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Mann Vs Machine Update Is Live!

Post by japanimater » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:16 pm

*15 August 2012
-Day 3 of the Mann vs. Machine update
http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=8654
-This is the bounty
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/bounty/
-FAQ on the Mann Up mode, please don't comment on MU mode until you read the FAQ
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/bounty/
-Map 03, Decoy
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/decoy/
-Patch Notes
http://www.teamfortress.com/?tab=updates
-Undocumented Changes, it will update as the Official TF2 wiki staff finds them
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/August_15,_2012_Patch
-Plush Archimedes is added to the Valve store and includes code for a Genuine quality in-game item. It is $24.99. Buy quickly before it is sold out!
http://store.valvesoftware.com/product.php?i=S0240

*14 August 2012
-Day 2 of the Mann vs. Machine update
http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=8642
-These are the mercs
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/mercs/
-Secret link, click the grenade launcher that's mounted on the wall behind the counter. It takes you here:
http://media.steampowered.com/apps/tf2/ ... ade_ui.jpg
Map 02, Coal Town
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/coaltown/

*13 August 2012
-DAY 1 of the Mann vs. Machine update
http://tf2.com/post.php?id=8622
-MvM Update Hub
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/
-Official MvM Video, Make sure to watch it in 1080p fullscreen

-This is the enemy
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/machines/
-Map 01, Mannworks
http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/mannworks/
-Part 2 of the comics, with Blood Brothers being Part 1
http://www.teamfortress.com/fateworsethanchess/
-Item was temporarily taken down from the store, please check back again later. Buy this Plush Archimedes from the Valve Store for $24.99 and get a in-game item, buy it quick before it sells out! Here is what it looks like courtesy of a community member: http://gyazo.com/a05d253298c5df65afcd30d55c6cf059
http://store.valvesoftware.com/product.php?i=S0240

*12 August 2012
-The codes once decrypted made a QR Code that was a key to unlock a file that resulted from one of the fragments of code. The unlocking of said file became this picture:
http://tf2.com/crsk9.jpg Look at what letters the blood is covering.
-Player Mr.Magoolachub followed said crafting recipe which broadcasted this message to the in-game TF2 community.
http://puu.sh/QXXQ
-This in turn unlocked a new comic on the TF2 site. Please note to those who talk about certain individuals who got killed, at the beginning of the comic it states "Some time in the future".
http://tf2.com/bloodbrothers/
-The TF2 blog is updated acknowledging the communities' tenacity at solving exceedingly complex cryptic puzzles and doing it quickly at that.
http://tf2.com/post.php?id=8621

*11th August 2012
-Update today, and on a Saturday no less, can't be anything strange about this right?
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/August_11,_2012_Patch
-Wrong, "The Barely-Melted Capacitor is now equippable by all classes, though is not visible due to having no model."
The aforementioned link.
-Additional blood splatter on the Free to Play banner on the http://tf2.com/ blog, it takes you here:
http://www.teamfortress.com/mannwill/
-The listed will was already posted in the past, but now it is no longer censored.
Previous link
-Also, this:
http://www.teamfortress.com/tobor/
-A unique random message appears when a player equip their capacitor and Hi5 someone. This appears in the chat log for the recipient and looks like this:
Engineer says: Did you hear the story from 1349 where Front Runner, Bushwacka, Champ Stamp, Darwin's Danger Shield, Big Elfin Deal, Beggar's Bazooka, Bazaar Bargain, Fast Learner, Flarge Gun, Front Runner, and the Administrator walked into a bar?
The class/speaker, number and the items in the message varies. These are believed to be translatable into a code.
-The community believes this to be translatable into a code not unlike the banana peels of the Pyromania update. If you get the message, please submit it to the below link to help in getting this solved.
http://lab.xpaw.ru/tf2arg-part2/
-Wanna see how complex this code is, here is the raw data that is being translated and pieced together to give you an idea.
http://xkeeper.net/private/portal/tf3.php?raw=1
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B1L ... 1&sle=true

*10th August 2012
-In today's update, a mysterious tank-like vehicle is added to the skybox on PL_Badwater. It is behind the corner of the map where the 2nd to last point is.
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... 8701037EF/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... 7739974A3/
-CTF_2Fort also.
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... 894E8A769/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/595 ... 2E6F5DDF0/
-CTF_Doublecross
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... 535FEE7EB/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/595 ... DD557BCCF/
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... A220740D1/
-CP_Granary
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/59585 ... D74CE63CA/
http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/595 ... 49057FEBC/

*9th August 2012
-On the TF2 blog you can now see a blood splatter on the Free to Play orange banner at the top of the site.
http://tf2.com/
-The aforementioned blood splatter is a link that takes you to here.
http://www.teamfortress.com/gray/
-Here is the megathread on the topic that has been started in the official TF2 forums
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=2865809
-In this thread, this was pointed out.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... tcount=113
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... tcount=115
-For anyone curious on what this capacitor is:
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Capacitor
-Since the only other Pyromania clue/trash item that wasn't turned to ash was the diary, that may also be seeing some connections to this update.
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Secret_Diary

*Extra Stuff
-Thanks to ThisGuy for pointing this out to me, this is for all of your who are not aware what MvM is. This follows the conspiracy up to the 10th August 2012.


