1. Post #1
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    Welcome to the most exciting week in TF2 we've had in years!
    In a pre-emptive strike against the 10,000 post limit (and because I need sleep eventually), here's a new OP!

    Keep up to date on the ARG here: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/ARG

    Tuesday:
    Valve adds 7 mysterious items that randomly drop and serve no purpose!

    Wednesday:
    Valve adds a special attribute to the Eliminate the Impossible (Medic Sherlock Holmes) set that causes the descriptions of the previous day to change into a quote from "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" a Sherlock Holmes story.

    Thursday:
    Valve adds an error code when crafting two banana peels. Each code shows a specific error, which, when pieced together, is assumed to form 4 QR codes that lead to images
    The images together formed this: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/image...Transcript.jpg
    It's the transcript from the Poopy Joe congressional hearing.

    Friday:
    Pyro wrote a blog post! If you convert the pyro gibberish into Morse code, it spells "MONDAY" or, if you include the title "A MONDAY" but let's forget the latter and assume monday night is the night!

    The server might cache this thread if many more people start viewing the thread.

    All this means is that it will be unable to be read without logging in. I know r/tf2 on Reddit is lurking to get more info on this update. If the thread does get cached and you get a message telling you to log in, just create an account and try again.

    Good resources for information:
    - Wiki Schema Tracker
    - HLDS Email List
    - The Emporium right here on Facepunch, read between the lines
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  2. Post #2
    Can't Keep Johnny Down
    Hideous's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,376 Posts
    My body is god damn ready
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  3. Post #3
    OBLIVIOUS
    hobothehero's Avatar
    September 2011
    559 Posts
    new thread :D this is getting very exciting
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  5. Post #5
    Gold Member
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    July 2009
    3,183 Posts
    I can loan bananas to people, add me.
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  6. Post #6
    TheRealFierce's Avatar
    June 2012
    1,708 Posts
    Oh my god this is going way too fast...
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  7. Post #7
    Gold Member
    MacD11's Avatar
    April 2009
    4,940 Posts
    woah SHIT blogpost

    EDIT:

    I mean its a good post i just thought it appeared out of nowhere.

  8. Post #8
    Gold Member
    Demon!'s Avatar
    November 2011
    5,002 Posts
    After six months of nothing, Valve certainly knows how to spark interest and curiosity into the game, goddamn.
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  9. Post #9
    OBLIVIOUS
    hobothehero's Avatar
    September 2011
    559 Posts
    Should i post my code here? I have already put it on that xpaw thing

  10. Post #10

    July 2010
    2,064 Posts
    After all these years, we're within days of finally seeing Meet the pyro.
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  11. Post #11
    Judging people just because of their avatars/titles is RETARDED
    Bryceanater's Avatar
    March 2011
    8,791 Posts
    My bananas is ready.
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  12. Post #12
    BUY THE BROWN BOMBER
    psyke's Avatar
    February 2011
    6,858 Posts
    a new flaregun. woopf
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  14. Post #14
    Willing to off arm for a robot arm
    Killer monkey's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,303 Posts
    New flare gun so basically MtP confirmed for soon.
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  15. Post #15
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    September 2010
    203 Posts
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  16. Post #16
    Gold Member
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    April 2009
    4,940 Posts
    a new flaregun. woopf
    im betting its going to be some kind of flare that splits into 3 other lesser damage flares after a certain amount of time in the air.

    At least, i want that to be a flare gun's stats.
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  17. Post #17
    Judging people just because of their avatars/titles is RETARDED
    Bryceanater's Avatar
    March 2011
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  18. Post #18

    May 2011
    24 Posts
    The way the gun looks leads me to believe that it's related to the jumper weapons... finally a flare gun jumper. Just what we've all been waiting for.
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  19. Post #19
    zach34's Avatar
    November 2009
    1,087 Posts
    The new blog post makes me believe the update may not be coming as recently as we thought...

