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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Boss Llama » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:09 am

Axtinguisher that leaves golden statues?

I am intruiged.

I can not imagine the price that will exist on the Australium Frying Pan, and I'm curious if the Australium Medigun causes a gold uber or something.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Buzzy Beetle » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:47 am

The Domer wrote:About damn time snakewater gets official status.
Woo! Snackwater! As always, they've made changes to the final version of the map. I honestly like all of the changes as I feel it makes the map much more polished. Hopefully leagues adopt the new variant rather than what they usually do and pretend it doesn't exist.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Zork Nemesis » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:14 pm

I MvMed with a bunch of randoms last night and it actually went pretty well. One thing established with the Medic's new revival ability: the Quick-Fix is now an amazing choice for MvM. Why? Reviving people is based on your healing rate. The Quick-Fix Megaheal gives 300% more healing rate. Throw that on top of the healing specialist perks and Quick-Fix Medics can revive you faster than you can mash the buyback button.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Zork Nemesis » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:47 am

Research failure: Australium weapon reskins don't leave gold ragdolls; that property is still only on the Golden Wrench/Saxxy, however the Golden Frying Pan does. The Gold Pan is actually coded as a separate weapon (and thus can be pulled in Itemtest) and has this property attached. Gold Pans are a possible tour reward, I have confirmation from someone who was there when another player got one.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Supreveio » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:24 am

So basically, Australium weapons are just an official version of those terrible gold weapon reskins that plague GameBanana.

I'm okay with that, actually. It's a huge middle finger to all those people who spent all those minutes in Photoshop editing the texture yellow.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Zork Nemesis » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:31 am

I've got some more information on Killstreak kits.

They come in three varieties: standard, specialized, and professional.

Standard: You're guaranteed to get one for a random weapon upon completion of a Two Cities tour. Applying one to a weapon adds a UI feature next to your health meter (for those using the standard UI) which keeps track of your current life's killstreak. In addition, any time you kill with that weapon, your killfeed notice will also display a number alongside your kill icon corresponding to your killstreak. Every 5 kills a notice will flash under the timer to everyone (I think) claiming you have made x*5 kills in a typical Quake fasion (Kill streak! Unstoppable! God-Like). After 25 kills, you will be "Still God-Like" every 5 kills after. The MvP screen at the end of the round will also show who on the winning team (or either in the event of a Stalemate) had the highest streak of the round if someone is using a Killstreak-equipped weapon.

Specialized: From what I can tell, you're guaranteed a fabrication kit for one of these after completing a Two Cities tour. You can also get one as a random prize for completing a mission in Two Cities. In addition to the Standard Killstreak functionality, Specialized Killstreak kits add a visible color sheen to your weapon. The sheen causes your weapon to glow a specific color periodically, based on what the kit says. The higher your killstreak, the more frequently your weapon will glow, with 10+ kills having the highest glow rate.

Professional: These are a rare drop from completing a Two Cities tour, more rare than Specialized kits, but less rare than Australium weapons. In addition to the visible sheen and the killstreak functionality, you'll also have a particle effect emitting from your class' eyes after 5 kills based on what it said on the bottle. This effect is the same color as the weapon sheen and becomes more intense after 10 kills.

Standard kits can be used straight out of the box if you get one. Specialized and Professional fabricators are required to make the higher tier killstreak kits however. These work like Chemistry Sets; fulfill the requirements of the fabricator and the prize is yours. The fabricators ask for a random assortment of parts you get for completing Two Cities missions (and possibly other MvM missions, have not tested this). It will ask for something along the lines of 28 or 29 parts along with a matching killstreak weapon or two for the output. Specialized Kits require 5 uncommon parts (Reinforced) and 24 common parts (Battle-Worn) along with a standard Killstreak weapon matching the kit's output (so if you have a Bonesaw fabricator, you need a Killstreak Bonesaw). Professional fabricators require 16 common parts, 6 uncommon parts and 3 rare (Pristine) parts, along with 2 Speclialized Killstreak weapons matching the output. With the market in it's current state, this can run a lot of money; I had to get $30 worth of Flamethrowers for my Professional kit. Weapon inputs must be Unique quality (yellow).

A finished Killstreak Kit can be applied to any weapon regardless of quality. As such you can have Vintage, Strange, (Strange) Festive, Genuine, Collector's, or Haunted Killstreak weaponry. From what I can tell, every weapon except a few specific promotional weapons have a corresponding kit. So far, the weapons I know that don't have kits: Lugermorph, Big Kill, Frying Pan, Black Rose, Headtaker, Golden Wrench, Saxxy, Memory Maker.

I've got a Professional Kit on my Flamethrower with the Tornado effect and Purple Sheen, here's what it looks like:
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Perfect Villain » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:35 am

ill do some mann up to get it or just wait for them to drop in price
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Boss Llama » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:39 am

Wow... what a cash cow. Here, thanks for paying to play, you win a fabricator! Want to use it? Pay to play more and hope you get the right parts! Didn't get them? Pay to play more!

Thanks for the info, Zork. I sure as heck hope the kill-streak info doesn't appear on screen for everybody - those "quake style" messages are insanely obnoxious.

Hmm, if it does, any chance of a server plug-in to block that trash from wasting space on our screens?
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Zork Nemesis » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:03 pm

Alizée Fan wrote:Thanks for the info, Zork. I sure as heck hope the kill-streak info doesn't appear on screen for everybody - those "quake style" messages are insanely obnoxious.
It's not all that visible; you won't notice it if you're not paying attention. It does show the number in the killfeed though, so if you die by one or assist someone with one, you'll see that more easily.

All of the parts are marketable and tradable. Common and uncommon parts are dirt cheap, rare parts seem to cost a buck each however, and the required killstreak weapons can be extremely expensive. With current market prices though, that could mean profit. I could turn around and sell my Flamethrower for $125+ on the market if I really wanted to.
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by YoullNeverWalkAlone » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:31 pm

My understanding from reading the wiki and fabricator was that ANY killstreak item could be used to create the special ones. I didn't read it as needing the specific weapon the fabricator produced (would make more sense the way you described though).
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Re: The Two Cities Update

Post by Zork Nemesis » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:34 pm

You'llNeverWalkAlone wrote:My understanding from reading the wiki and fabricator was that ANY killstreak item could be used to create the special ones. I didn't read it as needing the specific weapon the fabricator produced (would make more sense the way you described though).
You're probably right, I thought it was the specific weapon since it wasn't accepting a Strange Killstreak weapon that wasn't the correct weapon.

...I'm now sitting on a $15 Strange Killstreak Bonesaw as a result.
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