Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by The Asylum, Mar 1, 2015.
other than stupid hats?
EoTL dropped and people got really upset about it.
you missed BONUS DUCKS
Lol, you missed the Unusual event where they randomly gave out 10 unusuals a day for 2 weeks.
hah, that was fun
Smissmass added weapons that were kinda cool I guess but not really. Bunch of things with unique and interesting downsides and little upsides. A new beta gamemode was added with superhero powers and grappling hooks, which people liked, in CTF, which people didn't. rd_asteroid got 50% artpassed and there's a tonne of sweet space art assets. Another TF comic.
And heatmaps.tf was made by Geit.
Well, for starters, Half-Life 3 was confirmed, and Gaben turned out to be a reptilian. But mostly bonus ducks.
Hey hey hey, the Asylum's back!
Basically, we had Halloween, which introduced sd_doomsday_event set in a carnival. It has more Wheel of Doom-type effects, bumper carts, and 3 gameplay types for the bumper carts, Soccer, duck collecting, and platforms. In soccer, which gave us prop_soccer_ball, you bounce the ball into the enemy goal 3 times using your carts to win(pipeball ripoff, volve pls). In duck collecting, pickups, which are ducks, spawn around the map, and you need to drive over them to collect them. Hitting enemy players drops some of their ducks. First team to a set amount wins. In platforms, there are nine wooden tiles over a deathpit. After some time, one of the tiles glow, and all but that fall. If you fall down the deathpit, you become a ghost, and need to fly up and touch teammates to be reanimated. If everyone on one team is dead, the other team wins. There are also new spells specifically for the carts.
YM was the first to make a map incorporating the new carts, Mann Mountain, which is a racing map. There are quite a bit more, too.
Almost everyone was hyped about the End of the Line update, which was rumored to have new weapons, certain to have Snowplow, and of course have an SFM video. Sadly, cp_snowplow was cut from the update in November. Instead of these things, we got hats, an all-class melee reskin, and the Duck Journal. During the EOTL event, players would drop duck pickups on death, and objectives spit them out. The Duck Journal could be purchased for $5, and counted how many of these ducks you collected and leveled up like a strange weapon, as well as giving duckstreaks, a count in the killfeed of how many ducks you've collected.
The Smissmass update was pretty big, bigger than almost everyone expected. We got 3 new weapons, the Iron Bomber, the Quickiebomb Launcher, and the Panic Attack. The new wave of Festive wepaons included the Revolver, the Bonk! Atomic Punch, the Shotgun, the Bonesaw, and Backburner. On top of that, we got Mannpower, a new beta gamemode which introduces many new mechanics and tweaks to CTF, including grappling hooks, a crit pickup at the center of the map(later accompanied by an uber pickup) and numerous powerups which could be collected by killing the previous owners, such as one that makes you reload and move faster, one that gives health for damaging people, one that removes damage falloff from your weapons, one that hurts enemies that damage you, and probably a few others. The tweaks include giving players 6 seconds of uber when leaving spawn, requiring 5 captures to win, and intel having a somewhat long grace period before being able to be picked up again. Two "new" maps were added for this gametype, ctf_foundry and ctf_gorge, which are just edits of their 5cp variants, with some clipping removed for maximum grappling hook effectiveness.
Aaaand that's about it. Minus the hats, and people increasingly bitching about how the game is dead and valve no longer cares and whatnot.
What have you been doing for... 8 months?
Were you in a coma?
Well, you know that movie, the Lazarus Effect, where they bring people back from the dead?
It's no coincidence it's released around now.
It's based on a true story too, I heard.
Back from the dead huh?
The Crouton Saga
Buying my own house, moving into my own house, sinking almost all of my paychecks into fixing up the craphole that is my new house. New girlfriend too, so that's been eating up a lot of time (and money!) as well.
Also not helping matters is me having discovered that a local bar has a full-sized honest-to-tezcatlipoca snooker table. I freakin' LOVE snooker.
tl;dr- irl shit, mang
Are we sure Asylum wasn't in an asylum?
He got out for good behavior.
And that's why I choose not to be in a relationship
I made some maps. I think some other people made maps too.
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