The Highlander Open

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Grizzly Berry, May 2, 2014.

  1. Grizzly Berry

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    http://highlanderopen.org/

    I think it'd be great if we could put together a team to compete and represent TF2Maps.net. Is anyone interested?
     
  2. Fr0Z3nR

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    Should note this is a primarily EU focused event, but non-EU are welcome.

    I might be interested.
     
  3. Grizzly Berry

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    Ah, I did not realize that. Thank for pointing that out. I guess that puts me out of the running then. :(
     
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  4. shadowslasher11

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    I main scout a lot, though I've never played any competitive TF2. So if you need a scout, I'll gladly take on a good challenge and see what I can do.
     
  5. Waffe

    Waffe L4: Comfortable Member

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    I'd like to play comp, or at least try it out. I play soldier or spy most of the time
     
  6. RubbishyUser

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    I've played plenty of lobbies, tried with a uni team to take part in div 6 (we're terrible) and when I've played in lobbies I've usually taken the least-favourites engineer and Heavy. And I'm even EU. Sign me up!
     
  7. shadowslasher11

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    I'll sign up for scout.
     
  8. Faux Rhinoceros

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  9. Tunas

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    I'd like to try as pyro, I played highlander in lobbies and local 6v6. My in game name is tunas
     
  10. Trotim

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    You know what, I'll bite. I don't agree with their whitelist but sadly it's still one of the least restrictive for comp standards... I'll Engineer, gonna have to dust off my mic too
     
  11. Fr0Z3nR

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    So thats:

    ShadowSlasher on Scout
    Waffe on Soldier or Spy
    Rubbishy on heavy?
    Dr. Element on MEdic
    Flanker on Pyro
    Trotim on Engineer

    So that leaves a sniper and demo?

    Dr. Element, note that if you are actually going to play medic, you need to be an HLO buddy? You will need to look into that. See this.

    It'd be great to see a team representing TF2M. You guys will have our full support.
     
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  12. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    Me sniper!
     
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  13. RubbishyUser

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    Yeah, confirm I'll do Heavy.

    What about our team name? We need our punniest minds on this asap. And Frozen, I'm not sure whether I misinterpreted it, but I felt that it meant "all buddies had to be medics" rather than "all medics had to be buddies". Anyone see what I'm saying?

    EDIT: oh, and Trotim, out of curiosity, what's wrong with the whitelist? I will admit that some of the stuff is a little weird, but I've never found it particularly disagreeable. Just interested.
     
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  14. Waffe

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    Too Much Hammer Time
     
  15. Fr0Z3nR

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    I think I did get that backwards, will look into it.
     
  16. Trotim

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    I could go on about this but of the imo least controversial ones I don't think Holiday Punch, Carbine, RTR deserve to be banned. Reserve Shooter and Diamondback are iffy to me too. For the others I at least understand what the reasoning is even if I'm not convinced it's necessary to outright blacklist them...

    For the record in the last ETF2L HL challenge I played in, Homewrecker and Degreaser were banned "for good reasons" as well. Things have improved since then but I can't shake the feeling it's a little too arbitrary
     
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  17. Bereth

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    -Holiday punch can block ubers, so it's banned.
    -Don't know why the carbine is banned.
    -The red tape recorder is guaranteed to take 1 level off of any building regardless of anything the engineer does, which makes it OP in highlander.
    -Reserve shooter is OP on pyro (against scouts), and also very buggy.
    -Diamondback gives you a crit for something which is itself a reward. Generally considered OP.

    Mostly obvious to me, but if you aren't "in the know" perhaps not.
     
  18. Trotim

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    Are you seriously suggesting Holiday Punch Heavies hitting ubered players in the back is a thing that ever happened
     
  19. RubbishyUser

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    Just gonna bump this up so it appears on the recent discussion list. We have 7 people currently thinking about playing, and we're missing players for demo, Soldier or spy (depending on what Waffe plays). Egan, I know you play demoman all the time - do you want to play? Having said that, this is an EU tournament.
     
  20. RubbishyUser

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    Unfortunately I will probably be holidaying for about 10 days over the course of the Highlander Open. For this reason you should probably take me off the provisional list, but I might still be able to sub for any class. Alternatively, if anyone only wanted to play heavy for 1 of the weeks, we could make an arrangement there.

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.