2014 Strange Festive Guesses

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  1. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Sorry for doing the lame "guess what festive stranges" thing, but I wanted this written down somewhere so I could see how many (if any) I get correct. Every year, I always spend too much time thinking about what strange festives we'll see.

    The existing ones we have:

    Scout - 2 primaries, 2 melees
    Soldier - 2 primaries, 1 secondary
    Pyro - 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 melee
    Demo - 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 melee
    Heavy - 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 melee
    Engineer - 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 melee
    Medic - 1 primary, 1 secondary, 1 melee
    Sniper - 2 primaries, 1 secondary
    Spy - 1 primary, 1 melee, 1 PDA

    Based on those slots, I'd expect the following:

    Scout - secondary
    Soldier - melee
    Pyro - primary
    Demo - primary or secondary
    Heavy - primary
    Engineer - primary
    Medic - secondary
    Spy - primary or melee

    This does assume that they'd want to more or less evenly distribute primary/secondary/melee festives.

    Scout recently got a Mad Milk in the form of Mutated Milk, so I'd expect one of the pistol variants or the Flying Guilotine.

    Soldier has no melees, so I'm confident they'll fix that this year. Either Escape Plan or Displinary Action. Though they could give us a loser weapon in the form of a festive default shovel.

    Pyro is evenly distributed, but since most classes get more primaries than other slots, I'd say Degreaser or Backburner.

    Demo is also evenly distibuted, but both stickies and pills can be considered main weapons for him. I'd say Loose Cannon or Loch'n'Load.

    Heavy's similar to above. Lot of primary miniguns to pick from, but I think either the Tomislav or the Huo-Long Heater.

    I don't really see them doing a multiclass shotgun (as much as I'd love that), so for Engineer, I feel like Rescue Ranger or Widowmaker are the best bets.

    Medic's main focus is healing, so if it's not a medigun, I'd be surprised. Kritzkreig seems unlikely due to the existing strange one, so I'd say Quick Fix or Vaccinator.

    Sniper also is overdue for a melee. I'm guessing stock Kukri or Bushwacka.

    Spy is a bit of a wildcard. Backstabbing is of course his focus, but the only reasonable choice would be Your Eternal Reward or Kunai (Spycicle is already effectively a "festive"). Stock Revolver or Enforcer are also strong possibilities. All things being equal, I think they'd default to stock over unlocks in this case.

    Overall, I also feel they're less likely to pick multi-class weapons over single class ones, so shotguns and pistols don't feel likely to me.

    So in summary, my picks for Festives 2014:

    • Scout - Flying Guilotine
    • Soldier - Escape Plan
    • Pyro - Degreaser
    • Demo - Loose Cannon
    • Heavy - Tomislav
    • Engineer - Rescue Ranger
    • Medic - Quick Fix
    • Sniper - Kukri
    • Spy - Revolver
     
  2. Berry

    aa Berry Sharing is caring, and I don't care

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    I'm just gonna go in head over heels and say these as my hopes/guesses:
    Scout: Soda Popper
    Soldier: Escape plan as said, or direct hit maybe?
    Pyro: Detonator? Degreaser?
    Demoman: Targe or splendid screen
    Heavy: Brass beast?
    Engineer: Short circuit? Gunslinger?
    Medic: Quick fix or amputator
    Sniper: SMG or bushwacka?
    Spy: YER, dead ringer?
     
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  3. Grizzly Berry

    aa Grizzly Berry

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    Actually made a video on this recently, but I'll post what I guessed.

    Scout: Mad Milk
    Soldier: Market Gardener
    Pyro: Backburner
    Demo: Chargin' Targe
    Heavy: Brass Beast
    Engineer: Gunslinger
    Medic: Kritzkrieg
    Sniper: Bushwacka
    Spy: Deadringer

    On Scout, I'm on the fence with Mad Milk and Bonk, but I'm rooting for Mad Milk because I use it more than anything (except the pistol). I also bet my entire backpack on the Scout getting a festive Mad Milk or Bonk, so I'm really pulling for one of those haha.
     
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  4. Shogun

    Shogun L6: Sharp Member

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    I'm going to be a negative Nancy and guess that we won't get any new strange festives this year. I'm thinking Valve will want to do something different instead.
     
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  5. KubeKing

    aa KubeKing Back home in Jupiter, things are getting harder

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    You do have a point. Something seems a bit off about this year's crates being reskins of old ones. For most players, it's insignificant enough to be passed over without a second thought. But for those of us who choose to delve deeper...

    HL3 Confirmed.
     
  6. Shogun

    Shogun L6: Sharp Member

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    Why does no one seem to remember that Valve reskinned the 2011 winter crates as the 2012 winter crates? This isn't the first time they've done it, it's not like they don't care. Valve has to stop releasing festive weapons at some point, you're only going to have a smaller weapon pool to choose from every year. Eventually you'll get down to the weapons no one ever uses and it's just a waste of time and resources to release those as festives.
     
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  7. Bunbun

    aa Bunbun Gay sex slave

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    There could be a 1.5 chance of uncrating a series 1 festives.
     
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  8. KubeKing

    aa KubeKing Back home in Jupiter, things are getting harder

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    Oops, they did? OK, HL3 unconfirmed.
     
  9. Grizzly Berry

    aa Grizzly Berry

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    According to this snippet on the wiki there are currently 135 unique weapons in the game. At a rate of 9 festives per year, we've still got a little bit of time. Of course, like you said, eventually they'll start being weapons people don't use as often, but as long as people continue to buy the keys for them, Valve will continue to make them.
     
  10. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz Meme Queen

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    Festive stock shotgun anyone?
     
  11. Shogun

    Shogun L6: Sharp Member

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    That's true Grizzly, it is all about the money for Valve. Maybe they'll try strange festive hats eventually (I hope not).

    If they do add festive weapons this year, here are my guesses:

    Scout: Mad Milk
    Soldier: Market Gardener
    Pyro: Powerjack
    Demoman: Loch n Load
    Heavy: Tomislav
    Engineer: Jag
    Medic: Kritzkrieg (please!)
    Sniper: Razorback
    Spy: Revolver
    I also hope valve goes light on the wrapping paper/candy canes/bells this year. I really like the style of the "first gen" festives where it was only lights. Some wrapping paper is all right, but stuff like the Festive Force a Nature and Festive Flare Gun are just plain garish in my opinion.
     
  12. ades

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    yes I would really like this
     
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  13. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    YM's guesses:

    Buncha items I never use
     
  14. Shogun

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    welp.