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What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » July 14th, 2017, 4:21 pm

Take it as you will. This is coming from a source that hasn't always been correct, but it's worth mentioning anyways. (There is language in the video linked on this discussion, however the major points are outlined both here and in that thread. The video isn't really needed.)

http://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discu ... 105757027/


In other words...

  • This upcoming update will be the size of 2-3 major updates.

    It will not be themed solely around our crazed Arsonist class. His content is a partial focus of the update and will contain a whole new set of weapons and complete rebalances for her, causing the playstyle and Meta to be completely changed. Most likely.

    There are 4 major points for this update. The Jungle content, Pyro's changes/rebalances, a new campaign and fixing the horribly broken Comp. system. (I hope this means casual as well...)

    The devs are at a point where they want this to be the best it possibly can. As such, they don't really care when it releases.

    Not all proposed weapon rebalances were posted back when. The ones on that thread were supposedly the more controversial changes. (Thus most of them being nerfs.)

    Finally, this is a make-or-break period for TF2. If this update flops in terms of players gained, revenue generated and player retention, updates of this magnitude will not happen again.
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by PeekABoo » July 17th, 2017, 8:17 pm

Wow! They're really putting a lot of Pressure on this Update... Make or Break future updates! O.o
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by PeekABoo » July 31st, 2017, 4:12 pm

Any more updates on this Big Update?

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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » August 1st, 2017, 1:49 am

Nothing, unfortunately.

We're still at that point where the four or so coders on the TF team are working with this 10 year old heap of code to make sure it works and isn't as poor as Meet Your Match was at launch.

At this point I'd be surprised if it released within the next month. I'm kinda expecting an early holiday season release at this rate.
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by PeekABoo » August 1st, 2017, 8:30 pm

Man, I hope they don't give up on this Update! I'm really still hoping to see some of those Mayann Items! :thup:
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » August 2nd, 2017, 6:41 pm

Well, look what Valve decided to roll out...



Note the last part of this post. The i61 Tourney is running these next couple of weeks, causing us to have to wait a bit longer but giving those Comp. players one last shot at the current meta.

Possibly.
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » August 15th, 2017, 9:53 am

My mistake, I confused the DOTA 2 International with i61, two completely different tournaments.

i61 is running from August 25th to the 28th, and will contain a few TF2 tournaments. Because of this, theoretically one of the earliest dates for a launch while avoiding messing up an entire tournament due to balance changes is August 31st. (Keeping with Valve's traditional Thursday major-update launch.)

They could pull a fast one and do the update this week, one week before the tournament, but that would leave all teams scrambling to experiment with the new balances and attempt to find a new meta if these changes are as broad as they say they will be.

I don't see that happening. At this point we'd be lucky to get this before September.
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » September 9th, 2017, 12:29 am

i61 has come and gone.

Yet here we are without an update. There was this whole fiasco with a TF2 YouTuber visiting Valve HQ again and cryptically tweeting out the word "NINESIX" shortly after.

9/6/17 has passed and nothing has come.

Valve has been silent since the small Mannpower update a few weeks ago. Workshop contributors have not been told that they need to get their submissions finalized by X date... etc.

If Scream Fortress passes and the update still hasn't come, I myself will be quite disappointed. Considering Scream Fortress was horribly broken at launch last year I wouldn't expect much better if this major update had yet to release.

I hate to be cynical, but this is just silly now. Volvo Updoot Pryo Plox.
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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by PeekABoo » September 9th, 2017, 10:02 am

Man, I hear ya! The longer it goes without an Undate... the more I'm wondering if it will ever come. It's kinda like waiting for Half Life 3 or Team Fortress 3. Keeping my fingers crossed for a Fall Update around Halloween. It could still happen! :biggrin: Please Happen.... O.o

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Re: What we know about the coming Update

Post by Hudbus » September 10th, 2017, 12:18 am

Thing is Half-Life 3 is basically released.

Look up "Epistle 3" for some closure to that franchise. If you've played them that is.
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