Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

nihilo wrote:

Are reflected pipe bombs minicrits? Reflected arrows?

Yup. Stickies are not, however (even if poofed mid-air they remain their original color, from what I've seen).

The_Judge wrote:

Ok that's it! Next set of weapons need the opposite of poofing.

My suggestion for the Spartan shield had some nice anti-poofing features. Here's the recap:

* Boosts resistance to explosives and bullets (but not fire)
* Replaces shotgun, but unlike the targe can't be used in combination with primary weapon (you either have the shield out or your rocket launcher)
* Possibly slows walking speed (to something like a spun-up heavy? playtesting would find the threshold. not having a way to deal damage while this is out could be a big enough sacrifice already)
* A soldier who has their shield out is immune to knockback or poofing when crouching, but also cannot move until they stand up. This also opens the opportunity for advanced soldiers to do fun things like rocket-jump, switch to the shield, and drop from the sky into a crouch, while teammates advance across the gap.

Nightmare wrote:

Sure, randomly poofing someone is easy. Effectively poofing someone I find much harder.

I think Fxeni and evilseed, maybe ukick (he doesn't play much though), are our only great poofers. Everyone else is still learning, including me. I seem to reflect about half the time, have trouble with air stickies, and don't yet have the timing right for the flame>poof>axe.

So according to Mex saying Psych's friend was a demo, I'd have to geuss it was Grunt. I didn't see any other consistant demo class last night, but I'd be surprised if it was his first time in TF2. He didn't seem like a beginner at all.

cyrax wrote:
Nightmare wrote:

Sure, randomly poofing someone is easy. Effectively poofing someone I find much harder.

I think Fxeni and evilseed, maybe ukick (he doesn't play much though), are our only great poofers. Everyone else is still learning, including me. I seem to reflect about half the time, have trouble with air stickies, and don't yet have the timing right for the flame>poof>axe.

So according to Mex saying Psych's friend was a demo, I'd have to geuss it was Grunt. I didn't see any other consistant demo class last night, but I'd be surprised if it was his first time in TF2. He didn't seem like a beginner at all.

I just like poofing arrows back at Nuean, and poofing mannes off cliffs.

Yeah, sending an arrow back at Nuean's face is always fun

My poofing of projectiles is decent, but I do believe I'm improving. I'm getting better against the direct hit bit by bit, which is my biggest issue at the moment.

The only pyro that makes it really difficult to play soldier is Dimmerswitch.

Also, ukick, I watched the scout video you have on youtube. Star wipe, really?

A couple of pyros on the server are quite good at reflecting my rockets. I usually take note and shoot off to the side, doing less damage but avoiding the risk of getting reflected. There are a couple of other tricks, though

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Also, ukick, I watched the scout video you have on youtube. Star wipe, really?

Huh? There's no wipe... that is all one life. what you talkin bout willis.

ukickmydog wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

Also, ukick, I watched the scout video you have on youtube. Star wipe, really?

Huh? There's no wipe... that is all one life. what you talkin bout willis.

I saw it too. Ukick's scout skills do not translate well to video editing.
It's right before you beat that sniper to death.

ukickmydog wrote:
cyrax wrote:
Nightmare wrote:

Sure, randomly poofing someone is easy. Effectively poofing someone I find much harder.

I think Fxeni and evilseed, maybe ukick (he doesn't play much though), are our only great poofers. Everyone else is still learning, including me. I seem to reflect about half the time, have trouble with air stickies, and don't yet have the timing right for the flame>poof>axe.

So according to Mex saying Psych's friend was a demo, I'd have to geuss it was Grunt. I didn't see any other consistant demo class last night, but I'd be surprised if it was his first time in TF2. He didn't seem like a beginner at all.

I just like poofing arrows back at Nuean, and poofing mannes off cliffs.

Is that what your vision turns into when you go tauntmode ukick? Complete with the slow mo evil laugh?

Really, we only need a poofer-poofer. There, fixed!

FedoraMcQuaid wrote:
ukickmydog wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

Also, ukick, I watched the scout video you have on youtube. Star wipe, really?

Huh? There's no wipe... that is all one life. what you talkin bout willis.

I saw it too. Ukick's scout skills do not translate well to video editing.
It's right before you beat that sniper to death.

