Mann Up

Posted by zanshin (148 posts) -

I was waiting for Valve to start it's summer event, (with hopes of them releasing some exclusive items again) and I was beginning to think they had released Pyromania as their only summer event, when it turned out they had something else up their sleeves.

I had never heard of Mann vs Machine until some guy on a trade server just happened to mention it two days before it's official release. Now, instead of just playing again other players, we can face off against hordes of bots.

The real challenge comes from Mann Up mode. While the bot attack is much more intense, the real challenge comes from trying to find team mates who can work together with a good strategy and not quit at the first failed attempt. I've joined many a team with players who would join a class that wasn't really helpful to the effort, or would lose focus from the primary goal (pretty much just stopping the bot carrying the bomb).

There are six levels, and the first one took me 3 days to get through it, but the second one only took a single hour long session. So far, I haven't worked with a team that has been able to overcome the 3 level.

#1 Posted by zanshin (148 posts) -

I was waiting for Valve to start it's summer event, (with hopes of them releasing some exclusive items again) and I was beginning to think they had released Pyromania as their only summer event, when it turned out they had something else up their sleeves.

I had never heard of Mann vs Machine until some guy on a trade server just happened to mention it two days before it's official release. Now, instead of just playing again other players, we can face off against hordes of bots.

The real challenge comes from Mann Up mode. While the bot attack is much more intense, the real challenge comes from trying to find team mates who can work together with a good strategy and not quit at the first failed attempt. I've joined many a team with players who would join a class that wasn't really helpful to the effort, or would lose focus from the primary goal (pretty much just stopping the bot carrying the bomb).

There are six levels, and the first one took me 3 days to get through it, but the second one only took a single hour long session. So far, I haven't worked with a team that has been able to overcome the 3 level.

#2 Edited by artofwar420 (6299 posts) -

I got some money and after doing some matches without the tickets, I'll give Mann Up a shot. Those botkiller weapons look sweet. And yes, teamworks is a definite must in this mode.

#3 Posted by EXTomar (4922 posts) -

I find the balance a bit too "hard core". There is no "easy mode" that you can just do to have fun with family and friends.

#4 Posted by 49th (2819 posts) -

The third level? You mean the coaltown one? They are the easiest in my opinion. Just get someone good on Pyro and they can airblast the bomb carrier into the holes which resets it back to the start.

The most difficult is definately the first decoy one. I have only one more to completely which is the endurance one.

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