3/2 New Blog Post: "Damnit damnit damnit damnit!"

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  1. PMAvers

    PMAvers L6: Sharp Member

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    http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3539

    Talks about the Engineer update a little, the design process around a unlock they didn't end up using (the Repair Node), and links to the [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNnftq744I"]YouTube- Spy & Pyro[/ame] animated short a fan created.
     
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  2. martijntje

    martijntje L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    that video has been posted several times in this forum.
    but about the post.

    very true, dispensers and teleporters are very useful. I tend to think about them as not for myself. I only use them for myself when metal is sparse like in arena or when you have 3 engineers (3 engineers isnt always as bad as it sounds)
     
  3. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    I think its better to not release the Repair Node. As already Valve stated, it would ruin the game. Engineers need my teleporters and my dispensers, so they need an upgrade that boosts their attack/defense power, but doesn't ruin flaw of the game.

    The Node:
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Retroid

    Retroid L5: Dapper Member

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    Off-topic: I actually had a dream I was the Engineer last night, it was a bit bizarre.

    ...

    I have no idea how they are going to tackle this. I mean; change the Sentry gun and you change the whole game. Their goal is to make the engy less of a turtling class.

    The best way I can think of is to have the ability to make a couple of lvl 1-alike sentries which cannot be upgraded. It would keep the engy on his toes as the sentries would be more of a disposable commodity that he wouldn't have to look after. It would lead to some really strategic mind games and would rely on more surprise rather than being just a dead stop.
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    I'd honestly like it if they released that node model for someone to fix and use in a map as a prop or something.

    Actually, looks a bit like one of those intels from Premuda. Minus the healing.
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    That model shouldnt be so hard to make, for an experienced modeller i think this isnt more than a few hours of work.

    Also, i dont care about the engineer update until they revelaed what that whole portal stuff is about.
     
  7. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    As an ex-engineer I really can't wait for this update.
     
  8. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Engineer should get the laptop gun from Perfect Dark.
     
  10. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    As an ex engineer, I can't wait for this update to not come around.

    Good luck having balanced feedback for... a few weeks! At least you'll learn about powerful sentry spots in your map.
     
  11. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Want PDQ. Now.
     
  12. The Gentlemanne

    The Gentlemanne L4: Comfortable Member

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    this^
     
  13. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    Destined to be the most boring update in the history of gaming.

    RED Side
    "Hey guys, we've got 12 sentries up, they're never going to cap our point now, haha"
    "..."
    "Where are they?"

    BLU Side
    "Hey guys, we've got 12 sentries up, they're never going to cap our point now, haha"
    "..."
    "Where are they?"
     
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  14. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    The only way to really make this update work is to somehow discourage turtleing and get more offensive engineering.
     
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  15. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    To do this they'd probably have to make the shotgun and pistol seem more offensive and useful to make angineers want to charge forward but maybe at the cost of weaker buildings. What do you guys think?
     
  16. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    ahem..you mean like...every update?
     
  17. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Nothing an engineer limit can't fix! [​IMG]
     
  18. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    hehehehehe, can't wait for the engineer update. I'm gonna find me a medic, and my stickys and pipes will have a blast! (Pun, definetly, intended)
     
  19. Spammish

    Spammish L3: Member

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    This logic is even better on Dustbowl or any other attack/defence map.
     
  20. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I like these kinds of blog-posts.

    What I'd like to see
    • Unlock-tradeoff between raw firepower and ability to move quickly to set up structures.
    • Sneakier/Faster/Weaker front-line placement structures.