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Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed . A team wins by holding the briefcase on a loading platform until they reach . Other characters include the Administrator (voiced by Ellen McLain), an unseen announcer who provides information about time limits and objectives. The Team Fortress 2 podcast. INVASION · Meet Your Makers · Modelling Resources · Weekly Warehouse · iSeries · Blog Posts Meet The Team2 We decided some time ago, possibly after meeting Chronos, to introduce the regular hosts Listen now to the Mr. Announcer-guy as he informs you in a syrupy thick, deep. A page for describing Characters: Team Fortress 2 Non-Player Characters. Main Character Index | Offense Classes | Defense Mann Co. The Administrator.
And he records everything. Not intent on keeping him for long as she considers him to be a dupe and as sub-normal as the mercenaries, she gives the order to Miss Pauling to kill the director afterwards in a mine shaft.
After the mercenaries kill the messenger, she chastises them since the mini-television sets they carry are apparently extremely expensive, and warns them of the dangers of discussing the terms of their contracts with anyone.
She does let them know that in this case, it was a rather absurd example and all gathered evidence — except the Soldier's heads — was destroyed. She was later revealed to be giving orders to Miss Pauling, namely to gather all the fired mercenaries to search for the last Australium cache.
The Engineer is also revealed to be most likely working for her, upgrading her machine to be more efficient, giving her enough time to "settle an old debt" if Helen is Emily and Elizabeth, that is.
Ancestry Because of the resemblances in appearance, habits, demeanor, and connections with the Mann family, Administrator Helen is presumed to be related to a woman named Elizabethportrayed in in Loose Canon with another woman portrayed inalso in the same issue.
The three women played Redmond and Blutarch against each other for years while amassing the largest supply of Australium in the world. The Administrator Helen kept the Mann family portrait on her control panel.
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Zepheniah Mann left his remaining fortune to Elizabeth with the hope that she would find the gravel he was unable to find. Emily disclosed her search for Australium to Dell Conagher, perhaps the source of the map of Australium caches buried with Radigan Conagher. Zepheniah's final bequest to Elizabeth was the entirety of his cache of Australian "miracle" gravel with the instruction that she keep it secretparticularly from Gray Mann. In a move that seems in keeping with a generational trust given to Elizabeth, Helen hid the Mann Co.
As the Engineer was seen upgrading a Life Extender Machine on a woman in Blood in the Waterthe third Life Extender Machine built by Radigan Conagher may have been built for this woman, then upgraded by the Conaghers over the years.
Appearance The Administrator's appearance has a storied past. It started with a fan rendition by the artist Makaniwhich spread around the Internet, proving to be rather popular. Shortly thereafter, the artist was invited to Valve headquarters for a visit where the design was then purchased. Many months later, during the promo for the Haunted Hallowe'en Speciala woman with a near-identical face could be seen standing next to Zepheniah Mann on his deathbed.
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Finally, on December 9,the Administrator's face was officially revealed using Makani's design with some slight clothing modifications. Most notably, the half-red-half-blue attire replaced by a full purple blazer and skirt, purple being a color only obtained by mixing red and blue ; but with red accents earrings, nails, and hose.
With the release of Meet the Directorthe Administrator's appearance has undergone more changes. Elements of her appearance, notably dark hair with white "Mallen Streak" and a heavy smoking habit, were employed in the comic Loose Canon to suggest at least a familial relationship between the Administrator character and two female characters introduced in that comic. The Administrator is implied to have been in a relationship with Saxton Hale some time ago,   who refers to her as a "chain-smoking seductress".
More pertinently, an Administrator never forgets. The Nosy Parkers among you would do well to remember that the next time you decide to paw through my confidential affairs like junkyard dogs.
According to a blog-post by herself The Administrator gets one hour of vacation time per year, which she usually spends feeding pigeons in a park, and causing them to make war against each other.
If no one is by the cart, it will not move forwards. After enough time passes without the payload having a team member near it, regardless of whether or not there is an enemy in proximity, the cart will begin to move backwards towards the last checkpoint. It will also roll backwards off uphill sections of the track. In standard payload, further rounds will only be played if BLU wins. In Payload Race, all rounds will be played regardless of which team wins, but the winner of previous rounds starts with their cart farther up the track.
Arena is a team deathmatch mode, typically occurring smaller environments featuring a single control point. In each round, players do not respawn on death; a team wins the round by capturing the control point or eliminating all of the other team members. Machine shortened to MvM is a six player co-operative mode where the mercenaries defend a structure against increasingly difficult waves of robots.
Players have the ability to buy upgrades and improvements between rounds using in-game money earned during previous waves. The game mode is characterized by its usage of grappling hooks and twelve unique power-ups. Player Destruction is a game mode made official by the community-made Invasion Update that focuses on teams collecting items bottles of beer by killing enemy players, and then entering a specific area jumping into a UFO tractor beam in order to add them to their team's score.
A single ball can be picked up by a player, and while they hold this, they cannot use any weapons but gain health regeneration, higher defense, faster movement speed, and the ability to see all players on the level.
Players can pass the ball to other players or throw it aside to return to their normal patterns of attack, and will automatically drop the ball if killed. The ball can also be stolen if an opposing player is intercepts a pass, or hits the carrier with their melee weapon. The goal is to get the ball through the opponent's goal more often than the opponents. The first Halloween event, or Scream Fortress event started in the yearin the Haunted Hallowe'en Special,  part of the October 29, patch.
