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  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Two blog posts in two days? Your eyes don't deceive you. We're blog-writing machines this week, and there's plenty of gas in the tank.

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    Today's update includes both of the Art Pass Contest Winners' maps: Mountain Lab by Valentin "3Dnj" Levillain, and Mann's Manor by Tim "YM" Johnson and Alex Kreeger.

    Also included in this update: You being scared! [sound of bat wings] That's right, it's the Second Annual Team Fortress Halloween Special. Will there be ghosts? Quite possibly. Will there be exploding pumpkins? You never know. Will you wet your pants in terror? If you're anything like us, emphatically yes.

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    And what more perfect holiday than Halloween to add the scariest feature yet to the Mann Co. Store: Gift wrapping! If someone decides to trick or treat on your server, wrap up that spare bottle of Jarate and give them the gift a thousand words could never describe, and a thousand therapist appointments will never undo.

    Also added to the store: new community items themed for Halloween and a few scary hats of our own dark design. Some of these new holiday items are only available to purchase during the holiday, but will remain wearable all year round, so grab 'em while they're grabbable.

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  2. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    old

    Seriously though, this is great. Came out lightning fast!
     
  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I was hoping we could do a gameday where we played the artpass highlights and strut our medals together, but i guess this halloween thing is gonna have everyone busy for the coming week.

    Good stuff though, should be fun.
     
  4. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    wait, what about the new gametype and the extra polycount pack?
     
  5. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    This is the new gametype.
     
  6. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Horsemen boss monster wut?
     
  7. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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  8. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    The Voodoo hat is pretty cool.
     
  9. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    So I played for an hour on Mann Manor and never once saw this Horseless Headless Horseman guy ... does it not work on a local server or something? Or does he appear at random, not regularly like the ghost on Harvest? I guess it could be the latter, since there's more associated with him (new weapon, and some other stuff, not just one achievement like last year's ghost).
     
  10. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    yay trading is even gayer as people try to figure out the "value" of things. and i am even more poor and irish, etc..
     
  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    You need at least 10 people, I think. You can enable cheats and spawn him though.
     
  12. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Do they have to be 10 real people? I had 17 bots + myself, so it was an 18-fighter match.
     
  13. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Bots enable pseudo-cheats mode, so yes, real people.
     
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  14. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    New best console command: give headless_hatman
     
  15. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    MMORPG got it's first Raid Boss.
     
  16. SapphireIce

    SapphireIce L1: Registered

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    I'm pretty much scared for my fps to drop from a decent 30fps on a small server to 9fps on a packed server with a Boss. But TF2 is still downloading, so really I can't tell just yet.

    (I really can't wait for my birthday.)
     
  17. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Please, just get out of here if you got nothing more to say other than these idiotic posts to every TF2 update thread.
     
  18. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Quick facts about the Headless Horseless Horsemann from painful experience:
    • Spawns every 480 seconds, with IIRC a deliberate +/-60 random spread.
    • Requires >10 people (not bots) on server.
    • Appears on whatever control-point is not locked by one team or the other.
    • Is not targeted by sentries.
    • Chases one person who is "it" (designated with a skull-and-crossbones icon) and opportunistically stuns/kills people nearby.
    • The person who is "it" can hit an enemy to make the enemy "it", although this doesn't guarantee the HHH won't kill him as it rushes towards its new prey.
    • It will destroy sentries and dispensers to get at its target, and cloaking cannot hide you from it.
    • When the person who is "it" dies, gets too far away, or enters a spawn room, the HHH retargets to the nearest player who then becomes it.
    • If it can't find anyone to chase, it goes back to the CP it spawned on.
    • Health amount increases with more people on the server.
    • You can get two possible achievements.
    • One achievement is simply doing lots of damage to the HHH.
    • The other ("Gored") is only possible by striking the final killing blow with a melee weapon on the HHH. (Before it begins its dying animation, so don't bother hanging back waiting for that moment.)
    • When you get the "Gored" achievement, you get a one-time craftable haunted metal.
     
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  19. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    Surely posting something negative EVERY update counts as trolling.
     
  20. StickZer0

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