1. Post #6161
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    Totenkreuz's Avatar
    January 2011
    12,643 Posts
    I'd love a zones type gamemode in tf2
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  2. Post #6162
    BanthaFodder's Avatar
    May 2011
    6,661 Posts
    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.
    "New, for the 2012 Saxxy Awards, Source Filmmaker! What can you DO with Source Filmmaker? WELLLLLL..."
    *cue Meet the Pyro*
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  3. Post #6163
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    Why does everyone take it for granted that this year's saxxies will be SFM?
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  4. Post #6164
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    Captain Chalky's Avatar
    September 2010
    8,094 Posts
    Why does everyone take it for granted that this year's saxxies will be SFM?
    They follow my theory, propably.

    Like I pointed out a while ago: in the blog post, it is said that Meet The Pyro will finally be released, and the TF team once said that they will release Source Filmmaker once all the shorts are done. And of course, there is this quote: "This year, expect the Saxxys to be much bigger and better, due to the imminent unveiling of another secret.".

    It will happen, just you wait.
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  5. Post #6165
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    Yeah, but that doesn't mean that will necessarily be meet the pyro.

    As handsome as his beard might be, you can't take anything chalky says for granted.
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  6. Post #6166
    Justnobody's Avatar
    August 2011
    2,065 Posts
    looking back at the 3 "new" gamemodes they made since release, it's probably going to be CTF with a control point slapped on it.
    If you have the flag, you can cap?
    Or your enemy's point can only be capped once you have their flag capped, or capping a point unlocks the flag to be capped?

    Shit, i'd play all three.
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  7. Post #6167
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    Razi The Red's Avatar
    June 2010
    792 Posts
    If you have the flag, you can cap?
    Or your enemy's point can only be capped once you have their flag capped, or capping a point unlocks the flag to be capped?

    Shit, i'd play all three.
    I seem to remember playing something like that. You had to take a neutral flag to the enemy's base in an attempt to capture points with it. After a cap, the flag returned to the center for you to have to take and cap another point with it.

    Was fun, but easy as fuck to grief though.
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  8. Post #6168
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
    19,818 Posts
    I'd love a zones type gamemode in tf2
    How would that work? Are you thinking of the old Territorial Control mode that didn't oil our gears as much as it should have?
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  9. Post #6169
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    Totenkreuz's Avatar
    January 2011
    12,643 Posts
    How would that work? Are you thinking of the old Territorial Control mode that didn't oil our gears as much as it should have?
    It'd be like Tribes:Ascends Cap and Hold and this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMTdxrkxyEI
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  10. Post #6170

    May 2011
    1,006 Posts
    guys
    saxxies are may 5
    may 5 is a saturday on PST
    valve never releases weekend updates right?
    :(
    Thats why I still believe that tonight we will get blog post and day 1 of some update...and we will get this update this thursday with saxxys.

    Well, but theres a bigger chance that we will get just another community item this thursday
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  11. Post #6171
    royaldanney's Avatar
    April 2011
    870 Posts
    This wait is even more crushing than WAR! -> Engineer Update since the WAR! update was way better than Christmas and gave us especially more gameplay adding/changing stuff. The first banner, the first shield, sword, the gunboats... all of them until then new and innovative weapons.
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  12. Post #6172
    Keep calm and JAG
    Damoman's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,407 Posts
    Plus during last years early months we had all that Portal 2 stuff to entertain us.
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  13. Post #6173
    Judging people just because of their avatars/titles is RETARDED
    Bryceanater's Avatar
    March 2011
    8,791 Posts
    Ign stated in twitter "wake up and small the ashes"
    everyone thinks its HL3
    New nvidia card is coming out.

    I think its Meet the Pyro and HL3 speculation.
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  14. Post #6174
    royaldanney's Avatar
    April 2011
    870 Posts
    Plus during last years early months we had all that Portal 2 stuff to entertain us.
    We had tons of things. This year is just... boring.
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  15. Post #6175
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    J-RcZ's Avatar
    February 2012
    5,439 Posts
    Ign stated in twitter "wake up and small the ashes"
    everyone thinks its HL3
    New nvidia card is coming out.