Each Scream Fortress event is brought by an update, some of which adding more features to the event and some only enabling the choice of a Halloween server with no changes.
Only in Halloween mode can there be a boss fight against AI. Not all maps have boss fights, however, with some only being altered.
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One of which is Helltower, where instead of Payload carts, there are the two dead Mann brothers. The goal is to push the opposite team's brother into hell, and if neither side does so in a certain amount of time, all the players are sent to hell and must reach the end in order to be able to collect a new item.
A "Training mode" exists to help new players get used to the game, using wooden target dummies for practice and to introduce them to concepts of the multiplayer modes, though likely through an oversight is limited to four out of the nine classes. Game modes allowing respawn all have a delay before a player may respawn again, with the respawn system waves' time being relative to the team's role for example, the defender have their respawn waves spaced far apart, while the attackers have a shorter delay between each wave.
Sincethere is also typically a Halloween-themed variation on one or more of the above modes during the weeks around the holiday, with maps or modes updated to include themed decorations and often a more difficult challenge to the players. For example, for Halloweenthis included an extremely difficult Mann vs. Machine round involving destroying more than enemy forces.
Offense The Scout voiced by Nathan Vetterlein is a cocky, fast-talking baseball fan and street runner from Boston, Massachusettswho practiced running to "beat his maddog siblings to the fray. The Scout can double-jump and captures control points and pushes payloads twice as fast as other classes, but has low health. The Soldier Rick May is both the second-slowest class in the game, and the class with the second-highest health after the Heavy Weapons Guy.
A jingoistic American military man hailing from the Midwest despite the fact that he was never actually in the Army the Soldier is armed with a rocket launchershotgunand a folding shovel. The Soldier can use his rocket launcher to rocket jump to higher positions at the cost of some health. The Pyro Dennis Bateman is a mentally unstable pyromaniac of unknown gender or origin, clad in a fire-retardant suit and a voice-muffling gas mask. In addition to a shotgun and fire axethe Pyro is armed with a homemade flamethrower that can set players on fire.
It can also produce a blast of compressed air that knocks away nearby enemies and projectiles, and extinguishes burning teammates. Though he is the slowest class, he can sustain and deal immense amounts of damage. His default weapons consist of his fists, a shotgun, and an enormous minigun that he affectionately refers to as "Sasha".
He can also remotely destroy his structures. The Medic is also equipped with an air-powered syringe gun and bonesaw. The Sniper John Patrick Lowrie is a cheerful New Zealand ocker -style character raised in the Australian Outback equipped with a laser-sighted sniper rifle to shoot enemies from afar and a submachine gun and a kukri for close combat. Armed with a revolverthe Spy can also use his butterfly knife to stab enemies in the back or sides known as a backstabwhich instantly kills them.
Competitive play Team Fortress 2 is played competitivelythrough multiple leagues. Highlander one of each class, 9 players per team6v6 2 Scouts, 2 Soldiers, 1 Demoman, and 1 Medic with other classes used in certain situationsor 4v4 1 Scout, 1 Soldier, 1 Demoman, and 1 Medic, with other classes used often. While formalized competitive gameplay is very different from normal Team Fortress 2, it offers an environment with a much higher level of teamwork than in public servers also known as "pubs".
Most teams use a voice chat to communicate, and use a combination of strategy, communication, and aiming ability to win against other teams. Community-run competitive leagues also tend to feature an item banlist, as well as the removal of randomized critical hits, in order to speed up gameplay and to remove unbalanced or game-breaking elements from matches.
Ranked matchmaking will balance players based on their tiers. A similar matchmaking approach has been added for causal games for matches of vs players. A separate ranking used for matchmaking in casual games can be increased by experience points earned in-game, scaling with in-match performance. Players must have associated their Steam account with the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, and have a Team Fortress 2 premium account either by having bought the game originally, or purchased something in the game one it became free-to-play to use the competitive matchmaking mode.
In contrast to the original Team Fortress, Valve originally planned Team Fortress 2 to have a modern war aesthetic. It would feature a command hierarchy including a Commander class, parachute drops over enemy territory, networked voice communication, and numerous other innovations.
Following the announcement, Valve stopped releasing information about Team Fortress 2 and the game entered six years of silent development. Episode One  and Cook became a Steam developer. Source and Day of Defeat: Rather, Team Fortress 2 features a cartoon-like visual style influenced by 20th-century commercial illustrations   and the artwork of J.
LeyendeckerDean Cornwell and Norman Rockwell achieved through extensive phong shading. It was the first game to implement the Source engine's new Facial Animation 3 features. LeyendeckerDean Cornwell and Norman Rockwell. The bases hide exaggerated super weapons such as laser cannonsnuclear warheadsand missile launch facilitiestaking the role of objectives.
The maps have little visual clutter and stylized, almost impressionistic modeling, to allow enemies to be spotted more easily. The impressionistic design approach also affects textureswhich are based on photos that are filtered and improved by hand, giving them a tactile quality and giving Team Fortress 2 its distinct look.
The bases are designed to let players immediately know where they are. RED bases use warm colors, natural materials and angular shapes, while BLU bases use cool colors, industrial materials and orthogonal shapes.