    "an upcoming update" makes me think that we won't get an update this week...
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  20. Post #20
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    Congrats Jalcober, I new as soon as that item was submitted it would be accepted
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  21. Post #21

    June 2012
    81 Posts
    Welcome to the most exciting week in TF2 we've had in years!
    In a pre-emptive strike against the 10,000 post limit (and because I need sleep eventually), here's a new OP!

    Tuesday:
    Valve adds 7 mysterious items that randomly drop and serve no purpose!

    Wednesday:
    Valve adds a special attribute to the Eliminate the Impossible (Medic Sherlock Holmes) set that causes the descriptions of the previous day to change into a quote from "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" a Sherlock Holmes story.

    Thursday:
    Valve adds an error code when crafting two banana peels. Each code shows a specific error, which, when pieced together, is assumed to form 8 different PNGs.





    Good resources for information:
    - Wiki Schema Tracker
    - HLDS Email List
    - The Emporium right here on Facepunch, read between the lines
    Also, the PNGs, when decoded, reveal themselves to be QR Codes pointing to fragments of a conversation involving Saxton Hale and Poopy Joe


    http://tf2.com/cajtaypvdbyl.jpg
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  22. Post #22
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    We created a new particle system and began playtesting it in-game.

    the gun has new particles!!! :D
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  23. Post #23
    Armisael's Avatar
    May 2012
    788 Posts
    Maybe you can stick them in a medigun beam.

  24. Post #24
    BUY THE BROWN BOMBER
    psyke's Avatar
    February 2011
    6,858 Posts
    We created a new particle system and began playtesting it in-game.

    the gun has new particles!!! :D
    It's another flaregun though

    it'd be neat if pyro got his own shotgun :C
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  25. Post #25
    Black Box Lover and Enthusiast
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    August 2007
    8,425 Posts
    Maybe it'll do a cone-like spray of fire, like a fire shotgun. That could be pretty fun
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  26. Post #26
    Paltry Member
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    February 2012
    5,439 Posts
    The way the gun looks leads me to believe that it's related to the jumper weapons... finally a flare gun jumper. Just what we've all been waiting for.
    I'm all for it. Nowdays I only use my secondary for jumping anyways

  27. Post #27
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    I wonder if the whole set will get in, because

    Oh my
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  28. Post #28
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    September 2010
    19 Posts
    This QR Code is for #8, originally posted Here
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  29. Post #29
    OBLIVIOUS
    hobothehero's Avatar
    September 2011
    559 Posts
    Which errors are the closest to being complete now? For some reason i can't see the images on that website

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
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    June 2012
    4,371 Posts
    So... many... rainbows!
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  31. Post #31
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    March 2012
    1,512 Posts
    Are you still playing with the schema?
    and is it possible to change the death animations associated with weapons, such as melting, being decapitated, and the headshot animations?

  32. Post #32
    Sandvich's Avatar
    August 2008
    97 Posts
    What if there are clues in the video at the end of the blogpost?
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  33. Post #33
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    September 2011
    4,417 Posts
    Thread theme
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  34. Post #34
    slashsnemesis's Avatar
    July 2009
    5,440 Posts
    Maybe it'll do a cone-like spray of fire, like a fire shotgun. That could be pretty fun
    That's what the flamethrower is for.
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  35. Post #35
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    January 2010
    3,164 Posts
    Here's one my friend found.

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  36. Post #36
    Grimhound's Avatar
    April 2011
    3,392 Posts
    Wee. Flare Gun.

    I really, really hope we get some functionally new weapons.
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  37. Post #37
    dageek's Avatar
    July 2011
    663 Posts
    all of them are almost done
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  38. Post #38
    AKA: eightDash
    eightDash's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,309 Posts
    If anyone needs a banana loan add me.
    Offer still stands.
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  39. Post #39
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    April 2011
    154 Posts
    Maybe it'll do a cone-like spray of fire, like a fire shotgun. That could be pretty fun
    incendiary-like shotgun?
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  40. Post #40
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    June 2005
    1,365 Posts
    We created a new particle system and began playtesting it in-game.

    the gun has new particles!!! :D
    add the section of text that we got from the 7 + 8 QR code in the OP
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