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Havoc06

HOE-LEEE crap. My heavy is finally getting an update?! For his first unlock, I want the speed of a scout, a rocket-launching infinite ammo mini-gun, a sniper-proof helmet, a flame-proof vest, 700 health... and I want all of this after 1 achievment. Dammit.

Also: MGS4 = one of the greatest games ever made. I have no idea why I included this. 

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nedwards

You're not allowed to be a Heavy right now.

-Vex

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chris.peplin

So, I'm really loving all of the new content (and the quantity/frequency of it), but in order to avoid information overload I'd like to understand what goes where.

I'm subscribed to the "all posts" RSS feed. I prefer to read my news here. I'm also subscribed to the newsletter - is this only duplicate content from the posts, or will I miss anything good?

 

Thanks! 

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norman

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-- Norm

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Shalbatana

Don't you dare change the color scheme!

If it's too daring for some viewers, they should adjust their chroma settings.

Dare I say more? (man I need a thesaurus).

There's no time like the future.

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Sever

The Pyro update for TF2 was a good update becuase the before Pyros were the odd men they were not great at deffence or offence. The new update for Pyro has made them vary usful in deffence and i wouldnt be suprized to see some on leage teams.

There unlock of the backburner is the only why i could even think their over powered. The backburner still has the flaw of criting everything when one persons back is turn, meaning that if your medic is watching your back the backburners coming to get you and the crits are ON.

The other unlocks of the flare gun and the axe dont seem at all over powered.

Over all in my eye the pyro is the new deffence class and its not an overpowered one.

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whisp

 never realized that when he starts spitting crits cuz one persons back is turned itll hit everyone as a crit, interesting.

We plan for Tomorrow, but we Live for Today

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norman

 For anyone who doesn't know, the staff usually plays TF2 on our Maximum PC/PC Gamer public server, located at pcgmaxpc.nuclearfallout.net

Valve just announced that the next class to get new unlockable weapon upgrades and achivements will be the Heavy class. Developer Robin Walker made an interesting post on the game's official blog discussing the challenges of designing new weapons. IMO, the latest Pyro upgrades are terribly unbalanced. 

I caught both Wall-E and Wanted this past weekend - watching one right after the other is not recommended. Wall-E is probably my favorite Disney/Pixar movie so far, though the Incredibles comes a close second (robots and superheros pander to my heart. Wanted, on the other hand, was a different story. I liked it -- only because my expectations were really low -- but really wish they stayed true to the original supervillians plot from the source material. A code in the literal fabric of reality? Give me a break. But congrats to Mark Millar, I guess, who's now finding huge success churning out novel story pitches to an idea-starved Hollywood. 

-- Norm

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whisp

Tf2 news and u dont fill me in? I see how it is -_-  Yeah the maxpc pub is nearly always full of cool guys looking to share a bit of pwnage in tf2, u dont find many 'cal assholes' in there which is a uniquity in itself. If u see a BoNK.whisp in there tell em hes a shmuck o_0.

As for the pyro updates, maybe for twl play its unfair, but from what i have seen in highly competitive play the update has only made the pyro a viable option on defense but nothing overpowering. Most clans role together making the flare gun useless, also it doesnt do much damage but meh, for the lone ranger player trying to nag at u its a good tool to force him to fallback. The new axe is beastly, but never versus a good team do you ever get the chance to chop down anymore then 2 players, especially once their lit on fire and fully alert to your presence. As for the backburner nobody is going to use it cept in pubs. The air burst is the by far much more versatile and useful (again in high competition) the air burst is excellent atop C on gpit and good for disconnecting uber duos

 While the updates sure made a lot of pyros a great deal more annoying, I don't feel their overpowered. IMO

 Heavy updates eh? hmm..

"idea-starved Hollywood" - so sad yet so true

We plan for Tomorrow, but we Live for Today

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