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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine Update More Strongl

Post by Joejoe347 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:19 pm

And the arg begins!
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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine Update More Strongl

Post by Eviltechie » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:21 am

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Post by Axis Denied » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:35 am

I'll give you 1 ref for that hat.
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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine Update More Strongl

Post by Joejoe347 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:23 am

Is it dirty?
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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine Update More Strongl

Post by Sportslot » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:28 pm

wasn't the capacitor not turned to ashes, as well? I believe I asked you about that...
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Post by japanimater » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:05 pm

Lay Z wrote:wasn't the capacitor not turned to ashes, as well? I believe I asked you about that...
The capacitor and the diary did not turn to ash.
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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine More Strongly*Aug 1

Post by japanimater » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:48 pm

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Re: Valve Starts Hinting Mann Vs Machine More Strongly*Aug 1

Post by japanimater » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:03 pm

Updated
*11th August 2012
-Update today, and on a Saturday no less, can't be anything strange about this right?
http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/August_11,_2012_Patch
-Wrong, "The Barely-Melted Capacitor is now equippable by all classes, though is not visible due to having no model."
The aforementioned link.
-Additional blood splatter on the Free to Play banner on the http://tf2.com/ blog, it takes you here:
http://www.teamfortress.com/mannwill/
-The listed will was already posted in the past, but now it is no longer censored.
Previous link
-Also, this:
http://www.teamfortress.com/tobor/
-A unique random message appears when a player equip their capacitor and Hi5 someone. This appears in the chat log for the recipient and looks like this:
Engineer says: Did you hear the story from 1349 where Front Runner, Bushwacka, Champ Stamp, Darwin's Danger Shield, Big Elfin Deal, Beggar's Bazooka, Bazaar Bargain, Fast Learner, Flarge Gun, Front Runner, and the Administrator walked into a bar?
The class/speaker, number and the items in the message varies. These are believed to be translatable into a code.
-The community believes this to be translatable into a code not unlike the banana peels of the Pyromania update. If you get the message, please submit it to the below link to help in getting this solved.
http://lab.xpaw.ru/tf2arg-part2/
-Wanna see how complex this code is, here is the raw data that is being translated and pieced together to give you an idea.
http://xkeeper.net/private/portal/tf3.php?raw=1
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B1L ... 1&sle=true
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Re: Valve Starts Mann Vs Machine ARG, Facts Listed Here*Aug1

Post by dantesus » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:23 pm

*** POSSIBLE SPOILERS ***




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Post by Axis Denied » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:24 pm

A weekend update? Something is definitely going to happen next week.
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Post by scobywhru » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:21 pm

tobor was actually one of the first scifi robots may be the first but I do know it is something that comes up for movie buffs as trivia quite often.
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Post by TempSoul » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:33 am

Team Gray, what would this mean to our glorious team Spectate
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Re: Valve Starts Mann Vs Machine ARG, Facts Listed Here*Aug1

Post by lorudan01 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:16 am

This website was broadcast to all servers (like that wedding ring gift annoucement) about 10 minutes ago (3 AM PST)

http://www.teamfortress.com/bloodbrothers/

Team Grey = the third Mann brother trying to take over, with bots?
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Re: Valve Starts Mann Vs Machine ARG, Facts Listed Here*Aug1

Post by japanimater » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:29 pm

Updated
*12 August 2012
-The codes once decrypted made a QR Code that was a key to unlock a file that resulted from one of the fragments of code. The unlocking of said file became this picture:
http://tf2.com/crsk9.jpg Look at what letters the blood is covering.
-Player Mr.Magoolachub followed said crafting recipe which broadcasted this message to the in-game TF2 community.
http://puu.sh/QXXQ
-This in turn unlocked a new comic on the TF2 site. Please note to those who talk about certain individuals who got killed, at the beginning of the comic it states "Some time in the future".
http://tf2.com/bloodbrothers/
-The TF2 blog is updated acknowledging the communities' tenacity at solving exceedingly complex cryptic puzzles and doing it quickly at that.
http://tf2.com/post.php?id=8621
-The TF2 blog is updated acknowledging the communities' tenacity at solving exceedingly complex cryptic puzzles and doing it quickly at that.
http://tf2.com/post.php?id=8621
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