Team Fortress released recently a big update that included the competitive mode and the quick play matchmaking mode. I have only read the patch notes since, well, I don’t play Team Fortress 2 that much anymore because Overwatch. Going back, after I read the update, I thought to myself, “Wow pretty cool! Valve is putting an effort to compete in the FPS market again.” But then it hit me, “This sounds a lot like Overwatch.” Maybe it was just me. Until I found a video that reaffirmed my assumption after reading the patch notes. This is going to be bad for TF2 trading.
TF2 Trading: Muselk Talks
Muselk has been playing Team Fortress 2 since forever so it is very reliable in terms of his opinion. I also think of him as a non-biased first person shooter player as well. You will surely agree when you watch his other videos and most definitely this video:
I loved the “Overwatch is doing great with it, let’s do it as well” comment. For one, I really thought of the idea when I read the update notes and Muselk seconding the thought, what a relief for me. Valve doesn’t have to do that. They were first in the market anyways, they could’ve done that a long time ago and maybe got the success of that idea before Overwatch. Who knows, that would be another “TF2 did it first” argument and Valve could’ve gotten the credit and not Blizzard. What’ surprising was the ranked rating. You did great in a game with three gold medals and won and still ranked down? Maybe this was a bug but with the anxiety of the remaining handful (LOL) of Team Fortress 2 players, it’s almost unforgiveable. Valve is a veteran in the industry as well, they should know better.
The last thing to cry about is that Valve is as if they are just giving TF2 players disappointment after disappointment as if they don’t care anymore. I really anticipated that Overwatch will bring the best out of Valve but it was otherwise. TF2 items surely will not sell again.
Team Fortress 2 might be pushed back into the shadows by Overwatch but animations related or about Team Fortress 2 never fails to entertain. Former TF2 players might go back to playing the game on just how funny this is and in turn spark TF2 Trading as well.
TF2 Trading: Funny Video
This is the transcript of the video just in case you didn’t understand some of them.
“But I mean, Team Fortress 2 is just way too rediculous four you to- ’cause, it’s all the same thing. It’s like… I dunno.
You get the Scout. And you put him in a wig. And then he looks at the sun a bunch. And then, there’s Femscout. You put her in a wig too. Then, the Spy’s the bad guy…
Femscout’s gonna have to die at some point, ’cause….
Fuck that shit.
And then, Scout’s sad. And then he has a sword. And then he fights demons. And then, Femscout’s back, she didn’t really die, becasue it was the Spy.
And then… uh….
Scout has to fight femscout. And he kicks her into the sun. And then he realizes what he’s done. And then he’s real sad. Then he’s on a bed. Then he looks at a gun. Then he’s about to shoot himself, but he’s like:
‘Nah, this ‘aint cool.’
So then he goes…
… drives a bike…
Off into the Sunset. And then the sun turns into his mom’s head. And it turns to the camera and mouths the words:
‘Ya’ done did good, kid’
And that’s the end of the show.
That’s every drama tf2 video.”
I was literally laughing my heart out while watching this. There were parts that I didn’t understand but I think that’s where it hit the spot, when the video made you “wtf”. There were some TF2 Items in the video as well like the hats. Hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did and credits to the owner and uploader!
Overwatch is beating the crap out of Team Fortress 2 in every aspect there is. Of course, some people might disagree but hey, truth hurts. Team Fortress 2 might have let the whole market take over them because they were, yes, were, on top of the FPS market for some time and might got a little too overconfident. Well, Blizzard saw that window and thus Overwatch. We might say Valve and TF2 is done for but TF2 trading some more blows and get a second wind, which I still doubt.
TF2 Trading: Competitive
So yeah, Team Fortress 2 finally thought of putting competitive mode in the game. Is it because they realized it through Overwatch? Or was this a long plan and they just put it now because of all the hype Overwatch is getting? Nevertheless, here is the video:
RISE THROUGH THE RANKS
Ever since the first dolphins crawled out of the ocean, they’ve longed to pick a fight with the fat, banana-eating apes over by the trees. And now they can, in a structured dolphin-safe environment.
Introducing Competitive Mode, a ranked 6v6 game mode featuring all nine TF classes. Climb the comp mode ranks to earn up to 18 titles and badges. Track all of your match and ongoing stats in-game. You can even earn stat medals by scoring in the top percentile of all players in your rank.
QUICKPLAY GETS AN UPGRADE
Matchmaking is also changing the way TF2 can be played casually. Now, instead of jumping randomly into an in-progress game, you’ll be matched into an unranked 12v12 game with players of similar skill. This means no more auto-balancing—you’ll be playing a match from start to finish, with actual winners and actual losers.
We’ve also introduced a leveling stat: the more you play, the more you level up, and you can accelerate your leveling by earning points in-game. Have friends? Play on the same team every time simply by inviting them to your party.
These information came from the Team Fortress 2 website. If you haven’t played Overwatch, this seems like a desperate move of Valve and without the capacity of creativity, they just copied what is in Overwatch right now. I don’t think “Overwatch just copied TF2” won’t work anymore because clearly, TF2 is the copycat on this one. Also even if there are more TF2 items, free or not, it won’t save the dying game anymore. Good try though, Team Fortress 2.
Engineer is one of my favorite role in playing Team Fortress 2. I love the defensive aspect of being an Engineer. Just putting down your turret and wait for people die right in front of you. Not to mention without shooting a single shot of your gun, the feeling is great. Engineer is not only for defensive strategies. With the good positioning of turret on the offensive, Engineer can be really a force to be reckoned with. It is as if you made a good deal in TF2 Trading, that great of a feeling.
TF2 Trading: All New Level of Engineering
So what if your turret is moving and infinitely stronger than your usual turret? Oh, it can also rack up kills in amazing speed. Would you like that? I am pretty sure you do and I am pretty sure every player in Team Fortress 2 will play as an Engineer. Who would not want to play an overpowered role like that in a competitive game, right?
Want a glimpse of what I am saying? Here is a video of the Rabid Heavy Taming Engineer! Watch and enjoy the action!
Look at all those bodies mangled by the Rabid Heavy. They did not have time to react to the rampaging beast. Not even bullets can stop him or it, whatever that is. Aside from being unstoppable, it is amazing to see fear got to everyone first and made them all panic. Let the chaos spread!
Oh my goodness. I really hope that piece of meat is available in the TF2 Items list anytime and use it to, you know, attract the Rabid Heavy and make it fight for your team. What a lovely sight it would be seeing all those internal organs of your enemies all over the place. Am I being too sadistic? LOL. It is okay, we are all playing a pretty violent game anyways!