Mann vs. Machine is LIVE, Maggots!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    All right, men! This is it! Gray Mann's robot army is HERE! The Mann vs. Machine war has begun!


    The robots are at our doorstep, men, and trust me – they are not going to be asking for a cup of sugar. No! These monsters are going to break down our doors, take our sugar, and sprinkle it on our graves!


    While you sassy little sweet peas are chewing on that, strap on your book-goggles and prepare to learn about Mann Up Mode! And loot and achievements! And a new map designed by ME! Hup hup hup! Eyes left! Eyes right! Eyes left! Eyes right! Now you are READING, puddin' cups!





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  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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  3. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    why!?
     
  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I shall learn to model.
    I will make the Vegas Strip theme.
    I will make mvm_grand

    It works, since there is a lot of money.
     
  5. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    WHY VALVE WHY

    When will your hat madness end?!

    Haven't you got enough money?!
     
  6. Another Bad Pun

    Server Staff Another Bad Pun learning to fly

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  7. henke37

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    That screen is inaccurate, it's at about 9600 players in the queue now. Yeah, it's over 9000 players in the queue. Valve has grossly underestimated the popularity of the game. I mean, they only have like 52 full servers. That's like (60*6)/9000=3 % of the queue.
     
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  8. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    10k people in queque
    50 servers
    pay $1 to get in
     
  9. Bermuda Cake

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    All Mann Up Mode gives you is access to new cosmetics, it's not a whole lot different to buying a hat, surely? Or am I mistaken, does it add more?
     
  10. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    Widowmaker Engie can beat Wave 1 on his own. That's all I know so far because there's no way to get any further
     
  11. Yacan1

    aa Yacan1 D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R

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    though it would include jailbot, but ok
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  12. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Just sorta... locking stuff out. Well, unless I'm misunderstanding it, everyone needs a ticket to play. So if you want to play with your friends, but they only want to play to get the rares, you're SOL, similar to selling map packs.
     
  13. henke37

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    It also grants you access to a few achievements.
     
  14. The_Ulf

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    I think the servers listed are just public, community hosted/run servers - not Valve. I don't think even they could possibly underestimate the popularity of a new gamemode that grossly.

    It does mean, though, to play on the official servers with presumably better queue times right now, you gotta pay the admission fee. Not cool.
     
  15. ForbiddenDonut

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    I got to play for a few hours. It's actually a really fun game mode with the right people.

    Mannworks was my favorite map: a lot of open room to navigate and good areas to fall back on once the initial hold gets mowed over. The bots come from a lot of different angles and it can be quite challenging.

    Coaltown is my second favorite: again, a good amount of room. The difficulty in the map came as the fighting got the final arena. It's super hard to defend as mobs come rather equally on both sides and a sentry can really only defend one. (You really need two engineers on that map or a Spy + Engineer).

    Decoy is alright. I liked it as Spy. It's a bit more cramped than the other two, so it basically turns into a "filter mobs into this area and blow them up" tower defense game.

    As you can probably guess, you absolutely need an Engineer to get through this game mode. He's way too powerful to forgo. Medic is also pretty essential. I personally believe that having a Spy is required if you take on the harder missions: his sap makes Sentry Busters much easier to deal with and his 100%+ damage bonus vs. giants can drop a giant in a few seconds.

    This is only a few hours of playing. I had a really good time, though.
     
  16. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Planning on testing it with some friends tomorrow, with a custom server.

    We want to test it wthout those queus :p
     
  17. phi

    aa phi Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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    Same here. I'm not waiting with 14,000 others in a queue line! Outrageous!
    It does look pretty neat of a mode, though.
     
  18. ForbiddenDonut

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    You don't have to wait in the queue. You can just find a server running with MvM. That's how I got in. Granted, the server I entered had six people playing, but one dropped after a round and I took his place. 5-6 minutes compared to the 40 minutes that the queue is boasting.
     
  19. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    pretty fun, seems pretty openended as far as objective, bots etc.. so there might be some fun stuff to play with

    also wish there was more competing as you cooperate i.e. bots killed stats tho my hud is broken so maybe there already is
     
  20. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Sounds like you need better friends! :|

    Also, when are we getting mvm_haarp?
     
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