manifold_curiosity wrote:Played some advanced maps on goosmurf's server last night, was pretty challenging and lots of fun (thanks goosmurf!). Almost every wave the bomb ended up right at the end, with robots dying just as they're jumping in. Required some great teamwork and everyone to contribute to win, and in the end we managed to get through two maps successfully.
Much better than Normal mode, which to me feels much the same as spawn-camping dustbowl against a terrible team (including the occasional unexpected loss as a spy/scout gets through).
Those were by far the best games I've played in MvM
After you left a couple of random players joined and neither had played Advanced before. After failing the first round 5 times I asked one of them to Medic coz he wasn't having much luck as a Demo but he didn't have a Kritzkrieg medigun. So I gave him a Kritz and we then progressed to the final round! We failed the final round twice and hit the timelimit but TBH by that point everyone had had enough anyway.
So Advanced isn't as crazy super hard as I first thought and like mani said it's a lot more fun than Normal, as long as you have cooperative team mates.
FWIW we finished Mannworks Advanced without an engy... Sniper, Pyro, Solly, Heavy, Medic and a Scout who switched to Demo in the final round. I really dig that with a cooperative team you don't need an Engy even though intuitively you'd think Engy is a must have.
manifold_curiosity wrote:Is "advanced2" even harder?
It's some "Endurance" mode ... I think it only has 3 waves but they are mega long. Hopefully try it out tonight