Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

oh my excellence abound this night! Fun games, on every map GG guys. Here are the obligatory screen caps of the night

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Ahh yes, nothing better then having Boogle as a spy giving a little revenge for my death.. too bad Tykl as a spy got a revenge kill for Mlkmandan......

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End of game.. we lost.. But we all found a way to hide in plain sight.

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This one is a couple days old but still a good one! Atlas giving me the bitch slap...

Yeah, the games tonight were really fun, even though the server never filled up. The balance was very close for most of the night too.

Congratulations, Boogle, getting a teleporter on top of B in time for it to actually be of use.

So my #1 server ranks was taken back by Pharacon, after an entire half-week too.

By the way, I found this video yesterday, Private Ryan redubbed with Team Fortress 2 sounds, amazing how well it works.

Getting on top of B was insane.
And then we lost b.
My conclusion is that however awesome getting on top of B is, it ultimately takes one sentry out of the equation and makes it harder to defend B.
And Tykl as a spy was all over me for a while on dustbowl.
I would go afk to grab a coke from the fridge and "BAM!" back stabbed.

I felt like I played just horribly last night, but the nice thing about Stan's is that you can stink it up all over the place and still have fun.

I tried the "Get on top of B" thing too as Engineer, but I hadn't practiced it solo yet, so that was quite the failure. I think that was the fastest B cap by the opposing team I've seen yet.

Stan's is like Field of Dreams. If you log on, they will come. I was alone on the server for all of about 3 minutes before Tykl, Boogle, and Pharacon popped in to see what was going on. Within 30 minutes I think we were up to 8v8. It's nice to be able to get good games going on "off" nights. Thanks guys, and apologies if you got teamed up with me yesterday.

How'd you get on top of B?

MyBrainHz wrote:

Stan's is like Field of Dreams. If you log on, they will come. I was alone on the server for all of about 3 minutes before Tykl, Boogle, and Pharacon popped in to see what was going on. Within 30 minutes I think we were up to 8v8. It's nice to be able to get good games going on "off" nights. Thanks guys, and apologies if you got teamed up with me yesterday. :)

Yeah it's always interesting how sometimes it just pours when ppl log on. I joined MyBrainHz for some 1v1 but shortly after it filled up quickly.

There are some videos out there that show you how, but it amounts to the following roughly:

1)drop tele entrance
2)build dispenser at top of far ramp
3)stand on top of dispenser and build tele exit on corner of roof ledge
4)teleport to roof ledge
5)destroy exit and put another exit on the next level up of the roof
6)teleport to top
7)rebuild dispenser and build sentry

I can't get the placement right on the first teleport exit yet. From what I understand it's not too hard to dislodge a sentry up there - it's not necessarily an awesome defensive position - it's just the novelty of doing it that makes it interesting.

Right, sorry Distant, I was getting you confused with all the other guys who stab me in the back repeatedly.

hehe cool an engineer can get up there? I will have to try now If anything to place the teleporter exit up there, so that its easier for my team to teleport into and take back B when needed

Getting on the roof at Gravel Pit B video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLf3k7jrbk&feature=related

boogle wrote:

Getting on top of B was insane.
And then we lost b.
My conclusion is that however awesome getting on top of B is, it ultimately takes one sentry out of the equation and makes it harder to defend B.

Well yeah, you guys were all up on the roof and they were all inside the building capping the flag! Once they get inside, there's just that little window to shoot through.

Hmm looking at the video it takes him 3 minutes to get to the top.. So unless you luck out and they go all A (which is 1 in 10 chance) You will be dead when you hit the little over hang... But hell I will try anything once

I really only find the roof useful as a soldier since having the high ground is helpful for that class. And when the advancing team crowds the cap point, that small window has saved the day more than once when no one can survive long enough at ground level to defend the cap. You're pretty exposed up there with not a lot of room for movement, so it's not something you want to be expected to do. Otherwise a sniper will dominate you quickly. But for those last second cap defenses, it's perfect.

I've had some luck up there as a demo, but the limitations aren't worth it since I like to play aggressive as a demo and need to be extremely mobile. Same as the soldier, it's not a bad spot for launching grenades onto the cap point directly.

Yeah, the spot is really only good for demos and soldiers, who can get there anyways.
It still should be an engineer achievement.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
boogle wrote:

Getting on top of B was insane.
And then we lost b.
My conclusion is that however awesome getting on top of B is, it ultimately takes one sentry out of the equation and makes it harder to defend B.

