Flakmaster wrote:I've just found TF2 and quite enjoy the Pyro class. I am currently a Free to Play noob, and I plan to stay on FTP, but hopefully I won't stay a complete noob.
You won't. You don't learn TF2 fast but you do learn it. It'll all come to you in time. Learn the tactics, which weapons work, which don't, most of all, read the wiki
And for the love of Saxton Hale, don't go to the Steam forums.
Flakmaster wrote:So, has anyone else on these forums recently found out about/downloaded Team Fortress 2?
Playing since '09. That's right you freeloaders, I'm vintage. Sit down, kids, class is in session.
Flakmaster wrote:How many times have you been backstabbed? (I've stopped counting)
A lot. The game doesn't count for me, so after 630, I honestly have no clue.
Twitchythe3rd wrote:I can play any class but the Scout. You can usually find me as a Pyro trying to Puff 'n Sting (light someone on fire before whipping out the Postal Pummler for free crits).
I have all-Strange equipment for Pyro; Degreaser, Shotgun, Axtinguisher. (The Axtinguisher has the exact same stats as the Postal Pummeler, but looks waaaaaay cooler) Ever since I got that strange Axtinguisher, that's been my favorite tactic. It really helps that someone on a server I frequent vehemently hates Pyros.
If you prefer that tactic, and all good Pyros do, then you'll want a Degreaser, it was specifically made to simplify that.
Flakmaster wrote:Yes! I just got a hat on the FTP Version of TF2. I dominated someone wearing a Ghastly Gibus.
Though if you had been here for all three Scream Fortress events, your Gibus would have been upgraded from Ghastly, to Ghastlier, to Ghastlierest.
ALSO, if you spend $5 on your Steam account, not even inTF2, just a regular game, you are no longer F2P, and you're entitled to all the benefits of being a real player.
Flakmaster wrote:So far I have yet to get the Backburner, but yeah, the flare gun if very fun for long-range pyromania.
Ew on the Backburner. I know it got the airblast but at this point it's still the worst of all Pyro's weapons. Flare gun is okay, but I prefer Shotgun.
Flakmaster wrote:On this one capture the intelligence server I kept killing this one spy over and over again.
Spy hunting is too easy when ammo is of no consequence. (An engineer with a Level 3 Dispenser + an Ammo box, both near my patrol area)
Important note: The Pyro is the natural predator of the Spy. Some Engies will even ask for your help specifically when dealing with a Spy.
Still, my favorite class is Demoman. I do things with Sticky Bombs that should be outlawed. I also got a nametag for the Crown hat, renamed it "The King of Burgers."
One of my best streaks was on 2fort, or maybe one of the 2fort mods. A Scout was taking our intel up the spiral, and I killed him because that's an easily defensible spot. I laid Stickies up and down the hall (Important Demoman note: Spread your sticky bombs around, they have much larger splash damage than you'd expect) only for another Scout to rush past me...and into my trap. Boom, dead. he had touched the intel, though, so the timer was restarted. Set another trap, then another Scout. I got 12 defenses and 21 kills
by the time I died.
Just for fun, here's my stats.
And for further fun, my backpack.