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[ShackNews] TF2's Heavy Class to get Achievements/Unlockables

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The third of Team Fortress 2's nine classes to receive class-specific achievements and unlockable weapons will be the Heavy, developer Valve has revealed.

One of the goals of the upcoming update will be to "make the Heavy more viable when he has no Medic to pair with," TF2 director Robin Walker wrote on the game's blog. However, he noted the key challenge is to enhance the Heavy without changing its role relative to the other classes, especially in the fabled Heavy-Medic combo.

Other variables to consider include the tactical pros and cons of the lumbering giant, such as the Heavy's limited mobility while firing and the minigun's spin-up time
Woooooooo <3 heavy

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damm heavy spam when this gets released ... why not the engineer, muchbetter class
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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
damm heavy spam when this gets released ... why not the engineer, muchbetter class
They giving to each class as they see needs an update based on played time and other variables i am sure !

medic spam when medic achieves got released
pyro spam when pyro achieves got released
heavy spam when heavy achieves get released !!

dang bro !! you are like Nostradamus !! How did you guess ?????
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Just wait till we get e Engineer update... 2Fort with 15+ engineers, gonna be some slow rounds >.<
 
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Yea maybe a gun that doesnt have a spin up time or a sexier machine gun or a gun that gives you health when you shoot someone. The possibilities are endless.
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Goodbye Sasha; hello ______ !
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I can see nothing getting done the week this comes out. Everyone's going to go heavy and not be able to capture any flags :\\
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Like it's different now: every second in a team is a pyro. Those unlockables is a great idea, but they'd better release them for all classes at once or at least 1 per every class group.
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No one Mentioned how its going to be Developed with the help of the community Valve is asking for help on this one Heavy Blog Post

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As Gabe mentioned in his lengthy response to an email recently, the next class pack will focus on the Heavy. For the Medic and Pyro packs we kept our goals for the pack pretty close to our chest, but for the Heavy we've decided to open up the process a little. Our hope is that you'll get a better insight into how we approach design problems, and have some fun thinking about the problem yourself. We do design collaboratively at Valve, and one of the side effects of it is that we really need to be able to evaluate design ideas as objectively as possible. Otherwise design meetings would devolve into subjective arguing. We've found that the best method of working objectively is to have clear goals up front. Once we've got clear goals, we can throw a bunch of ideas up on the board and measure how well each idea achieves those goals. Often the work of testing those ideas against the goals causes us to further refine or clarify the goals.

Go to Link to learn a little more
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