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    FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Nerdgasmic, play late night TF2 with us sometime. Me, WeX Majors, Buttcleft, and a few others just pick a server and dick around for a few hours doing whatever. Heavy boxing matches are not uncommon.

    I always seem to miss these types of games, but they are my favorites.

    What time/time zone do these normally happen?

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    VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    anywhere from midnight to 4:30ish

    just periodically check the server list/turn on announcements to show when someone is playing something

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    it's pretty remarkable how well this game integrates a team though

    like if this were straight every-man for himself deathmatch I would get my ass handed to me but as part of a team I can focus on defending a point or indirectly helping my team in various ways without exposing my retarded ways too much

    it's probably the best fps I've ever played

    or the one I've enjoyed the most, anyway

    having firmly defined classes really helps with this because it gives everyone a basic idea of what they're supposed to do

    They're a whole lot less firmly defined than they used to be though.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited December 2009
    Zek wrote: »
    it's pretty remarkable how well this game integrates a team though

    like if this were straight every-man for himself deathmatch I would get my ass handed to me but as part of a team I can focus on defending a point or indirectly helping my team in various ways without exposing my retarded ways too much

    it's probably the best fps I've ever played

    or the one I've enjoyed the most, anyway

    having firmly defined classes really helps with this because it gives everyone a basic idea of what they're supposed to do

    They're a whole lot less firmly defined than they used to be though.

    once you get into the unlockables, yeah

    but a person brand new to the game is going to see those nine classes divided up into three groups and go "yep, I have an idea of what I'm going to do here"

    and I think most of the classes still kind of stay in their niche even with the new stuff (the demoman as a melee class is a pretty drastic change, yeah, but even if you give a medic a kritzkrieg his first priority should be healing people)

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    davincie wrote: »
    it's pretty remarkable how well this game integrates a team though

    like if this were straight every-man for himself deathmatch I would get my ass handed to me but as part of a team I can focus on defending a point or indirectly helping my team in various ways without exposing my retarded ways too much

    it's probably the best fps I've ever played

    or the one I've enjoyed the most, anyway

    having firmly defined classes really helps with this because it gives everyone a basic idea of what they're supposed to do

    yeah, this makes me pretty excited for Lead And Gold

    I hope that has the same sort of equal parts fun class-based gameplay and silliness

    it looks promising from what I've read

    I read a preview for Lead & Gold which made it seem like TF2+cowboys. Made it sound like a pretty cool game.

    I haven't really read up on this game. What does it do that TF2 doesn't, beyond the setting?

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    So the direct hit is pretty fun to use on regular soldiers

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    WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Much like The Batsignal
    The Horn Of Urgency
    and a giant monster stomping through downtown Angel Grove...

    DID SOMEONE SAY PUNCHING HEAVIES?!

    Punching Heavies is a god damn fucking blast in a fucking half. It is the most fun kill you will ever get in the entire god damn game because not one damn person can question it.
    There's nothing cheap
    Or Easy.

    YOU JUST GOT YOUR FUCKING HEAD PUNCHED IN!

    You can't argue that. There's nothing to argue. Your screen is currently showing this
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    Also, this isn't just our "Late Night Dickaround" Sessions I'm talking about. If you're playing a heavy in a normal match and you come in singing some Communist Propaganda Anthem, people know flat out you're insane and to run in the other direction or shoot everything they can at you. You're giving up way too much as a normal heavy to be wading into battle with just boxing gloves.

    Now that business has been settled, THREAD! I missed you! Here's some celebratory screenshots fitting tonight's theme!

    ThirtySix is so happy to be playing MeleeToo on Christmas!
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    ShieldOMeat...not so much
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    ScrumScrum __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    Holy shit, I just got 52 points in a round as demoman using only my pipebomb and bringing out my sword twice. Dustbowl pubs at 4am are so awesome.

