General TF2 Thread

Talk about Valve games and mods.
Post Reply
User avatar
Keychain
Obsidian Veteran
Obsidian Veteran
Posts: 1518
Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:09 am
Location: Louisiana, United States
Contact:

General TF2 Thread

Post by Keychain » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:29 am

Image
ImageImageImageImageImage

Come here to discuss Valve's beautifully butchered game.

CLASSES:

Image

Scout

ImageImageImage
A fast-talking kid from Boston with a penchant for baseball, the Scout is the fastest of all classes. His speed and ability to double jump will leave slower opponents struggling to keep up. This, coupled with his Scattergun, makes the Scout ideal at hit and run tactics, allowing him to inflict massive close-range damage before dashing away to safety. The Scout can also equip his trusty Sandman to stun opponents with long-range baseballs, equip his Bonk! Atomic Punch to make a getaway without taking damage, or drink his Crit-a-Cola to take out unaware opponents in seconds.

The Scout is an ideal choice if you need an objective completed quickly, as he can capture control points and push carts twice as fast as any other class. His petite stature and swiftness also make him useful at harassing opponents and providing distractions. With the addition of Mad Milk, the Scout now has a larger role and can provide additional support to the team.

Image

Soldier

ImageImageImage
A crazed patriot from the heart of America, the Soldier is the bread and butter general assault unit of the team. Although he's one of the easier to understand classes, he is far from the weakest. Equipped with his Rocket Launcher and 200 Hit Points to spare, the Soldier is a highly versatile class for both offensive and defensive roles, and a great starter class to get familiar with the game.

The Soldier is also well known for his spectacular rocket jump. In defiance of all good sense and judgment, the Soldier can shoot a rocket at his feet to launch himself skyward at the cost of some health. This ability allows the Soldier to pop up in unexpected places and reach areas off-limits even to the Scout's double-jump.

Image

Pyro

ImageImageImage
A mumbling pyromaniac of indeterminate origin, the Pyro has a burning fondness for fire and all things fire-related. Wielding a homemade Flamethrower, the Pyro can set opponents aflame, whittling their health away over time with the ensuing afterburn damage. The Pyro also wears an asbestos-lined suit that prevents any afterburn on the Pyro. Due to the short range of the Flamethrower, the Pyro relies heavily on ambush tactics to catch opponents off-guard. One of the primary roles of the Pyro is the vital task of Spy-checking; a puff of flame will ignite both Cloaked and Disguised Spies, and the Pyro will then proceed to hunt them down with the same mercy and goodwill shown to all of its opponents—which is to say, none.

Though categorized as an offensive class, the Pyro can also be a useful asset in defense, protecting friendly Sentry Guns from Spies and sending entire attacking teams retreating for health. In addition, the Pyro can use its compression blast ability to reflect enemy projectiles, extinguish burning teammates, separate a Medic from its target, and disorient enemies by pushing them into the air. Pyros can also ignite a friendly Sniper's Huntsman arrow so it can ignite an enemy on a hit, or remove Sappers from an Engineer's Buildings using a Homewrecker.

There is much debate about whether the Pyro is a female or a male. Other classes' domination responses (Spy, Sniper, Scout, Soldier, Demoman, and Engineer) that refer to this speculation appear to be insulting the Pyro's fighting capability. The flowery purse located near its locker in the spawn room of 2Fort, as well as the Pyro's Madame Dixie hat and humiliation stance both being quite feminine, have only served to further fan speculation. Additionally, the Pyro has been referred to as both "he" and "she" by Valve, including on the official blog. A prime example of this was in the UI introduced after the Mac update, which referred to the Pyro as either a he or a she in the challenge dialogue box and alternated randomly between the two. The Xbox 360 manual for Team Fortress 2 uses the male pronoun to describe the Pyro. Also, the base description of the Vintage Merryweather reads "Pyro wears this in tribute to the many firefighters that have perished trying to quell his Flames."

Image

Demoman

ImageImageImage
A scrumpy-swilling drunken demolitions expert from the Scottish Highlands, the Demoman (real name Tavish DeGroot) is one of the more versatile members of the team. Though his weapons lack pinpoint long-range accuracy, the Demoman is a powerful (if unpredictable) asset, and can hold his own in just about any situation. He is a master of explosives, excelling at indirect, mid-range combat. Armed with his Grenade Launcher and Stickybombs, the Demoman uses his only good eye and knowledge of the surrounding environment for well-timed detonations that send enemies skyward.

The Demoman excels at swift disassembly; he can bounce his grenades in creative angles to wreak havoc on enemy Sentry Gun emplacements while remaining safely out of sight. His Stickybombs are a perfect tool for area denial, and are effective in keeping opponents away from any carts, control points and Intelligence cases he deems off-limits.

