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As a big thanks for everyone voting for us to make Top 100, I've decided to put together a contest. All you need to do is suggest a cool new ability for the Necrotrophs in this news post.

Posted by MatthewD on Jan 10th, 2010

As a big thanks for everyone voting for us to make Top 100, I've decided to put together a contest. All you need to do is suggest a cool new ability for the Necrotrophs in this news post.

How it will work: 
This competition will award two winners (each having a $20 limit for any game they want on Steam). The first winner will be chosen by you, the viewers (simply add karma to whichever post contains the suggestion you like) and the second will be selected by us, the Devs. Then, the subsequent winners of this competition will be revealed early next week. You can suggest anything from "special abilities" such as vomiting blood that covers the players screen or "passive" abilities such as increased running speed/strength, The only rules I have are:

1. Cannot be a duplicate of someone else's idea (even mine, see this entire news post).

2. It must follow this format:

Idea: Blood Vomiting
Ability Type: Special (the other being Passive)
Pro: Blinds Resistance players' screen.
Con: Is attached to health/stamina, the more the Necro vomits the less health/stamina they have.

Here is some information regarding the Necrotroph:
The Necrotroph is a parasite-controlled human that has been reverted back to an almost animal-like state. While they may appear totally savage, the controlling parasite can still telepathically sense the distance and condition of other fellow Necrotroph's (i.e. they not only know where eachother are, but how much health they have). The parasite is not totally telepathic though, communication is still produced through human/parasitic vocals. 

If you missed it, you might also want to check out our recently released Alpha Footage to get a sense of how the mod plays.

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Remember to vote for The Rising if you already haven't! (click the image!)

Previous News Posts
The Rising MOD - Update
The Rising MOD - Update 2 "Ammo Checking"
Resistance Voice Commands
The Rising MOD - Update 4: The Necrotroph - From Concept to Completion
The Rising MOD - Update 5: Alpha Gameplay

Matthew DiPrinzio
Project Lead
matthew.diprinzio(AT)gmail.com

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 10 2010, 7:49am replied:

Agreed .. this will not work .... unless it's a who that got less negative who wins :S
EDIT: haha oh yeah he is winning ;D!!!

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 10 2010, 8:00am replied:

And another bad thing is that most of the people don't read everybodys " idea " they more " + " karma of those who are in the top or those who are in the bottom :/

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Gosthy
Gosthy Jan 10 2010, 8:15am replied:

No. Ideas on the top seem to have lower karma than ones in the bottom... :D (Exactly the opposite of what a normal article usually has.)

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 10 2010, 8:42am replied:

I mean in the top there is -4 because thats what everyone looks on first to they "-" that one in the top first and less on the oters that are in the middle :/ but if they whould give "+" karma instead then it whould be +4 instead

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leon.ladisic
leon.ladisic Jan 10 2010, 7:34am buried: Online

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Idea: Werry Loud Scream
Type: Special
Pro: (all of thease effects apply to victims vithn a certain distance)
-Intense blur for a few seconds,almost blind.
-Any animations played (eg. reload) are slowed down.
-Movment Slowed down.
-Take some of the victims hp (not to much).
Cons:
-Takes upp all stamina.
-Full stamina needed to preform the Ability.
-Blurs screen for half a second.

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Femista
Femista Jan 10 2010, 7:52am buried:

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Idea Bloody Transformation
Type:Passive
Pros:Person grows tentacles and claws from all over his body, enabling him to strike at people all around him. In that form he can climb walls with his claws and steal peoples health with his tentacles.
Cons:He loses health over time

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Cynic-Slo
Cynic-Slo Jan 10 2010, 7:53am says:

Idea: Throw
Ability Type: Special
Pro: Grabs an enemy player with its tentacels and throws him away (to the left or to the right), dealing some damage and seperating him from a group. Good against groups.
Con: Normal speed (not like a charge ability), slower movement after action

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The.Reap3r
The.Reap3r Jan 10 2010, 7:55am buried:

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Idea: Survival Instinct
Ability Type: Passive
Pro: Increases damage, attack speed (and move speed) by a percentage.
Con: That percentage is based of the percentage of HP lost.

