A Team Victory and getting stuck in an Elevator (mod)
Last night Keep Calm and Listen to Lefty had their first match (Badwater) in the ETFL2 Highlander Community Challenge and; we won.
We played a Polish team, Why U Try?! who gave up after losing the first round and defaulted the win. The server crashed and they never came back for the second, telling us they sucked. It was a bit of a shame really, if they lacked anything it was experience and that you gain by playing and learning; after all that’s where I am. I hope they carry on.
But no matter, it was a victory for KCaLtL. The final team line-up is linked below for the Readership, the leisurely perusal of:
The Readership will be able to see Berath there, represented by a small owl in a knitted hat. And also the teams KCaLtL still have to play. There’s some interesting ones, not least Cats Don’t Eat Haggis, a team comprising comrades from the UKCS community, a stalwart crew who’ll present fierce opposition.
I played Engineer equipped with jag, wrangler and shotgun on defence and switching to gunslinger on offence. I don’t think I did anything too disastrous but I need to improve on my speed, buildings need to be selected and placed without second thought and I lost seconds changing loadout during set-up which I’d like to look at. But I suspect I’ll be sticking to Engineer for the time being, that’s fine though since the class is up there with Demoman as a favourite.
After the excitement of the game and the somewhat unexpected ending, the team was in a state of slight perplexment and time threatened to hang heavy. At this point someone mentioned Elevator: Source. Basically this is a multiplayer elevator simulator, built on Garry’s Mod and Half-Life 2: Episode 2. You wait for the lift, you get in the lift, the doors open at different floors, you look out and see things, people/skeletons/whatnots get in, muzak plays, you carry on. The game ends when you reach a chill-out lounge at the top where you can play pool, liquidize fruit and watch television.
As can be imagined the idea of playing this was greeted with great enthusiasm. I didn’t have Garry’s Mod but the allure of the game persuaded me to purchase. It was only £5.99, the price of a London snack. And after all given the choice of a cup of coffee and a cake in Starbucks or Pret a Manger and riding an online elevator simulator with half your TF2 Highlander team, what would anyone choose? Bit of a no-brainer eh!
Anyway great fun was had. The lift ride itself took about 45 mins (with probably 60 mins before that, for everyone to buy/download/install the game and for a server to be found). Then relaxation at the top before the game ended.
Posted on March 26, 2012, in Competitive play, first person shooter, Team Fortress 2 and tagged Competitive Team Fortress 2, Elevator: Source, Engineer class, Highlander. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.