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User avatar #86 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
I never understood exactly why clickers killed you instantly but you could fight off runners easily, could someone explain please?
#128 to #86 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
If you went and looked up the types of infected in the game, it gives a pretty good explanation of each type on their Wikia. I understand that's just a collectivity of knowledge from players, but it makes a lot more sense then a fluke like "The virus made them stronger".

Runners cry when they're alone because they're still fighting off the pain of becoming infected. There's a fungus trying to invade their brain, and it erupts from the eye sockets. I'm sure you could imagine how painful that is. Their eyesight is still intact, that's why they can see you. Also, the zombies that lay Stagnant and don't attack unless "provoked" is actually just people who are startled by you making a loud noise. I'm sure if u were sitting there in the dark and heard a gun shot, you'd be freaked out too.

As explained in the game a couple of times, clickers are people who've been infected for a pretty long time. If you consider the fact that you play the game *possible spoiler ahead* 20 years later after the outbreak *end spoiler*, that makes perfect sense. These infected are to the point where they've lost their humanity, or sense of pain. Instead they've formed a crude version of echolocation. The fungus has altered their thought pattern to the point where they only need to infect others, and feed themselves. So they don't exactly hold back when attacking a non-infected, I'm sure you've seen their arms flailing when they become enraged.. and no ones gonna get outta that death grip without a tool like a shiv. This is why Joel has to improve himself in being a "Shiv Master" in order to protect himself from clickers grasps.

TL;DR, Clickers have no shame or pain, so you're not getting away from them too easily.

User avatar #130 to #128 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
That makes a lot more sense Thanks for taking the time to reply
#132 to #130 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
haha, i'm guessing you'll accept any kind of explination.
User avatar #134 to #132 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
Pretty much! There seems to be a good few theories going around but this one sounds quite good
#136 to #134 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
Well its the only explanation that I can really empathize with, because I could probably put myself in any infected's shoes. But the other ones don't really offer any good explanation for anything, really.
User avatar #137 to #136 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, like you said, its better than people coming up with the idea that The virus made them stronger"
#139 to #137 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, the way I see it, as the virus progresses... the less they actually hold themselves back. If you'd think about lifting a 500 lb weight over your head, you'd say "No, that'd hurt and probably kill me if I gave out from under it."

If you took out the doubts and the pain, chances are anyone could do that.
User avatar #140 to #139 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
So, on the flipside, you could say the reason why runners don't bite you instantly is because of the humanity they have left, whether its fear or mercy
#142 to #140 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
Well yeah, I know i'm asking you to imagine a lot of things.... But LETS SAY You became infected, you know you're hungry, you see another person, and i'm saying you are STARVING, you haven't eaten in at least 2 weeks since you've been infected. So this is probably gonna be your only chance in a long time to eat, and you have to contend for this food along side other infected... you're gonna go hard at them. But you're not fully inhibited by the virus just yet.. You recognize that is a fellow human being you're attacking, and you're still LARGELY in pain from the fungus trying to bust open your eyes from inside your brain. But alas, you have no choice but to soldier through the pain as best as you can to get your meal.

That's mostly speculation, but it's the best I can understand a runners situation
User avatar #143 to #142 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
Ouch, kinda makes you feel bad for them. This game is a lot more psychological then I thought
#144 to #143 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
Like I said, it's mostly speculation, and if you boiled down a gazelles situation with a cheetah, you'd probably feel sorry for a cheetah too. That's just how things go in nature. Survival of the fittest on both ends.

But we don't need to turn this into an ecology lesson.
User avatar #147 to #144 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
Though your username says otherwise ;)
#148 to #147 - egotistical (06/30/2013) [-]
Anyway, if you wanted anything else cleared up just ask me. I like theorizing things.
User avatar #149 to #148 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
Sure thing pal, I'll come to you if I get anything
#99 to #86 - bagman (06/30/2013) [-]
The best explanation for things like this are the one's you come up with yourself. The game explains that Clickers are at a far more advanced stage of infection than runners or stackers. I think the more infected you become, the stronger physically you become. And that's why you need a melee weapon to fight Clickers up close. So I just assume that Clickers are strong enough to just bowl over Joel physically.
User avatar #101 to #99 - kharjo (06/30/2013) [-]
That sounds about right, thanks
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