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May. 11th, 2004 @ 05:30 pm Best video game moment
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Partially for drspooky, but this is such a great video gaming story that it needs to be recorded for posterity:

Team Fortress Classic(tfc) was one of the mods of choice for queftzefoni and I. It’s a Half Life mod whose basic premise was team oriented play in a capture the flag style where everyone could be one of various classes with different skills and weapon sets. We were playing a 2 on 2 game on the stereotypical 2fort map, which amazingly enough has 2 forts. Having gotten enough of Matt and I blasting the hell out of the other team as Soldiers(the stereotypical class with rocket launchers and such), I decided that I would move onto playing as a Spy(class that can disguise themselves as any other team and class in addition to get the jump on and backstab their victims).

As the Spy, I figured that my strategy was to take on the appearance of someone on the other team, and infiltrate their base to wreck havoc while there. Soon enough, I’m on the upper floor of their fort, and see an opposing Engineer(builder of base defenses) whose busy building a turret, and I figured that we just simply couldn’t have that, so I backstabbed him causing him to die and me to try my cover. As I quickly go off to hide and redo my disguise, I see the enemy HWGuy(stereotypical heavy weapons user) who sees that I’m on the other team, and opens fire. I quickly feign death, and hope that he’ll go away and ignore me while I follow and stab him in the back.

Now this HWGuy was smarter than the average bear. He quickly stopped firing after realizing that I was dead, to conserve ammo, and started going on his merry way. At this point, I figured that my plan was coming along quite well. However, he hadn’t gone 2 steps without running into his Engineer friend. Upon seeing the Engineer, I was starting to get worried, I couldn’t get up to stab one, because the other would surely kill me. If the Engineer was coming into this room to build a turret, the turret would open fire on me, even though I’m pretending to be dead.

At this moment, the HWGuy had the striking realization that he had just killed a spy, and that there might be others in his midst or that I may be faking my death. So he looks at the Engineer, who he figures is his partner, and then looks at me. Then he looks back at the Engineer, and figures that I must’ve feigned death, and so decides to turn towards me and open fire. Hearing the chaingun spin up, I get really worried, and get ready to get up and run out of that room as fast as possible, when I see that the Engineer had walked up to the HWGuy, pulled out a knife, and promptly stabbed him in the back, revealing that Matt was another spy in disguise. Then I just burst out laughing trying to imagine the expression on the face of the poor confused HWGuy.
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Date:May 11th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
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that is simply beautiful
Date:May 11th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I remember hearing the laughter from across the hall.

I do miss Morewood C Tower sometimes. So much with the gaming!
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Date:May 11th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
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That is frickin awesome!
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Date:May 11th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Best. TFC moment. Ever.
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Date:May 12th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
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*blink* I really need to stop refering to my SO as Hand Wound Guy (HWG). I nearly had a heart attack when I glanced through your post. Cool story