every other game, but not in ours. Looks like it worked perfectly as intended big_smile

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#8 20-10-2008 10:22:31

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

NykO18
I knew that you are innovaitor! smile

Good work, mate smile

And, NykO18, which things like that are also in game?

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#9 20-10-2008 14:02:33

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

evilrazer wrote:

NykO18
I think this gas must do some damage, or we even doesent need this part of gameplay with valve, it is an extra element because in every game every move of the player must have some consequences, so when you go through gas without doing anything with valve - you must be punished, and if you turn the valve off - you must be reawarded. Punish=death, reward=you can go away.

If gas doesn`t hurt - than, NykO18, do the step forward in classical shooter mechanic. smile

You definitely need to think outside the box ( or the cube ;P )
Atfirst, I was totally confused when the gas didn't do any damage, but now, I think it's a good idea, because I'm sure every gamer's first reaction was to close the valve. As a matter of fact, I actually closed it every single time I was there, and didn't even knew it didn't do any damage until very later on when I was doing time challenges there.

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#10 20-10-2008 14:08:27

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

Ph0X
First what i did when i saw a gas in Portal(!): press F6 and step into gas, because I was very intrested in the result. Now, i think, my question is normal because there is not alot of games where gas isn`t huts (:


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#11 21-10-2008 11:18:45

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Re: Question about steam, gas or what ever is it

Now that the matter has been discussed, I'm closing this thread as it's not a bug anymore.
Thanks for pointing it out.

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