Better AI in HL2's Mmod is great, but better aim is annoying as hell

2021.12.08 19:43 Bounter_ Better AI in HL2's Mmod is great, but better aim is annoying as hell

So, another post of me criticizing MMod, despite me loving it and still saying it's god damned great. But this one, is going to be bit different, it will be me describing a specific option, that changes the entire way you approach the game, and combat in HL2.
The better AI and aim option, is something I've talked about briefly in one of my posts, and while it's great in some ways (enemies using alt-fires more often, them being able to jump to get to lowground quicker and such) it also has a big problem in causing the biggest bursts of anger I've ever had in this game. You might be saying though, that it is primarly a good thing, and I mean, yeah, but that's why I'm here to tell you the bad things of it, and why it can be the biggest annoyance ever.
And the obvious one is... HL2 wasn't made with good enemy aim in mind. This could apply to HL1 aswell and many other games, but I'm going to elaborate. In games where enemies have good aim, you usually have some mobility and abilities that allow you to dodge the enemy fire easier, especially if they use projectiles. Examples of such games are: Doom Eternal, Team Fortress 2, in both of these, you have stuff like double jumps, advanced mobility (blast jumping, meat hooking) and more, that combined with other mechanics (like faltering in Doom) allow you to counter the better aim of enemies.
In Half-Life 2 MMod however... There is jackshit you can do. It boils down to doing the same thing like in vanilla HL2. Just sit behind cover and try not to die, because one moment you are with 80 HEV and then you meet 2 Combine Soldiers and your HEV drops down to 50-40. Happens too often to even be funny I won't lie. Because enemies have hitscan (even with projectile bullets on) they will snipe and chip at you from long range, and absolutely melt you in close distance, so hiding is necessary. Which sucks, because running quickly is fun. Also cover isn't as great because enemies have better grenade and nade launcher aim so yeah...
I'm not pulling this out of my ass either. Because anyone who has played MMod on Entanglement's turret sections and Anti-Citizen One with Alyx opening the door before the broken bridge, then you know what I mean. These sections have caused rage, tears and anger for more than just me, lots of people quit playing the mod in these sections, simply because of how tough they were.
Also if you think I am just complaining, if enemies in HL2 were supposed to be deadly and accurate, then Gordon would have more dodging options than jumping and sprinting. Also we wouldn't need a mod to give them accuracy either. Again, the addition isn't bad, but the have they have hitscan, means counterplay is nonexistent.
TL:DR - Better aim in HL2, is unfun as hell, other additions of AI improvements are awesome, but they didn't have to touch this one.
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2021.12.08 19:43 ReggieBasil [Mod Post] Off season mod post, and new rules around the posting of article text

We are currently very obviously in off season mode, there will be a little more latitude about what gets posted and allowed to stay up etc but we will look at it on a case by case basis, we are still around but like everyone else we are probably not as around as in season, and that things will return to normal once the season starts back up.
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