    I think its Meet the Pyro and HL3 speculation.
    It made me think about Ashes To Ashes by Bowie

    Edited:

    Great, now I can't stop listening to his songs.
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  16. Post #6176
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    maybe day 1 tonight?
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  17. Post #6177
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    Citizen Insane's Avatar
    August 2011
    1,901 Posts
    maybe day 1 tonight?
    I don't think it will happen, but it wouldn't surprise me either.
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  18. Post #6178
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    maybe day 1 tonight?
    totally.
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  19. Post #6179
    Croshi's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,766 Posts
    guys
    saxxies are may 5
    may 5 is a saturday on PST
    valve never releases weekend updates right?
    :(
    I think the only time valve released a yearly update on the exact date was Halloween #2 and #3. The date changes depending on when the Weekday of the update is.
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  20. Post #6180
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    IcyTruth's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,423 Posts
    i'm hoping there's like an item you get in tf2 if you create a map in the portal 2 editor. maybe like a aperture science test associate badge, or something?
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  21. Post #6181
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    totally.
    last week's patch being so late made me think they have so much else they're doing at crunch time now, that they just shoved the weekly patch to the side and kind of cobbled it together last minute just to have one.

    I have this dark feeling the UI of the main menu will be overhauled... again. Seems they've been doing that once a year or so now for the last 2 years (right around this time of the year), we're about due for another big menu change.
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  22. Post #6182
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    Venezuelan's Avatar
    September 2011
    12,367 Posts
    guys
    saxxies are may 5
    may 5 is a saturday on PST
    valve never releases weekend updates right?
    :(
    there's nothing to indicate it would be a year from last year's on the dot.
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  23. Post #6183
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    I really hope this isn't dragged into a "Year of F2P!" update and we're waiting for the anniversary of the Uber update for Meet the Pyro and some new cool weapons.

    With a lame Replay Pt II with some hats and some minor bug fixes for replays.
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  24. Post #6184
    Keep calm and JAG
    Damoman's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,407 Posts
    I really hope this isn't dragged into a "Year of F2P!" update and we're waiting for the anniversary of the Uber update for Meet the Pyro and some new cool weapons.

    With a lame Replay Pt II with some hats and some minor bug fixes for replays.
    I don't know Ned, they've said themselves that something secret is going to be announced. I don't think that even they could make a "A year of FTP" a big deal without some reasonable content.

    Just in case the Oscar mummies donít recognize the subtle dramatic undertones of the uninterrupted blood explosion that is Meet the Pyro, we can always stack the deck at the Saxxys, our own awards show. This year, expect the Saxxys to be much bigger and better, due to the imminent unveiling of another secret.
    Read those words and cross your fingers. SFM seems the most reasonable deduction but it could be anything!
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  25. Post #6185
    wunderufl's Avatar
    September 2010
    1,087 Posts
    I really do appreciate Valve doing the weekly-ish update and bug fixes this year. Especially if they're meant to tide us over while they work on bigger things. I know they're not much, but you've got to respect that they're at least trying to maintain continual upkeep. My concern lies more in the fact that they've been quiet for so long, and, as many of you are mentioning, they've been quiet for so long on a game that is now F2P and relies on consistent content to placate an influx of players.

    Which means that they themselves are inadvertently building up whatever else they've been working on behind the scenes. Probably way more than they realize they are. And, when it finally comes out, it might not be half as exciting and grandiose and it needs to be for the amount of time they've been denying us smaller major updates. Basically, they're creating a huge amount of hype for upcoming content that might not actually warrant it.

    It's like what happened with the Saxxies last year, but to a greater degree. At least last year they never actually admitted that MtM was coming before or after the awards were through, and yet that's exactly what nearly everyone assumed. And when it didn't happen, the perceived success of the Replay update was dramatically reduced. Now, I understand that was no one's fault but our own, but this year they've come right out and promised several "Big Secrets." If these "Big Secrets" turn out to be something half-assed, like another Medieval Mode," it's really going to tarnish their reputation to maintain TF2 as a fun, engaging, and continually innovative F2P game. Unfairly so, yes, but there'll still be a lot of impatient, rabid fans calling for blood.

    But, then again, this is Valve we're talking about. They have just as much a chance at knocking it right outta the park with an amazing, eye-popping, burninatingly brilliant series of surprises that sates everyone's appetite.

    tl;dr Valve is walking a very fine line of withholding content for too long and ultimately letting their fanbase down when if doesn't meet expectations. But Valve is Valve.
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  26. Post #6186
    Izzy7s7's Avatar
    May 2011
    963 Posts
    I don't think it will happen, but it wouldn't surprise me either.
    TONIGHT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE NIGHT.
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  27. Post #6187
    Drury's Avatar
    April 2011
    8,358 Posts
    TONIGHT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE NIGHT.
    It will totally happen during May, though.
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  28. Post #6188
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    Totenkreuz's Avatar
    January 2011
    12,643 Posts
    Medieval mode isn't even a new gamemode. It's just melee only on a castle themed map.
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  29. Post #6189
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    17,012 Posts
    It will totally happen during May, though.
    Unless it happens tonight! :)
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  30. Post #6190
    alpha00zero's Avatar
    January 2012
    1,612 Posts
    I wonder if they will add a new TC map! That would be great!

