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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Australian Christmas 2012: Coming Soon? A great update?

No this isn't any sort of news about the update, just wondering how SPUF feels about this year's coming Australian Christmas.

Facts:
1. Last week we had an incredibly small patch
2. Australian Christmas 2011 was on the 15th, which is a Saturday.
3. Dev comments on items slowed down over the last few weeks

You think Australian Christmas 2012 is this week (the 13th)? To me this makes a lot of sense
- Dota 2's Christmas is coming eventually and they'll probably do like Halloween and separate them so everyone can play them both.
- The Winter Seal starts on the 20th, which is also a Thursday, but they probably don't want the servers cramped with a big TF2 update
- If it happens on the 20th no bugs could really be fixed until the 26th/27th which is a very long time to have potentially gamebreaking bugs


And then for content
- A number of contributors have gotten dev comments on some pretty sweet looking items (that I won't mention because I don't know if they want me to). Some of these aren't Holiday related at all (a few are though). They also added a new equip region for "Scout Wings" a few weeks ago, which are unused.
- SNIPA, who made the Tomislav, visited Valve and said Christmas is looking awesome this year (but he can't say why)
- An animator from Dota 2 went to work on TF2 for awhile a month ago, due to an "exciting project.
- We haven't had a December since 2008 without a new map and some new weapons.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Maybe Medic and Demoman will have their very own Smissmas miracle by gaining new weapons just like the Pyro and Engineer last (or before that) Smissmas!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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I foresee a Nutcracker themed update this year

Meaning we're going to get YET ANOTHER all-class melee weapon that's unusable by Spy and Engineer

give us more knives and wrenches, Valve!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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I foresee a Nutcracker themed update this year

Meaning we're going to get YET ANOTHER all-class melee weapon that's unusable by Spy and Engineer

give us more knives and wrenches, Valve!
don't forget, Demoman will drink it "because it's funny haha" and it'll use stock melee sounds like bottle smashes and bat noises until I fix it a year later.

Oh joy
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #5
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We get a lot of exciting new weapons, and not one, but two brand-new maps, and loads of bugs will be fixed. Also, there will be multiple quality comics, which will be a delight to read.

A man can be optimistic, right?

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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- An animator from Dota 2 went to work on TF2 for awhile a month ago, due to an "exciting project.
Maybe we finally will see Heavy and Medic dance together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nds1T7U9FqY
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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I want that MVM Santa hat.

And Pan equipable by Spy and Engine.

Maybe some NUUUUW weapons for Medick and a comic as well...
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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I foresee a Nutcracker themed update this year

Meaning we're going to get YET ANOTHER all-class melee weapon that's unusable by Spy and Engineer

give us more knives and wrenches, Valve!
ACTION HALE.

OR I BANZ.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #9
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Well, they didn't make any blog posts regarding "Make Christmas items for us!", though there were plenty of people doing so anyway. I just hope they won't do any new weapons. I don't know, Valve seems to have a pretty bad talent when it comes to making new weapons on Christmas (underpowered, overpowered, or plain broken concepts).
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #10
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Please new weapons for EVERY class
Please
No reskins
PLEASE D:
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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don't forget, Demoman will drink it "because it's funny haha" and it'll use stock melee sounds like bottle smashes and bat noises until I fix it a year later.

Oh joy
get to work now

it should be a deep wooden knocking sound for world hit and a deeper Sandman sound for player hit
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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I'd be disappointed if there weren't more crate-exclusive weapons for the duration of the event.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #13
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I'd be disappointed if there weren't more crate-exclusive weapons for the duration of the event.
They better give everyone a Naughty and Nice crate and 1 key for each
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #14
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Well, they didn't make any blog posts regarding "Make Christmas items for us!", though there were plenty of people doing so anyway. I just hope they won't do any new weapons. I don't know, Valve seems to have a pretty bad talent when it comes to making new weapons on Christmas (underpowered, overpowered, or plain broken concepts).
I know for a fact they're collecting Christmas items for the update
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #15
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Scout wings... Scout confirmed for crustmas angle?
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