Sniper Update Coming For TF2

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Also, the new sniper weapons will just be new 'point-and-click' commands. In addition to the already popular 'use gun on man' you'll also have 'ask medic for hand-job' and 'grab beer from engineer'. big whoop!

Erana:

How do you snipe with a mouse?
Its horrible for me.

Same way you point at the "quote" button and click. The only difference is that the button is your enemy's head, and your cursor is your crosshair.

WARNING: Quote buttons may or may not dance around your screen while you try to click them.

Signa:

Erana:

How do you snipe with a mouse?
Its horrible for me.

Same way you point at the "quote" button and click. The only difference is that the button is your enemy's head, and your cursor is your crosshair.

WARNING: Quote buttons may or may not dance around your screen while you try to click them.

That was an epic response, and I just got a headshot! =3

But really, I think it is not the matter of my mouse dexterity, but the fact that, unlike in my years of using a mouse, it is the screen that moves around, rather than the mouse. And it just... Doesn't work in my head.

Awwww.

I'd prefer a Spy Pack.

Also, A semi-automatic Sniper would be good.

Saw a similar knife clip on the Simpson.

On topic. Good to know that Xbox players will get ssomething.

Almost Famous:
I can see it now, two teams full of snipers neither moving forward, just sitting there getting headshots until the time runs out.

Pumpkin_Eater:
Well I'll be dropping out of the game for a few weeks when this abomination hits.

The Inconsistant Cookie:
NOOOOOOOOO.
I get headshot enough without THIS happening.
Oh well, I'll just play another game until this disaster zone clears up.

Seriously, go play spys. Think of all the backs facing the other way, with eyes in sniper scope, probably all trying to hump eachotehr for the best spot... Hilarity will most likely ensue.

I'm very much looking forward to this update, don't really play sniper much, but can be good giggles when you do. I'd hope for some kind of Auto-snipe (no charge shot, headshots reduced damage, but 5 bullet clip or something) a boomerang (melee, if no one in melee range, throw and stun someone, but if you stun them, then you have no melee weapon...) Not sure what he could have instead of his machine gun tho :/

WolfLordAndy:

Almost Famous:
I can see it now, two teams full of snipers neither moving forward, just sitting there getting headshots until the time runs out.

Pumpkin_Eater:
Well I'll be dropping out of the game for a few weeks when this abomination hits.

The Inconsistant Cookie:
NOOOOOOOOO.
I get headshot enough without THIS happening.
Oh well, I'll just play another game until this disaster zone clears up.

Seriously, go play spys. Think of all the backs facing the other way, with eyes in sniper scope, probably all trying to hump eachotehr for the best spot... Hilarity will most likely ensue.

Plus, if you disguise as a Sniper, everyone will be playing that class so there is even less chance of running into the person you're disguised as (it does come up with the name when you look at a team-mate on the PC too, right? If not, I just made myself look very silly).

Well that's all very good, but what happened to the "Meet The..." videos? I want to see the last 3! There's been nothing there since The Sniper - Sandvich doesn't count because (s)he isn't a playable character - and that was a good 6 or 7 months ago...

I know it changes nothing in the actual game, but they're fun to watch.

300lb. Samoan:

DRADIS C0ntact:
I don't play this game much anymore, but once they release the engineer update I'll be back.

You do know there was a SLIGHT engie update a couple months back?
The dispenser and teleporters are upgradable now, level two and level three dispensers deliver 50 and 60 metal per go, respectively, heal much faster, and take more damage, and level two and three teleporters recharge 2x and 3x as fast and take more damage.
No new toys, but it's certainly changed the play mechanics of the engie a fair bit. Do I build a dispenser up all the way before making a gun, or do I build up a level one sentry to cover me while I build my my dispenser, or do I build the gun all the way and use the dispenser as support?

Yeah I played around with it when they released the partial engie update, but it really wasn't enough to spark my interest into playing more often. Once they get some engie specific achievements and weapon unlocks I'll probably start playing the game more.

Bets that one of the sniper upgrades will be replacing the machete or sub-machine gun with a pair of infrared binoculars that can spot cloaked spies? Course, you'll have to switch back and forth, but that may be worth it for some.

The first week this comes out, no one will be able to take five steps from all the snipers that will have filled up the servers.

