Youtuber and Twitch streamer RobTheAwsm talks about the next big TF2 update on stream.

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  1. Joshenkstone

    Joshenkstone L5: Dapper Member

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    15/16 June 2016 YouTube and Twitch user RobTheAwsm has talked about the upcoming TF2 update because he promised to when he got 100 viewers, which he got.
    So i took some notes of what he told and here it is:

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    His source:
    -He said that he is part of the pillar of the community that knows stuff about this update.
    -Friends of him, and 2 mappers one of which worked on snowplow and the other one worked on many maps played by youtubers. (spies)
    -Aparently many people know about this such as B4nny ,Uncle Dane ,ValveNewsNetwork they don't tell about because they arn't allowed to say everything.

    Matchmaking changes/features:
    -Matchmaking will be in the next update.
    -Matchmaking will cost money.
    -There will be new matchmaking maps added along with the update.
    -Valve may consider not to include Highlander.

    Balance changes:
    -Soldiers will be nerfed really badly, so badly that when he told his YouTube friend Rapid he switched from maining soldier to maining medic.
    -Syringe guns will be changed a bit so they are a more viable option.
    -There is still a small change there will be new weapons, skins will be in next update tough.
    -Classes that are being played more often will be nerfed more than other. (Of course classes that are being played less often can also be buffed in some casses.)

    General changes/features:

    -Pass time will be released in the same update.
    -Valve is trying to improve fps and server lag.

    Cactuscanyon and Astriod:
    -Cactuscanyon and Astroid have been worked on really hard by valve.
    -Cactuscanyon and Astriod will be released either before the matchmaking update during the matchmaking update or soon after, this all depends on when the next comic will be released.
    -The next comic will be released along side CactusCanyon and Astriod.

    Release date:
    -He said in an earlier stream he would give an around date if he got 100 viewers, but valve told him not to.
    -He has been told 3 different release dates by 3 different people (1 Youtuber and 2 mappers) so he isn't sure about it too.

    Other:
    -He didn't think he would get 100 viewers on a stream before the update, so the update might be pretty soon.
    -The matchmaking update will be one of the biggest updates ever in TF2.
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    Source: https://www.twitch.tv/robtheawsm/v/72625712 (Skip ahead till 01:07:45, then he starts talking about the update)

    [EDIT]:"this is very likely a publicity stunt because the people who could be the mappers said this is just bullshit and it also seems very untrue just looking at the list"
    Do take in mind tough that he might have heard this from other people who made this up (they can't be mappers tho) and he just was stupid enough to believe this, as i was at first when i heard it from him.

    If i find any other information about this i'll be sure to tell you guys.

    Have a good day!
    -Joshenkstone
     
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  2. Contra

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    >valve seriously contacting valve news network and nerfing the soldier

    stop baiting pls
     
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  3. sooshey

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    Those sources don't seem very trustworthy to me.
     
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  4. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    I don't know, b4nny has generally been trustworthy before in the past.
     
  5. Joshenkstone

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    I do agree that this seems really unreasonable to be true, but i just wanted to say that RobTheAwsm never said that those "other people knowing about the update" have been contacted directly by valve.
     
  6. phi

    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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    I don't see anything in soldier that needs to be nerfed. The validity of some of these claims is dubious at best.

    Talking about these claims as if they "will" be true is nothing anyone should do.
     
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  7. zahndah

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    I just want to take this moment to say how much i hate how much twitch buffers on old streams.
     
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  8. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    b4nny's the one I would trust the most out of all of these people because of his connections to Valve, but it doesn't look like he's the one talking here. A lot of these points just seem really fishy or nonsensical.
     
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  9. DegruM

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    Me being a scout main in both 6s and HL (Such a loser) I can completely agree that scout needs a nerf.
     
  10. phi

    aa phi For Whom The Sorrows Sing

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    B4nny is absolutely not the one talking here.

    I will clarify for anyone else: nowhere in these claims does it say anywhere that b4nny has talked to said youtuber, or has said any of these claims.

    I will also say that nobody, not even b4nny, has been given a solid date of arrival. Valve does not reveal these things and does not give them to people to be leaked. What dates that may have been circulated are speculations or estimations at best and should not be trusted as fact.
     
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  11. Yrr

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    nerfing/buffing classes for equal playtime sounds like a really stupid idea, which i hope valve would be smart enough not to do

    tf2 is a game with offensive and defensive classes, buffing the defensive classes to be viable in gamemodes heavy on offense (like 5cp) wouldn't just break competitive, it'd break everything
     
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  12. Crash

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    Sounds like someone who is bullshitting based on speculation to get more views.
     
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  13. kos8bit

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    What is the reason to play tf2 with nerfed soldiers? :v
    EDIT: Yay, not a lurker anymore
     
  14. Joshenkstone

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    In the stream he says that even big soldier mains like B4nny (here we have that name again) think that he is to OP, and that you don't need a lot of skill to play soldier, that it's kinda like that class you switch to when nothing is going well in your game.
    But yea i don't really see why that is a reason to nerf soldier too.
     
  15. Mikroscopic

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    Nerfing soldier seems like a good idea to me. Although that might just be butthurt me after getting dominated by Egan in yesterday's gameday. :/

    I will say though that balancing classes based on playtime sounds like a bad idea; like Yrr said, some classes have more specific roles and are meant to be used less often. We don't need to encourage having three spies on each team.
     
  16. Hyperion

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    Kills MM for me

    And that's the one of the main points of soldier. It's the main class of TF2 and can be played with different styles.

    Oh, I almost forgot. I hope Valve won't fuck up MvM with changes. Tho they did it once already and we have came over it already
     
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  17. Vel0city

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    Well, the stock Rocket Launcher needed a nerf anyway. Too much splash damage in a too big radius.

    But not including Highlander in Matchmaking is going to throw a lot of people out. You put Highlander in or you don't release Matchmaking.

    And yes, Scout needs a nerf. Badly.

    And also, lets not forget about the horrendous performance and the metric buttload of bugs (a lot of 'em pretty game-breaking) that need to go away ASAP. Buuuuuut Valve's probably too busy making more worthless fugly skins that literary nobody's asking for.
     
  18. Getawhale

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    He wanted more viewers.

    He doesn't know anything that isn't already known publicly.

    Sad but that's life.
     
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  19. Corvatile

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    This has been another episode of 'baseless TF2 hype'.

    Join us again next week (or whenever the next VNN video comes out).
     
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  20. Beef Bucket

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    Until cryptic posters start showing up in spawn rooms, my underpants will be staying dry thank you

    Also I would think Valve is smart enough not to snub Highlander but I don't know, they did put out Asteroid Fnar Fnar Fnar!
     
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