• @automattable@lemmy.world
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    1087 months ago

    Hi, elder millennial here that’s starting to lose it. Is the joke here that they did do all these things back in 2006 or whenever tf2 came out?

    • Malle_Yeno
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      907 months ago

      Pretty much yes. The only one I’m not 100% on (besides the scout skin, since that was after I stopped playing) is the engineer prosthetic. I feel like that weapon came out a while after TF2 was made (but I can’t check that right now so don’t take my word for it).

      • Mossy Feathers (They/Them)
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        247 months ago

        Jarate and heavy x medic were after release too afaik.

        Heavy x medic was kinda obvious, but iirc valve didn’t start dropping stronger hints until the past few years. Dunno if they’ve straight-up confirmed it yet or not; it’s also been a while since I last played.

        Jarate was part of the sniper update, which I thought came after release (because iirc there weren’t any alternate items in the original release).

      • @uriel238@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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        97 months ago

        One of the Engineer’s unlockable weapons is the Gunslinger which is a prosthetic hand. It also is (or was) commonly regarded as OP since it replaced the turret with a fast self-building mini-turret that was a pain to keep destroyed (Engie would toss out another one).

    • clif
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      77 months ago

      Am old, also out of the loop and would like someone to explain it to me in “grampa” terms.

      I only remember TFC, and that was a long time ago

        • It still is. In TF2 the progressiveness doesn’t come forced to appeal to some aduience with “look we put a black character in”

          Demoman is a black scottish guy and fits perfectly eith all the misfit mercenaries.

          • BolexForSoup
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            7 months ago

            Ok still is. Wasn’t saying it isn’t currently but all these decisions were made like 15+ years ago. Hence “ahead of its time.” The implication is many of these decisions still hold up very well to scrutiny.