Valve Plants Joke MMO "Code" Into TF2

Valve Plants Joke MMO "Code" Into TF2

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Sharp-eyed gamers have spotted some joke "code" in the latest update of Valve's Team Fortress 2 that - if real - would make the game more than a bit like an MMO.

Last week, we reported on a fan-made mockup of what Team Fortress 2 would look like if it were a role-playing game. Heck, Valve's recent updates to the game - a new inventory system and head slot for equipment - have made some wonder if the game itself might not find itself with some more RPG-esque elements.

It turns out that everyone was just thinking too small. TF2 the RPG? Pffft. How about TF2 the MMO??

Sneaky gamers snooping through the code in the latest official update of the game found the following:

// TF2 MMO
"TF_MMO_LFG" "Looking For Group"
"TF_MMO_Quest1" "You must kill %s1 %s2 to complete this quest."
"TF_MMO_Monster1" "Boars"
"TF_MMO_Monster2" "Rats"
"TF_MMO_Monster3" "Bats"
"TF_MMO_Monster4" "Wolves"
"TF_MMO_Monster5" "Spiders"

I mean, it ain't exactly EverQuest here, but the principles are there. As always, Valve isn't above poking fun at the community - and, they obviously know that eager fans will be poking around their code. Otherwise, why else include it?

Alas, it is not to be. Or perhaps that's for the best: How can we raid 25-man Ulduar if we're trying to get a group together for Dustbowl?

LFM 2fort need Demo and Medic PST!

(Joystiq)

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epic win :D

Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

WrongSprite:
epic win :D

This.

WrongSprite:
epic win :D

This

Sparrow Tag:

WrongSprite:
epic win :D

This.

Also, this.

Anyways, this is sort of what I do with programs when you can change messages for output and what not.

It's really fun to have someone test a program, then have it display an error message to when everything is working. It's ever better when you do this to someone else's program.

WTS Rare Sandwich, Open trade at CP B - 50g a piece (Freshly stolen from angry big russian guy!)

Actually, the Source SDK does have a lot of wiggle room for something like this. trigger_changelevel gave me some ideas for how to make it work - there would be lots of loading screens, but whether any loot / gear would transition to the next zone I don't know.

Goldeneye103X2:
Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and people whine and complain about the exact same things they would if it was a duck...

saw this on the TF2 forums a while back, so awesome. if you've visited the TF2 forums at all since the update that changed the character loadout screen, you know just how worked up people have been lately...

This game has been changing quite a lot lately. Better go see what's new *runs off and loads up steam

Goldeneye103X2:
Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

It IS an MMO. An MMOFPS, to be exact. A shitty one, to be more precise.

shMerker:

Goldeneye103X2:
Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and people whine and complain about the exact same things they would if it was a duck...

Like it's the duck's fault. Geez, what did the duck ever do to you? *cries*

Cid SilverWing:

Goldeneye103X2:
Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

It IS an MMO. An MMOFPS, to be exact. A shitty one, to be more precise.

No. MMO implies persistence. There's nothing persistent about TF2.

Sigh I want to come here and find some Half Life 2:Episode 3 info put out by Valve, IT'S BEEN TOO LONG

/sadness

uppitycracker:
saw this on the TF2 forums a while back, so awesome. if you've visited the TF2 forums at all since the update that changed the character loadout screen, you know just how worked up people have been lately...

No kidding, I was on the TF2 forums just this morning and there was a thread with over 10 pages in it of people who wanted their weapons back after they threw them away. If you read those forums too much you start to get the feeling that the game is in worse shape then it is, but the forum community in the Steam forums is generally considered to be one of the whiniest out there, and looking at it I would rate it above the Starcraft 2 forums, but below the WoW forums myself, so don't believe everything said there to be the voice of the majority of people who actually play the game.

grinklehi:

uppitycracker:
saw this on the TF2 forums a while back, so awesome. if you've visited the TF2 forums at all since the update that changed the character loadout screen, you know just how worked up people have been lately...

