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Engineer Sentry idea: The Spytrap

#1VioletZer0Posted 2/10/2013 9:55:10 AM(edited)
Inspired by the Nerf NOW!! comic, the spytrap would be revenge against Spies and their dead ringer. Dead ringers deal damage in that they cause paranoia. Well, now it is time for them to be paranoid too.

Essentially, it's a fake level 3 sentry that instantly kills any spy that tries to sap it. It is nearly identical in all ways except that it doesn't fire any bullets. It exists just to kill spies.

It still beeps,alarms and faces a target. Hell, it even appears to shoot bullets and rockets. It just doesn't cause any damage or knockback.

If killed in other ways, it just explodes and causes some, but not lethal, damage.

To other players on your team, it would appear as a cartoony balloon in the shape of a sentry with a mousetrap duct taped to the end where the sapper would be placed.

The downside is that now you don't have a sentry.
#2woolaysPosted 2/10/2013 9:53:08 AM
So essentially a rtr for engineer to annoy dead ringer spies?

Sure why not lets fund it.

*Forgot to be mentioned in OP: Can only be equipped with the schadenfreude taunt.
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#3VioletZer0(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 9:56:04 AM
No, it is to annoy EVERY spy. Just that dead ringers have made everyone paranoid of killed spies and they deserve to be paranoid too.
#4NeoconkersPosted 2/10/2013 10:28:13 AM
so it's like making the Razorback a primary? You lose the main reason for your class' existence for a oneshot nuisance?
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#5Intro1827Posted 2/10/2013 10:28:52 AM
So the Razorback for the Engineer. Why?
#6VioletZer0(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 10:38:37 AM
Neoconkers posted...
so it's like making the Razorback a primary? You lose the main reason for your class' existence for a oneshot nuisance?

Well, it's like the razorback...except you can't see the razorback! :D
#7VioletZer0(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 10:42:29 AM(edited)
The reason the razorback sucks is because it is easily identifiable and you can kill the sniper easily with any revolver.

With this, you have to either gamble on the possibility that the sentry may be a trap or it may not. If you guess right, you can just shoot it of course. If you guess wrong, you die.

Either that or you can ignore it.

It would also be handy to have in a sentry nest to prevent sapper spamming.
#8Jo145Posted 2/10/2013 10:44:35 AM
Only somewhat useful for teams with two+ Engineers. A decoy Sentry an interesting idea, but ultimately serves little purpose.
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#9kingjeremyPosted 2/10/2013 11:45:08 AM
who would honestly play engineer without a sentry.
#10Oil_Rope_BombsPosted 2/10/2013 11:47:33 AM
Awful idea.