Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

Itsatrap wrote:

For new players, I think that Heavy is probably one of the easiest classes to play; new players can simply face an enemy and hold down the trigger until one of you is dead.

Pyro is fairly easy to use if you don't mind getting killed a lot. If you want to *survive* as a pyro, that requires a different set of skills.

Medic is okay for new players once they understand the basics of building uber and fleeing when threatened. Actually though, because players on Stan's tend to prioritize killing medics, it can be frustrating for new folks.

Actually I prioritize heavies over medics when playing spy. I would not want to be a noob playing Heavy or Engie when any of the good spies are playing, hehe.

So as any of you who listened to the podcast this week may have noticed, I've sponsored a TF2 community playdate next week. I absolutely loved TF2 back in the day but haven't played in probably 1 year 1/2. I'll try to get some practice in this weekend, but what advice would you guys have for a returning player? And what's a good class to play if you have experience but are rusty as hell? I used to love engie but listening to some of you that sounds like I'll just be bait.

Hell, what advice would you have for someone who has never played?

McIrishJihad wrote:

Hell, what advice would you have for someone who has never played?

My gamertag is ThunderChief, you killed my father, prepare to die.

If you've played a bit and know the classes, just get out there and play all you can. That's the only way to get better.

If you've never played before, join the GWJ server and maybe put -noob on the end of your name. You'll get more advice than you can ever process. But you'll also get map and class-specific advice which will be really helpful. Try a soldier or pyro or whatever looks interesting to you and we'll all tell you where to go. Don't be disheartened by death. This is a game where you die a lot. The object of the game isn't to stay alive, it's to win doing whatever the map requires.

If you know the game but haven't played in a while medic is a pretty good class to play. I'd also just go back to what you used to play. It may take a day or two but I think it's like riding a bike.

For new people who have never played I'd watch some youtube videos about some of the classes (soldier, pyro, heavy, medic). Heavy and medic are fine to play if you are willing to listen. Just ask the heavy/medic to tell you what to do. Stay away from spy and scout.

Silly Gumbie, your head is supposed to stay on your body.

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jdzappa wrote:

So as any of you who listened to the podcast this week may have noticed, I've sponsored a TF2 community playdate next week. I absolutely loved TF2 back in the day but haven't played in probably 1 year 1/2. I'll try to get some practice in this weekend, but what advice would you guys have for a returning player? And what's a good class to play if you have experience but are rusty as hell? I used to love engie but listening to some of you that sounds like I'll just be bait.

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(Just play Soldier)

Oh and turn on the "Ding" sound for when you hit someone in the multiplayer options

And don't worry about all the new weapons and gear, of which there are very, very many. Other than a few items (ahem, caber), they are all well balanced so you're not losing out on anything by not having them.

Sinkwater wrote:

Silly Gumbie, your head is supposed to stay on your body.

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You were my 3300 headshot, yay for round numbers.

Sparhawk wrote:

September 17th GWJ play date....TF2 !
8.30PM EST

Of course I am scheduled to work...just hope it's an early run this time!

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Isn't every day a TF2 play date?

Mex wrote:

Isn't every day a TF2 play date?

It is for me! Too bad I'm usually on so late that I get stood up on Stan's..

Mex wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Isn't every day a TF2 play date?

Not when the fiancee gives me the look.

Y'all know the look.

The look of "Stop playing your stupid video games and go to sleep, I have work in the morning, and so do you!"

T-Prime wrote:
Mex wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Isn't every day a TF2 play date?

Not when the fiancee gives me the look.

Y'all know the look.

The look of "Stop playing your stupid video games and go to sleep, I have work in the morning, and so do you!"

Of course it is every day a play date. But not always with the gang of the podcast.
Just got my schedule and I am working during the it of course. Grmbl.

Sparhawk wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

September 17th GWJ play date....TF2 !
8.30PM EST

Of course I am scheduled to work...just hope it's an early run this time!

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Is this happening on Stan's? How does one get in on the burning of the goodjerati, just show up and hope for an open seat?

Sparhawk wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

September 17th GWJ play date....TF2 !
8.30PM EST

Of course I am scheduled to work...just hope it's an early run this time!

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here lol
No love for the play date?

Part of the issue might be Stan's is packed by the regulars when everyone shows up as it is.. This is a playdate for the 24 luckiest goodjers.

Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here. No love for the play date?

Podcast? There's a site outside this thread/server? [/deadpan]

Valmorian wrote:

Part of the issue might be Stan's is packed by the regulars when everyone shows up as it is.. This is a playdate for the 24 luckiest goodjers.

Yep. We already have a play date every Monday, and usually the other weekdays too. Unless we're going to password protect the server to keep out the pubs -- or open up a second server -- it will be little different from a normal weeknight.

T-Prime wrote:

Not when the fiancee gives me the look.

Y'all know the look.

The look of "Stop playing your stupid video games and go to sleep, I have work in the morning, and so do you!"

I don't know that look sorry

Mex wrote:
T-Prime wrote:

Not when the fiancee gives me the look.

Y'all know the look.

The look of "Stop playing your stupid video games and go to sleep, I have work in the morning, and so do you!"

I don't know that look sorry :cool:

I dunno, I could imagine you looking in a mirror and saying that.

Archangel wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here. No love for the play date?

Podcast? There's a site outside this thread/server? [/deadpan]

Valmorian wrote:

Part of the issue might be Stan's is packed by the regulars when everyone shows up as it is.. This is a playdate for the 24 luckiest goodjers.

Yep. We already have a play date every Monday, and usually the other weekdays too. Unless we're going to password protect the server to keep out the pubs -- or open up a second server -- it will be little different from a normal weeknight.

We can have Stans going and overflow into Kruegers nightsoil. giggle.

FlamingPeasant wrote:
Archangel wrote:
Sparhawk wrote:

I expected a bit more of a reaction to the last podcast and me mentioning it here. No love for the play date?

Podcast? There's a site outside this thread/server? [/deadpan]

Valmorian wrote:

Part of the issue might be Stan's is packed by the regulars when everyone shows up as it is.. This is a playdate for the 24 luckiest goodjers.

Yep. We already have a play date every Monday, and usually the other weekdays too. Unless we're going to password protect the server to keep out the pubs -- or open up a second server -- it will be little different from a normal weeknight.

We can have Stans going and overflow into Kruegers nightsoil. giggle.

I was going to say we could password protect Stans for a night, but that might be the better idea.

CptDomano wrote:

Okay, so just so that I'm understanding...

Medics are the choice for newbies, but you need to understand who/when to heal.

It's not that you need to know when to heal. You should always heal, though you will need to learn which characters to primarily support/follow. Also, you'll need to learn when to use Ubers. But as to healing, that is relative free reign (except for all the spies, please don't heal them).

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Mex wrote:

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Hump dayee!

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I think I tried two of those really popular UIs a while ago linked here, but I didn't like it (I think it was the one where the left and right bottom UI elements got narrower). The only thing I really want to change is as medic, I want my heal target box to be slightly lower and not block my center screen vision. Anything available for that?

This looked pretty cool I thought lol
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Server suggestions:

* Remove Process and Standin from the auto-populated suggestions in UMC (so they're nominate-only)
* Add koth_trainsawlaser_b3 or whatever the latest version is, also as a nominate-only, so we have another screw-around-while-waiting-to-fill map

EDIT: Also please don't use Quick Fix when Uber or Kritz will help the team more .__.

Pubbies.

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