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Old 01-06-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation TF2 Espionage: A Guide to Playing Spy

Now here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=121095411

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After months of planning and gathering footage, I finally got started on a little project of mine. All too often I see spies who do not know anything about the class. Whether it be a CnD Spy who sits and does nothing for a whole 2 minutes, or a Dead Ringer Spy who won't sap a single sentry. It's infuriating to see someone on your team not doing their job. Well no more! As of now, there is no excuse for all these fail spies. Watch and learn people, this is how you should play this Master of Disguise.


*Note: for some viewers the video is unavailable in your country, if so, use the alternate links to daily motion to fix this problem.



Episode 1: High Value Target


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Episode 2: Man with the Broken Guns


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Episode 3: On Her Majesty's Secret Surface


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Episode 4: A Cut Above

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Episode 5: Diplomacy


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Episode 6: Time of Death


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Episode 7: Spies Like Us


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Addendum Series



Addendum I: Skullpluggery


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Addendum II: The Killing Blow


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Addendum III: Diamond in the Rough


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Addendum IV: The Inventory

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Addendum V: The Archive


Coming soon



TF2 Espionage Playlist here





Spy Practice Maps

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Frag Videos

Ascension








Match POVs with Commentary

Swiftwater

Ashville

Waste

Badwater







Live Stream here

http://www.twitch.tv/watsyurdeal







Write Ups

The Hawk and The Spider, an Analysis of Two Watches
The Puppeteer: A Dead Ringer Analysis
Underwhelming Rewards: A Write Up about Cloak Restoration
The Forgivables: a write up about what is killing Spy
Saboteur: An analysis of the Diamondback









PSAs

genericSyynx (Backstabbing Heavies)











Check out these people too, they are also awesome at Spy


Arnetz
Evan
Faint
Fixxxer
Hurri
Orca
Noko
Scientific
Soundchaser
Stabby Stabby
Tobias Funke
Vendy

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #2
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As a fellow spy, I can say these videos are very nice. Ive only seen the first half of each because youtube is slow today but ill def provide more constructive feedback once I finish them completely. So far though, its a great video. Well timed, the music/sound isn't overpowering the video, etc.

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Good material, and very slick editing. My only complaint is that you include a lot of clips where you uncloak behind undistracted enemies with no warning of how dangerous that is.

I hope there are episodes on infiltration and evasion in the works. I've always thought those are the most important parts of spy work, and I wish people included more of them in spy frag videos. The basics OMFGNinja, SubtIeArt (sadly now defunct) and other classic spy tutorials give are still good, of course, but basics is what they are now. It would be nice to see an update that includes the unlockables and the improved IW.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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I like these videos very much. But as GuyFawkes said, you should mention how bad it is to uncloak behind an enemy, since it is now more clear to hear that you are there.
Anyways, nice videos.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Great video, I liked it!
May I suggest you talk a little more about how the spy weapons work for the next episode (which I hope will come soon ).
Like how long the different cloaks last and how they work, how to use disguises most efficient and things like that. You know, more about the actual spy himself in a more advanced course.

Anyway, +rep for a great video!
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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Beautifully made ... very entertaining to watch! Thank you!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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Excellent work! Very informative and not boring like some others. You are kredit to team!
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:50 PM   #8
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Great video. + rep.
(BTW, were those black and white colored team suits downloaded?)
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #9
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(BTW, were those black and white colored team suits downloaded?)
For the Medic?
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #10
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I figured out how to tell if you're a good Spy.

Someone says this: "f*** you someguy" after I stab and sap him for the billionth time.

It made my day
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:25 AM   #11
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I figured out how to tell if you're a good Spy.

Someone says this: "f*** you someguy" after I stab and sap him for the billionth time.

It made my day
It's also fun when an engineer rage quits from being stabbed (or switches classes) and the team is engineerless. Ahhh
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:53 AM   #12
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question about the spy's disguises

how long does the disguise last?
are there any limits to who or what you can turn into?
do you need to kill a target before you can disguise as them?
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
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how long does the disguise last?

It lasts until you attack, so long as you don't fire your gun or slash with the knife, you'll always be disguised.



are there any limits to who or what you can turn into?

Well you can only turn into one of the 9 classes. If there's only one person on the enemy team, you're disguised will be named as him, regardless of what class you choose. On occasion you'll also disguise as someone, but you'll be a different class. Which usually is a dead giveaway.



do you need to kill a target before you can disguise as them?

No, you can disguise as them even if they're alive. This is why sometimes your cover is blown because they'll see someone with their name, that's an immediate sign of a Spy.






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Old 01-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #14
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As a fellow Spy, this is a beautiful set of videos. Well executed, great footage, skilled techniques...

Speaking of which, I need to get to telefraggin'. ;D

Also speaking of techniques, hopefully you'll show off the ever-awesome leaping stab. After one successful leaping stab on my part, life is good (which is why I <3 Doublecross).

I'm looking forward to your next episode.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:27 PM   #15
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Gotta say dude very well done, don't usually sing the praises of people on these forums but again well done. You've got me to subscribe.
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