It’s my birthday tomorrow. Instead of asking for a pony or something, I’m going to ask for TF2 stuff. Not items, just some small things that would benefit us and that I’d like. Of course, none of this will happen, but it’s worth mentioning. Or just idly talking about. Talking is nice, right?
Thing the first:
A little bit more conversation between us and Valve. I’m not actually asking for constant updates and blog posts and stuff. Back when Left 4 Dead was more of a thing, the people who wrote the L4D blog would do the occasional history lesson, discussing the choices they made while developing the game, or perhaps showing off some old stuff. But what was more fun was that they’d have weekly polls. The polls were interesting, and it was always good to see what players thought. These polls were viewable in-game, on the main menu, so the votes would come in from all players. Adding something like this to TF2 is a really easy way of gathering data, even despite the multiple mule accounts. Worst case scenario, do what the majority of polls do and do votes based on IP addresses, for a slightly clearer result.
Thing the second:
Perhaps fix a couple of things? Just do a few tweaks, like fixing the bugs with the crit-blocking Vaccinator and the charge drain on the Tide Turner. These are clearly bugs, surely there’s a way to at least make them less annoying? Also, the hold-all-weapons-at-once bug. Glad you fixed the twitching dynamic props bug, Nucleus is somewhat playable again. And maybe properly fix the perma-Uber bug, rather than outright stopping Medics from healing and taunting at the same time.
Thing the third:
Add some more community maps. You can never have too many. koth_ashville and cp_sunshine perhaps? The community does more than just make endless hats, you know. Maybe a community weapon, if you’re feeling very nice.
Thing the fourth:
New comic please. I know the artist has multiple things going on. I know it’s not tied to an update or anything. I know it’s huge. But if it’s delayed, tell us it’s delayed. I’d rather know that I’m going to get this comic a month later than never know when it’s coming out at all. Plus, you left us at a huge cliffhanger. Sniper’s been lying in a pool of water and his own blood for a good 6 months now. It’s been a YEAR almost since we saw that I betrayed the TF2 team.
Thing the fifth:
More shorts. Anything really. TF2 videos are always so so good.
Thing the sixth:
Can we finish up and properly release RD_Asteroid already? Considering how Asteroid was supposed to be the big MOON BASE MAP, it was all rather, well, abandoned. And maybe do something with Cactus Canyon. Haven’t seen that in ages.
Thing the last:
I’d really like a community Medi Gun. That will NEVER happen though.
Happy early birthday, me. And anyone else who’s celebrating.