New Pass Time Map

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  1. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

    Gabe Noodle from Volvo L3: Member

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    So there was an up date about an hour ago, and they added a new passtime map (pass_pinewood). I think it's a lot better than the previous passtime map, plus there's a basket ball net that explodes when you throw the jack into it. 2015-11-25_00018.jpg 2015-11-25_00017.jpg
     
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  2. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    Just shows how valve puts 3rd party companies $ over the communities hopes and desires.
     
  3. nitewalker

    nitewalker L2: Junior Member

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    really, thats what this means to you? after having 3 massive updates in the last 6 months, one of which was largely driven by the community and which have included a total of at least 10 community made maps?
     
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  4. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Actually, Valve bring other companies and game communities together. The game companies provide us with the games and assets, and we make custom content for them. Everyone benefits. Though if you are somehow upset that a company makes more money than an individual, then you should try to understand that that's how companies work. They need money to make games and pay their staff.
     
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  5. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    To my understanding when I wrote that:
    Valve got payed by a 3rd party company to create a gamemode and test it out.
    Valve IMMEDIETLY stopped all it was doing involving TF2 and worked on this gamemode delaying everything else.
    Now I know thats not the case. My bad.
     
  6. Muddy

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    I kind of wish they'd focus more on the existing works-in-progress (Cactus Canyon and Asteroid) that have been in development for longer but hey ho.

    This map looks cool at least.
     
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  7. Bunbun

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    Were there any new assets added?
     
  8. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

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    Wow, I didn't really expect this to become a conversation on the current state of valve in relation to it's community. It's actually a lot more productive than what I expected to see.
     
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  9. Fr0Z3nR

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    I asked, they're not dead projects, they're coming. (As I understand/remember it)
     
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  10. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Pinewood is pretty neat. It's a interesting experiment with the gametype but I'm a bit surprised to see valve change things around before pass time is even out of beta.
     
  11. killohurtz

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    You're surprised to see experimental maps in a phase of development that's meant for trying different things? I'd be pretty concerned if they moved out of beta and then started making big changes.

    (By the way, it's a separate company that's developing this gamemode, not Valve.)
     
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  12. CommodoreKong

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    This is good to know, I didn't think they would abandon or remove Cactus Canyon or Asteroid since that would make the community unhappy. Hopefully we get them in the Christmas update along with whatever community maps are included with the campaign.

    I wonder if they are somehow going to tie into an update (either Spy vs Engie or whatever else they're working on) because it's certainly strange we got Powerhouse before the finished versions of CC or Asteroid and they haven't been updated in a year. I can't imagine that Valve hasn't had finished versions of CC and Asteroid for some time now.


    I haven't gotten a chance to play the new passtime map in a regular game, but I checked it out in a local server and it does seem interesting, it has 3 goals so having engies defending the goal shouldn't be as much of an issue as warehouse. I wonder how many more maps the Passtime dev team will make (and if they will continue helping the TF2 team after they finish with Passtime).
     
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  13. radarhead

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    BUT WHY ARE THERE THREE GOALS ON EACH SIDE
    This seems like a nightmare to keep track of
     
  14. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

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    Well they're all a lot harder to get the ball into, for the tower you need to take a jump pad, one's a run in right in front of the spawn, and the last is tiny, in an awkward spot, and also right beside the enemy spawn.
     
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    Going on a tangent here but I hate the warehouse2 and pinewood2 (or the 2goal as i like to call it) because all you have to do is run it in and drop it its dumb the regular goal where you have to throw it in is moar fun
     
  16. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

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    I don't think there's a "pinewood2" since the original one already has a run in goal as well as to throw in goals.
     
  17. Zed

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    I sure hope the finished version of Cactus Canyon isn't as awful as the most recent beta from like last year.
     
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  18. TPC

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    Why is there a run in goal plus 2 throw in goals
     
  19. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

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    I'm not sure. However I think it's an improvement, though admittedly I haven't actually played it on a fully populated server.
     
  20. TPC

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    I ran around on it so how the map works is that for each goal that is thrown in it locks that goal so if you used the run in goal it locks it so you have to achieve the next point by getting it in one if the other goals so you cant spam the run in goal or the easy goal also the light house looking goal is in my opinion impossible to get to