Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Main / Left4Dead

Go To

Nov 11th 2011 at 3:51:17 AM •••

If (special) infected spawning in the safe room doesn't qualify as a Kaizo Trap, then does the Church Guy not qualify since it's essentially the same thing? Hell, he doesn't even spawn in 2's port of the campaign.

Jun 19th 2011 at 11:22:47 AM •••

Did Not Do the Research: Possible. In the comic it's revealed that the gene for resistance is inherited from the father. This troper was lead to believe that fathers cannot pass male-only traits to their daughters. If only fathers can give immunity or the carrier gene, it would be have to be Y-linked. Immunity/carrier gene would have to be X-linked in order for Zoey and Rochelle to have it. I did not want to post this in case some Biology grad came along and proved me wrong.

Feb 27th 2011 at 4:26:38 PM •••

The Schmuck Bait entry is a bit off, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Given that that the only path is through the wedding and you have to go uncomfortably close to the witch, playing the song is perhaps a good idea because it gives you a few seconds before the witch starts attacking.

Of course, it's not as good as the Frag round, or attempts to sneak past her when the action quiets down.

Feb 18th 2011 at 1:57:27 PM •••

More tropes removed...

Edited by WandrianWvlf Hide/Show Replies
Jun 19th 2011 at 11:13:52 AM •••

Can't you shoot out a zombie's groin, though? :\ I agree with whoever posted that.

Feb 18th 2011 at 3:27:04 AM •••

Can we have L 4 D 2 redirect to this page? I don't know how to do that...

Hide/Show Replies
Feb 18th 2011 at 10:18:23 AM •••

No, initialism redirects aren't allowed.

Feb 18th 2011 at 10:44:32 AM •••

I agree that it'd be nice to have and that it shouldn't exist by this Wiki's rules...But there's a few ways to get around it anyways. Stupid, but they work.


If you don't know how to do those two tricks, go read over Text Formatting Rules because it's nice to know :P

Edited by WandrianWvlf
Feb 18th 2011 at 10:50:30 AM •••

Potholing and escape sequences? Yeah, but you should really just type out the entire title for clarity.

Feb 18th 2011 at 10:56:51 AM •••

I was thinking for on the Useful Notes page, I keep getting red links

Feb 18th 2011 at 11:03:50 AM •••

Use the escape sequence. [ =L4D2= ] (without spaces) will get you L4D2.

And no, we're not making an initial redirect. L 4 D shouldn't have existed in the first place, and I cutlisted it, as you're supposed to.

Edited by KrisMahai
Feb 17th 2011 at 11:09:58 PM •••

Since sometimes people get confused why tropes are removed...

  • Anachronic Order: "Sort-of" doesn't work. It is or it isn't. In the case where a player can choose any level right off the bat, it isn't.
  • Battle Couple: Ellis and Zoey are never actually together, so I don't think it's justified to have it in. It seems more like forced shipping(regardless of how canon it is) to me, but if someone feels that it's not just shipping you can just put it back in.
  • Circus of Fear: Merged with A Musement Park Of Doom.
  • Bond One-Liner: Well, it's also listed as Battlecry...Not really room for overlap with those two.
  • Deadly Lunge: Quote: "Note that the trope does not apply to the enemies which just have a surprisingly long attack range (e.g. stretching hands) or which are always fast (e.g. 28 Days Later)." Adding to characters page if not already there.
  • Left for Dead: Doesn't belong. Especially not as a joke.
  • Superpowered Mooks: Elite Mooks.

Oy vey. That took much longer than I thought. That's one folder cleaned up. I'll see what I can do about the others later. Sleep...

Hide/Show Replies
Feb 18th 2011 at 3:17:53 AM •••

In the case of Left for Dead, there should be an entry for that since it's a regular occurence during the rush to the Rescue Vehicle

Feb 18th 2011 at 10:34:43 AM •••

I disagree that it should be in the article regarding regular gameplay, I think it's too much a stretch. Doubly so considering that usually it's a bad idea.

However, I suppose there's enough of an exception with the Room For One mutation gametype being about that very trope XD

Feb 16th 2011 at 2:05:30 PM •••

Hey, is it possible to make a Useful Notes tab? I thought it might be cool for us to have one for this game, not for strategies or the like (that can go in Troper Tales) but just information. I figure that anyone who watches this page would care to know, for example, that the formula for health gained from First Aid is 0.8(100 - Current Health), or that if you're playing Campaign on the original, setting a tank on fire will make them run faster and will not damage their health (it just gives them a 90-second-killswitch). Thoughts?

Edited by KainLupus Hide/Show Replies
Feb 16th 2011 at 4:29:42 PM •••

That would actually be pretty cool. Despite The Wiki Rule being in effect, the L 4 D Wiki is absolutely huge. Keeping all the maths in one folder here could make the tropers happy.

Feb 17th 2011 at 10:50:43 AM •••

Sounds like a good idea to me. A collection of useful info that doesn't go into extreme detail would be nice and help keep it off of the main article.

Feb 17th 2011 at 11:01:14 AM •••

...Except we can't make a Useful Notes tab for a game, apparently. *sigh* Well, we could always use a trivia tab as an mini-infodump, right?

