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SenGrisane

Mann VS Machine

Valve, valve, valve. You have the greatest ideas and make them reality in the funniest way.

For those that don't know what I am talking about. Valve has made a new game mode for Team Fortress 2. All complete with comics and videos! (even if you don't play the game I'd recommend reading the comics. They are funny as heck)

Basically it is sort of a co-op/tower defense version of the classic shooter. Robots attack some buildings and you have to stop them. They run on money and collecting it allows you to buy upgrades for your weapons and stuff.

And the stages are brimming with details again.
For example to protect Mann Co. Headquarters you mercenaries built a decoy facility (called decoy). Every sign is hand painted and there's even the buckets with the paint still lying around and unfinished signs.
In another map (Coal Town) in the spawn room is a museum showing such awesome things like: The first piece of coal ever mined here or newspaper cutouts showing headlines of Saxton Hale (CEO of Mann Co.)

They took something simple: A shooter where 9 different classes blow each other up on maps that make no sense (why would 2 opposing fractions build their headquarters only a few meters from each other and perfectly mirrored?)
Then they added a little spark of life, the taunts and one-liners of the characters, and it turned each of the classes into something distinctive. And from there the spark grew into a fire which is now a crazy universe full of action and fun.

I could go on and on about all the things they added, but check for yourself:
http://www.teamfortress.com/
(Click comics ;3 )
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Added: 5 years, 12 months ago
 
Kaheiyattsu
5 years, 12 months ago
cool i should play that mode sometime
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
I can recommend it. The downside is of course the players themselves. Without a good group it the fun is diminished ^^
Chelsea
5 years, 12 months ago
valve created a nice money printing machine, basically, its a vulgar tower defense, except you can only build sentry as an engi, and you have to stop them from reaching the other side of the map, you are VS asian bots that often derps into the walls
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
I have not noticed bots clipping into walls yet. My main concern is the high ping servers I always get connected to, but it is a minor annoyance.
wolfstar124
5 years, 12 months ago
it's because all the official country servers are often taken up and everyone is put into servers from france or england or sometimes russia
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
That would not be a problem since I am in Europe ;3
wolfstar124
5 years, 12 months ago
XD then you're probably getting all the american servers
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
Probably ^^
Chelsea
5 years, 12 months ago
oh and did i said you had to pay a lot of micro transaction to show your biggest virtual phallic ego to your friends ?
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
You mean hats? Well I never cared much for them myself and you do get random drops too that can be converted so it's not that big of a deal to me.
I haven't payed anything (expect the orange pack price), but all those people that pay allow valve to add new stuff to the game. I hadn't play TF2 for a while now and now I am back and its great fun.
Zarphus
5 years, 12 months ago
i agree, mvm reinvents the game.

items i dont normally use in the main game are suddenly useful, and the other way around, it turns you away from some items that are choice for multiplayer.

buff banner is FAR more useful in mvm than the regular game for example
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
Yup. The engineers Widowmaker is great in Mvm where metal is mostly a non-issue after a few upgrades. Shotgun that needs no reloads :3
Zarphus
5 years, 12 months ago
frontier justice. because 35 crits at the end of every wave, or if your sentry breaks.. :D
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
Yeah, but the small clip means you have to stop shooting often. With the widow maker (with full speed upgrade you can spam the gun almost like its a machine gun)
But I used Frontier Justice too. It is very awesome. But it is bad when you die just when you wanna go on killing spree.
Rhumba
5 years, 12 months ago
I think the game is jut fucking terrible now. A horrible way for Valve to make a quick buck off of whoever is gullible enough to buy the latest community reskined ill conceived class-role ruining weapons or neon-particle effect promotional tie in headwear. The entire game only exists now to be a dumping ground for the store. It's a fucking tragedy too as it started out life as one of the most thoughtfully designed multiplayer shooters to ever exist.
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
But the original game options are still there. You don't have to use them.
Launny
5 years, 12 months ago
this mode is very cool but hard as hell  xD
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
It depends mostly on the group you are playing with. If everyone takes the same class it is not so easy.
Launny
5 years, 12 months ago
yeah.. the problem is my group never get 6 people to play.. so some noob screw everything ^^''  I prefer playing as sniper to get the big robots ^^
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
I have not played sniper (long at least) even though its my favorite class. But people tend not to like it when people play Sniper.
Launny
5 years, 12 months ago
its my fav class too hehe  but I play a lot with pyro too
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
Last night I finally could play Sniper for a whole map. If you upgrade Jarate full it is very good for whole team as you can keep several bots covered and receive minicrits.

And the speed upgrade for bow makes killing a blast ;3
PlatinumPen
5 years, 12 months ago
I hate to sound like an idiot but can this mode be played on the 360 Orange Box version and if it can how?
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
360 lags behind in updates. It will get to there eventually I guess, but I don't know when.
But TF2 is free now for the PC anyway. Just install it there and play on PC ^^
PlatinumPen
5 years, 12 months ago
Sadly my PC sucks worse than a vacuum cleaner convention.
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
TF2 is an old game. Lower the settings and it should run fine :3
InsecureFlaky
5 years, 12 months ago
Would you believe that I've played mvm only as a demoknight a couple of times and actually have succeed it?

It's extremely fun to do it since you can upgrade the splendid shield to spam charges and full crits and health recovery on the Persian persuader

At first i thought it was a suicide and proved to be very fun. Even a second demoknight joined us! =D
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
I played Demoknight too. Since the shield gives defense buff already and you can purchase some more you become very resilient to damage.
Razrien
5 years, 12 months ago
I've tried this several times already... but it takes forever to find a match.  
Its like i'm perpetually queued at 30 minutes.  
I'm still looking forward to trying it.

....some day  -_-
SenGrisane
5 years, 12 months ago
You can start the map in solo mode too (which is practical as you can check out the upgrades available in the shop without risking annoyed shouts from other players) and you can start and try out waves (although it is very unlikely you can defeat a wave solo).
Also you can do some achievements this way ;3
To do this press the + button on the "Server" button and choose a mvm map. Also if you click Servers directly you can try and connect to a server without being queued.
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