Hey good job, there, Hardhat! (an end to Valve's silence)

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by YM, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  2. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Very cool indeed. I play offensive engie quite a bit, so this is welcome news. Though I honestly thought Spy would be next for a class pack. The additional medic info is especially cool. Go Valve! And when are we getting our interview dammit? :p
     
  3. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    more upgradable stuff...awesome

    and...you fail at linking things :p
     
  4. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Im guessing that may entail a nerf of low level things and make level 3 only slightly better :(

    *giggle hysterically* Sweeet.
     
  5. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    Same I've said on the other post:

    I hope Valve don't pay attention to steam forum posts...

    And:

    what about taking ammo from dispensers, lockers? Isn't it the same thing?

    Go Spy Go
     
  6. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    YES, more Engie awesomeness.

    ...however, now I'll be increasingly fearful of spies D:
     
  7. Cameron:D

    Cameron:D L6: Sharp Member

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    Can't wait for upgradeable dispensers/teleporters :D
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I'm not sure I like the spy thing... downed guns are a little easy to come by, regardless of how much cloak each gun will give you. I still prefer my idea of making the mediray recharge cloaking, as it would help improve spy/medic relationships since most of the time spies don't like medics healing them, as it is an instant giveaway if seen.

    Further... while the medic bit sounds ok, what I would like most is giving more info to the people CALLING for medic. There is nothing I hate more than having someone call for me and continually run away... they should get a HUD icon pointing to the nearest medic.
     
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  9. Chris|Gramps

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  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Spies should only be able to recharge from dispensers and lockers imo. It's fairly overpowered considering, all they need to do is fix the damn backstab. Done.
     
  11. Icarus

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    You only get like an extra 2 seconds for picking up medium ammo/dropped weapons. Most of your cloak will come from dispensers/cabinets, where you can remain cloaked forever (however, dispenser healbeams still give you away)

    Demo stickies disappear after being shot once. Seems harsh at first, but c'mon, either they'll be using them as rockets or by the time you see them you've already lost. Besides, demos needed some form of a nerf.

    This update doesn't affect the core gameplay much, but it's very, VERY nice added polish.

    Btw, I'm loving the new manly dispenser

    too bad the new teleport is so hard to maintain. but damn is it worth it. Instant teleports ftw
     
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  12. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    If only you could shoot down rockets...
     
  13. The Asylum

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    This.
     
  14. luxatile

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    Spies shouldn't be able to refill cloak at resupply cabinets or from dispensers. The fact that they need to use ammopacks encourages them to stay out on the battlefield (it's not like Spies are the masters of turtling, but they might start doing just that if all their free cloak is right by their base), and it makes them feel ever so slightly safer in the enemy's presence. There's nothing wrong with giving Spy players a bit more sense of safety, since it often feels a bit too hard to stay sneaky and stealthy, even for good Spies (assuming I can be called a fairly good Spy).
     
  15. Hawk

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    I really like the changes for the Engineer. But as much as I like them, I hope they don't cause any serious trouble with balance and such. Oh well, I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I play.

    I was curious and decided to measure just how good the Engineer's upgrades are.

    Lv1 Teleporter: 8 second recharge
    Lv2 Teleporter: 4 second recharge
    Lv3 Teleporter: 2 second recharge

    This was just counting to myself, though... not exact timing. But wow! The cool thing is, you can upgrade the teleporter by hammering away at either the entrance or the exit... I was worried you would have to upgrade both.

    With a completely filled Level 3 dispenser, you can lay down a brand new sentry gun and keep upgrading it to Level 3, and the dispenser will be just short of running out by the time you're finished. I'm sure most engineers will get to work on the sentry before any dispenser upgrades, but this will give me something to do when I have a level 3 sentry and I'm just sitting and waiting for people to come.

    And good for the poor scout. I've seen very little use for him in Dustbowl/GoldRush/Badwater, and these are the maps I spend all my time on. So it's good to see that they're focusing on that.
     
  16. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Hmm.... I seem to recall that previously a fully filled dispenser could do the same thing, which means they nerfed the dispenser so that the previous dispenser = level 3 dispenser.... :(
     
  17. Hildreth's Will

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    Sounds good.

    The Spy one will be the most interesting, I have spent a lot of time hiding waiting for my cloak to return.

    Engineer's dispeners will cost metal to upgrade, so it shouldn't speed up the building process too much. Also, I presume the entrances will be the ones in need of upgrading, not exits when it comes to teleporters.
     
  18. Psy

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    The spy buff is amazing. Now you're rewarded for backstabbing people by picking up their weapon and instantly receiving extra charge for the cloak.
     
  19. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    I will have to play it, but if you ask me the engineers really needed some kind of a buff. It it feels "unbalanced" now, it is just that engineers can actually do some good again.

    When the game first came out engineers were awesome because nobody knew how to dislodge them, however, now all the popular engineer locations have known methods for digging the engineer out. Its gotten to the point that if I play on a standard Valve map I can count on getting maybe one sentry kill before the sentry gun is destroyed.

    The way I play as an effective engineer is I have started to get creative and build my sentry guns in uncommon locations. Then, once I get a kill i move to a different spot because the person that just died has just alerted his entire team to my position.

    As for teleporters, I build them all the time and NOBODY takes them. I will put the entrance right by the spawn, and tell people in chat to take it, and NOBODY takes it. They needed some kind of a boost.

    For dispensors, well, I will need to play the game, but I thought they were in pretty good shape, although the healing was a bit slow.

    /A proud engineer with over 95 hours of service.
     
  20. Icarus

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    Seriously?

    This part of the update was done so spies wouldn't need a workaround. Pre-path, spies had to switch classes and back to refill their cloak. This eliminates that need.