    *crickets sounds play*


    Don't worry... I know where the exit door is.
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  31. Post #6191
    wunderufl's Avatar
    September 2010
    1,087 Posts
    Medieval mode isn't even a new gamemode. It's just melee only on a castle themed map.
    That was kinda my point. Here's hoping that's not what's in store for us.
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  32. Post #6192
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    February 2012
    5,439 Posts
    I wonder if they will add a new TC map! That would be great!

    *crickets sounds play*


    Don't worry... I know where the exit door is.
    Team Captain map
    What is this?
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  33. Post #6193
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    Jorori's Avatar
    October 2010
    10,311 Posts
    Team Captain map
    What is this?
    Territorial Control. Hydro is the only TC map right now, and it's from 2007
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  34. Post #6194
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    J-RcZ's Avatar
    February 2012
    5,439 Posts
    Territorial Control. Hydro is the only TC map right now, and it's from 2007
    Hey, you did not get my "New players don't know what territorial control is" joke
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  35. Post #6195
    SLBros.'s Avatar
    September 2011
    4,417 Posts
    i'm hoping there's like an item you get in tf2 if you create a map in the portal 2 editor. maybe like a aperture science test associate badge, or something?
    COMPANION CUBE PIN
    REDUX REDUX

    Hey people, still expecting an update? Your joy sure is cheerful.
    This is the last day of the month. Another month without any actual content. I'd like Valve to strike at the last moment like they did with the Mannconomy, but since I know it won't happen, I'll just be waiting.

    It's incredibly annoying how the first update of the year that is pretty much confirmed is the Halloween Update.
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  36. Post #6196
    Keep calm and JAG
    Damoman's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,407 Posts

    It's incredibly annoying how the first update of the year that is pretty much confirmed is the Halloween Update.

    Does this count?
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  37. Post #6197
    Paltry Member
    J-RcZ's Avatar
    February 2012
    5,439 Posts

    This is actually really sad
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  38. Post #6198
    MrCasual's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,165 Posts
    I really do appreciate Valve doing the weekly-ish update and bug fixes this year. Especially if they're meant to tide us over while they work on bigger things. I know they're not much, but you've got to respect that they're at least trying to maintain continual upkeep. My concern lies more in the fact that they've been quiet for so long, and, as many of you are mentioning, they've been quiet for so long on a game that is now F2P and relies on consistent content to placate an influx of players.

    Which means that they themselves are inadvertently building up whatever else they've been working on behind the scenes. Probably way more than they realize they are. And, when it finally comes out, it might not be half as exciting and grandiose and it needs to be for the amount of time they've been denying us smaller major updates. Basically, they're creating a huge amount of hype for upcoming content that might not actually warrant it.

    It's like what happened with the Saxxies last year, but to a greater degree. At least last year they never actually admitted that MtM was coming before or after the awards were through, and yet that's exactly what nearly everyone assumed. And when it didn't happen, the perceived success of the Replay update was dramatically reduced. Now, I understand that was no one's fault but our own, but this year they've come right out and promised several "Big Secrets." If these "Big Secrets" turn out to be something half-assed, like another Medieval Mode," it's really going to tarnish their reputation to maintain TF2 as a fun, engaging, and continually innovative F2P game. Unfairly so, yes, but there'll still be a lot of impatient, rabid fans calling for blood.

    But, then again, this is Valve we're talking about. They have just as much a chance at knocking it right outta the park with an amazing, eye-popping, burninatingly brilliant series of surprises that sates everyone's appetite.

    tl;dr Valve is walking a very fine line of withholding content for too long and ultimately letting their fanbase down when if doesn't meet expectations. But Valve is Valve.
    I agree, Valve can be pretty...um...well, I'm not saying they're liars, but they do some "unethical"(ish) things sometimes, and sometimes its not even their fault or they don't realize it.

    Look what Bethesda did like a week or so ago. EVERYONE and their dog thought that old greasy man picture was going to be for Skyrim DLC. Bethesda knew people would make instantly think this, then when it turned out to be Dishonored, fans felt cheated, and all I think its going to do is hurt Dishonored's marketing.

    I think something really cool is around the corner though. I still remember those leaked sound files everyone found, talking about the robot boss with the frikkin laser beams, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, and a nuke. That sounds insane! And FUN!
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  39. Post #6199
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts

    This is actually really sad
    I kept watching this shit grow with each update last year, telling myself "Oh boy, there's no way 2012 is gonna have more updates than this!"

    unfortunately, I was right.

    Edit: Also, fancy image host you got yourself there.
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  40. Post #6200
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    February 2012
    5,439 Posts
    Edit: Also, fancy image host you got yourself there.
    I fucking love that site
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