About the Spy and Medic...
Look guys, there's apparently a lot of hate toward the spy, and a lot of praise toward the medic. Let me, in a non aggresive way, try to keep things striaght. PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE POSTING.
What I agree with:
Spy - Yes, he is overused at times. Yes he stacks up too much. But let me tell you, having too many of ANY class puts your team at a disadvantage. For example, too many medics? Not nearly as much firepower. Too many heavies? Easily killed by spies, snipers, and possibly other heavys. Too many engie's? Too few attackers.
Medic - YES he's an essential asset to the team. His healing and ubercharge are very effective. And although easily killed, the medic is definitely a great thing for a team. Especially a good one.
NOW... for some claims I do NOT agree with:
Claim: Spy is OP
My thoughts: No he's not! I may not have very much play time on here, but I have enough to know that if ANY class is used well, they can be devastating to the other team. Good spy? Sentries are nowhere. Good scout? YOU CAN'T KILL THE PIECE OF GARBAGE! There is nothing about the spy that is OP. If blown cover, he is basically screwed. Especially if he's got a pyro problem. Let me put it this way: The MEDIC is better prepared to defend himself than the spy is!
Speaking of pyro...
Claim: Spies are useless now. Everyone knows their tricks, and everyone spychecks.
My thoughts: Really? Spies are useless? BULL!!! Sure, everyone knows their tricks, fine. But guess what? PEOPLE STILL FALL FOR IT! I can be a decent spy, and I have been looking up a lot of old advice and tricks for playing as spy, and these things are years old. And guess what? They STILL work! You people STILL fall for trickstabs, you STILL fall for my disguise, you STILL fall for the Dead Ringer! By the way, the Dead Ringer seems to be easy to fool the other team with nowadays. Seriously, I find it EASY to fool the other team.
Everyone spychecks? First of all, this is I believe untrue, but FINE! What if it is? I'll just go another route! I'll go the long way, I'll go where no one else is, where there's less traffic. Not too hard.
Claim: Spies can sap sentries, but other classes can easily do the same. Not useful.
Answer: Really? Then why is it that they fail MISERABLY at doing it? If the sentry is too hidden, you need to go directly in front of it in order to shoot at it. If it's too far, the heavy is useless because it's NOT accurate at all in long range. Sniper needs to be far enough away, AND the Engineer has to be absent so that his damage can't be fixed. The demoman needs good aim to hit the sentry directly. This is hard to do especially with the other team wailing bullets at you. And it takes a few bombs to do it. Sticky bombs are an option, but just either pack up and dodge them, or use the wrangler and defend it. OR you could destry the bombs before the demodude does. Soldiers, again, need to have good aim and are easily dodged by packing up and moving for a second. WHATEVER! Spies can do it EASILY. Backing up against a wall won't help you, and I can sap and kill rather easily. Spies ARE useful! Not to mention he could, even if he failed to destroy them, he can DOWNGRADE the sentries with a certain sapper! The only time where spies have serious trouble with them, is when there are 2 sentries and 2 engineers. THAT is hard. THAT is when you need heavy's and stuff.
Now, about the medic...
Look, I understand that he's a great asset to the team. He is! But don't tell me:
Claim: Medic is the reason why our team wins!
Answer: Although this is true in many cases, not always. Just because you have a medic, doesn't mean you're going to win. Are you going to use his UBERCHARGE CORRECTLY!?!?!?!? (I hate it when people waste them which happens a lot for me). Are you a good enough player to take advantage of that overheal? If the entire team is filled with noobs, a medic isn't going to win the battle for you. He HELPS, he gives your team an advantage, but if the other team has a medic too, the odds are equal again. Both teams can ubercharge, both teams can heal, both teams need a spy to take 4-eyes OUT!
Claim: Medic is the reason why our team LOST!
Answer: YOU'RE the reason why this team lost. I healed you a lot. I healed everyone as equally as I could. I ubered the right people, you took advantage of it. I did everything right. Stop blaming the medic for everything. Also, even if I suck at medic, FINE. Don't rely on me if you know I suck! Go for health packs. Relying on a bad medic (one who doesn't heal everyone) gets you killed. Why? Because you are going to be standing RIGHT in front of him, wasting time, and get NOTHING from the medic because he's too busy overhealing a heavy. Word of advice: If the medic sucks, don't rely on him. Play as if there is none.
Claim: Medics are the best class!
Answer: Can medics destroy sentries and other buildings? Can they kill that FREAKING SNIPER over there? Can they fight in the middle of the battlefield? No. That's for spy, and every other class. The medic can barely defend himself against a Spy, and his gun, although underestimated, is not very good... I agree with the scout. "ooooh your gun shoots medicine!"
Just a few more thoughts about the medic:
- I think his personality is the weakest out of all of them. He's just a typical mad scientist. Whatever. Spy at least shows sophistication, and a little sarcasm here and there. Medic... is boring.
- Is it me, or does the medic not talk as much? Part of the reason why I think the Medic's personality is boring
- Look, if everyone loves the Medic, and almost everyone does, then WHY is it rarely played? If it's such a fun useful and PERFECT class, why isn't anyone who loves him, playing as him? "Hey, we need a medic!" how about YOU go medic? That's what I do when I'm not in the mood for action.
Note: I do NOT hate the medic, nor think the spy is better than him. They're completely different classes. I'm just saying that the spy is WAY too hated, and the medic is WAY too loved. No hate please. Also, sorry for any grammar, or spelling mistakes.