Image

Heavy

ImageImageImage
A towering hulk of a man hailing from the USSR, the Heavy, also known as Heavy Weapons Guy, is the largest, and possibly most dangerous class in Team Fortress 2. Boasting the highest stamina and biggest gun; the Heavy is no easy pushover. His firepower is highly impressive, allowing him to mow down any and all opponents in mere seconds; be they babies, cowards, or tiny baby-men. However, he does not come without downsides - revving up and firing his Minigun brings his already-unimpressive speed down to a snail's pace; making him an open, and very large, target for any opponent outside his range of fire. Despite his imposing stature, the Heavy's slow gait means he must often rely upon his teammates to lend a helping hand: with a Medic by his side and a well coordinated team controlling his flanks, he is a true force to be reckoned with. Alongside decimating entire teams; the Heavy is able to provide further support for his comrades with an oft-required health boost via his Sandvich; the tastiest Health kit in the game.

The Heavy is arguably the 'face' of Team Fortress 2. He appears most prominently on box-art and promotional materials, as well as starring in the very first Meet the Team video and appearing in all further videos to date. Additionally, he also appears in Poker Night at the Inventory as the Team Fortress 2 representative; regaling many stories and fun facts that are as of now, not canonical.

Image

Engineer

ImageImageImageImageImage
A soft-spoken, amiable Texan with a knack for all things mechanical, the Engineer (real name: Dell Conagher) chooses to construct and maintain Buildings that benefit the team rather than engage in much direct combat. The Engineer's various gadgets include the Sentry Gun, an automated turret that fires at any enemy in range, the Dispenser, a device that replenishes the health and ammo of nearby teammates and Teleporters that quickly transport his teammates to the fray.

However, the Engineer's ingenious devices are under constant threat from explosives and devious enemy Spies; a good Engineer must keep his gear under a watchful eye and in good repair at all times. When the Engineer needs to get his hands dirty, his trio of generic, yet capable weapons, combined with the assistance of his helpful hardware, make him more than capable of holding his own in a fight.

The Engineer is also capable of hauling buildings he has already constructed and re-deploying them in new locations, at the cost of a lower footspeed and being unable to use a weapon while carrying them. Buildings are vulnerable during the hauling process, as they will be destroyed if the Engineer is killed; they also need some time to re-deploy after being hauled.

Image

Medic

ImageImageImage
A Teutonic man of medicine with a tenuous adherence to medical ethics, the Medic is nonetheless the primary healing class of the team. Although the Medic does not possess the best arsenal for direct combat, he can typically still be found near the front-lines, healing wounded teammates while trying to stay out of trouble. When his Medi Gun or Kritzkrieg is focused on a teammate, they will quickly regain health. Unharmed teammates will have their health buffed beyond the normal limit. While healing, the Medic's ÜberCharge bar will fill up until the weapon begins to crackle, at which point he can then activate a deadly charge that either makes himself and an ally temporarily invulnerable or gives his patient 100% Crit shots for up to 8 seconds.

The Medic is capable of regenerating health over time; the longer a Medic stays out of combat, the faster his health will recover. A damaged Medic will regenerate health at a rate of 3 HP per second, which scales up over the following ten seconds to a maximum of 6 HP per second (though carrying the Blutsauger reduces the regeneration rate from 3–6 to 1–4, and the Medieval Medic item set will raise it to 4-7).

Image

Sniper

ImageImageImage
A rugged and ready crack shot from the Australian outback, the Sniper prefers to pick his targets off from a distance with his lethal headshot ability. Taking to hiding in elevated or hard-to-see spots, the Sniper can pick off slower classes like the Heavy with ease. The Sniper is also ideal for eliminating enemy Medics, giving his team a chance to advance into enemy territory and turn the tide of the battle.

While the Sniper tends to isolate himself from the frontlines, the Huntsman allows him to move up the field, laying down suppressive volleys of arrows while his ancient and mysterious Jarate powers can increase damage dealt against his foes by himself and teammates alike.

Image

Spy

ImageImageImageImage
Hailing from an indeterminate region of France, the Spy is a fan of sharp suits, even sharper knives and relies on stealth and trickery to aid the team. Using his unique array of cloaking watches, he can render himself invisible or even fake his own death, leaving unaware opponents off-guard. His Disguise Kit lets him take on the form of any class, allowing him to blend in while behind enemy lines before literally stabbing his unsuspecting 'teammates' in the back. In fact, a swift backstab from behind with the Spy's trusty Knife will take out any foe in a single hit.

In addition to being able to assassinate key enemies quickly and efficiently, the Spy is great against the Engineer. Using his Sappers, he can disable the Engineer's buildings -- slowly draining their health until they are destroyed unless removed by an Engineer or a Pyro wielding a Homewrecker.