Ohhh haha, I didn't even see that. It was one life though, I remember doing that now, I just cut out the part where I ran back from the cap room because nothing happened.

carrotpanic wrote:

A couple of pyros on the server are quite good at reflecting my rockets. I usually take note and shoot off to the side, doing less damage but avoiding the risk of getting reflected. There are a couple of other tricks, though :)

That doesn't work, by the way. It doesn't matter where on the screen the rocket is you can poof it directly to where you are aiming. Poofing rockets and grenades takes very little skill. I'd say it is one of the simplest things in the game (next to ubering and poofing a person). It takes good (if not very precise) timing but it is pretty much hit right mouse button at the right time while looking at the soldier. Poofing rockets is really about getting the timing right (like computer golf or kicking in madden but without the visual cue telling you when to hit the button). It's much harder with faster weapons like the direct hit because the timing isn't as loose as it is with a standard rocket. I'm not saying anyone can do it. Just that the steps required to do it are quite simple.

Poofing an uber away is pretty easy. The hard part is living through it.

The other night, I don't remember what map it was on, I poofed a demo up in the air and when he came down it was like he got stuck on the wall right over my head. Almost as if he were standing on my head. So I just looked up and set his ass on fire till he died.

Weird, but it made me chuckle.

EvilHomer3k wrote:
carrotpanic wrote:

A couple of pyros on the server are quite good at reflecting my rockets. I usually take note and shoot off to the side, doing less damage but avoiding the risk of getting reflected. There are a couple of other tricks, though :)

That doesn't work, by the way. It doesn't matter where on the screen the rocket is you can poof it directly to where you are aiming. Poofing rockets and grenades takes very little skill. I'd say it is one of the simplest things in the game (next to ubering and poofing a person). It takes good (if not very precise) timing but it is pretty much hit right mouse button at the right time while looking at the soldier. Poofing rockets is really about getting the timing right (like computer golf or kicking in madden but without the visual cue telling you when to hit the button). It's much harder with faster weapons like the direct hit because the timing isn't as loose as it is with a standard rocket. I'm not saying anyone can do it. Just that the steps required to do it are quite simple.

Poofing an uber away is pretty easy. The hard part is living through it.

It doesn't work when it's out of their horizontal range...

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

I don't think the poofer is overpowered. If anything, they should increase the range of the thing to hit people on the other side of the map and widen it to 360 degree. The thing is damn near useless as it is right now.

Thirteenth wrote:

I don't think the poofer is overpowered. If anything, they should increase the range of the thing to hit people on the other side of the map and widen it to 360 degree. The thing is damn near useless as it is right now.

Valve, hire this man.

BNice wrote:

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

PM sent

Phishposer wrote:
BNice wrote:

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

PM sent :)

Phish, when are you going to play again? Is it time to send baby to fight?

Man 3 server crashes the last half hour or so.

Mex wrote:
Phishposer wrote:
BNice wrote:

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

PM sent :)

Phish, when are you going to play again? Is it time to send baby to fight?

I'm thinking weeks at this point. Let's just say I'm looking forward to more than two hours of sleep in a row, and more than four in any given 24 hour period. No offense, but I'd rather sleep than hang out with you assholes

Phishposer wrote:
Mex wrote:
Phishposer wrote:
BNice wrote:

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

PM sent :)

Phish, when are you going to play again? Is it time to send baby to fight?

I'm thinking weeks at this point. Let's just say I'm looking forward to more than two hours of sleep in a row, and more than four in any given 24 hour period. No offense, but I'd rather sleep than hang out with you assholes :P

Better get used to it. There's a reason your parents look like they do (a lot of reasons actually, but you are one the first big one).

I'm offended. I challenge you to a duel, sir!

General Crespin wrote:

I'm offended. I challenge you to a duel, sir!

You'll duel a mann with baby in hand? What kind of mann are you?!

Phishposer wrote:
Mex wrote:
Phishposer wrote:
BNice wrote:

How does one go about joining the private server on Monday and Friday? I'm in the TF2 Steam Group.

PM sent :)

Phish, when are you going to play again? Is it time to send baby to fight?

I'm thinking weeks at this point. Let's just say I'm looking forward to more than two hours of sleep in a row, and more than four in any given 24 hour period. No offense, but I'd rather sleep than hang out with you assholes :P

Sometimes games are more important than sleep.

So this showed up at ToyFair:

IMAGE(http://toyfair2011.figures.com/data/616/DSCF1578.JPG)

It's from Gaming Heads, so it'll probably run $30 or so, but hey, better than $300 or whatever they get for the big statues.

The important question is, does it come with a sandwich?

Norfair wrote:

The important question is, does it come with a sandvich?

ftfy

FlamingPeasant wrote:

So this showed up at ToyFair:

IMAGE(http://toyfair2011.figures.com/data/616/DSCF1578.JPG)

It's from Gaming Heads, so it'll probably run $30 or so, but hey, better than $300 or whatever they get for the big statues.

Natascha? Who uses Natascha anymore since the nerf?

$30 is a price point I can get behind. The others were priced way too high for my taste.