They also had MtP almost finished before they started working on MtM, they just wanted to show pyro as the last class of the MtT videos
stop saying this.
They only had the plot done, and they did not actually start making it.
Anyone besides me still wondering what those numbers in Foundry's secret room mean?
This week, May is finally upon us.
The Replay Update debuted on, what?, May 5th? It'll sure be interesting to see how Valve juggles things this year what with the Saxxy Awards undoubtedly beginning around the same time, Portal 2's major update being unleashed in two weeks' time, and the beginning of Month 4 (or is it 5?) of the teeth-gnashingly long Great TF2 Update Drought of 2012.
But I tell you what: my money's on something big happening in the last two weeks of May. Because that's when I'll be out of the country and at the mercy of foreign hotel wifi.
half a year without a major update: this is what will happen on may 15th if valve doesn't come up with something.
We only got one weapon since last december, and, arguably, it wasn't good, let alone game-changing.
Valve is lazy.
Yeah, something is up. It is kinda pathetic how it seems to have been abandoned. I can straight up tell you that the update, other than Meet The Pyro, will be disappointing. It will have the same monetized bullshit like Christmas, and they're not going to care.
I started playing TF2 last May, I saw the update history, and saw the uber update come in the middle of the exams. I started to enjoy the summer, and saw new weapons in July and August, and, seeing how the past went, expected a nice year with new content.
Nothing big for 11 months now. Tweaks in the Manniversary, and a shitton of hats I don't care about. But nothing major.
I don't care about DOTA. I want a good major update, and community contrib updates, rather that having "the hat of the week". I want maps and weapons. I have high expectatives for the upcoming update, after 3 months of being promised an awesome year.
I can't get over that "This year will be huge for TF2".
Not a single notable update for five months into the year.
but... but... HATS and... and... and... COZY CAMPER
...but yea. Slow year for TF2, which is funny considering the F2P nature of the game pretty much requires lots of good, large content updates.
Or trade. So the new players have so much content and collectibles they probably want to buy, craft, or trade for. Its the old players that require the large content updates.
Just makes me hope harder for a slew of new weapons, maps and a new gamemode. Bam, in your face.
But don't see it happening.
it's even sad we haven't even had any interesting promos.
Last year we had 2 promos that added a handful of weapons with stats (Rift + Shogun), by this time last year, plus the MNC stuff which was interesting (well, the socks were).
This year we had rootkits, pay to win games, some medieval helmets and a robot backpack. Oh and a lady's wig for Soldier.
We even had 4 new maps by this time (3 community + KOTH_Badlands)...
Oh and a bunch of hats that took a dangerous amount of time to start randomly dropping, and the Cozy Camper, a leftover from Christmas.
i'm really hoping it's been 11 months since the last big update just because they're gonna release a new gamemode with it
I know this is going to be worth the wait, but the wait is painfully boring.
The wait can't be that much longer.
If the Saxxy's come with Source Film Maker this week, then it will have been worth the wait.
Valve better not release this on the same day as The Avengers.
The Avengers will win.
Luckily, I assume they'll do something the day afterwards.
I say we still all try for a Saxxy, as in, Facepunch's TF2 playerbase as a whole. Could saturate the forums with an absolute shit ton of Saxxies.
Just realised, holy shit, Replay Update was one of the best updates for hats so far (as far as quality goes).
We got the Team Captain, Conoisseur's Cap, Villain's Veil, Crocleather Slouch, Western Wear, Large Luchadore...
Sight for Sore Eyes
Medic's Mountain Cap
Debatedly no soldiers die in Meet the Soldier unless you count the implied offscreen kills he would need to get the blue helmets
I think it's all coincidence, nearly all other classes usually die in Meet the videos.
In all honesty, Valve packing up Meet The Pyro + Saxxy Awards + a new gamemode + new items in the same update is impossible.
I can see Meet the Pyro, Saxxies and a new gamemode this week... but wouldn't be surprised if they don't quite deliver as much in terms of item sets.
For this years saxxies they better fucking overhaul the replay system. Or at the least explain these crashes.
Toweek is the week!
I actually don't want MtP to be paired with the Saxxys.
It just seems like a bit of overload.
Get one thing out of the way first, then focus on the other.
If it were up to me, I'd release the MtP update, Raid Mode, Source Filmmaker, and announce the Saxxys at the same time.
This gives everyone a lot of new toys to make videos out of, then once the Saxxy awards show up, release an additional big update with new sets and whatnot, maybe a map or two.
Well if they are going to put in source filmmaker for the gimmick of this year's Saxxies, they are going to have to get Meet the Pyro out of the way, and the Saxxy anniversary is technically this week.
saxxies are may 5
may 5 is a saturday on PST
valve never releases weekend updates right?