Another common target for the Spy is the Heavy. While a Heavy has his Minigun spun up, he moves at a speed slower than normal -- this slower move speed along with the distraction of combat makes for an easy opportunity for a backstab.

http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Main_Page
Last edited by Keychain on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.

DisConnected
npc_hovering_assassin
npc_hovering_assassin
Posts: 298
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:46 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by DisConnected » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:53 am

Sooooo....how 'bout them hats?

I personaly decided to have a select few that I lurve for each class, not looking at value, and then give away the rest. Makes TF2 seem like an actual game to have fun with, instead of struggling to collect all the valueable hats.


PS: Unusuals = redundant. Gave mine away in a fun contest. And then the guy decided to give me a few free earbuds because I was so awsome. Karma = rules.

Uhhh, don't get addicted to trading and going for unusuals: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... raedserver
Great read that is.

That's all I can think of to say. I can't remember the world of TF2 outside of trading servers.
Oh, don't be such a baby. Episode 3 will come out.

*Turns to Archimedes*

No it won't.

User avatar
Datastream
Donator
Donator
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Datastream » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:30 am

Vanilla is best. And will always be best.

User avatar
MaestraFénix
Team Member
Team Member
Posts: 2460
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 11:50 am
Location: Spain
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by MaestraFénix » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:43 am

Or if you need something new, play Advanced Weaponiser :3
Click on my photo to add me into your friends in Steam
Image
Steam photos | Steam videos


Image

User avatar
RocketRunner
npc_combine_elite
npc_combine_elite
Posts: 467
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:19 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by RocketRunner » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:57 am

Or Vs. Saxton Hale mod.

SAXTON HAAAAAALE!
I usually run from rockets.
Pretty straightforward.

DisConnected
npc_hovering_assassin
npc_hovering_assassin
Posts: 298
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:46 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by DisConnected » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:41 am

RocketRunner wrote:Or Vs. Saxton Hale mod.

SAXTON HAAAAAALE!
Meh, if I hadn't played the same mod 30 times in CS:S, I woulda liked it more.
Oh, don't be such a baby. Episode 3 will come out.

*Turns to Archimedes*

No it won't.

User avatar
MaestraFénix
Team Member
Team Member
Posts: 2460
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 11:50 am
Location: Spain
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by MaestraFénix » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:50 pm

Tron Fortress:

[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kn5nz1V ... r_embedded[/BBvideo]


Again my friend Bolty making great particle effects. Is not a surprise that he´s part of the Operation Black Mesa mod team.
Click on my photo to add me into your friends in Steam
Image
Steam photos | Steam videos


Image

User avatar
LivingWithGames
npc_helicopter
npc_helicopter
Posts: 932
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:21 pm
Location: Peruibe , SP , Brazil
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by LivingWithGames » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:56 pm

After that video,that did make me put the skins from Gamebanana.com to TF2 again.That looks...let's say futuristic and beautiful shall we?

User avatar
Datastream
Donator
Donator
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Datastream » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:41 am

Cherrypicking kills after days of playing is not really pro. I can make a vid like that too. With pretty kills and stuff.

DisConnected
npc_hovering_assassin
npc_hovering_assassin
Posts: 298
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:46 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by DisConnected » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:50 am

Datastream wrote:Cherrypicking kills after days of playing is not really pro. I can make a vid like that too. With pretty kills and stuff.
Video was supposed to be a trailer for the skin pack, not the most impressive and legit killing video on youtube.
Oh, don't be such a baby. Episode 3 will come out.

*Turns to Archimedes*

No it won't.

User avatar
Datastream
Donator
Donator
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Datastream » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:48 am

Every killvid is like that.

User avatar
Keychain
Obsidian Veteran
Obsidian Veteran
Posts: 1518
Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:09 am
Location: Louisiana, United States
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Keychain » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:45 am

The new katana is amazing.

User avatar
Datastream
Donator
Donator
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:24 pm

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Datastream » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:20 am

You bought shogun for the items, didn't you?

User avatar
MaestraFénix
Team Member
Team Member
Posts: 2460
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 11:50 am
Location: Spain
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by MaestraFénix » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:53 am

Keychain wrote:The new katana is amazing.
:truedat: And the soldier can use it too!!
Click on my photo to add me into your friends in Steam
Image
Steam photos | Steam videos


Image

User avatar
Keychain
Obsidian Veteran
Obsidian Veteran
Posts: 1518
Joined: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:09 am
Location: Louisiana, United States
Contact:

Re: General TF2 Thread

Post by Keychain » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:08 am

Datastream wrote:You bought shogun for the items, didn't you?
frak off. I'm so sick of hearing this bullshit every time TF2 gets promotion items. I didn't even buy the game nor will I plan on it. You can find/craft the items. Please do a bit of research before assuming things.

Post Reply