1. Post #5561
    Grimhound's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,946 Posts
    http://i.imgur.com/lCaGQ.gif
    EDIT: The image had an oddly nauseating effect on me, so thumbnail'd to save everyone.
    EDIT2: Thumbnail doesn't work on gifs, so just killed the formatting.

    I'm really hesitant to get excited again. Every week it's the same thing.
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  2. Post #5562
    Devozade's Avatar
    November 2010
    660 Posts
    You mean it will be released at 20:66, which is to say 9:16 pm. That's how military time works.
    Get your "military time" out of here. My brain works on that time and I have nothing to do with the military save the dashing hat corp.
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  3. Post #5563
    Gold Member
    Danzflor's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,204 Posts
    Well, if there's not Blog Post today for Tobor I guess it will be never. In the meantime, Super MNC is calling meee~~
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  4. Post #5564
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    16,568 Posts
    the schema thing is important, because it seems they are preparing the item server ahead of time, something they do generally before largish updates so it doesn't crash (spoiler: It crashes anyway)
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  5. Post #5565
    Devozade's Avatar
    November 2010
    660 Posts
    the schema thing is important, because it seems they are preparing the item server ahead of time, something they do generally before largish updates so it doesn't crash (spoiler: It crashes anyway)
    Lost connection to item server... 30 29 28 27...
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  6. Post #5566
    The Revelation
    Joseph Smith's Avatar
    July 2011
    2,788 Posts
    I dont think there will be an update tonight. I want to believe and all, but it seems is not the time yet.
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  7. Post #5567
    I don't wanna Dang ol' yo.
    TentuZero's Avatar
    September 2009
    9,092 Posts
    the schema thing is important, because it seems they are preparing the item server ahead of time, something they do generally before largish updates so it doesn't crash (spoiler: It crashes anyway)
    Oh ned, why do you give us such unwanted optimism. :<
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  8. Post #5568
    Gold Member
    The Calzone's Avatar
    February 2011
    7,338 Posts
    the schema thing is important, because it seems they are preparing the item server ahead of time, something they do generally before largish updates so it doesn't crash (spoiler: It crashes anyway)
    Not to mention the last time we saw the Mysterious Promos, we got Grordbort weapons. If they're messing with things in the schema, they could very well be preparing to launch something.

    Of course everything will break as usual, but it's nice that Valve tries to prepare though.
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  9. Post #5569
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    Goodwell's Avatar
    July 2011
    7,588 Posts
    the schema thing is important, because it seems they are preparing the item server ahead of time, something they do generally before largish updates so it doesn't crash (spoiler: It crashes anyway)
    Please don't make me keep an eye on my email incase the HLDS mailing list pops up.

    ...I really don't wanna get excited yet. :ohdear:
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  10. Post #5570
    SLBros.'s Avatar
    September 2011
    4,058 Posts
    UPDATE MODE ACTIVATED


    Although they didn't really release the first Mysterious Promo, did they?
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  11. Post #5571
    Gold Member
    The Calzone's Avatar
    February 2011
    7,338 Posts
    Okay so I just had a brilliant idea:

    get this

    Meet the Pyro is about the Pyro trying to build a rocket so he can go to the Sun.

    Bam I'm a genius no need to thank me.
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  12. Post #5572
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    16,568 Posts
    Item server is down (for everyone it seems)
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  13. Post #5573
    SLBros.'s Avatar
    September 2011
    4,058 Posts
    Item server is down (for everyone it seems)
    GUESS WHAT
    IT'S NOTHING
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  14. Post #5574
    Gold Member
    The Calzone's Avatar
    February 2011
    7,338 Posts
    Item server is down (for everyone it seems)
    That isn't really indicative of anything anymore.
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  15. Post #5575
    Sae

    April 2012
    61 Posts
    Gaben sat on the item server, tow truck stuck in traffic.
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  16. Post #5576
    alpha00zero's Avatar
    January 2012
    994 Posts
    I hope the next update fixes the Rocket Jumper.

    Each update, I cross fingers that it happens. Hopefully, one day.