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 10 2010, 7:57am buried:

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Idea: Cannibalism
Type: Special
Pro: -He should either be dead or alive
-Alive: He looses Hp
-Alive: Hard to move ( he have to kill it so it lets him go to move normal)
-Alive: Have hard to aim too
Cons: Alive: It gets more HP for eating of the body but is a very good target to get killed at that spot
The Human dead corpse: It get less hp for eating dead body and won't die as fast if it was eating from a alive person

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figalot
figalot Jan 10 2010, 7:58am buried: Online

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idea: pack mentality
ability : passive
pro: when in groups necros are faster and stronger
con: in order for it to work the necros must communicate ( not player to player ) making more noise and giving away their positoin and destroy any chance at a ambush

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Nitram
Nitram Jan 10 2010, 8:09am buried:

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Idea: Panic
Ability Type: Special
Pro: When the player has under half health he can panic, dealing extra damage for a short period.
Con: After the panic he'll have a couple of seconds cool down, where he moves slower and deals less damage.

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The.Reap3r
The.Reap3r Jan 10 2010, 8:09am says:

Idea: Abandon Body
Ability Type: Special
Pro: The parasite leaves the body it's infecting and becomes a mobile creature that can infect new bodies (living or dead, as long as it's not decapitated, as it can re-activate the neuronal synapses).
Con: The creature has 1 hp (dies from ANY hit from any weapon/environmental hazard/etc.) and can only survive for a limited amount of time out of a body (as I'm not aware of all gameplay issues I can't define a speficic amount of time, but it would be no more than 2 minutes).

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MrCrazyMc
MrCrazyMc Jan 12 2010, 2:45pm replied:

Voted +1, I actually like this one.

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The.Reap3r
The.Reap3r Jan 13 2010, 6:23am replied:

Thank you :)

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rowan9369
rowan9369 Jan 10 2010, 8:09am buried:

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Idea: Blood Spray
Ability: Active
Pro: Necro's spray blood on enemies which confuses and disorientates the enemy, the enemy must wipe the gore from his eyes before he is able to reload and to see clearly again
Con: Severely weakens the Necro's attack and speed

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Mr.John
Mr.John Jun 8 2010, 12:04am replied:

Reminds me of Alone in the Dark.

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S_ource
S_ource Jan 10 2010, 8:12am buried:

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Idea: pretend being dead.
Ability Type: Special.
Pro: Fools player that being dead.
Con: Cane easily be killd if plyer dont fall for the trick.

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 10 2010, 8:40am replied:

Then it's just to shot one extra time on the dead body? It's like spy in TF2 they always shoot everyone in they own team to see if anyone is a spy :/

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Murdouken
Murdouken Jan 10 2010, 8:12am says:

Idea: Rat Swarm

Type: Special

Pro: The necro vomits onto the ground in front of it, which makes rats swarm around the pile of sick. Because of the parasite inside the human, the vomit has quick hatching eggs inside it which then proceed to go directly into the rat. They hatch nearly instantly, and drive the rat into a small necro-style thing. These then continue by running up to the enemy and biting him. These rats do a small amount of damage to the human, but while the person is trying to get the rats off, they can't move or attack enemies which makes them vulnerable to other necros.

Cons: This ability can only be used in an area where there actually would be rats, such as a outdoors near a trashcan or a rotting corpse. The rats also die after 10 seconds on the human, or if the human knocks them off. While the necro is using this ability, they are vulnerable to attacks for 3-5 seconds after they have vomited.

