Mystery Item

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by TheKieranator, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. TheKieranator

    TheKieranator L6: Sharp Member

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    Valve are doing it again. First Grockets, now this!

    We have no idea what it's for, or what it does; and when loaded in itemtest it crashes the entire game! What are they up to?
     
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  2. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    Sparking random discussion because there will be a long break until the next significant update

    I mean what were the birds for anyway, yeah they're a part of Meet the Medic but nothing else whatsoever and you wouldn't have been able to tell before seeing the video
     
  3. Yacan1

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

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    I "Heard" the grockets might have to do with a solly update. I only say "heard" because several people in a couple different severs said grockets go along with some future update with soldier.
     
  4. English Mobster

    English Mobster L6: Sharp Member

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    I wish they would have something to do with an update for poor Engie. Everyone got new items last update but him. D:
    However, I doubt it. Valve's just screwing with us, methinks.
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    "several people" from "a couple different servers"; sounds like a reliable source of information to me.

    The wiki says it's something to do with the soldier's secondary slot because that's who can currently equip it if you "hack" the game (equiping it also subsequently crashes the game). But there's really no more information that isn't simply idle speculation. "Grocket" sounds like "crocket", the soldier shoots "rockets" and these things are also "rockets"... people are making connections in the most rediculous of circumstantial evidence.

    So yea, It's currently only soldier related because it shares the soldier's shotgun position.
     
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  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    this.
     
  7. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Lovely. :D
     
  8. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    New solly shotgun shoots nukes
     
  9. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Is a soldier backpack weapon that calls down a nuke stupid, or has the boundary for "Too stupid to be in the game" moved beyond that now.
     
  10. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    There is no boundary anymore.
     
  11. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Hmm, there's only one answer. I'm opening it in notepad :O

    No surprise i didn't find much.
     
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  12. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    My theory?

    The Trash Update.

    Take a look from the F2P trailer:
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    Compare it to a certain community pack... the items look exactly the same!
    [​IMG]

    Also note the shitty looking Grockets that we've seen crashed around some of the levels... that look like they're made out of trash?

    I'm calling it.
     
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  13. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    I think you could be right, the rocket does look like its made out of junk, but on the other side, it could be for pyro update as it looks like they could be going though the classes again as we just had the medic. Also as some of the pyros hats are junk items
     
  14. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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  15. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    Lol, why would they focus an entire update's hype around a meh looking soldier pack?
     
  16. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Ugh, do we really need more soldier shit?
     
  17. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Yes.

    Also, whoever wanted Engi stuff: Go make some quality Engi stuff. There's no Engi stuff because everything people make for him is bad.
     
  18. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Why? Four Rocket Launchers, Seven Secondary Items, and Seven Melee Weapons isn't enough?

    I think he has plenty. :|
     
  19. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    You know, unlike the Spy weapons that were shining beacons of originality and distinctiveness
     
  20. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Typical 6-chamber Revolver - Oversized .44 - Large barreled Revolver with red grip - Narrow barreled Revolver with Ivory grip - Snubnosed Revolver with Pearl grip
    Butterfly knife - Dagger - Kunai - Switchblade
    Silver segmented Wristwatch - Gold Wristwatch - Yellow leather strapped Wristwatch - Pocket Watch

    So far, each of the weapons are pretty unique compared to a lot of the Engi Contributions thrown out there (especially those knives -- nothing's a simple reskin, they're all completely different kinds of knives/sharp short pointy things) - either new buildables that are bad, pistols/shotguns that are tiny alterations (kind of like how the Flare Gun and Detonator aren't the same), or some absurd new thing that is unlikely to push through. And some of the better stuff looks bad but has a good idea.