The haunting is here!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    In much the same way that most of the characters in the 1983 haunted elevator movie “The Lift” were warned – repeatedly - to take the stairs, we warned you that the frankly terrifying Scream Fortress Halloween event was coming. And now it’s here, and you’re scared, and you don’t have anyone to blame but yourself. This year, you’ll experience the tear-squirting terror of being trapped in a living nightmare with a vindictive ghost, just like everyone in M. Night Shyamalan’s epic of elevator haunting, “Devil”. Before we get to the horror proper, though, we’d like to thank everyone in the community who contributed such terrific items on short notice. Alright, enough talking. As female reporter Jennifer says just before the final elevator battle in “The Shaft”: It’s going DOWN!



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  2. Vaconcovat

    Vaconcovat L3: Member

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    So, uh, do we know which map exactly this 'event' takes place on?
    Other than coaltown
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    aa phi Let Pain Be Your Guide

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  5. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Trying to kill Merasmus without huntsmn = Too hard
    Trying to kill Merasmus with huntsman = Too easy
     
  6. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    This new lakeside is way better than the original.
     
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  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    aa Pocket func_croc

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    This is the first Halloween update map where there have been absolutely no new assets (besides Merasmus himself and the Wheel of Fate). They literally just gave Lakeside a reskin that's basically Ravine, changed the skybox to night, scattered a few random Halloween props around, and called it a day. I realize that more work than usual went into implementing the actual mechanics, and for the first update I can remember they actually added new voice work for every single class (unless they just happened to have "falling into a bottomless pit" screams lying around unused), but still.

    And yet, I think I agree with Selentic. I'll take a Ravine knockoff over yet-another-Egypt-map any day.

    I do like that the new mechnics are, as Yyler said, basically Prophunt and Roll the Dice. I wonder if the creators of those mods got paid out of courtesy. For an event map that's meant to just be craziness for craziness' sake a couple weeks out of the year, I can stand it.
     
  9. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Yeah, you know, I have to say I was disappointed looking around Ghost Fort (as they call it) and seeing absolutely zero new assets. You're right that they added a lot of other stuff, but... man I am really starting to feel that whole "5 people working on TF2" thing.
     
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    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    i haven't even started playing yet, and this update seems pretty cool
     
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  11. Tom Hoen

    Tom Hoen L6: Sharp Member

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    We just killed Merasmus with whole Red as Heavy and Blu as snipers on 24 player server. With couple of crit medics we come close couple of times but when we changed to 2 classes only we did it.
     
  12. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    So does anyone know who does Merasmus's voice yet? There are subtle hints of Robin Atkin Downes (the Medic) in there, but after listening to all of his lines without background noise, I'm really leaning toward Maurice LaMarche (Brain from Pinky and the Brain, Morbo and Lrrr from Futurama, and pretty much every fake Vincent Price you've ever heard).