So we want to bring Team Fortress to AvP2. It shouldn't be too difficult, all of the weapons we need are already in AvP2, and configuring armor and run speeds and whatnot isn't too hard. What we need, however, is input on how this should go down, and modders to make the more difficult things happen, like possibly adding new weapons and more importantly, new GAME MODES, like Capture the Flag or Assault, things that teams do that aren't Team Deathmatch. However, this is AvP2 Fortress, so everything should have an AvP2 twist to it. Like Preds and Aliens on the teams realistically, but not whorishly. No Predator rocket-launcher guys, for example, but a Predator as the Spy, a class that's supposed to cloak and primarily use a knife anyway. -- SMID

Report article RSS Feed We tweaked the mod a bit ...

Ok, we did more than several tweaks. This resulted in one of the best test session from AvP2TF history.

Posted by Herr_Alien on Mar 8th, 2009

Ok, so we did more than a couple of tweaks, and the test session was indeed one of the better ones. Similar to one from 2009-02-14. As the e-mail that was sent to our testers said, we wanted to test how the gameplay will be changed by the following:

  • the engineer can now carry one turret at a time.
  • the 'regular' sentries do not detect cloaked predators
  • the netgun sentries WILL detect and fire also on cloaked predators
  • the accuracy of the disc has been increased
  • the sniper rifle is 'ballistic', in the terms of Ballistic 2: it fires a bullet that has a travel time and that is affected by gravity. Also, to make it more interesting, it will act as a tracer.

From our list of videos we have selected two of them:


AvP2 Team Fortress Mod for Aliens vs. Predator 2 Both flag carriers just pass each other! video - Mod DB

In this one, both flag carriers just rush past each other. Which is funny, because I expected one of them to attack the other. I later found out that Moose (the sniper from the same team as me) was out of ammo. I still don't know however why didn't the runner attack Moose: I think it could have retrieved it's own flag and still make it out alive with ours.The next one shows yours trully backing up Moose:


AvP2 Team Fortress Mod for Aliens vs. Predator 2 Backing up Moose: 2 joined videos video - Mod DB

What happened there is that Moose managed to steal the blue flag. He had a runner on his tail, so I had to do something, because a runner could easily reach Moose and turn him into minced meat. Later on, Moose told me that he had absolutely no thought of ever turning around and shoot the alien. We were both lucky, since luck is involved in long range sniping with a ballistic weapon.

Meanwhile, if you want to see everything I recorded (about 15 minutes worth of video) you can do it here:


AvP2 Team Fortress Mod for Aliens vs. Predator 2 test session 2009-03-08 video - Mod DB


So, there you have it. The result of our public beta; yes we are now running public beta tests.

We'll keep these changes, since they didn't affect the gameplay in a negative way. And seeing tracers heading your way is, well, exciting. It does add a bit of adrenalin to the game.


Herr_Alien

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SinKing
SinKing Mar 8 2009, 7:17am says:

Hah, that game never dies! I suppose you're all looking forward to the new game, this year? :)

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FJS
FJS Mar 8 2009, 12:57pm replied:

What new game??

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BcForCe
BcForCe Mar 8 2009, 2:00pm replied:

yea mwhich new game?

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Mar 8 2009, 2:46pm replied:

Actually, it's been put on an indefinite hold...sadly. I was so looking forward to it.

En.wikipedia.org(Gearbox_Software)

Also, it's just Aliens, no predator. :P

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien Mar 9 2009, 1:05am replied:

Well, that's the thing: the new game looks so ... undefined, I don't see it comming out too soon. That's for Aliens: Colonial Marines.
So I'm not really holding my breath waiting for it :)

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