1. Post #41
    Croshi's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,766 Posts
    We know of 3 packs
    - Junkyard Justice
    - YM's Medic Pack
    - Gardening Pyro

    We also know that a Demoman pack that involves explosives is in the works. From the beta, we can also see that there's a new misc slot dedicated to Demoman's grenades. It stands to reason that this pack would also be included, although I haven't seen too many packs that are both explosive based and have custom grenades included.

    The Custom Texture badge from the STS leak came back into the light now, as a texture overlay (which adds brushstrokes) was found in the beta GCF.

    Several of the changes from the beta are being translated right now on the STS. One of these new additions to the STS was "specialty" which was taken off the STS awhile ago. It was included with the new beta stuff, but has not appeared in the beta.

    All references to sockets have been removed in the beta. That idea seems to have been trashed.

    Some old unused afterburn related attributes were re-worded to be more like the current attribute style (IE, Damage Bonus/Damage Penalty). The increased Overheal attribute was also edited slightly.

    A new "expiration date" attribute was added to the beta.

    We know an enhanced Rocket Jumper is also being worked on, and is just waiting for the art team to make a model.
    From the first thread

    From those, we got:
    -1 Weapon from Junkyad Justice
    -Demo Grenade Miscs
    -Custom Texture Badge
    -Expiration Date
    -Rocket Jumper

    And then I realized, we haven't gotten ANY Demoman weapons since the Uber Update (reskins don't count.)
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  2. Post #42
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    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    I don't think ned is required for OP. Speculation thread veterans like me will remember Jetamo's speculation thread.
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  3. Post #43
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,311 Posts
    It's time to rev the V8 Speculation Engine!

    What's next for TF2 after the Machines? Halloween is obvious, do we think we'll see the Mann Brothers' ghosts?

    That robot is a ghost?

    And of course Australian Christmas 2: Electric Boogaloo 2: Electric Boogaloo.(3)
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
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  4. Post #44
    SecretZX's Avatar
    January 2012
    132 Posts
    Ahhh new thread smell...Its just like daisies...
    Also how does this avatar look?
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  5. Post #45
    wunderufl's Avatar
    September 2010
    1,087 Posts
    I don't expect we'll be able to play till a few hours after the update hits. Steam is probably going to crash when it hits. Just like the uber update if I remember correctly.
    And Pyromania. And every other large update. I honestly think this one might just be the mother of all update crashes, though.
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  6. Post #46
    Spagetto's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,606 Posts
    I can still remember the horror in the beginning of 2012 how nothing happened and we just waited and waited and waited and waited and..
    BUT NOW! IT'S FINALLY HERE!
        I know you've seen this in the other thread already, but reposting because it's awesome   
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  7. Post #47
    Erfly's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,477 Posts
    From the first thread

    From those, we got:
    -1 Weapon from Junkyad Justice
    -Demo Grenade Miscs
    -Custom Texture Badge
    -Expiration Date
    -Rocket Jumper

    And then I realized, we haven't gotten ANY Demoman weapons since the Uber Update (reskins don't count.)
    No, we got Demoknight weapons at the uber update. The last demoman weapon that wasn't a reskin was at Australian Christmas 2010 being the Loch n Load and Caber.
    (Not counting balance changes, like the sticky jumper being mostly changed.)
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  8. Post #48
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    September 2010
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    I bet this is what it feels like to play Demo with a fully upgraded Grenade Launcher and ScoRes.

    I bet this is what it feels like to play Demoman if Eyelander has unique upgrades.
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  9. Post #49

    June 2012
    81 Posts
    Maybe the bounty refers to a different item drop system? An item drop system that doesn't rewards idling?
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  10. Post #50

    June 2012
    137 Posts
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
    Suddenly, everything was just a bad dream.
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  11. Post #51
    Corporal Yippie's Avatar
    August 2009
    6,217 Posts
    Pyromania
    large update
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  12. Post #52
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    psyke's Avatar
    February 2011
    6,850 Posts
    Well i hope there's a certain demo-man set used in the update..
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  13. Post #53
    Bazkip's Avatar
    July 2011
    3,279 Posts
    There is not much time to be lost!
    Gamer Brothars!
    Hat Mahrens, today the enemy is at our door. We know our duty and we will do it. We fight for our honour as Blood Doves, as HAT MAHRENS, and we fight in the name of the Gaben!

    We are the hat mahrens! WE ARE THE GABEN'S FURY!
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  14. Post #54
    Croshi's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,766 Posts
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
    This update, canonically, is 3 years in the future. Valve can still do anything they want with new updates, because they just take place before the Gray Army rises.

    It's kinda like how Doomsday takes place in a specific year/date.
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  15. Post #55
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    Gorm's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,598 Posts
    The Half-Zatoichi is going to be awesome for this mode.
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  16. Post #56
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    psyke's Avatar
    February 2011
    6,850 Posts
    This update, canonically, is 3 years in the future. Valve can still do anything they want with new updates, because they just take place before the Gray Army rises.
    even then it' just a case of pulling a new story out of mid air

    Bam blood sample taken. two new -albeit very young- blutarch and redmond's
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  17. Post #57
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    Jetamo's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,045 Posts
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
    Eheh. Of course. Genius idea. How can we reintroduce Redmond and Blutarch?

