Sorry for the delay in responses, and I only have 1 post for you this time round. I'm sure you can appreciate that we are busy working on the Dedicated servers, amongst other things.
I'm late to the party but thanks for taking the time to connect with the community and answer our questions. I just have one:
Will we be able to start a multiplayer match alone with no other players for the sole purpose of exploring the maps?
No, you must have a minimum number of players (depending on gametype) to start a MP map.
First of Thank you very much for making the game, you have no idea how much wank fest us fans have before you guys come along and make it come true!!!
Question: How do the knock down mechanics from the alien and predator's jump attack works. For example marines can be seen being knock down in earlier gameplay preview when the predator simply focus jump at him while i was cannot do the same in Multiplayer. Enlighten me please
You need to be a minimum distance away from the target before a knock down can be achieved
I'm new, but i'm following this site for a few weeks now, and i do have a question for the dev guy
Will you remove the "wallhack" in the retail, or will there be a option to turn it on or off?
by wallhack i mean that you can see the others walking on the floor above you or in the next hallway...
We assume you are referring to the alien vision, and the answer is no for both questions.
I was just wondering, how many ranks are there in multiplayer and if they have a name such as private or are just numbered.
There are 43 ranks, and they are just numbered.
In response to Xenomorphine's question regarding acid spit, it seems you're saying that there is a function for it that wasn't implemented, but is sort of in reserves if need be. Am I reading that right?
No – I was saying that from a design point of view, we had the option in reserve not that there is a function that exists that we have simply disabled
Also, I noticed that the flamethrower stream is not highlighted by the predators thermal vision. Why is that? Not only would it add some realism, but it would give another benefit to a weapon that (at least presently) is rather ineffectual. Would it be possible to make the Pred's thermal pick up heat from the fire?
Nice idea, we’d love to do at some point.
Is it possible to change the amount of players on the PC for Speciesdeathmatch for example,
so i can play on the biggest map with just a few players?
Would be a condition for me to finally buy it, besides a fix of the sneakattack.
It’s possible to create small lobbies with any map size
What's the deal with the glove less Predator hands? I thought those were more E3-build, but in the more recent screenshots, he clearly has longer nails and leather gloves.
In MP, there are two body types – young blood and elite predator, depending on the skin type you have selected.
Will the Marine muzzle flash be fixed for the 360 and PS3 as well? I only noticed how the PC version was only fixed
The muzzle flash issue, highlighted in the screen shot I linked to was a PC problem on ATi cards only.
Also, I saw someone mention their will not be system link support or even the ability to host private matches with just your friends in the 360 & PS3 versions? Is that really true?
There is no system link – but you can create private matches on all platforms.
My question is, in the mixed species death match, how will we be able to tell the difference between friend or foe?
There is a large arrow above your teammates head.
Maybe this is my opinion only, but I really feel you Rebbelion/Sega will create a much bigger lifespan for this game, by adding bots into all multiplayer maps.
We respect your opinion and desires, but unfortunately we will not be adding in bot support at this time. Sorry!