TF2: At last, The Engineer Update

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  1. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Its been 7 long months since the war. But the time is finally here! The last of TF2's nine classes is getting updated, with all the usual VALVe shenanigans tossed in for good measure. Update will hit this Thursday.

    Day 0:
    Blog Update
    Comic: Loose Cannon

    Day 1:
    Blog Update
    Golden Wrench Log
    Update Hub
    The Frontier Justice (scroll down some)
    Radigan Portrait

    Day 2:
    The Wrangler/New Payload Map
    Achievement Names/Icons
    Blog Update
    Wrangdigan Portrait

    Day 3:
    Hightower.PL/Beat All Community Wrench
    Evolutionary Man Portrait
    Blog Update
    Moveable Sentry?

    Day 4:
    Wrangdigan Handyman
    Handyman/MiniSentry/Thunder Mountain

    The posters and snippets on the Hub page are great. I love how (for no apparent reason) much stuff they're putting out that suggests Abe Lincoln (and that he was the original Pyro!) never died. The original TF: Classic characters showing up are a nice nod too.

    The Golden Wrench is gonna cause some raaaaaaaage. Up until the update, VALVe will be giving 100 out at random to someone using the crafting system.
     
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  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    I should play TF2 more but... never really clicked with me. Plus I haven't unlocked shit in it :lol 
     
  3. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    I'm excited! Yeah, no hope for me of getting a golden wrench. But I am close to being able to craft a hat though.
     
  4. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    TONIGHT'S FINALLY THE NIGHT

    This is going to be a lot of fun! It'll be my first class update I'll experience!

    I actually owned TF2 during the war, but my computer was made of dinosaurs, so I couldn't run it at the time.

    Soooo excited. :D 
     
  5. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Tossed up the Radigan portrait.

    So apparently every 25 wrenches that pop up, something new on the web page will unlock.
     
  6. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    Eh, Radigan's no Shakespeareicles.

    I want the Golden Wrench bawwww. :cry 

    The gun sounds interesting, too. See, whenever I play engie, I never know what to do with my sentry. I can set up a mean "credit to team" teleporter+dispenser nest, but I'm terrible at placing sentries. It may kill one dude before it gets blown up by some guy out of it's range. This gun gives me crits for when that dude blows up my sentry because of my poor judgment! Thanks, Valve!
     
  7. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Im disappointed with Valve on this one. Making an exceedingly rare weapon that has an in-game effect which is given out at semi-random and is triggered by crafting? Thats bullshit.


    TLDR: I want a golden wrench!:cry 






    And yea, there is a update or something? I dont really care. I'm too mad over the whole wrench business. Hopefully we at least get a new Meet the Team video over this.
     
  8. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    Robin confirmed in an interview that the team was working on Meet the Pyro. Knowing Valve, it will either be released as part of Day 3 or will be released some time next year.
     
  9. bariprime

    bariprime Elite Guard Commander

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    I ma already raging for that wrench. God I'm sad that I will never own it :( 
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    There's only 100 of them, and odds are you probably won't see one in-game. I couldn't care less though, its just a cosmetic effect like the hats (Sam and Max preorder items anybody?). Give me new Engy stuff, then give me the Polycount Update next week.
     
  11. Rhinox

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    I'd love one of those wrenches, but I just don't craft stuff. I've always just preferred the randomness of drops, especially since I have most of the weapons and don't really need a hat.

    Can't wait for the engie update, though. New toys new toys!!!!
     
  12. Brawlastator

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    The wait on these last three wrenches to drop is killing me. I want to see my new Engie toy, dangit. :mad 
     
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    Except they're not just cosmetic. The provide the in-game effect of freezing dead player's ragdolls and turning them gold. Could make for some pretty sweet kill cam shots.
     
  14. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Meh, a cosmetic effect on the people I kill. Same difference as the sparkling lot the Community and Self Made items. You can still use it in offline-practice if you really wanted to mess with it.

    SPUF tinfoil hat conspiracies figure VALVe's going to make another weapon in the future that uses this "turn to statue" effect anyway. And with the 27+ new items coming out in the Polycount pack I wouldn't put it past them.

    NOW, if those gold statues could be used for metal to help upgrade/repair your buildings? I might actually want it...
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

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    I'll never get that half-hour or whatever of my life back. And I never want to.

    I/Pedoleon am the Pyro rocking the axe at the end.
     
  17. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    Ubercharged, eh? I'm partial to the No Heroes servers myself. Not because they're better, or anything, but they're almost never empty.

    That does look like fun, though. :( 
     
  18. Dinobot Nuva

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    ^I'm a 2fort2furious man myself. But that place is just so packed around update time its impossible to get a slot.
     
  19. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    Oh lord, I hadn't though of that. I'm never going to get a spot on the No Heroes servers.
     
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    There's going to be a lot of "error, server full" messages come tomorrow. If I can't get on Thursday, I'll be devoting a lot of time on the weekend.
     

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