Another bump-a-lumpa, for great justice. If I had any sort of gaming blag, I'd post these musings there, but you guys are stuck with them instead.
First off, thanks to a bit of help from a certain beer-loving Admiral, I managed to finally craft that damn Saxton Hale mask. It's nice to be having fun with the game again as opposed to spending several hours a day running around Mann Manor.
I'm usually not all that great as Demo, getting more of my kills from random spamming than anything else, but the other night I had what had to be my best round as that class. I was paying Payload on Badwater, and it felt like almost all of my shots were hitting their marks. I was legitimately nailing people in the air all over the place, and I had a couple of very successful Ubers. It's a rare thing for me to get in that kind of zone in any game, so I enjoy the hell out of it when it does happen. I also had a great night as Spy in Well CTF, to the point where it was the first time I felt like I was truly "spying." I had the Cloak & Dagger equipped, and the map layout was perfect for sneaking from corner to corner, working my way all the way to the intel; I think I took a good 3 or 4 minutes the two times I pulled it off. There's something extremely amusing about sitting cloaked in the enemy base for a few minutes and watching the lone Engineer scurry back and forth, never suspecting that I'm about to run up and sap the hell out of his sentry.
Finally, Valve managed to get me to pre-order this
just for the sake of getting a bonus hat. I think they've got me.