    One day...
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  17. Post #5577
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    16,568 Posts
    I hope the next update fixes the Rocket Jumper.
    f00l said ages ago it was in the works

    then he said a few months ago if we really want it to be a priority, we needed to email Valve
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  18. Post #5578
    Raffle Rigger
    Psychopath12's Avatar
    November 2010
    16,247 Posts
    f00l said ages ago it was in the works

    then he said a few months ago if we really want it to be a priority, we needed to email Valve
    Do they really want a bunch of people bombarding their inboxes with the same thing?
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  19. Post #5579
    Rainbowmaker's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,244 Posts
    According to the wiki, the mysterious bundle 2 contains a flare gun....
    It HAVES to be a meet the pyro update
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  20. Post #5580
    tso
    tso's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,158 Posts
    According to the wiki, the mysterious bundle 2 contains a flare gun....
    It HAVES to be a meet the pyro update
    what is this shenanigans..

    i wanna see that source
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  21. Post #5581
    alpha00zero's Avatar
    January 2012
    994 Posts
    f00l said ages ago it was in the works

    then he said a few months ago if we really want it to be a priority, we needed to email Valve
    I really wanted to avoid being obnoxious and spam the TF2 Team with it... But it seems like the only effective solution.

    I hate it.
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  22. Post #5582
    Barobax's Avatar
    February 2011
    2,738 Posts
    Do they really want a bunch of people bombarding their inboxes with the same thing?
    Gabe's inbox must be full of questions about Episode-3 and people trying to score some easy Reddit karma...
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  23. Post #5583
    Karmal Khan's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,214 Posts
    I just want them to fix players turning invisible behind spawn barriers and such.
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  24. Post #5584
    Raffle Rigger
    Psychopath12's Avatar
    November 2010
    16,247 Posts
    what is this shenanigans..

    i wanna see that source
    http://git.optf2.com/schema-tracking...=teamfortress2

    {
    "name": "Mysterious Promo 2",
    "defindex": 2066,
    "item_class": "bundle",
    "item_type_name": "Item Bundle",
    - "item_name": "TF_Bundle_MysteriousPromo2",
    - "item_description": "",
    + "item_name": "Mysterious Promo 2",
    + "item_description": "Mysterious Promo 2",
    "proper_name": false,
    "model_player": null,
    "item_quality": 6,
    "image_inventory": "backpack\/player\/items\/crafting\/mysterious_promo",
    "min_ilevel": 50,
    "max_ilevel": 50,
    "image_url": "",
    "image_url_large": "",
    "capabilities": {
    "can_craft_mark": true,
    "can_be_restored": true,
    "strange_parts": true
    },
    "attributes": [
    {
    "name": "elevate quality",
    "class": "set_elevated_quality",
    "value": 1.000000
    }
    ]
    },
    + "2066"
    + {
    + "name" "Mysterious Promo 2"
    + "item_class" "bundle"
    + "bundle"
    + {
    + "The Flare Gun" "1"
    + }
    + "item_type_name" "#TF_StoreBundle"
    + "item_name" "#TF_Bundle_MysteriousPromo2"
    + "item_description" "#TF_Bundle_MysteriousPromo2_Desc"
    + "image_inventory" "backpack/player/items/crafting/mysterious_promo"
    + "image_inventory_size_w" "128"
    + "image_inventory_size_h" "82"
    + "item_quality" "unique"
    + "min_ilevel" "50"
    + "max_ilevel" "50"
    + "used_by_classes"
    + {
    + "scout" "1"
    + "sniper" "1"
    + "soldier" "1"
    + "demoman" "1"
    + "medic" "1"
    + "heavy" "1"
    + "spy" "1"
    + "engineer" "1"
    + "pyro" "1"
    + }
    + "attributes"
    + {
    + "elevate quality"
    + {
    + "attribute_class" "set_elevated_quality"
    + "value" "1"
    + }
    + }
    + "mouse_pressed_sound" "ui/item_bag_pickup.wav"
    + "drop_sound" "ui/item_bag_drop.wav"
    + }
    Have fun trying to understand it all

    It's less pretty because I am too lazy to put the indentations in for you.
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  25. Post #5585
    tso
    tso's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,158 Posts
    wow how'd i miss that line before..
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  26. Post #5586
    Barobax's Avatar
    February 2011
    2,738 Posts
    Have fun trying to understand it all
    Obviously Valve is getting ready to celebrate Roberto Clemente's 30th anniversary of getting into the 3000 Hit Club... Except that is in September, I'll probably chalk that one up to Valve Time

    Edit: Dumb rating? Someone obviously wasn't around for the MtM update...
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  27. Post #5587
    Ginger gizzard amateur~
    Dennab
    July 2011
    5,135 Posts
    what are they even doing
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  28. Post #5588
    Gold Member
    Demon!'s Avatar
    November 2011
    4,904 Posts
    what are they even doing
    Fucking with your minds, that's what.
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  29. Post #5589
    BanthaFodder's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,928 Posts
    I'd say it's something to do with Meet the Pyro, but I hardly think they'd add a single weapon from the update and name it as a promo.

