The Philosophy of the Assault

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Jack Riguel, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    We should all understand by now the basic desgin theroy of the BLU team and the RED team. Plus, most of us have probably read both Vavle's description and the fan's description of the teams and their bearing on this 1950s alternate reality. Keeping this in mind (and discluding any answer that states: "Because TFC did it") Why do you believe that it is standard for the BLU team to attack the RED team's area of control, and why is it that RED team never attemps such an assault?

    This is mostly a question of theory, and there is no right or wrong answer.
     
  2. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    You can't let fiction get in the way of gameplay. BLU has traditionally always attacked because it's what players are used to. Have you ever played a map that reverses their roles? Players get confused --and for no good reason.
     
  3. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I like to think of it as following history- agriculture came before industry, and industry has always sought to replace agriculture.

    However, this really has no bearings on TF2 at all, because RED is obviously high-tech/spytech, and at least display it more than BLU.
     
  4. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    I should have mentioned this as well. It's not a question of design theory, but a question of the TF2 universe. I'm not suggesting changing what's been done, essentially I'm asking why was RED team never given this honour instead of BLU.
     
  5. what would jesus do?

    what would jesus do? L1: Registered

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    Since most of the maps take place in the United States, it could be that Red is in control of the US (there are a lot of maps in the various maps), and thus leaving them to defend their main bases in american territory?
     
  6. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    IMO it's a clever inversion of "Builders" and "Demolition" in the BLU and RED acronyms.

    The Demolition folks are defending, and the Builders are pushing a bomb. In a way, it balances out and makes the two sides more clearly equivalent.