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    davinciedavincie Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    davincie wrote: »
    it's pretty remarkable how well this game integrates a team though

    like if this were straight every-man for himself deathmatch I would get my ass handed to me but as part of a team I can focus on defending a point or indirectly helping my team in various ways without exposing my retarded ways too much

    it's probably the best fps I've ever played

    or the one I've enjoyed the most, anyway

    having firmly defined classes really helps with this because it gives everyone a basic idea of what they're supposed to do

    yeah, this makes me pretty excited for Lead And Gold

    I hope that has the same sort of equal parts fun class-based gameplay and silliness

    it looks promising from what I've read

    I read a preview for Lead & Gold which made it seem like TF2+cowboys. Made it sound like a pretty cool game.

    I haven't really read up on this game. What does it do that TF2 doesn't, beyond the setting?

    Destroyable buildings and some variation pretty much, it also appears it will be sold cheaply from the start.

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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    people of honour will see a boxing heavy coming towards them and pull out their melee weapon out of respect

    the heavy will still beat them into next week, but if they are true men they will take death rather than dishonour

    No, that's when you let that motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker, burn.

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    RAGE.RAGE. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I really, really hate when a connection hiccup causes me to get punched in the face from six feet away.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    davincie wrote: »
    davincie wrote: »
    it's pretty remarkable how well this game integrates a team though

    like if this were straight every-man for himself deathmatch I would get my ass handed to me but as part of a team I can focus on defending a point or indirectly helping my team in various ways without exposing my retarded ways too much

    it's probably the best fps I've ever played

    or the one I've enjoyed the most, anyway

    having firmly defined classes really helps with this because it gives everyone a basic idea of what they're supposed to do

    yeah, this makes me pretty excited for Lead And Gold

    I hope that has the same sort of equal parts fun class-based gameplay and silliness

    it looks promising from what I've read

    I read a preview for Lead & Gold which made it seem like TF2+cowboys. Made it sound like a pretty cool game.

    I haven't really read up on this game. What does it do that TF2 doesn't, beyond the setting?

    Destroyable buildings and some variation pretty much, it also appears it will be sold cheaply from the start.

    that and it's 3rd person instead of 1st

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    people of honour will see a boxing heavy coming towards them and pull out their melee weapon out of respect

    the heavy will still beat them into next week, but if they are true men they will take death rather than dishonour

    No, that's when you let that motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker, burn.

    you are part of the problem

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    WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    people of honour will see a boxing heavy coming towards them and pull out their melee weapon out of respect

    the heavy will still beat them into next week, but if they are true men they will take death rather than dishonour

    No, that's when you let that motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker, burn.

    you are part of the problem

    That's usually when I start keeping track.

    If I spend two lives, which as a Heavy waddling into battle is ALOT of time, getting a normal kill from someone I'll take notice.
    Because I will NOT let them get a Nemesis kill simply because they have no Honor.
    Although I'm interested in seeing how often this would happen in a normal game now.
    Soldier, Demo, Scout, Medic, Spy, hell even Engie all have at this point a viable melee option in game. The only ones that have a problem are Snipers and Pyros. They need another weapon out in order for them to get a melee kill effectively so I'll usually not get mad at them as long as the active weapon was an axtinguisher or Kukiri.

    Cause then if they kill me, hey great. Good Job. But if I manage to punch their head off their shoulders
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    Someone's getting an awesome killcam

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm curious

    what makes you say snipers and pyros are worse at melee battles than engies, spies, or scouts

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    NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    redhead wrote: »
    I'm curious

    what makes you say snipers and pyros are worse at melee battles than engies, spies, or scouts

    i suppose he means that under certain circumstances spies, engineers, and scouts can melee-ruin your day with a backstab, a crench, or the sandman

    snipers and pyros need to use another weapon to butter up their target first before they get their extra damage

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    but if he's talking about people being "honorable" and pulling out their weapon for a melee fight when they see him coming, backstabbing and the sandman don't apply

    also the fireax and kukri are identical to the wrench?