No kidding, I was on the TF2 forums just this morning and there was a thread with over 10 pages in it of people who wanted their weapons back after they threw them away. If you read those forums too much you start to get the feeling that the game is in worse shape then it is, but the forum community in the Steam forums is generally considered to be one of the whiniest out there, and looking at it I would rate it above the Starcraft 2 forums, but below the WoW forums myself, so don't believe everything said there to be the voice of the majority of people who actually play the game.

Yeah lol, I've noticed that the TF2 forums can have some of the most obnoxious and worthless trolls on the planet. And that thread you saw? Was one of MAAAAAAAA-NYYYYYY after that update. made me laugh quite a bit. hell, even the stat reset option got so many people mad, because i guess they didn't understand what it would do? kids these days...

grinklehi:

uppitycracker:
saw this on the TF2 forums a while back, so awesome. if you've visited the TF2 forums at all since the update that changed the character loadout screen, you know just how worked up people have been lately...

No kidding, I was on the TF2 forums just this morning and there was a thread with over 10 pages in it of people who wanted their weapons back after they threw them away. If you read those forums too much you start to get the feeling that the game is in worse shape then it is, but the forum community in the Steam forums is generally considered to be one of the whiniest out there, and looking at it I would rate it above the Starcraft 2 forums, but below the WoW forums myself, so don't believe everything said there to be the voice of the majority of people who actually play the game.

Well, if it's anything like the WoW forums... if it's so negative, it's because the people who are all enjoying themselves are, y'know, playing the game.

I'm imagining a TF2 MMO in my head. I have to say it's got everything, just needs the ludicrous armor.

No, No and No.

CantFaketheFunk:

grinklehi:

uppitycracker:
saw this on the TF2 forums a while back, so awesome. if you've visited the TF2 forums at all since the update that changed the character loadout screen, you know just how worked up people have been lately...

No kidding, I was on the TF2 forums just this morning and there was a thread with over 10 pages in it of people who wanted their weapons back after they threw them away. If you read those forums too much you start to get the feeling that the game is in worse shape then it is, but the forum community in the Steam forums is generally considered to be one of the whiniest out there, and looking at it I would rate it above the Starcraft 2 forums, but below the WoW forums myself, so don't believe everything said there to be the voice of the majority of people who actually play the game.

Well, if it's anything like the WoW forums... if it's so negative, it's because the people who are all enjoying themselves are, y'know, playing the game.

I would agree with you, but then again my mom, now that I'm out of the house she has plenty of free time, is stressed out of her mind because she's an Officer in a major raiding guild and isn't being taken into some of the later bosses in Ulduar because Elemental Shamen DPS has dropped like a lead weight, and shes on the WoW forums all the time trying to fix it, and she loves the game. So, my opinion is that they put on their internet troll masks on to try to confuse poor souls like me while they're waiting for Gravelpit to load.

Sevre90210:
I'm imagining a TF2 MMO in my head. I have to say it's got everything, just needs the ludicrous armor.

It's getting the ludicrous armor actually, from what I read this morning on the TF2 forums, the Demoman's new headgear, for instance, is supposed to be an Afro. And since the new headgear is going to be a random drop off of enemy corpses, there is your drop quest as well.

samsonguy920:

shMerker:

Goldeneye103X2:
Well, TF2 is already sort of an MMO.

If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and people whine and complain about the exact same things they would if it was a duck...

Like it's the duck's fault. Geez, what did the duck ever do to you? *cries*

I like the duck. I just think a lot of the duck's most hardcore fans are insane.

grinklehi:

Sevre90210:
I'm imagining a TF2 MMO in my head. I have to say it's got everything, just needs the ludicrous armor.

It's getting the ludicrous armor actually, from what I read this morning on the TF2 forums, the Demoman's new headgear, for instance, is supposed to be an Afro. And since the new headgear is going to be a random drop off of enemy corpses, there is your drop quest as well.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
ANYTHING,BUT PLEASE,NOT ANOTHER DROP QUEST! *foams at the mouth.

All I can say is that a Demoman Druid would be Epic Win in my book

 

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