Making TF2 fun again! – Crafting announced, Soldier/Demoman rivalry

The Gangs all here!It’s WAR

The Demoman & Soldier have been getting a little too friendly lately.  What with the Administrator being a bitch and stuff, she has initiated the WAR update.  Since Friday, the two classes have been at each others throats, slowly adding to a omnipresent counter with each successive exploderised body part.  Too the victor, the spoils – a special fourth weapon to compliment the typical three-weapon update cycle the previous classes have received.

The tin-hats are currently blatting the cyclops by nearly 20,000.

Oh, and there’s Crafting too, so no more worrying about the awful random weapon drops or achievement whoring to finally net you Jarate!  Ok, that’s not entirely true, since you need to combine to receive, with blueprints apparently pointing you in the right directi…  OMG!  SAXTON HALE!!!

Introducing Team Fortress 2’s new Crafting system. Say goodbye to those enjoyable evenings spent complaining on the forums about which item in your inventory was the most useless, spraying anti-Australian racist hate speech all over Robin Walker, his lovely wife, and his beautiful children. EVERYTHING in your inventory now contributes towards something you actually WANT, and can build YOURSELF! If you’re super clever, you’ll even be able to craft new items before others can earn them the old fashioned way.

If you thought all those duplicate hats and weapons in your inventory were incredibly useful before, man, were you wrong! You were also in the quiet minority, if the forums were any indication. What, you couldn’t have posted a single sentence about how much you loved your crappy inventory? You’re killing us here. We’re flesh and blood people, not useless-item-creating machines.

Blueprints—some of which you’ll get right off the bat, others of which you’ll have to puzzle out on your own—will tell you which ingredients you’ll need to combine to make different items. Think of blueprints as recipes, but instead of making Chicken Cordon Bleu, they makes guns! And hats! And Sandviches, which in retrospect would have helped our analogy better if we’d mentioned that first. No time to correct it! We’re in the middle of a WAR here—this Crafting information needs to get to the people!

By Andrew Bryant

The resident PC elitist fanatic enthusiast, Andrew’s grim outlook on the industry provides CNS with a hefty dollop of its news content. Oh, and he has managed to convince Barry to let him review stuff too!

Hilarity ensues!

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