Multi Level Weapons Being Found In The Wild

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. drp

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    There have been many reports of users finding different level weapons now (they were all 10 before). The levels range from 10 to 100. Apparently the level does not do anything.

    There is no physical or functional changes. It does make you wonder what valve is up to. Here are a few pictures of some of the items that some users have found.

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  2. The Political Gamer

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  3. drp

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    not a race. more to place it on the front page slider.
     
  4. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yeah some dude on the steam forums got lvl 0 on a weapon :p
     
  5. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    fail.
     
  6. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I want a level 100 sandvich, now.
     
  7. Randdalf

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    I must collect level 100 everythings before I get a hat.
     
  8. UFO

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    Does weapon's level change while playing with it?
     
  9. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    ^no, they stay consistant. Because it's a feature Valve hasn't implemented yet.

    However functionality does.
    My cloak and dagger decides it wants to be a dead ringer. When someone shoots me I turn invisible just long enough to NOT be able to place a sapper or kill anyone and just long enough to make it obvious I am a spy. Then I uncloak within a second so I can't hide. Major fail Valve. Makes spying completely worthless.

    And now my backstabs seem to be deflected by most classes. I took three perfect backstabs at a soldier the other day and actually got pushed back away each time.

    Give me my spy back!!!!!!
     
  10. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    Man, I've been deleting items since the update, I'll have to start keeping them.

    Loot is all good. They just need to fix the god damn loot finding system, it's stupid. Getting items over time regardless of performance? Really?

    Diablo happened. Diablo 2 happened. WoW happened. Come on Valve, a good loot system isn't exactly difficult to come up with.:facepalm
     
  11. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    I got a level 38 ambassador :D
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  12. uma plata

    uma plata L6: Sharp Member

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    I wonder what it all means

    Eventually there is going to be differentiation among weapon stats, that much should be clear by now

    I don't the levels are going to work like in RPGs, where higher = better. That goes against a lot of the ethos Valve put into their game design

    My prediction: higher levels are going to represent greater variance from the base weapon. This will be accompanied by cvars that allow server admins to limit weapon variance by level (say you would only allow level 1-10 weapons)

    All weapon variations are going to be zero sum, in that any increase in a stat will be offset by a decrease elsewhere (like tighter spread at the expense of clip size)

    And finally, players will be able to tweak weapon stats themselves, to come up with their own weapon designs, looks like. It was mentioned in an interview with Robin recently

    My take on it, anyway
     
  13. Psy

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    Ahah! I knew something was odd when I received a Level 71 Razorback earlier today.
     
  14. Rasputin

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  15. The Political Gamer

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    I have lvl 93 Kritzkrieg and it charges at a very fast rate!
     
  16. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I still love my Level 97 CnD.
     
  17. Nineaxis

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    Got a level 66 sandvich.
     
  18. Westerhound

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    I clearly win you in a Heavy battle then cause I have a level 92 one :p
     
  19. red_flame586

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    So, they found a way to fix the fact that you get the items from the achievements as well as randomly, good on ya valve... I wonder if they were planing this from the start???
     
  20. Nineaxis

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    You can record a video of it charging versus a normal baseline kritzkrieg?

    Robin is saying this is a bug, but I'm 90% sure it accidentally was packaged into the patch and only some weapons have their stat modifiers programmed (My level 66 sandvich does nothing different from a normal one), and I'd like to verify that there are indeed modifications to some instead of loose reports.