Feb 17th 2011 at 11:51:06 AM •••

Yeah, but we should put a header in saying that we're not really interested in trivia but Usefel Notes. Have you tried the button on the left of the page that tags a page for moderator-reviewing?

Feb 17th 2011 at 3:19:01 PM •••

...I had no idea there was such a thing here.

Feb 17th 2011 at 3:44:40 PM •••

I'd guess whatever tabs appear on Main pages are part of the site's scripting, probably not something we peons can do anything about.

...In any event I changed the Trivia subpage into a makeshift Useful Notes. If we truly want it to be that kind of page, we technically can have it split between actual trivia(such as Louis being fluent in Japanese) and useful notes(shooting your friends is bad). We'll have to be extra-judicious if we want to keep it that way, at least until Useful Notes becomes a possible tab for a Main article :|

Feb 17th 2011 at 3:47:57 PM •••

Did you call for a moderator? We could always port it over if the Useful Notes tab is granted.

Feb 17th 2011 at 4:25:48 PM •••

Yeah, I did on the Useful Notes sub-page. It's all new to me though, so I'm hoping you don't expect me to know anything about this stuff you don't already know >.>

Feb 16th 2011 at 10:14:16 AM •••

I've been thinking about it, and the entry on Germans Love David Hasselhoff was incorrectly tagged as YMMV. It is no less a fact that Left 4 Dead has a fanbase in Japan than it is that The Hospital is an Abandoned Hospital. So, I'm going to reverse it's deletion from the main-page despite the system-tag-thingy until someone can explain exactly where the variance is

Hide/Show Replies
Feb 16th 2011 at 11:47:47 AM •••

Germans Love David Hasselhoff doesn't fit because the game is popular in the USA.

Edited by Kennel
Feb 16th 2011 at 1:11:48 PM •••

Oh, okay... it still shouldn't be marked for moving to YMMV

Edited by KainLupus
Feb 9th 2011 at 9:44:23 AM •••

Article needs some cleaning up. Anybody got time to do it? I've got a few others on my to-do first and don't think I can get to it this week.

Hide/Show Replies
Feb 9th 2011 at 11:27:16 AM •••

At least cutting natter, moving YMMV stuff away and general cleaning (Game Mod section lists a billion terrible sound packs etc.)

Feb 9th 2011 at 1:19:39 PM •••

I'm cleaning it now. It'll be easier if no-one jumps in and edits while I'm getting my bearings between saves. Thanks

Feb 9th 2011 at 1:20:42 PM •••

How is Germans Love David Hasselhoff YMMV? I think I'll leave that there 'til someone 'xplains that to me...

Feb 9th 2011 at 1:24:38 PM •••

I'm gonna move soundpacks to YMMV since they're not part of the actual game and I think they're dumb

Edited by KainLupus
Feb 9th 2011 at 1:39:08 PM •••

Now I'll just read the page and see if anything sticks out as wrong/dumb

Feb 9th 2011 at 1:44:54 PM •••

I read the main article and ran out of steam. I'm sure if everyone just attacks the natter they come across we'll get it all. Try not to delete it all if there's a valid point in there that can be saved, though...

Edited by KainLupus
Jan 11th 2011 at 6:49:14 AM •••

Hollywood Silencer: Averted with the silenced submachine gun? Zombies are still attracted to players and the gun makes a moderately loud crack when fired

Edited by Lucifer210 Hide/Show Replies
Jul 1st 2010 at 4:16:09 PM •••

Bad Boss: The Director in Versus only? I don't think so. I mean, he controls all the items, where the zombies spawn, everything, so even though he loses some control in Versus, it doesn't solely apply there. A lot of times when I play versus, I rarely get any items. So, change?

Hide/Show Replies
Sep 1st 2010 at 5:18:03 AM •••

I dunno; considering the consistently terrible places I get spawned in (especially as a Tank), I'm not prepared to write off the theory. Now, it could just be that bots are better at maneuvering from the places they get spawned, but that's a different trope.

Apr 20th 2010 at 11:48:13 PM •••

Okay, so I want to know. Does the hunter appear in the Zombie Survival Guide intro/trailer for Left 4 Dead 2? I recall someone saying he appears with the mud people, but then that "hunter" could've just been... the mud people. So I'm just not sure.

Hide/Show Replies
Apr 21st 2010 at 5:22:32 AM •••

I don't think the Hunter appears at all. It shows every special infected but that one and the Witch.

Jun 22nd 2010 at 8:09:04 PM •••

Well, if you look on top of the downed plane in that scene in the WAY far right corner you can see something crawling in the fashion of a hunter, but doesn't do anything else. Since the mudmen also crawl it cant be a surefire assumption that it is a hunter.

Mar 27th 2010 at 7:46:25 PM •••

I can't see the pictures on the main page. I am using Safari 4.0.5 on a Mac OS X 10.5.8. I can see the rest of the pictures on the site, are these just broken, or is my computer weirding up on me again?

Hide/Show Replies
Mar 28th 2010 at 3:40:05 AM •••

As of right now, I can see them (Opera 10.10 on Windows 7).

Mar 30th 2010 at 9:31:32 AM •••

Not sure if someone fixed 'em or if my computer spontaneously decided to work again, but I can see them now. Thanks!

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: