Team Fortress 2 Beta Live

The promised Team Fortress 2 beta went live overnight on Steam, presumably before midnight Pacific time to fulfill the promised September 17 release. The beta is open to those who have pre-purchased the Orange Box Half-Life 2 bundle.
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Wish I could Alt-Tab out of the loading screen, hard to tell if it is really doing anything, have the back drop of the Heavy in the front with Spy in middle, Pyro top right, and demo on left...

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Sep 18, 2007, 10:23
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Bots?

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Sep 18, 2007, 10:26
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Oh man this is everything I hoped it would be. Amazing fun.
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Sep 18, 2007, 10:30
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I've been playing it for hours now... and I love it. The game has changed so much from TFC but it's definitely changed for the better. The graphics are amazing.

  • Medics no longer infect and are actually a defense class. Once you heal enough people you have Ubercharge, which makes both you and the person you heal invulernable for a short period of time. Not only that but you get assist kills for the person you are healing, making teaming up with a heavy very effective
  • Scouts have double jump and their shotgun is actually very deadly.
  • 2Fort has a roof!
  • Soldiers, demomen and pyros are all much more fun.
  • Heavies are very slow but devestating, particularly with a medic healing.
  • I got hit by a train on Well!

Finally a game that puts use to my 8800GTS. Instead of the 250fps+ I get with CSSource I now get 80-90 with TF2 and it doesn't drop into the red. This game is just so much fun. Unless Crysis turns out to be even better than expected then this will be game of the year for me...


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Sep 18, 2007, 10:33
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I am TF2's bitch.

I stayed up and played for a while, I must say, it is hellafun.

I don't see myself playing much else for a while.

Not many people were playing Medic or Engineer - which made it hard to have effective Turrets - but they did kick ass!~


Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
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Sep 18, 2007, 10:46
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Ug, the ONLY thing TF2 has going for it is the graphics/animations. Apparently that's enough for the masses these days.

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Sep 18, 2007, 10:56
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Ug, the ONLY thing TF2 has going for it is the graphics/animations. Apparently that's enough for the masses these days.

Are you kidding me!?
I was laughing my ass off and having a great time.

Pipe wrenched some peeps, bonesaw'd some dudes, setup many a turret. It is a lot of fun.

Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
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Sep 18, 2007, 10:56
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10 (I'm cooler than you because I don't like things for no reason) points for DrEvil.

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Sep 18, 2007, 10:58
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Sep 18, 2007, 10:58
 

Bots?

This is my #1 question, so I'll repeat it:

BOTS?




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Sep 18, 2007, 10:59
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Anyone know how many maps are going to be included in TF2? I hope they don't release 4 again like with DoD:S, what a let down that was.

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Bots?

This is my #1 question, so I'll repeat it:

BOTS?




Thank you!


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Sep 18, 2007, 11:00
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Anyone know how many maps are going to be included in TF2? I hope they don't release 4 again like with DoD:S, what a let down that was.

There are 6 in my file system, and I played 2.......I am sure more will come.

BOTS? Dunno, didn't care, I was having too much fun until the lady came down and pointed at her watch. hehehehehe

Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
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Sep 18, 2007, 11:09
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Dam, anyone experiencing some LONG load times? Seems i get to the second splash screen and sit there for a while, a long while. If the loading screen were part of the game I would be an expert already... lol.

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Sep 18, 2007, 11:13
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Sep 18, 2007, 11:13
 
This is my #1 question, so I'll repeat it:

BOTS?
I'd like to hone my skills against bots before exposing my all-too-fragile self to getting ass-raped by 15-year-olds online, so I'm interesting in bots too. Have there been any bots modded into any of the multiplayer Source engine games to date (CS:S, DoD:S, HL2DM, etc.)?

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Sep 18, 2007, 11:16
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No there aren't bots for TF2, nor for other valve engine games due to the crippled server plugin implementation that I filed a bug for improvement years ago about. On the upside, they are 'planning' to actually implement the changes after orange box ships, so if they do we may see a revival of 3rd party bots for existing games/mods.

You can build very basic bots with the current plugin system, which is where some of the zombie mod server plugins do their shit.

If you want more info here is the bug I filed years ago:
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16


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Is the game deeper than the original TF (the original TF was not TFC, it was Quakeworld TF back into 1996). Or is it more shallow cause in 2007 I expect deeper gameplay than when I got in 1996. I haven't preordered so I'm interested in how long a game like this could hold my interest.

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Sep 18, 2007, 11:24
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Dam, anyone experiencing some LONG load times? Seems i get to the second splash screen and sit there for a while, a long while. If the loading screen were part of the game I would be an expert already... lol.

heheheh yeah, noticed that on server join.....very long - thought my game froze a few times.

Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
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Load times are painfully long. As far as I can see, there is no menu driven bots like in UT or ETQW. I've not tried starting my own server and doing bots that way. With the developer commentary turned on, one of them talks about the maps. I think he said 12.

The Character models look really good. The sound skips allover the place on my system for some reason, much like it did when Valve introduced that bug not long after the release of HL2. The maps themselves have some cool light/shadow features.

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Sep 18, 2007, 11:26
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TF2 is the Fisher Price version of TF for people that have played TF for years.

I was looking forward to TF2 alot. I thought, that's cool removing grenades could be a very good move given the spammy nature of TF. I also am not at all a fan of bunny hopping and all the other movement tricks that have been a big part of TF since the beginning. I love the art direction they were taking.

They crippled it way too much though. I've played TF throughout many years for one high level reason. It's a fast paced game that can get your heart rate up. TF2 is an abomination in that regard. Pretty graphics on top of shallow gameplay. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, seems gaming in general is going that direction.

They have 'consolized' Team Fortress, and you guys are eating it up. Nothing wrong with that. To each his own, my only beef is that it shares a name with a history that it ultimately has very little in common with. The pacing is mind numbingly slow, on top of the shitty respawn timers. That whole tense action that I've always loved TF for is gone. You know, similar reasons why for example many people hated Quake 4 coming from Quake 3. When you are used to something in a series, and you have grown to love it based on that, and the next revision ass rapes it, it's common sense you probably aren't going to be a fan.

To each their own. Glad you are enjoying it. There will probably be enough of a community left over for FF to coexist, so hopefully we can all come out winners.

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Sep 18, 2007, 11:29
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To each their own. Glad you are enjoying it. There will probably be enough of a community left over for FF to coexist, so hopefully we can all come out winners.

Well hay there negative nanny.

I have had enough of your TF2 sucks drivel.

The communities I am a part of love it - I love it - and you the THE ONLY PERSON that doesn't.

F-tard filter for you.

Rev. Norb: I'd just like to say that four for a dollar Tijuana tacos seemed like a good idea at the time. Please pass the toilet paper.
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