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Newbez
Newbez Jan 10 2010, 8:18am says:

hehe, henley pwned yo ***

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Jan 10 2010, 8:24am replied:

Henly pwned him REALLY! lol pwnd

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Nawwx
Nawwx Jan 10 2010, 8:23am buried:

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Idea: Crazy MP Noob
Ability Type: Special
Pro: Can make all enemies unable to hear by microphone-spamming
Con: Can get instantly banned if server has anti-mic-spamming mods

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Nawwx
Nawwx Jan 10 2010, 8:25am buried:

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Idea: Sadistic Fart
Ability Type: Special
Pro: Can make guard dogs unable to detect enemies
Con: Sometimes may make you unable to move

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Nawwx
Nawwx Jan 10 2010, 8:27am says:

Idea: Teletubbies Power
Ability Type: Special
Pro: Has Ability to scare all monsters
Con: Cant damage enemies and moves very slow

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angelcs
angelcs Jan 10 2010, 8:32am buried:

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idea: Slunger
Ability type: Special
Pro: The Necro Slungs out a parasite from his mounth and it will attach to the target and it will slow them down for 75% of their normal speed for a few seconds

Cons: this Ability can only be used one time every 20sec, and it will take few seconds to throw it and while the necro is doing the ability he will be slowed down by 85%

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Yah
Yah Jan 10 2010, 8:34am buried:

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Idea: Body Seeker
Ability Type: Special

Pro: The Necro Grabs on the Human and suck's there blood. They are able to see all warm blooded things for 45 sec.

Con: Player might shoot before able to grab on, and the cool down time is 1 min.

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RaviL
RaviL Jan 10 2010, 8:39am says:

Idea: Host swap
Ability Type: Special

Pro:The creature grabs on to the resistance player, and, releases the parasite inside, the player control switches to the parasite, but it cannot move, only see where the resistance player goes, the infected resistance player cannot see the parasite, but is noted about being infected; if the parasite can hold on to the player for a set ammount of time say.. 30 seconds, the necro revives in the infected player, the resistance player being dead.

Cons: parasite dies from any hit it takes from another player, all other resistance players can see it, and a marker is placed on the infected player, the host cant see the parasite or ataked. necro can't move while infecting the resistance

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figalot
figalot Jan 10 2010, 8:57am replied: Online

i like ravils idea alot but thats seems more like a zombie game but maybe this is sorta that

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 8:41am says:

Idea: Crawl
Ability: Passive
Pro: Allows the necros to climb walls, and ambush survivors from ceilings and walls
Con:Crawling makes a scratching like noise that can be heard by the ressistance

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KortalMombat
KortalMombat Jan 10 2010, 8:43am buried:

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Idea: Climbing
Ability Type: Special
Pro: Has the ability to climb away from resistance when there health reaches a certain %'age
Con: If you stay on a wall too much you start to lose grip

**** i just noticed the guy above me did something similar :(

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 8:44am replied:

xD

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DragonNOR
DragonNOR Jan 10 2010, 8:45am says: Online

Idea: Shadowblend
Ability: Passive
Pro: Whenever the necro is inside an area with lowered lighting, he is all but invisible, unless hit by a flashlight beam.
Con: You can still be heard by your movement.

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 8:48am buried:

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Idea : Leap attack
Ability Type : Special
Pro : Allows the necro to make a leap (big jump) traveling huge distances and if hits a human on landing the human recieves extra damage and gets stunned for a few seconds (blurred vision, reduced moving speed)
Cons :Takes time for the leap to charge , and if necro misses a human from a big height passes out for a few seconds

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angelcs
angelcs Jan 10 2010, 8:48am says:

idea: tentacles
Ability type: Special
Pro: The Necro using his 4 tentacles to grab the target into him, So he can easily kill the target, while he is doing this the target cannot move ore shoot, the Necro's tentacles can only be stopped by shooting at the tentacles ore by killing the Necro.
conc: The Necro cant move while he is doing the tentacles attack, to start moving he needs to attack his own tentacles and if he loses one tentacles he cant use this ability at all.

