I think the most terrifying thing about this year's Halloween is how bad it is.
I'm not saying the items or maps are bad; just that valve's selection and setup of this year is utterly sad, and they could of picked MUCH BETTER ITEMS THAT WERE MORE BEFITTING OF HALLOWEEN.
seriously, slasher isn't one?
The new KOTH map (Maple Ridge Event) has no spells, no bosses, no Hell, no ghosts, no skeletons. There are NO Halloween-related gameplay modifiers besides the ones forced game wide (getting souls from kills and the occasional crit pickup). It's just a spooky reskin of a completely normal map, but all of the actual Halloween shit is just gone.
Pit of Death at least has spells, but I haven't gotten into that one yet.
I haven't played Brimstone yet, so that might be good. But with only 3 maps to pick from this year, 1 is basically just a normal map. We have literally half the Halloween this year that we had last year.
I can outright declare that Slasher isn't included because it was late. Don't be frustrated with Valve, there's always next year.
And we'll keep eating it up because Valve has given us Stockholm Syndrome.
Oh hey, "The Victory Leap" is using animations that have been in the game for a long time. Neat I guess. Can you honk with it too, cause I remember there being animation for that as well.
I mean, they didn't even give mappers like yourself a deadline this year. Last year, ya'll had a full month to work on and submit your maps for Halloween. This time, you had less than a week of notice, and I think that's pretty shitty.
There isn't even an update page for the halloween update... Does that mean that it will only be classified as a "content pack" on the wiki?
It's just the custom hud, btw
Left clicking in the bumpercar taunt makes you beep the horn.
my contracts outright have no point indicators
ffs i try to play your game with a broken arm and i get this
Always loved the Halloween updates but I really can't stand this new matchmaking system, it's just not fun.
Sorry for asking again, but does anyone know when UK prices went up in the Mann Co Store? I checked all the patchnotes from the last month and saw nothing.
We're not even good enough to have an update page made this year.
And they did release the update much Earlier then any other update
As the last 7 were released between the 26th and 29th, while today is the 21st
What determines getting a Merasmission? Haven't gotten one yet.
Well this update could have been a lot better if they had just enabled gift drops in the old maps...
I don't get the point of the soul gargoyles when you can literally just level your gargoyle up by killing bots on tr_walkway.
Valve could redeem themselves by pulling off some of the older restrictions on items that don't really need them. Or at least putting a modicum of effort into it. Or a single new weapon skin.
Halloween's something the majority of tf2 players look towards highly.
It doesn't give me good hopes for the pyro update.
This is just really sad. I would of bloody well put together part of the update if needed be. It wouldn't of been original, but it would of been something other than "here's two blog posts please insert cash".
I had a bad feeling about the whole ordeal when we saw the wedding ring added. That was when I had extreme doubts about HL3 ever existing. Or valve ever making another game.
Back to items, I love the new content. It's just so goofy and I love it all. But why the cardboard copter restriction? Why wasn't the soda popper reverted?
Also, the Something Special for Someone Special and the existence of Half-Life 3 are not correlated at all. The whole Valve office didn't just roll into the TF2 section to ship a wedding ring that also benefits a community contributor each time its purchased.
But please, continue imagining silver linings that aren't there. You'll do WONDERS for the quality of the future updates.
Valve continues to do this because we do not raise more of a fuss.
Also yes, I'm pretty sure that the diamond ring was valves way of saying "Fuck you."- they could of made countless better things in that rate, not to mention the literal gold bricks whenever somebody receives a golden frying pan.
Valve is so fucking rich at this point that they don't even need to do anything. They are literally being paid for doing nothing.
I hope that this won't happen