The Hat Update

The Hat Update

Postby BigDXLT » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:55 pm

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Re: The Hat Update

Postby shipwreck » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:43 am

(hence the famous command of “Don't fire till you see the tops of their heads” at the Battle of Bunker Hill by William Prescott, a general renowned for only shooting enemy combatants who were poor)


John Hodgman would be proud.

I definitely don't play enough TF2.
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Re: The Hat Update

Postby BigDXLT » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:12 pm

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New King of the Hill mode sounds like what arena should have been.

Also: Arena maps are being converted into that mode to confirm my theory!
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Re: The Hat Update

Postby BigDXLT » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:52 pm

Some interesting changes!

From what I can see, the biggest change to gameplay is the whole sneak back to the enemy spawn and sap the teleport entrance strategy has been hella nerfed. Both ends of a teleport are now sapped at a time. They are also both un-sapped at once. It was annoying when a good spy kept sappin' the tele's but now it'll only inconvenience the other team briefly, but at the same time, it was the only way to get engies to leave their nests sometimes or slow incoming forces. That said, if an engy loses one tele, he does lose them both now. I've noticed when a spy saps a nest, the tele was the last thing that was usually wrenched on.

King Steve is amused.


Full Changelog:
New Content
Added King Of The Hill game mode
Added custom animations played by the losing team during the post-win state. They are moved into third person camera to enjoy them
Added lots of new hats

Additions / Changes
Added "Auto Reload" option to the multiplayer advanced options
Clip-based weapons that reload a full clip at a time can now have their reloads aborted by firing
Pistol now fires at a fixed rate, not based on the speed at which you press the firing button
Added a color blind option to add a Jarate icon above enemies who are busy accepting a terrifying existence where they have no dignity
Significantly reduced the amount of network traffic being sent
Capturing the flag in a CTF game mode gives the entire capturing team 10 seconds of critboost
Sappers attached to a teleporter automatically place another Sapper on the other end of the teleporter, if it exists
Engineers wrenching a teleporter will repair the other end as well, and remove Sappers from both if they exist
Disguised Spies no longer trigger On-Hit effects (like the Blutsauger's heal)
Removed self-inflicted minicrits. Fixes Jarate'd Soldiers/Demomen having ineffective rocket/grenade jumps
Added an item panel to the spectator cam that shows non-standard items being carried by the player you're spectating
Added an "Inspect" key that allows you to look at items being carried by your team mates

Backpack improvements:
Added drag & drop to move items around. Item positions are maintained on the backend
Added multi-select, allowing you to delete multiple items at once
Added a new key to the key binding page that opens your inventory directly to your backpack
Fixed mouseover panel being incorrectly position when the backpack first appears
Cloaked Spies standing in valid backstab positions no longer raise their knife
Added current map name and gametype to the bottom right of scoreboard
Added class icons to tips on the loadout and loading screens
Improved visuals around flags when they're being carried by a player
Improved critboosted visuals, making it much clearer when an enemy has critboost
Updated the loading panel to show the game type under the map name during level transition
In-game chat dialog now supports full Unicode characters
Added BLU main menu background
Added response caching for some server queries to help reduce the CPU load from DOS attacks
Teammates no longer block friendly radius damage. Prevents nearby teammates causing rocket/grenade jumps to fail

Map Changes
Update PLR_Pipeline
Increased the starting advantage in the third round if a team has won the first two rounds
Fixed carts not continuing to the second round if they're capped at the same time in the first round
Fixed being able to shoot pipebombs over the starting gates in the first round
Fixed being able to open the doors in the first round before the setup time was finished
Fixed players getting stuck in some doors
Fixed players being able to get onto rooftops and out of the map boundaries
Fixed other minor bugs and exploits
Added community map Arena_Offblast
Added community map Cp_Yukon
Update Arena_Sawmill
Fixed DirectX8 bug where some models would not be visible
Fixed exploit with building teleporters outside of the map
Updated CP_Granary
Made a few changes to improve balance based on competitive community feedback

Item Reworks
The Force of Nature
The enemy knockback now only works in close range and behaves more like the Pyro's air blast
Enemies cannot be juggled by the FaN's effect
The self-knockback has also changed to respect the firer's view angle. Looking up while shooting will no longer propel the enemy upwards
Knockback is now scaled by damage done
The Sandman
A Scout will receive 1 point for stunning an enemy and 2 points for a long range stun
Stunned players now take 75% of all incoming damage instead of 50%
Ubercharged players can no longer be stunned
Heavies spinning their mini-guns will continue to spin when stunned (whether the left or right mouse button is pressed)
The minimum distance to stun a target has been reduced
The negative attribute has changed from "no double jump" to "-25 max health"

Fixes
Fixed various issues around layout & presentation of items inside the Backpack and "X is carrying" item dialogs
Fixed an exploit that allowed players to work around sv_pure
Particle files are now protected by sv_pure
Fixed critboost effect getting stuck on when you die while critboosted
Fixed Timer HUD element backgrounds not being the correct color if you change teams during waiting for players
Fixed a couple of issues with the way critboosts affected The Huntsman and the Spy's knife
Fixed an exploit where you could reload The Huntsman faster than intended
Fixed Heavy "civilian" exploit
Fixed a set of exploits using the DXSupport config files
Fixed r_screenfademinsize and r_screenfademaxsize exploits
Fixed sentries firing at a fully cloaked Spy if they're still the closest target

Community requests
Added a HUD element for hybrid CTF & CP maps
Supports 1 or 2 flags, and any number of CPs
Mapmakers need to place a "tf_logic_hybrid_ctf_cp" entity in their map to enable it
Added custom kill server log text "train" and "saw" for deaths caused by these environmental hazards
Format: "%s<%i><%s><%s>" committed suicide with "world" (customkill "%s") (attacker_position "%d %d %d")
Added new "medic_death" event for server logs
Format: "%s<%i><%s><%s>" triggered "medic_death" against "%s<%i><%s><%s>" (healing "%d") (ubercharge "%s")
healing is the amount the Medic healed in that life
ubercharge (1/0) is whether they died with a full charge
Added "func_respawnflag" trigger entity. It will remove & return the flag if a flag carrier touches it, or if the flag falls into it
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Re: The Hat Update

Postby BigDXLT » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:58 pm

Overtime!
Overtime!
Overtime!
OVERTIME!



Is it overtime?
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Re: The Hat Update

Postby Niteowl » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:14 pm

OVEERRTIIME!!

Yeah, KOTH is a great gamemode. I predict Arena will be DISCONINUATED or something.
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Re: The Hat Update

Postby BigDXLT » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:41 pm

God I hope so. I hadn't even played the arena versions of sawmill (except once to see the saws, kill myself on them (I MEAN COME ON, I HAVE TO TEST ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS) and subsequently sit out a round) and nucleus. KoTH nucleus is so far my favorite koth map.

I'd really really really like to see the new blastoff arena map made into a koth map.
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