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Engineer Update: Day Three

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Quick: Name someone whose body of work is a testament to the indomitability of the human spirit; whose strength and moral guidance informs your every decision; and who starred in one of the Police Academy movies.


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  2. Retroid

    Retroid L5: Dapper Member

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    You must be getting rusty...
     
  3. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    Bot needs upgrading to level 2. Maybe the new wrench will help
     
  4. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Any idea what the wrench does or is it just a reskin? Also, who is this Watchmaker? Had something to do with the wrench.
     
  5. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    A single stage PLR map! :O
     
  6. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Looks incredibly small for PLR. Maybe a KoTH style PLR, similar length, similar elevator mechanic.
     
  7. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Watchmaker is the guy who made that skin for the wrench. Valve is making it official, similar to what they did with the Equalizer during the WAR Update. Its stats are unknown - not even Watchmaker knows them, but it's supposed to be for offensive Engineering.

    Also, just so people don't ask, Hightower is NOT Dario's map.
     
  8. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I'm surprised I haven't seen a custom single-stage PLR map yet. There probably are some, but none good or popular enough that I've heard of them yet. (I'm not counting Emergency because (A) the guy who made it refuses to acknowledge it as a PLR map, and (B) it sucks.)
     
  9. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    The reason why single stage PLR have never been made is the game mode's lack of time limits, which is problematic in a large map, and the lack of control points to control "add/subtract time" As a community, we couldnt do this before. Valve has just found a clever walkaround by making this lift at the end.
     
  10. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    For all we know Upward could be a cramped single stage payload. Maybe (hopefully) Valve are just hiding the other 2 stages to this PLR map, or hiding the previous tracks making it a Badwater style PLR map o_O
     
  11. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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  12. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    OMG QUICK PORTABLE SENTRY!!!!!!!!

    +Can pick up and transport level 1 or 2 sentry without the need for rebuilding
    -Cannot be upgraded to level 3
    -If engy dies with sentry in toolbox, the sentry is destroyed
    -Cannot use weapons while carrying sentry
     
  13. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Added to bottom of blog post:

    *This isn't the only melee slot item the Engineer's getting...just a bonus!
     
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  14. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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  15. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    And on everything else, we have Tab. :p
     
  16. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    ctrl+a :facepalm:
     
  17. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    I called the portable sentry gun.
     
  18. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    That works too. I like that tab brings you right to it. :]

    But yeah, there's a lot of ways.


    A lot of people did.
     
  19. Christen

    Christen L1: Registered

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    Beat me to the news. Portable sentry is good. Or I just wish they'd upgrade the sentry and make it movable!
     
  20. eyefork

    eyefork L3: Member

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    Engineer goes 75% heavy speed while transporting a building.