Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

MyBrainHz wrote:

There's not even an achievement for finishing it, is there?

No achievement, no hatte, nothing. Really weird.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was intended to be a L4D/TF2 cross-over and they ran out of time. Feels like they just tossed it out there to see if it sticks.

I think Wave 666 is just a super-the-hardest challenge mode for MvM tossed together for Halloween. The MvM maps, while pretty difficult, get a lot easier once you've beaten them once and know the maps. Wave 666 is just brutal.

The way they're made more difficult isn't very interesting either. Just turn it up to 11!

Still, getting $4000 to start and a fair amount of cash as the wave goes on lets you build Super-Fast-Firing-Rocket-Death-Machine, which is cathartic.

Until the crit Direct Hit soldiers come.

Last night was the first time I leveled up the loch n load all the way and it was awesome. I used to just level up the sticky launcher but for all the giants in wave 666, having a lochnload that shoots 8 shots really fast at a crap load of damage plus a crit canteen... I also maxed out all the explosive and crit resists so I could survive better. What ended up happening was I would get hit with a bunch of crit nades and instead of killing me, it would send me flying up into the sky box, where I would then fall to the ground and die from fall damage...

ukickmydog wrote:

Last night was the first time I leveled up the loch n load all the way and it was awesome. I used to just level up the sticky launcher but for all the giants in wave 666, having a lochnload that shoots 8 shots really fast at a crap load of damage plus a crit canteen... I also maxed out all the explosive and crit resists so I could survive better. What ended up happening was I would get hit with a bunch of crit nades and instead of killing me, it would send me flying up into the sky box, where I would then fall to the ground and die from fall damage...

Well, maybe if you had a medic with all the upgrades you'd have lived u_u

The LnL is definitely better in MvM, the same way the Brass Beast is better than Sasha.

Mex wrote:
ukickmydog wrote:

Last night was the first time I leveled up the loch n load all the way and it was awesome. I used to just level up the sticky launcher but for all the giants in wave 666, having a lochnload that shoots 8 shots really fast at a crap load of damage plus a crit canteen... I also maxed out all the explosive and crit resists so I could survive better. What ended up happening was I would get hit with a bunch of crit nades and instead of killing me, it would send me flying up into the sky box, where I would then fall to the ground and die from fall damage...

Well, maybe if you had a medic with all the upgrades you'd have lived u_u

Well, maybe if you would come online anytime in the past week and play we would have a medic with all the upgrades.

Update time!

Valve wrote:

Team Fortress 2

MERASMUS! has leveled up at WizardCon!
"The Skull Island Topper" now tracks the highest level of Merasmus the owner has helped defeat
Increased Engineer, Scout, Pyro and Heavy damage against Merasmus
Increased Soldier and Demoman damage against Merasmus while he is in hiding
Saxxy Awards submissions are now being accepted for the Replay category via the in-game YouTube™ uploader
Fixed the Heavy not playing the correct audio when equipping all of the Grand Duchess items
Fixed the Grand Duchess items not being groupped as an item set
Fixed a bug that allowed spells to be applied to base items
Added zombie character images and a new Halloween background for the main menu
Beta version of new item import tool, available in game in the Steam Workshop submission process
Fixed Mann vs. Machine robots not taunting when they level up while carrying the bomb
Updated the health bar for Merasmus and Monoculus
Added more credits to Caliginous Caper, Wave 666

Well that would explain why Monoculus was leveling up...

Apparently that started leveling up exactly a year ago.

EDIT: Fun fact... Merasmus and Bombinomicon are voiced by Nolan North.

Fixed Mann vs. Machine robots not taunting when they level up while carrying the bomb

What...? Is that why they taunt?

Private has been updated. Let's kill mannes on it... TONIGHT!

I wish there were more admins on late night west coast time.

I was there for a while. I had to leave though I just couldn't take it anymore.

Queueball wrote:
Fixed Mann vs. Machine robots not taunting when they level up while carrying the bomb

What...? Is that why they taunt?

Not always, they taunt after some kills too. If they are upgrading you can see a little circle thing show up above their heads too.

Infernarl wrote:

I wish there were more admins on late night west coast time.

Are you on my friends list? If I'm not at work I am usually able to log in and take care of some riff-raff.

