Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

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Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Zilenan91 » 18 Sep 2017, 20:27

Bug Description: Predator self-destruct seems to no longer make sound the vast majority of the time. For a specific incident I was an Elite Hunter who had knocked the mask off of a predator and had him near death. With me was a Young Drone and a Mature Ravager a couple tiles away not helping, and as I was slashing the predator to death he exploded without warning and with his self-destruct sound not playing. Another instance I saw this happen in was during a round on Ice Colony. A predator was being killed by around five or six xenos, was tackle spammed unable to move, and with me watching them the entire time their self-destruct made zero sound and gave no warning. The only time I can remember hearing pred SD recently was when I was observing, as every time I have seen them explode in person it was completely silent.


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1. Bring a predator to near death
2. The predator activates their self-destruct
3. The self-destruct sound does not play for the victim, giving them no warning of the explosion.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by solidfury7 » 18 Sep 2017, 23:40

This is a feature.
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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Crab_Spider » 18 Sep 2017, 23:42

It does, it just very, VERY quiet.
You will never be as bad as the baldie who picked up a tactical shotgun while a hunter was pouncing on top of a CMO for 4 seconds, with his only response being to pace around before being decap'd by said hunter. You are not Brett Kimple, and you never will be. You are not the reason why I regular MP.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Steelpoint » 19 Sep 2017, 00:24

The noise can easily be overshadowed by the sounds of xenos screaming, slashing and the noises of battle.

You have to pay attention to hear the sound.
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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Roland410 » 19 Sep 2017, 09:53

It should definitely be louder if it exists though.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Zilenan91 » 19 Sep 2017, 10:50

Steelpoint wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 00:24
The noise can easily be overshadowed by the sounds of xenos screaming, slashing and the noises of battle.

You have to pay attention to hear the sound.
It's actually quite loud and noticeable when I have heard it as an observer, but whenever I have heard it while alive it has been completely silent.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Steelpoint » 19 Sep 2017, 10:51

It varies widely based on many circumstances. I do think the sound should be very loud and clear.

As a Predator whenever I activate it I can hear it loud and well, but maybe some mitigating circumstances might make xenos or humans not hear it as well?
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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Zilenan91 » 19 Sep 2017, 10:55

Steelpoint wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 10:51
It varies widely based on many circumstances. I do think the sound should be very loud and clear.

As a Predator whenever I activate it I can hear it loud and well, but maybe some mitigating circumstances might make xenos or humans not hear it as well?
Yeah from a gameplay perspective it'd be really dumb if this thing just exploded and you died with no warning.

That's why I put it in bugs, I don't think this is intended. It's also why I waited so long, predator mechanics are in this weird place where if you see something that may be unintended you're not sure because people can't talk about their mechanics.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Cupcakes_n_Hacksaws » 19 Sep 2017, 13:08

I definitely didn't hear it earlier today, around 11:00 pm Central when there was that jihadi Predator, and while I don't remember when, I do remember not hearing the last predator that I saw explode have his beeping go off. It's still *supposed* to make a sound right? maybe it was just a bug and it didn't play for me based on positioning or something strange like that...

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Steelpoint » 19 Sep 2017, 23:12

I was apart of that experience noted above.

I was a second Predator observing two squads of Marines kill off a Predator who was really asking for it.

Suddenly the Predator exploded, which also knocked me unconscious (but did not disable my cloak for some reason). I did not hear any audio cue at all that the Predator was about to explode.

Very likely the Predator who blew up heard the noise.

I do think that the sound made needs to be more easier to hear, two squads of marines got blasted to pieces because none of them heard the Predator was self destructing.
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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Crab_Spider » 19 Sep 2017, 23:33

It's quite easy to detect. Literally, I hear it whenever a predator activates it. There are no beeps, you have to pay attention to the ambience and you'll quickly notice a change.
You will never be as bad as the baldie who picked up a tactical shotgun while a hunter was pouncing on top of a CMO for 4 seconds, with his only response being to pace around before being decap'd by said hunter. You are not Brett Kimple, and you never will be. You are not the reason why I regular MP.

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Re: Predator Self-destruct gives off no warning sound

Post by Symbiosis » 20 Sep 2017, 09:47

It's quite like the sound from an OB. If you are on screen when it's triggered you hear it, otherwise it's silent. I think!
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