Breaking Update News: Sniper Update Info!

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, May 12, 2009.

  1. drp

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    The Huntsman

    Any experienced sniper will tell you how irritating it is when your targets keep moving around. The question is how to stop these cheaters from wind-sprinting around like they own the place. And the answer is to pin them to a wall. How? With arrows!

    "Now, hold on," you might be thinking. "I'm strong, but no one could throw an arrow that hard." Introducing the Huntsman longbow, which solves that age-old throwing problem.

    "Now, hold on," you keep saying. "Aren't bows and arrows primitive and harmless?" Why don't you ask the dinosaurs? Except you can't, because the cavemen bow and arrowed them to death. One headshot from the Huntsman can mean an instant crit, in addition to a bolt-riddled corpse hanging from a wall that's gruesome and funny.

    And even if you don't kill them, they'll carry around a certain arrow-shaped something as a living testament to your awesome archery skills and their frankly unawesome dodging skills. Comes with 18 arrows and a one-second charge for full power shots.

    http://www.teamfortress.com/sniperupdate/
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Its about time they are updating Turok!..

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    waiiiit a second!
     
  3. Phobos

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    Haha, nice April fools joke!

    Oh wait...











    No really, does this actually mean that the Sniper update is out next week?
     
  4. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    I just saw this on /v/

    First I suspected a shopped picture with Garry's Mod

    Then I looked closer

    Then saw the site and... well, reactions are best kept to themselves.
     
  5. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    I just loved pinning Combine to the wall with the crossbow in Half-life 2. This is going to be awesome.
     
  6. drp

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    i main sniper in pubs... its going to be awesome.
     
  7. TMP

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    This looks like a sidegrade actually. Less damage potential, faster w/ stick. As long as it doesn't provide knockback unscoped I'll be fine. If it has knockback to a large degree, I'm going to be PISSED.

    Because then Sniper will be able to stop my axe :(
     
  8. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    What what in the butt? It looks like Storm Front in the background!
     
  9. drp

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  10. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    The skybox looks fantastic though, and I am DEFINITELY going to use it on Riverside!

    It's like...

    ... Valve wants me to finish it.
     
  11. BrokenTripod

    BrokenTripod L5: Dapper Member

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    I was totally just about to post this. I'm so happy and excited right now I have no idea what to do with myself.

    Oooh sniper, I may not play with you very often, but you still hold a large part of my heart <3.
     
  12. Phobos

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    I just checked it, the map in the background is not Storm Front. It doesn't have a hut with a sawblade and a tree stump in front of it.

    The bow sounds like Valve "borrowed" some ideas from the PVK II team. Charging shots, arrows staying in the body. I bet the arrows will also have an arc.
     
  13. TheBladeRoden

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    Balls to the wall
     
  14. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Ugh, I can't get over the sexy skybox and it's light_environment settings. I know the focus is the Huntsman, but god damn! That sky!
     
  15. drp

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    pvk?

    this system is used in hl2, so incorporating it would not be difficult.
     
  16. Mar

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    No, it only sticks dead people to walls. If it doesn't kill you it just sticks out of you. Learn 2 read.
     
  17. BrokenTripod

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    Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II, a mod for Source.

    3 teams, sort of like TF2? Kind of. Not really?

    That sky IS sexy. Thanks for pulling my attention to it. I was so focused on the gaze of the sniper.
     
  18. drp

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    i assume you meant to quote someone?
     
  19. Icarus

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    I hope it's cp_lumberyard
     
  20. Icarus

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    I think:

    -Faster Charge (1 second charge)
    -Pushback (similar to Scout's FAN)
    -Low ammo reserves (18 shots)
    -Projectile Arc (makes aiming at long range less viable. A stated design goal)

    All in all, this wouldn't look as bad as the sandman so long as it doesn't actually stun you. It meets it's design goals very well.

    Usually when they release these update info pages on the site, the update is only a week away. (Today is Tuesday. Update will be next Tuesday. This is the same for all prior updates)