Somehow I only get sound now when I use a headset or the speaker out. Nothing on my laptop speakers anymore.
Other programs work fine. I switched audio from headset to 2 speakers within TF2. Deleted some cfg-s I've found.
So far to no avail. Odd thing is, on a separate account on win8 (vm) it works fine...

Any ideas?

Somehow I only get sound now when I use a headset or the speaker out. Nothing on my laptop speakers anymore.
Other programs work fine. I switched audio from headset to 2 speakers within TF2. Deleted some cfg-s I've found.
So far to no avail. Odd thing is, on a separate account on win8 (vm) it works fine...

Any ideas?

Got no attention on the other page So asking again.

Maybe check your Steam audio settings too? Weird.

ragin_redneck wrote:

Update time!

Valve wrote:

Added more credits to Caliginous Caper, Wave 666

I don't see how that will help. I had all the resistance upgrades and all the building upgrades by about halfway. Still got f*cking destroyed by those crit soldiers.

@Sparhawk - dunno, man. Delete clientregistry.blob? That seems to be magic for weirdo TF2 stuff. Reinstall Steam?

Maybe exit Steam, change audio inputs in Windows, restart Steam. Then exit Steam, change the audio inputs back in Windows and restart Steam would maybe force Steam to see your settings.

About all I got, sorry.

tboon wrote:

@Sparhawk - dunno, man. Delete clientregistry.blob? That seems to be magic for weirdo TF2 stuff. Reinstall Steam?

Maybe exit Steam, change audio inputs in Windows, restart Steam. Then exit Steam, change the audio inputs back in Windows and restart Steam would maybe force Steam to see your settings.

About all I got, sorry.

I did registry blob thing. No joy.
But also reviewed the audio settings again....seemed I disabled TF2 through windows audio...but then it still works through the headset. Really weird...
anyway, it helped and it's solved now!

ragin_redneck wrote:

I really should by lotto tickets instead.
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up for trade too.

Out of **curiousity what are you asking for it?

**(Since price is likely out of my range)

Edit: Maybe PM me or we should take this to the trade thread.

Someone was saying they got a great screenshot on Upward. Whoever you are, post it!

additional update

Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
Fixed a bug that was causing intermittent lag spikes for Linux dedicated servers
Fixed a crash while command-tabing on Mac in fullscreen
Fixed not running on Mac OSX 10.5.8
Cyranix wrote:

Someone was saying they got a great screenshot on Upward. Whoever you are, post it!

Was it me? Here's some screenshots

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If it had been Wave 665, I would've beaten it. Got the final tank down to 1% health and failed. Heartbreaking.

Join me on the GWJ MvM server and we'll take this beast down! EDIT: Lobby has formed. Will post after-action report...

AAR: It will be possible to beat this with a GWJ team. Furthest we made today was the spy rush (60% complete)... but that was including one player who had never done MvM before today and another with just a fraction more experience.

Lessons learned today:
* If you run out of crit canteens when the tanks are in play, go get crit canteens. Don't wait until you're out of ammo or the tanks are closing in. Get them ASAP. Might even be worth putting some extra cash into movement speed to do so faster, unless the 2-way teleporter system is working well.
* Poof the bomb into the pit. It's much tougher when the bomb path is going to the right. I think I got 5 pit-poofs in one attempt.
* If a demo has good forethought, the whole team can breathe easier. Erik had really good preemptive crit sticky placements.
* Everyone (except maybe engi) should start with 2 points in crit resist and 2 points in blast resist, followed soon after by some points in bullet resist.
* Best team comp of the day: heavy with Brass Beast x2, demo with Loch-and-Load, engi with Wrangler, pyro with Backburner, soldier with Buff Banner and Beggar's Bazooka / Direct Hit.

Wow, Stan's Pub has been populated most of the day with a WIDE range of pubbies. It's like my paradise, where I can kick ass and kick jerks.

Remember that conversation we had yesterday Brainz? Well the late night pubbies were even worse...

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Bonus tip for mvm_coaltown_event: when the spy rush comes, there are multiple tanks in play... so jump on top of a tank and stay out of their reach.

Cyranix wrote:

Bonus tip for mvm_coaltown_event: when the spy rush comes, there are multiple tanks in play... so jump on top of a tank and stay out of their reach.

Wow, great tip! I didn't know you could stand on them.

Yikes, nearly impossible to kill Merasmus on a pub server, and when you do, you're probably dead because people are just killing each other for whatever reason. So frustrating.