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Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by The Political Gamer, May 18, 2010.

  1. sniprpenguin

    sniprpenguin L6: Sharp Member

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    This. I frequent a 32-man server (Vanilla settings otherwise), and before when we'd have 5 pyros, we now usually have 3-4 heavies and 1 pyro. Which sucks because then a dual-uber with pyros would surely take out their base, but NO, dipheads have to play heavy. :facepalm:
     
  2. Randdalf

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    Rumour is, that that purple eye indicates that the photo was a newer high-res one taken for the end of a meet the team video. Thus, Meet the Pyro is theorised.
     
  3. Porkchop

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    Eh, I heard that rumor too, but the quality on that propane tank just kills me. I'm sure if it was for something like a newer high-res team picture, they would have upped the quality some at least. It's not bad, but stands out too much to me.

    Speaking of which, I'd love for them to take a new team picture and release it as a Wallpaper (fan-made just isn't the same :().
     
  4. drp

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    while i agree that the heavy isnt w + m1, he is more noob friendly and easier to dominate with now.
     
  5. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    Just examining the model though, it's still not a movie-quality model. The fingers, the curvature of the head, both still very blocky and angular. If that's from a Meet The video, I will be very surprised.
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Just to clear up some stuff, there seems to be a lot of ignorance about what exactly the meet the videos use and what they don't use.

    The only changes made for meet the vids are the morph facial textures.

    As the pyro has no face, why the fuck would they have morph's for him?
    Oh, that's right. They don't.

    Furthermore: the morphs they do have exactly the same resolution as the other facial textures.

    The models are not higher poly. The textures are not higher res. They are the exact same models as you see in game.

    The only difference is they have a stretch and compress texure, when the facial features are morphed towards either extreme they blend towards the corresponding extreme's texture.

    (the compress texture, it has darker teeth and tongue, as well as wrinkles around the eyes and between the eyebrows. the stretch texture has a lighter tongue and teeth with shadows at the sides of the mouth and furrows in the forehead, the rest of the texture is exactly the same)

    The only reason they would adjust the model is if they remove the mask.
     
  7. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    Valve reveals the new purple team.
     
  8. Pocket

    aa Pocket Ya like Jazz?

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    Well for what it's worth, I looked at "Meet the Soldier", the only video he's already been in, and it has the same low-poly tank.

    That being said, it wouldn't surprise me if they went ahead and put out "Meet the Pyro" before "Meet the Medic." It seems pretty obvious by now that something has been holding up the latter (possibly an inability to reach the voice actor).
     
  9. Tinker

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    That's something the Steam forums made up, actually. Just because a voice actor is well-known doesn't mean he never has time to get to Valve. It's his JOB.
     
  10. Icarus

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  11. Bermuda Cake

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    Huzzah!

    Oh and maybe the purple eye is from the brightness... OF A WELDING TORCH
     
  12. UFO

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  13. Pocket

    aa Pocket Ya like Jazz?

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    And yet, Bill.
     
  14. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    That was not VA problems. They just hate old people.
     
  15. Retroid

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    Bills gonna be infected, you know that right?
     
  16. Tinker

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    No, that was actually confirmed by Valve. This wasn't.