300lb. Samoan:
Also, the new sniper weapons will just be new 'point-and-click' commands. In addition to the already popular 'use gun on man' you'll also have 'ask medic for hand-job' and 'grab beer from engineer'. big whoop!

'Take sandwich from heavy'
'Stab spy'...oh wait, we have that one already.
'Sleep in corpse of water buffalo'

Strong Intelligent:
Awwww.

I'd prefer a Spy Pack.

Also, A semi-automatic Sniper would be good.

The sniper rifle was specifically designed NOT to be semi-automatic because they didn't want it to be another CounterStrike 'Lol, I hop and shoot headshots for the epic win, lolz!'

Yo screw xbox I want my patch(which is ready for pc) now...

2 fort is gonna be painful to play. But seeing how I usually play spy it may be fun?

Demoman looks to be the next update after the sniper. I almost know that solder will be last because its supposed to be a "all around" good class.

AceDiamond:

Erana:

How do you snipe with a mouse?
Its horrible for me.

Drink 2 cans Red Bull, 4 double Raki's and a bottle of Lucozade, take mouse,twitch, [scene missing],enemy down, round won... run for toilet :D

That about sums my technique up. I find on consoles you have to use both sticks to snipe, the right stick can get you lined up in a general fashion but to actually make the headshots you have to fine tune by moving with the left stick. I can do it but prefer a mouse set to high sensitivity.

Tracking targets isn't as smooth but twitch shots (like a jumping scout) are a lot easier.

Signa:
WARNING: Quote buttons may or may not dance around your screen while you try to click them.

I beg to differ, after drinking the above everything dances around.

Doug:

300lb. Samoan:
Also, the new sniper weapons will just be new 'point-and-click' commands. In addition to the already popular 'use gun on man' you'll also have 'ask medic for hand-job' and 'grab beer from engineer'. big whoop!

'Take sandwich from heavy'
'Stab spy'...oh wait, we have that one already.
'Sleep in corpse of water buffalo'

ey, how about
'put mum on the phone'
'do they'
'call that a knife'

G-Wave:
Demoman looks to be the next update after the sniper. I almost know that solder will be last because its supposed to be a "all around" good class.

eh, most people complain about the demoman, either that it's too powerful or too difficult to use - i hope they don't mess with him, but if they do they better give him some damn MIRV nades or timebombs, so I can get all TFC-medieval on some bitches. or some proximity mines, that would be AWESOME. if they update the soldier, they better give him something that makes him a little bit lighter and faster

fix-the-spade:

AceDiamond:

Erana:

How do you snipe with a mouse?
Its horrible for me.

Drink 2 cans Red Bull, 4 double Raki's and a bottle of Lucozade, take mouse,twitch, [scene missing],enemy down, round won... run for toilet :D

That about sums my technique up. I find on consoles you have to use both sticks to snipe, the right stick can get you lined up in a general fashion but to actually make the headshots you have to fine tune by moving with the left stick. I can do it but prefer a mouse set to high sensitivity.

Tracking targets isn't as smooth but twitch shots (like a jumping scout) are a lot easier.

Signa:
WARNING: Quote buttons may or may not dance around your screen while you try to click them.

I beg to differ, after drinking the above everything dances around.

I don't know how you guys do it. I use my mouse at a pretty low sens (1.9 at 800dpi) and I still over compensate even when trying to hit a still target! I'm too twitchy to begin with, and you're telling me to take MORE DRUGS to get the job done???

As your attorney, I advise you to share whatever this magical Lucozade is with me.

Woo! Sniper wub! ♥

300lb. Samoan:

G-Wave:
Demoman looks to be the next update after the sniper. I almost know that solder will be last because its supposed to be a "all around" good class.

eh, most people complain about the demoman, either that it's too powerful or too difficult to use - i hope they don't mess with him, but if they do they better give him some damn MIRV nades or timebombs, so I can get all TFC-medieval on some bitches. or some proximity mines, that would be AWESOME. if they update the soldier, they better give him something that makes him a little bit lighter and faster

True, but to be fair, its true ;) I've seen very expert demo-men hold back entire teams, whilst whenever I select him I can never use him right. I think the scouts are similar.

