Aug
16
Top 10 Facts – Team Fortress 2


the Team Fortress series began as a quake mod in 1996 1999 the developers of the mod were hired by valve software to develop a standalone version of the game called the Team Fortress classic Because of the popularity of the game valve quickly began development on a potential sequel however the sequel took much longer than expected As the developer wasn’t really happy with the look and feel of the game, it went through numerous Stages of development and in the beginning it was planned to be a realistic Military shooter compared to the more cartoony look we’re all familiar with today when it was first shown at e3 in 1999 it was called a team fortress Brotherhood of arms But after the reveal at e3 the game wasn’t officially mentioned again until seven years later in 2006 during this time another version of the game was leaked named a Team Fortress Invasion this version had scrapped the realistic look for a futuristic sci-fi game featuring a war between humans and aliens it was later revealed that Valve had quietly built three or four different games before settling on the final design in 2007 eight years after the release of the first installment Team Fortress 2 was released to the public in a promotional video for the game called the meet to spy there’s a fight scene between the characters the spy and a sniper During the fight the spy manages to cut the sniper on the left side of his cheek After the release of the video the snipers in-game player model was updated to add the scar that the sniper actually got in the video The voice lines no other class gonna do that if you order now I’ll throw in a second beatin absolutely free look at this just caved in your skull, my bats still dry, no clumps of hair, nothin We’re added in the Scout update to the game after fans noticed a resemblance between the scout and TV pitchman Vince offer Offers best known for being the pitchman for the ShamWow commercials, and that’s exactly what these lines are referencing There are so many references and easter eggs in this game for Example the spy knife or your eternal reward is a reference to the daggers used by Jafar in Aladdin The wooden section of the Liberty launcher has a crack on the right side which is a reference to the famous Liberty Bell the name of the Dalokohs Bar is actually the Russian word for Chocolate spelled backwards, the bowtie doctor whoa is of course a reference to Doctor Who the weapons babyface laster and the pretty boy pocket pistols are references to the famous 1930 criminals George Babyface Nelson and Shawn’s Pretty Boy Floyd The hat familiar Fez a reference to the character Mustafa from the movie Austin Powers 2, the ap sap is a reference to Wheatley from Portal 2, one the taunt kills for the Pyro is called Hadouken. This is of course a direct reference to No Street Fighter X it’s from Street Fighter can I at least finish the sentence? When the red tape recorder is slowed down by about 80% you can hear that it’s actually someone saying let’s make some noise In early development the game was planned to feature Grenades and for those of you who played the first installment might remember that grenades were a strong feature in Team Fortress classic It’s later been explained that they decided not to use them in the end because they were afraid players would rely on them Too heavily and start spamming them instead thus they were removed from the game entirely The inside of the virtual viewfinder has a texture with the text game over The texture for the hazmat headcase has a hidden note in the corner that means the sparkwire loves primrose forever Both of whom are credited for the items creation The neon annihilators Battery has a nod to the face punch forums that reads death to face punch If a scout is blown up. There’s a one in a hundred chance that a dove will fly out of his body A scout is blown up. There’s a one in a hundred chance that a dog will fly out of his body this is a reference to the final scene of the promotional video meet the medic where Archimedes is revealed to be stuck inside a scouts chest The two teams featured in the game red and blue is actually not named after the colors As Team Fortress 2 doesn’t have any type of story or campaign mode to speak of it’s not surprising that a lot of players are as Team Fortress 2 doesn’t have any type of story or campaign mode to speak of it’s not surprising that a lot of players are The story begins in the early 19th century with a man named Zepheniah Mann along with his wife He has three sons named Redmond, Blutarch and Gray for those of you. Who’s been paying attention This is also the main reason why the teams are named red and blue anyhow Redmond and Bluetarch were born perfectly normal But gray was born underweight so Zepheniah ordered the baby to besmothered This is also the main reason why the teams are named red and blue anyhow Redmond and blue thoughts were born perfectly normal But gray was born underweight so Stefania ordered the baby to be smothered I know a fucking eagle, skipping forward a few decades and Zepheniah is now nearing the end of his life and thus Yeah One for Redmond and one for Blutarch given the nature of the game Decides to divide the land that he owns into two equal parts One for Edmund and one for blue torch given the nature of the game It’s not so hard to figure out what happens next the two brothers each hire a team of nine Mercenaries to take over the land of the other and there you have the basic premise of the actual game But the war between the two brothers continued And we need to jump forward another few decades into the mid to late 20th century where the game actually takes place The brother gray is still alive and manages to kill Redmond and Blutarch Who was also still alive for the use of a life-extending machine, after Gray successfully assassinates his two brothers? he starts a war against the corporation using his robot army after Gray takes control the Who was also still alive for the use of a life-extending machine off the gray successfully assassinates his two brothers? he starts a war against the corporation using his robot army after Gray takes control the Administrator and her assistant miss Pauling goes into hiding and the mercenaries from both red and blue end up unemployed because of this And that’s the very brief histroy of the Team Fortress 2 history so far [Outro]