Well yeah, you guys were all up on the roof and they were all inside the building capping the flag! Once they get inside, there's just that little window to shoot through.

Maybe you didn't notice the .5 seconds it took to steamroll the medic, but we weren't ALL on the roof. "Stand back, I've got a bonesaw and I'm not afraid to use it."

I jumped down early on, but Atlas was aiming his minigun up at me and I was dead before I touched the floor. Didn't respawn until after the point was capped, though even after we lost B, the teleporter up there gave me a good way to get behind enemy lines.

Agree, it isn't of great practical use, but it is great for the novelty value. It is a better spot for a teleporter than most you can find on B, but the time trade-off for getting up there doesn't make it worth it. You might notice I'm screwing around more in-game, since the maps are getting stale.

I didn't even get to see them get in there. By the time I'd gotten back after a respawn, they were already in there, capping the flag. So you were probably bloody pieces before the cap point was even visible to me.

I noticed that Parallel's server has new (well, different at least) maps on it. If everyone is getting tired of the regular maps, the other server might be something to try, at least until someone can get a hold of jakeleg and beg him to upload some new maps to Stan's.

Personally I'm only starting to get tired of Hydro and 2Fort myself, but I haven't been playing nearly as long as some of you have.

Yeah last night was confusing.
One minute it was "Hooray, Boogle got on top of B! We surely are the unstoppable agents of might Heonir! Let our wrath rain down upon the heathen blus!"
And then it shifted to "Oh sh*t, they're already in the point....."

hahaha I was actually wonderinomg when we where capping it where everyone went on the defense! I think While Attacking I got to see 2 people?

Pharacon wrote:

hahaha I was actually wonderinomg when we where capping it where everyone went on the defense! I think While Attacking I got to see 2 people?

I'm pretty sure I was in there with you.....crouching in the alcove saying "few more seconds.....just a few more seconds"

All the while with that creepy movie "It's quiet, toooooo quiet" feeling

Taking the rest of the year off of work.....time to work on getting my Steam rating to 10.0!

MyBrainHz wrote:

Getting on the roof at Gravel Pit B video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLf3k7jrbk&feature=related

I was wondering why you were building that dispenser at the front entrance, Brain...
Yeah, if it gets to be too popular a tactic, then the attacking team is just gonna start sending a demoman to grief the engineer.

Also, good, if not unexpected news: new maps from Valve coming soon!
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216022

It's been a while since I played TF2 with the goodjers! Great fun tonight! I should do this more often.

indy wrote:

Also, good, if not unexpected news: new maps from Valve coming soon!
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216022

Yay!

I'm able to play again!

Vector wrote:

I'm able to play again! :D

Massive Yay!

Screenshots ahoy!

This is a particularly menacing shot of Atlas and his medic buddy. Do not mess with Atlas, he will chew you up, spit you out, and then glare at you.
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Mutual kill of Boogle... I think I syringed him as he got his last pistol shot off. We both had a good chuckle. Although I must reiterate that SPIES must DIE
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It's a good thing for the helpful caption, or else I would have no idea that this puff of vapor was once Grenn.
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And now my complaint. We had a bunch of clan guys on the server last night who were, shall we say, unpleasant. I mean, they played fine. I just didn't appreciate the constant conversation about potato chips, how much they hate some Top 40 song (Bubbly?), and all the cursing in general. Thanks for making Stan's less like Stan's, and more like Random Pub Server 10274. Exhibit A:

Hey clan medic, maybe you could heal me instead of randomly launching syringes? He wasn't even being fired on here. I'm having to get healed from the dispenser, despite my pleas. Fun.
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But apart from the last round on 2Fort, mostly good times.

MyBrainHz wrote:

And now my complaint. We had a bunch of clan guys on the server last night who were, shall we say, unpleasant. I mean, they played fine. I just didn't appreciate the constant conversation about potato chips, how much they hate some Top 40 song (Bubbly?), and all the cursing in general. Thanks for making Stan's less like Stan's, and more like Random Pub Server 10274. Exhibit A:

If you can remember their names we need to bring it to the attention of someone. Maybe just a few words to them about how we act on the server or if all else fails ban them.

I don't remember their names, but it did seem like the vibe changed a little once I started seeing all these people with tags. Their potato chip bit was definitely annoying.

I assume this clan was [Mtan]? Not one person in that (Mighty Tangerine) Steam community is actually a member of ours. I'd suggest Jake just ban them and we move on.