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The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Carlotso25 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:27 pm

http://www.teamfortress.com/gunmettle/

All discussion regarding the update not specifically geared towards Spy goes here!

TL;DR - 4 MAPS, CONTRACTS, GUN SKINS, CLASS & WEAPON REBALANCES, NEW TAUNTS

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I'll kick us off, am loving the update. Big changes all around that are pretty focused on speed and optimization. Engie is affected most of all, as he's now quicker and a bit more mobile with level 3's, though as a result less tanky. Will be very interesting to see how teams play around this in HL.

The Kazotsky Kick has taken over servers worse than the conga. Joined a valve borneo server and ended up getting the entire server to taunt from blu spawn to red last. There wasn't any killing either. Was a pretty fantastic journey.

Speaking of borneo, definitely my favourite map in the update. Of course having played it in HL previously has helped, but it's a fun map. I like Powerhouse too, nice to see Valve can make a decent map still. The other two I'm not a big fan of.

How's the update been for you lads so far? Good skins?
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Segno on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:08 pm

They did a bad job for optimization to a point where my mid-end pc is feeling like a potato.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  bacon on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:17 pm

Segno wrote:They did a bad job for optimization to a point where my mid-end pc is feeling like a potato.

I was wondering why I was getting a bunch of lag spikes; it used to be fine.

I've really been enjoying using the l'Etranger, Kunai and IW now that you get the 20% damage resistance from the IW and the slight health increase from the Kunai. Makes me feel a lot more confident.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Villdjack on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:20 pm

Grenjabob got buffed, spies that used dr as a shield got nerfed. I mean overall its a good patch for tf2, but valve shouldve actually released a beta build or something because breaking all kinds of explosive jumping because you added skins just sounds like they didnt playtest it with any competent player whatsoever.

Optimization has been no problem for me but i run DX8.

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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Carlotso25 on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:23 pm

Not even just explosive damage, any kind of self damage jumping got buggered. Rip Boston Basher jumping, the most effective kind of jumping in the game :'c

But atleast they're getting it fixed. Rocket Jumping already got fixed, so would assume Stickies shall be next.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Villdjack on Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:25 pm

Carlotso25 wrote:Not even just explosive damage, any kind of self damage jumping got buggered. Rip Boston Basher jumping, the most effective kind of jumping in the game :'c

But atleast they're getting it fixed. Rocket Jumping already got fixed, so would assume Stickies shall be next.

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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  ElazuL on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:40 pm

For me, not beeing able to sticky check, to save teamates from incoming rockets or sniper shots, bodyblocking ubercharges, or simply beeing able to get a pick in a big crowd with at least more than 5% chance of getting away is a huge drawback. It almost deletes an entire playstyle at once. Not that I don't like invisible spies but it's a completely different gameplay that would not be enjoyable by the same players.

I don't have much opinions yet on other watches and weapons as I havent had time to play with them so much yet.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Segno on Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:36 pm

Uncle Dane has told me that sentry jumping is screwed as well. I don't touch engineer so someone else can test that out.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  lolilover6969 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:45 am

I guess I'll be the one to say that I very much loathe the Dead Ringer nerfs. The speed does give you more distance, but I can't be as aggressive as I used to be. Can't even fake a backstab now. Seems like the Invis Watch could be better in terms of using it as a shield. I needed 1 headshot and 2 bodyshots to kill off a cloaked Spy with my Amby. Lots more I could complain about, but I guess my favorite of the update was the Engineer buffs. The Rescue Ranger in particular. I'll finally be able to get to places and actually have enough metal.

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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Flittzy on Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:11 am

Personally, I love the new spy changes. It changes the dead ringer from a "get out of jail free card" to being something to a tool to make quick escapes. Plus, the sh*tforcer and the small earner got changed for the better. All I would really want to make this new update complete would be optimizations and knife/amby skins :3
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Almaironn on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:18 pm

I know nobody cares, but thanks to this update and the bug that came with it, I was able to apply a specialized killstreak kit to my Saxxy. The sheen doesnt work, but now my Saxxy is slightly more unique than all the other ones Cool
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Flittzy on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:27 pm

Almaironn wrote:I know nobody cares, but thanks to this update and the bug that came with it, I was able to apply a specialized killstreak kit to my Saxxy. The sheen doesnt work, but now my Saxxy is slightly more unique than all the other ones 8)

Haha, that is awesome! Of course we care :D
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  PaNissanic on Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:07 pm

Almaironn wrote:I know nobody cares, but thanks to this update and the bug that came with it, I was able to apply a specialized killstreak kit to my Saxxy. The sheen doesnt work, but now my Saxxy is slightly more unique than all the other ones Cool
my question is how do you feel when someone kills you and takes the saxxy Surprised
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Almaironn on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:42 am

PaNissanic wrote:my question is how do you feel when someone kills you and takes the saxxy Surprised
One time I was doing pretty shit and dying a lot and suddenly like everyone on the server had a saxxy, it felt pretty bad :/ But another time I wrote "free saxxy!" in chat and suicided in setup time, some guy picked it up and got like 6 kills with it lol. That was pretty alright.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Toast on Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:57 pm

Almaironn wrote:
PaNissanic wrote:my question is how do you feel when someone kills you and takes the saxxy Surprised
One time I was doing pretty shit and dying a lot and suddenly like everyone on the server had a saxxy, it felt pretty bad :/ But another time I wrote "free saxxy!" in chat and suicided in setup time, some guy picked it up and got like 6 kills with it lol. That was pretty alright.

hehe, that's pretty funny. Pretty cool use of that bug too Very Happy

As for the update. The maps are alrightish, but I'm not too big a fan of any of them to be honest. Snowplow is just weird, borneo and borneo are alright, and the asian style one is just awful. What in the name of all that's holy did they think when they released. God, it's badly optimized. And it's all the worse when you get a contract that only works on it. I get around 250 fps on badwater, on the new one i get 60. It's ridiculous.

The spy changes are mostly cool. The loch nerf is really nice, though it's still broken with it being so horribly easy to use compared to the pipe launcher. Sydney Sleeper is aids, so is the tide turner. Pyro changes are cool, though the scorch shot is fucking annoying. Generally everything else is really cool.

The skins are almost all desperately ugly, but I'm happily awaiting them to implement more community made skins, that have actually got some effort put into them Very Happy Contracts are cool and spice things a little up, though I'd like to see more of them, and also have some advanced ones that can't be completed in under 10 minutes. ^^

The best thing in this update though is the metal gear solid taunt. Holy fucking shit.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  ElazuL on Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:25 pm

Toast wrote:

The best thing in this update though is the metal gear solid taunt. Holy fucking shit.


I do agree, so fucking epic.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Almaironn on Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:28 pm

Toast wrote:the asian style one is just awful.
U w0t? I could play Suijin 24/7, my favorite map. Snowplow is pretty nice as well, whats weird about it? Its just a slightly visually enhanced cp.
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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Sneaky on Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:13 pm

Almaironn wrote:
Toast wrote:the asian style one is just awful.
U w0t? I could play Suijin 24/7, my favorite map. Snowplow is pretty nice as well, whats weird about it? Its just a slightly visually enhanced cp.

same! I love sujin!

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Re: The Gun Mettle Update

Post  Toast on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:15 pm

About sujin, it's not the map itself, actually. It's more of how it's optimized. I get 60 fps when looking on mid, when I would get around 250 on badwater. Sad

I just don't like concept snowplow, probably just me too stupid to understand its brilliance Very Happy Perhaps i should play some more
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