Team Fortress 2: Mann vs. Machine Update

Tabuuownsall132x2

also I hang out here, I guess
The log below is a conversation me and Groden had at the times specified. It's important that you read it.


Friday, August 10, 2012
1:52 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Hey Groden.
1:52 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: http://www.teamfortress.com/gray/
1:52 AM - Groden: hey
1:52 AM - Groden: whats up
1:53 AM - Groden: weird
1:53 AM - Groden: what is this
1:53 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: You can navigate to it by clicking on the bloodstain on the main page's banner.
1:54 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I was just checking the main page and I noticed the bloodstain
1:54 AM - Groden: im guessing its for something upcoming
1:54 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: and that's where it took me
1:54 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: yeah
1:54 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: From the hints in Foundry and Doomsday, the community thinks that the Mann vs. Machine update is coming.
1:55 AM - Groden: thatd be interesting
1:55 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: The photos in Doomsday (same ones in Foundry) aren't from MTP.
1:56 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: In fact, people think that it's from the update itself. In addition, in Foundry...here, let me find it...
1:58 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Yeah, look at this shit. http://www.pcgamesn.com/tf2/mann-vs-machine-mode-teased-latest-team-fortress-2-update
1:59 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: This, too. http://imgur.com/a/cUQwr
2:00 AM - Groden: yeah i was looking at that
2:01 AM - Groden: you know, its probably just a hat or something
2:01 AM - Groden: but i'm hoping its like
2:01 AM - Groden: a zombie siege game mode
2:01 AM - Groden: where you just fight waves of robots
2:01 AM - Groden: i always thought something like that would be cool in a game like tf2
2:02 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I doubt they'd have cryptically hidden easter eggs and a viral campaign for just a few hats.
2:02 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: And robotic character models, no less.
2:02 AM - Groden: oh theres full models?
2:02 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Well only the heads are seen in the SFM files
2:03 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: SFM also makes references to "Source 2"
2:03 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: So on Valve's part, ti's likely completely accidental that they were discovered.
2:03 AM - Groden: ep3 code has been leaked in dota2
2:03 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: There's also a ton of new voice commands present
2:04 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: So yeah, I doubt they're doing all of this for just a few hats.
2:04 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: And they did mention "big changes" this year.
2:04 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Apparently happening very soon, too. Gotta say, I'm pretty fuckin' excited.
2:05 AM - Groden: ok this actually is making me shit my pants because the game mode i thought of might actually be coming
2:06 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Word has been around about this update for ages
2:06 AM - Groden: also the robots are kind of terrifying
2:06 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Rumors and speculation, though
2:07 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Nobody knows for sure just yet. And yeah, they are.
2:07 AM - Groden: yeah, but theres a lot of reason
2:07 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: The Pyro's actually scary.
2:07 AM - Groden: this isnt "valve must be revealing ep3"
2:07 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: "Gray" fits with the theme of robotics.
2:08 AM - Groden: tb said its the mann brother for the spectators
2:08 AM - Groden: i had to lol
2:08 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: wow that's
2:08 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: wait
2:08 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: let's say that's true
2:09 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: If that's the case, then Gray has been watching every aspect of every match of TF2, in-universe and in-game.
2:09 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: We already know that the Administrator keeps track of everything RED and BLU does
2:10 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: And how the killfeed works leaves me wondering just what kind of tracking she's using
2:10 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Since that's also present in spectator mode and you can actually look /anywhere/...
2:10 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Well, "Gray" is starting to sound more and more like an omnipresent, omniscient hidden figure in the universe.
2:10 AM - Groden: the killfeed is just a game element so players know whats killing them, but christ, tb's joke is unsettling now
2:11 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Just. Like. Spectators.
2:12 AM - Groden: i am going to the hidden foundry room to cry to myself
 

Tabuuownsall132x2

also I hang out here, I guess
Addendum

2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Also
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Look at the Engineer update video
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB8AjhnLYkw
2:22 AM - Groden: whats in it
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Pause frequently
2:22 AM - Groden: bunch of robots?
2:22 AM - Groden: thats probably just a coincidence
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: this might be stretching it, but at a certain point
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I see what looks like a robotic head.
2:22 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Here, I'll screenshot it.
2:23 AM - Groden: the pictures in doomsday are the same as foundry
2:24 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80280291/awards/engie1.PNG
2:24 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80280291/awards/Engie2.PNG
2:25 AM - Groden: second one looks like robot heavy
2:25 AM - Groden: first one i dunno
2:25 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: they're the same thing
2:25 AM - Groden: oh
2:25 AM - Groden: yeah that looks like the robot heavy
2:25 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: The camera pans until you can see it from a slightly different angle
 

Tabuuownsall132x2

also I hang out here, I guess
Addendum 2

2:26 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I'm sleuthing over this shit.
2:28 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Call me Tabuu Holmes or something
2:30 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: oh fuck me
2:30 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I just remembered
2:30 AM - Groden: what
2:30 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: The life-extension machine was made for "Blutarch and Redmond Mann, as well as an undisclosed third party."
2:30 AM - Groden: yeah
2:30 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Which the Engie did work on.
2:30 AM - Groden: i'm assuming its gray
2:31 AM - Groden: engy's ancestor
2:31 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: And the robot Heavy head in his shop
2:31 AM - Groden: engy just helped repair
2:31 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Yeah
2:31 AM - Groden: who really just took advantage of it so he could make the gunslinger
2:31 AM - Groden: but that is a robot hand
2:31 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: I can't imagine the kind of balls it took for him to cut off his own hand and replace it with something that might not even work
2:32 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: Engie deserves some more respect.
2:32 AM - Groden: engy is one of my favorite classes personality-wise
2:32 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: and so much for my fucking detective work
2:32 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: look at this screen
2:33 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: from the end of the video
2:33 AM - Groden: what
2:33 AM - {Travis Touchdown|Sleeping}: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/80280291/awards/engie3.PNG
2:33 AM - Groden: oh god
2:33 AM - Groden: ok yeah
2:33 AM - Groden: this has been in development for the longest while
 

King Boo

"I'm definitely NOT doing this to help you, Pit."
Yeah, it is pretty fun.

But the later waves are hard as shit.

I haven't made it past the one with the Soldiers and Demos.
 
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