Dr. Grordbort

#1 Edited by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
Update. 
  
"Visit the Weta booth at Comic-Con 2011 to receive a special promo coupon." 

Weird. 
#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I don't know how to feel about this D:

#3 Posted by chainreaction01 (177 posts) -
@Cloudenvy: If you worried about these being exclusive, you can still get those items normally, this is just a promo to get them easier if you happen to go to Comic-Con. As for the weapons, those some really interesting looking weapons and I'm interested to see how they end up working out. Also, I need me some mutton chops.
#4 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

Looks interesting I guess...

#5 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Wow, looks interesting. I was just thinking that the soldier lacked options in comparison to the other classes. Is this already deployed?

#6 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@chainreaction01 said:

@Cloudenvy: If you worried about these being exclusive, you can still get those items normally, this is just a promo to get them easier if you happen to go to Comic-Con. As for the weapons, those some really interesting looking weapons and I'm interested to see how they end up working out. Also, I need me some mutton chops.

More balance stuff I'm thinking about! but we'll see!

#7 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Need that second misc slot, the generals formala with black-painted muttonchops and the pith helmet will finally let me live out my redcoat fantasies!

#8 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Oh look, more Soldier items.

#9 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@Akrid: Yup, you can craft them now.
#10 Posted by chainreaction01 (177 posts) -

Just crafted the 2 weapons and thought I should post what they can actually do. 
 
The Cow Wrangler 500: First of it should be noted that while it does have unlimited ammo, you do have an energy meter that you have to pump up. It takes 5 to go from 0-Max and you get a shot per pump. In addition to what the description says, it also has 2 modes of fire. The main mode is pretty standard to what you expect from rocket launchers (But with laser rockets). The alt fire, on the other hand, takes a second to charge and uses all of your energy. As a result, you fire a huge rocket... laser... thing that does a large chunk of damage and sets people on fire. Make sure to step back though, because it'll do the same to you if you fire it off too close. On kill the Cow Wrangler will disintegrate their bodies.
 
The Righteous Bison: The ammo situation is similar to the Cow Wrangler, except you only have 4 shots/pumps but the reload goes a lot faster. This one has no charge up shot but it should be noted that the lasers have to travel like rockets unlike what you get from a shotgun. The penetration is fairly nice since the laser isn't pinpoint (About the size of a rocket) so you can catch people a lot easier. Still disintegrates but can't set people on fire at all. 
 
Both are pretty fun weapons and look awesome both in their design and the lasers you fire, which change colors depending on your team. On the down side, servers seem to have an inflated population of soldiers now with trades for Black Boxes and Battalion Backup's a plenty. As for their power it's hard to say quite yet since they're both a pretty big change form the rocket launcher but I wouldn't be surprised to see a minor nerf to the Cow Wrangler.

#11 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

What the fuck has TF2 become? Its so unrecognizable nowadays...

#12 Posted by Brake (1099 posts) -

Kind of a bummer that it's just one set of weapons, but those do seem pretty interesting.

#13 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

I knew those random rockets didn`t mean much....

#14 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Just crafted my Laser cannon. It's pretty awesome...

#15 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

crafted the cow wrangler  and the bison pistol. The death effects are awesome. The launcher having 5 clips now means I'll be using this for awhile now, it's just fun to see lasers shooting everywhere. PEW PEW PEW

#16 Posted by ajamafalous (12000 posts) -

@Vorbis said:

Oh look, more Soldier items.

Pretty much my reaction.

@chainreaction01 said:

On the down side, servers seem to have an inflated population of soldiers now with trades for Black Boxes and Battalion Backup's a plenty. As for their power it's hard to say quite yet since they're both a pretty big change form the rocket launcher but I wouldn't be surprised to see a minor nerf to the Cow Wrangler.

Just makes me think back to when they were only releasing items for one class at a time, and how when they started releasing updates for multiple classes at the same time, it wasn't as big of a deal.

Earlier today I was on a team with 10 Soldiers and 1 Scout.

#17 Posted by dudeglove (7860 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:


Earlier today I was on a team with 10 Soldiers and 1 Scout.

At least it wasn't 4 snipers and two spies.

Also, Steampunk Soldier? Seriously, Valve?

Online
#18 Posted by ajamafalous (12000 posts) -
#19 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -

NOVELTY PIPE AND MUTTON CHOPS MUST HAVE IT!!
 
@ajamafalous: Uh... I'm sure you're not implying that they ripped it, right? Or anything in that manner.

#20 Posted by ajamafalous (12000 posts) -
@valrog said:
@ajamafalous: Uh... I'm sure you're not implying that they ripped it, right? Or anything in that manner.
Not at all. They clearly state in the blog that they worked with WETA to put them into TF2. I'm just saying that the art style wasn't really Valve's design, but WETA's.
#21 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
Just crafted my Laser cannon. It's pretty awesome...
It really is.

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