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    AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well, spies have a 358 degree backstab detection area. Scouts have movement and attack speed and double jump, though those may be disadvantages depending on the person, along with reduced damage. Sandman is also a toss-up.

    I guess he's thinking most pyros use axtinguisher, which sucks without fire, but sniper melee is on equal footing with most other melees even without jarate.

    edit: Responded without refreshing. Oh well.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I use regular axe

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    WeX MajorsWeX Majors 8th Floor, MegashipRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    To clarify: When you're trying desperately to start up Melee Fortress (something which I'm sure isn't that hard anymore thanks to the update.) you get very hesitant to go after a Pyro who has his Thrower out
    "This fucker ain't gonna switch, he's just gonna burn my fat ass to a cinder." With a sniper it's different usually because really, if you got that Jarate out...what else you gonna do with it? That's getting thrown at me and he's gonna have a really big knife out in half a second.

    Essentially, unless you know who that Pyro/Sniper is, there's no real way to tell if they're gonna get what it means to be coming at them with boxing gloves on.
    "I could have mowed you down 5 seconds ago and 15 feet away from here. COME! PLAY WITH ME!"

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i can't get my brand new headset/mic thingie to work :<

    and i went to the website and there aren't any codecs or anything i need to download.

    this is bullshit >:|

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    on the off chance your problem is tf2-specific and involves the little exclamation point (the one the game pops up to let you know it knows you're talking) not even appearing at all

    voice_enable 1 in console

    otherwise, gl

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    NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    Jesus, the first item I'd gotten in, like, five days was a duplicate.

    That is very annoying.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    redhead wrote: »
    on the off chance your problem is tf2-specific and involves the little exclamation point (the one the game pops up to let you know it knows you're talking) not even appearing at all

    voice_enable 1 in console

    otherwise, gl

    i think i fixed it. i just needed to play with some settings is all. i guess my computer's default setting is to detect the rear microphone jack unless told to check the front one? or something? i dunno, it seems to be fixed now. w/evs.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    maaaan tf2 don't wanna read my mic even though my computer does and steam seems to when i test it. :| danged ol tf2.

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Condolences Metz, I had major mic woes with TF2 for ages and I never did get to the bottom of them

    People kept asking me what happened to my mic

    Nothing it was still plugged in TF2 just hated me stop asking already

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    what happens when you try to talk, metz?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited December 2009
    someone link that signature generator thing

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    redhead wrote: »
    what happens when you try to talk, metz?

    i dunno, i tried the mic test in the tf2 options panel and there was no response. :<

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    Ginger MijangoGinger Mijango Don't you open that Trap Door!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    someone link that signature generator thing

    http://www.ddgamer.com/signatures.php that one?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited December 2009
    yeah

    oh I see what it did, for some reason steam thinks I've only got 62.8 hours in when I have about 120

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
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    wootah

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited December 2009
    my pph is like 61

    seems...kind of low but I play kinda sporadically

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    just unlocked all the new shit sans gunboats in like an hour on an achievement server

    hail satan

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    just unlocked all the new shit sans gunboats in like an hour on an achievement server

    hail satan

    why did I find the dark mystical one that gave me all the achievements by typing a phrase

    why

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    just unlocked all the new shit sans gunboats in like an hour on an achievement server

    hail satan

    why did I find the dark mystical one that gave me all the achievements by typing a phrase

    why

    wat

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    CorporateLogoCorporateLogo The toilet knows how I feelRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    it's all the same shoe

    you just spent less time on it than pip did

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    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I just feel bad for putting literally no work into getting so many achievements

    just type !giveall and my game crashes and suddenly I'm rolling in it

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I actually earned those achievements

    kind of

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    NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    I like accidentally getting achievements

    Unfortunately, most of the ones I have are the heavy ones involving taking tons of damage.

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