With scouts you gotta keep moving, and be able to aim while flying around. Really hard, deadly if used right. I've been playing the demoman tons lately, especially on No-Heroes Payload Extreme (maps like pl_cranetop, pl_hoodoo (GREAT demoman map), pl_swift, and LOTS of pl_cashworks - I'm SICK of that map!). You gotta know how to set up a good trap with the stickies, and manage to stay alive to use them, and you've got to be really good with the contact grenades (the primary gun). I had a feel for a while, where I could kill people pretty efficiently at mid-range with it, but I lost that touch and now it's frustrating more often than not. But I did get a 26 kill-streak one night, and managed to defend the last stage of hoodoo from 12 attackers, with the help of a good medic. Makin it rain!!!

Doug:

Strong Intelligent:
Awwww.

I'd prefer a Spy Pack.

Also, A semi-automatic Sniper would be good.

The sniper rifle was specifically designed NOT to be semi-automatic because they didn't want it to be another CounterStrike 'Lol, I hop and shoot headshots for the epic win, lolz!'

They should at least make it so that every time you reload it stays in the zoom mode.

B0BX:
The first week this comes out, no one will be able to take five steps from all the snipers that will have filled up the servers.

Use Spy on Sniper and win round in 2 minutes.

Vlane:

B0BX:
The first week this comes out, no one will be able to take five steps from all the snipers that will have filled up the servers.

Use Spy on Sniper and win round in 2 minutes.

Heheh, nice. Although I did once snipe a cloaked spy ;) Admittedly, I did see him cloak and took an educated guess as to where he'd be, but still ;)

Doug:

Vlane:

B0BX:
The first week this comes out, no one will be able to take five steps from all the snipers that will have filled up the servers.

Use Spy on Sniper and win round in 2 minutes.

Heheh, nice. Although I did once snipe a cloaked spy ;) Admittedly, I did see him cloak and took an educated guess as to where he'd be, but still ;)

Happened to me once too....but I was the spy. Kinda embarassing when that happens.

300lb. Samoan:

I don't know how you guys do it. I use my mouse at a pretty low sens (1.9 at 800dpi) and I still over compensate even when trying to hit a still target! I'm too twitchy to begin with, and you're telling me to take MORE DRUGS to get the job done???

As your attorney, I advise you to share whatever this magical Lucozade is with me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucozade#Lucozade_Sport
Use it responsibly, or terrible things will happen...
Actually it might not be available in the US, lots of brands that are 'everywhere' in Europe seem to be absent from your continent.

1.9, that's pretty low. I generally have it set to between 15.5 and 18 depending on the game amd at 1200dpi. A lifetime's worth of Quake will do that to you though...

fix-the-spade:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucozade#Lucozade_Sport
Use it responsibly, or terrible things will happen...
Actually it might not be available in the US, lots of brands that are 'everywhere' in Europe seem to be absent from your continent.

1.9, that's pretty low. I generally have it set to between 15.5 and 18 depending on the game amd at 1200dpi. A lifetime's worth of Quake will do that to you though...

Oh, it sounds rather similar to Gatorade (except much more potent, plus having alcohol in it).
But yea, I've always been a lower sens player, starting at default and slowly working my way down over the years. Well, here's an experiment - I'll try playing between 10 and 20 for a little while tonight and see if I can even get used to it!

Well, thanks for standing still, wanker.

300lb. Samoan:

Oh, it sounds rather similar to Gatorade (except much more potent, plus having alcohol in it).

It's definately more potent than Gatorade, but it's unlikely to get you drunk...

Ohmanohmanohmanohmanohman.
I am actually looking forward to this update, wonder what kinda fun shiz they will add, hopefully the sniper will have the ability to defend itself at least partially at close quarters.

i really hope that they introduce a sniper that can penetrate people.... soo many times have i had a perfect shot on an enemy sniper then have a retarded friendly scout jump infront of me just as i click to shoot and then get sniped right after....

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Oh and I had to put this one in.

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At the moment i think that the sniper is one of the most annoying classes, you can be on a huge role and then out of nowhere like a mile away, not even a head shot just a sniper charging his gun kills you

I hope they give him weapons that set the sniper back, like no charged shot but instead you get two shots at the head shot instead of one instant kill body shot or foot shot... or little toe shot...

I can't wait for this update, unfortunately I'm more interested in the Demoman one.

DeadlyYellow:
Here's hoping for a stake gun/bow of sorts. Does not do lethal damage, but pins foes to walls.

Its like you have ESP Or WORK FOR VALVE except for the non lethal Damage

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