    I figure it's either something to do with SMNC or it's that awesome Flaregun that (I think) Sexy Robot submitted.
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  30. Post #5590
    Sae

    April 2012
    61 Posts
    pyro is a robot. you heard it here first.
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  31. Post #5591
    slashsnemesis's Avatar
    July 2009
    5,288 Posts
    What is the reasoning behind saying the update is tonight?
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  32. Post #5592
    tso
    tso's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,158 Posts
    optimism
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  33. Post #5593
    UnrealCanine's Avatar
    December 2011
    203 Posts
    f00l said ages ago it was in the works

    then he said a few months ago if we really want it to be a priority, we needed to email Valve
    It needs a reskin + it's nerfs removed. How much work is that?
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  34. Post #5594
    Barobax's Avatar
    February 2011
    2,738 Posts
    It needs a reskin + it's nerfs removed. How much work is that?
    Is there a Rocket Jumper reskin in the workshop? If not, someone should make one to motivate Valve to roll out the fix.
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  35. Post #5595
    Raffle Rigger
    Psychopath12's Avatar
    November 2010
    16,247 Posts
    It needs a reskin + it's nerfs removed. How much work is that?
    More than taken for granted, but it's still pretty minimal as far as workload goes.

    Since revenue from it is going to Valve, they would want the model to be Valve-made, it's less of a hassle to have to work out revenue distributing if a Valve-made item suddenly is making revenue for a contributor.

    Even if it's donated like the headcase and ebenezer, they would rather not make money off of something they got for free from someone in the community.
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  36. Post #5596
    Clovernoodle's Avatar
    May 2011
    4,860 Posts
    I went into the theatre to watch a movie, expecting to come out and find news of a new update here

    I am dissapointed and sad...
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  37. Post #5597
    BanthaFodder's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,928 Posts
    pyro is a robot. you heard it here first.
    I hope not...
    it'd take away one of the game's best quirks...
    you NEVER see the Pyro's face, you have NO idea who or what he/she/it really is.

    It'd be like if the explained the Hadouken or the Showdown or the Medigun, it'd just feel like a bit of a cop-out.

    I just want an epic Pyro adventure that shows him lighting some fires under some asses.

    I remember I had an idea a while ago that they could show the Pyro indirectly causing certain events in all the other "Meet the" videos (Pyro lights a bunch of fuses, triggering the rockets at the beginning of Meet the Medic; Pyro airblasted BLUs into the path of the sentries in Meet the Engineer; etc.)
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  38. Post #5598
    Devozade's Avatar
    November 2010
    660 Posts
    I went into the theatre to watch a movie, expecting to come out and find news of a new update here

    I am dissapointed and sad...
    I heard this update has a new gamemode, new weapons and achievements!

    It's called the goldrush update bro!

    </slowpoke>?
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  39. Post #5599
    Dreams of chronic and sustained critglows.
    ned_ballad's Avatar
    December 2010
    16,568 Posts
    What is the reasoning behind saying the update is tonight?
    it's pretty much a meme in this thread

    Edited:

    also if anyone wants non-TF2 speculation fun, here's a link to the Steam registry, which adds the games to Steam before they are turned "on" : http://marlamin.com/cdr/view.php?type=app
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  40. Post #5600
    Grass Poison
    leonthefox's Avatar
    March 2010
    16,374 Posts
    I'd say it's something to do with Meet the Pyro, but I hardly think they'd add a single weapon from the update and name it as a promo.

    I figure it's either something to do with SMNC or it's that awesome Flaregun that (I think) Sexy Robot submitted.
    I'm expecting SMNC promos too
    The devs said that they release the game earlier, and that they would made a propper release next update, with a promo , or something like that
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