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 8:51am says:

Idea : Infected vision
Ability : Passive
Pro : The necros have a special vision that highlights traps , humans , and other necros.
Cons: none

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jdnttr
jdnttr Jan 10 2010, 8:53am buried:

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Idea: Parasite Spitting
Ability Type: Special
Pro: He can spit parasites out of his mouth in a range of maybe 15 feets which causes 20% of less moving speed losing 5 Healthpoints every secon for a timeline of 5 seconds.
Con: Necro can t move while spitting and is a easy target.
Parasite spitting just works once in 1 minute.

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 8:55am says:

Idea : Taunt
Ability: Special
Pro: When the necros health reaches a critical level of health he can perform a very sharp scream combining his voice and telepathic abilites stunning all nearby humans so the necro can make a quick getaway
Cons: the necro cannot attack for a few seconds

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angelcs
angelcs Jan 10 2010, 8:56am says:

idea: Long-jump
Ability type: Special
Pro: The Necro Gathering all his strengh into his legs by simply crounching for 5 seconds and then he will performe a mighty jump and it will be fast and high up in the sky
conc: he needs to recharge the ability by crounching and he needs to be on the ground while doing it(he cant crounch in the air to recharge the ability).

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake Jan 10 2010, 8:58am says:

Idea: Lacerate
Ability Type: Special
Pro: when used you make a deep wound that makes the enemy take damage over time, excellent for quck attack then running again, especially if used with a potential stealth ability.
Con: does little immidiate damage.

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lolcake93
lolcake93 Jan 10 2010, 9:10am replied:

i second that one :)
i think it fits the theme.

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake Jan 10 2010, 9:19am replied:

thanks :P

welcome to MODDB

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake Jan 10 2010, 9:03am says:

Idea: Dash
Ability type: Special
Pro: When activated doubles your running speed for 10 seconds, excellent for fast attack.
Con: a short period of slowed run speed when it wears off.

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Jan 10 2010, 9:07am buried:

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Idea: Possession
Ability Type :Special
Pro: The necro using its telepathic powers gains control of a nearby ressistance member, and play from the perspective of a human, being able to shoot other humans
Cons : if the controller player goes too far away from his own controlling necro , he looses control of the human, also if the controlling necro dies during posession ,he looses control of the human

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angelcs
angelcs Jan 10 2010, 9:08am buried:

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idea: Parasite body
Ability type: Passive
Pro: when the Necro only have 10% hp left, then the Parasite inside him will grow and make his skin Harder and stronger, he will remove 90% of the dmg he recive and he will do 30% more dmg

conc: Since the Parasite inside him becomes bigger and stronger the human body cannot handle such a parasite, then he will be slowed by 35% and maybe even die by it, but if he dies it will make a big green posion explosion that do 5dmg over sec, and the posion will last for over 25sec.

PS: while this ability is activated the cam will be Surrounded by green looking posion, Like the Panic zombie sources camera while being a zombie but instead of red it should be green

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lolcake93
lolcake93 Jan 10 2010, 9:14am says:

okay i'll give it a try so

Idea: Execute
Ability type: Special
Pro: Leaps out towardsd the enemy with a strong final and decisive strike finishing the target off.
Con: Can only be used when the enemy is wounded and has low HP.

by the way, wont people just give minus karma to others so that they can win themselves?

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan Jan 10 2010, 9:15am says:

Idea: Bite/Suck
Ability Type: Special
Pro: The player is unable to move while the Necrotroph is biting him, causing -5hp per second.
Con: The Necrotroph stops biting the player after 5 seconds, leaving you an opportunity to shoot the Necrotroph and causing him a great deal of damage due to the close range. If the player misses that chance, the Necrotroph could attack or use the special ability again.

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S_ource
S_ource Jan 10 2010, 9:19am says:

I also think that dev team should decide who wins.

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan Jan 10 2010, 9:22am replied:

Yes. Most of the competitors will rate down other people's comment on purpose.

+4 votes     reply to comment
lolcake93
lolcake93 Jan 10 2010, 9:32am replied:

we'll just have to hope people play fair. Although few will :)

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AwsomeCake
AwsomeCake Jan 10 2010, 9:35am replied:

indeed :D

when will the winners be announced anyway?

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