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Feb. 14th, 2005 @ 09:39 pm etf?
has anyone played ETF yet? the community and game looks very similar to the good ol' QWTF days
i quit gaming after i retired from TF back in 2001 but im putting together a gaming rig just for RTF. my dreams of gibbing in 2f5 again might become a reality.

funny to stumble across this community, i started playing tf in 97, i played in the first dwarz through to the STA days. i made many friends and spent many many hours playing QWTF. good times. =)
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From:shambukins
Date:February 15th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)

Wow

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No, never seen or heard of it, but if it has a more easily accessed community than QTF(or even TFC these days), AND it's free, then I'm willing to try :P
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From:wdalphin
Date:February 15th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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The problem I have with almost every TF wanna-be mod released nowadays is that it tries TOO hard to give the game realism. TF wasn't fun because of any sort of realism... it was fun because of the things people found they could do. It became a test of learning the abilities of each class and utilizing them in ways that nobody had done before. If I can't rocketjump, it's no fun for me. If I can't be sniped across the map to a strategic vantage point by a single shot from a team sniper, it's no fun. TFC, Q3TF, etc, etc... they all prevent you from doing the fun tricks by making things too realistic. Aim a rocket launcher at your feet, jump and fire at the same time, and all you're going to end up doing is dying. To hell with that.
From:cato606
Date:February 15th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
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yea i agree. i hope ETF has some of the same quirks from QWTF.

i used to love sliding down walls and conc jumping across maps!
From:shambukins
Date:February 15th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
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I've only found a few TFC servers that disavowed rocket jumping or conc jumping, or any other weridness, and they were all some screwed up modded iteration, like NeoTF or whatever others they have for TFC.

ETF seems to follow this, alot of rocket jumping was going on in the game I got to, plus the HWs are done like in QTF, with their miniguns making them immobile, but being hyper accurate. My only thing about it is that even though I see every aspect is like normal TF, it still FEELS like I'm playing quake 3 arena, I know it's the same engine and all the same gib effects are in, but I wanna feel somewhat detached from Quake 3...
From:shambukins
Date:February 15th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Though I do admit that since it's supposed to be QUAKE team fortress, feeling like Q3 is better than feeling like Half-Life, like in TFC :P