Right now, zombies in Black Mesa have an idle sound that plays continuously without almost no delay. This is very annoying as their sound range is also pretty big and that their idle sounds are VERY loud compared to their HL1 counterparts. This makes a lot of areas where there is one or even multiple zombies annoying.
Here’s a video to showcase how the zombie is constantly making sounds even when not startled. The zombie is even “sleeping”!
My suggestions are:
- Reduce radius of sound range
- Mute zombies when never having seen player (or an occasional sound?)
- Add a much bigger delay between idle sounds. The zombie sounds IMO are fine but constantly hearing them when not even seeing them is quite annoying. (Very annoying when there are multiple zombies in a map!)