    Simple. Ignore the video, it's the thumbnail you want.

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  18. Post #58
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,311 Posts
    This update, canonically, is 3 years in the future. Valve can still do anything they want with new updates, because they just take place before the Gray Army rises.
    True, but it's not like them to write themselves in a corner with an end to the BLU/RED conflict. They usually make stuff up as they go and use the ambiguity to their advantage.
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  19. Post #59

    June 2012
    81 Posts
    True, but it's not like them to write themselves in a corner with an end to the BLU/RED conflict. They usually make stuff up as they go and use the ambiguity to their advantage.
    Someone who read this week's Yahtzee's article.
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  20. Post #60
    wunderufl's Avatar
    September 2010
    1,087 Posts
    heavy implication that Pyromania wasn't large
    Okay, so this just cements my point that Steam servers are gonna have a bad time of it tonight, when we DO get a massive update.
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  21. Post #61
    roman117's Avatar
    April 2011
    640 Posts
    ready for the clocks
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  22. Post #62
    Megaguy213's Avatar
    November 2010
    1,248 Posts
    Rather fitting right now
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  23. Post #63
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,311 Posts
    Someone who read this week's Yahtzee's article.
    The concise phrasing is inspired, but anyone that frequents the HL3 thread is aware of these things.
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  24. Post #64
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    Goodwell's Avatar
    July 2011
    7,893 Posts
    I fear tonight will be unplayable.

    EVERYONE is gonna wanna play, the update will take 10 eternities to download...

    All in all, i think i'll wait till it dies down to actually play it.
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  25. Post #65
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,795 Posts
    True, but it's not like them to write themselves in a corner with an end to the BLU/RED conflict. They usually make stuff up as they go and use the ambiguity to their advantage.
    This is TF2.

    Obviously the next update is going to continue this storyline, with an alien invasion.
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  26. Post #66
    SecretZX's Avatar
    January 2012
    132 Posts
    This is TF2.

    Obviously the next update is going to continue this storyline, with an alien invasion.
    I knew i wasn't the only one who was thinking about aliens
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  27. Post #67
    Erfly's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,477 Posts
    This is TF2.

    Obviously the next update is going to continue this storyline, with an alien invasion.
    Martie Mann?
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  28. Post #68
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,311 Posts
    This is TF2.

    Obviously the next update is going to continue this storyline, with an alien invasion.
    of undead cowboys with funny accents riding on eagles through the nearest [Mann Co. rival here] weapon depot?
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  29. Post #69
    MarcoPixel's Avatar
    April 2012
    246 Posts
    I setup a 24slot public server for our thread.

    IP: 85.131.149.171:27015

    Location: EU, Germany
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  30. Post #70
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    August 2011
    1,901 Posts

    Cannot. Fucking. Wait.
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  31. Post #71
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    July 2006
    4,612 Posts
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
    It'd be good if they respawned younger, like they were in that family photo and with slight amnesia.

    'Where were we?'
    'Fighting. Probably for 150 years!'
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  32. Post #72
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    October 2009
    9,438 Posts
    I imagine Valve will reveal another comic after we've killed X robots. I doubt, they've killed off Blutarch and Redmond just to mark Gray as the villain. Unless Valve relies on their time machine wizard, without Blutarch and Redmond, there's no canonical reason for RED and BLU to fight each other after the bots are defeated.

    Best case scenario, there will be another comic filling in the gaps and hinting at the next update with more proceeding TF2 lore. But I expect they'll hit some sort of reset button (if immortality machines exist and respawn exist, surely Blutarch and Redmond can come back) or introduce more characters that give them more flexibility with future updates to the game and its canon.

    TF2 was initially a very static game, and the stalemate-between-RED-and-BLU fluff reflected that. But the more Valve got into the updates, the more things they've shaken up.
    If anything, MvM is the "end" of TF2, and the normal gameplay just takes place before it all.
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  33. Post #73
    dageek's Avatar
    July 2011
    663 Posts
    Aaand we're back to our regularly scheduled V8 programming.
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  34. Post #74
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    goluffy's Avatar
    May 2009
    3,660 Posts
    And we're back!
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  35. Post #75
    Raffle Rigger
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    November 2010
    16,713 Posts
    Welcome back guys. No more autolock worries.
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  36. Post #76
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    goluffy's Avatar
    May 2009
    3,660 Posts
    No! It was my moment to shine and you took it from me you ninja!
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  37. Post #77
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    April 2007
    8,689 Posts
    god damn it the old one locked and i had a typo and now i can't edit out

    thanks a lot autumn
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  38. Post #78
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    glorious.

    Let's celebrate

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  39. Post #79
    Atlascore's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,795 Posts
    I think we can all agree that Orkel is a terrible moderator.
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  40. Post #80
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    March 2011
    2,630 Posts
    If there is music that plays during the final boss of the MvM gamemode I will mod it to this:


    And it will be glorious.
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