New Scout Set: Ninja Scout
Now I know what your thinking; Ninja Scout?? Just bear with me a moment. Ninjas are awesome, incredibly agile, fast and can climb to places that most others cant. So of course if I want a ninja set, I want it on the Scout. Now, down to the Slot load-outs.
Slot 1: Ninja Spikes
Ninja Spikes, or Senbon, are basically Slim Metal Rods that are pointy at one or both ends. More than one can be thrown at once, and I was thinking of it being loaded Beggar's Bazooka style of holding down the attack button to load more up to a total of, say, 12, and once it was released it fires 12 pellets of pointy rod downrange, messing up someone's day.
Slot 2: Caltrops and Smoke Eggs
Well lets clear up the confusion right away. Real life ninja, back in the day, used to empty eggs by poking a needle in them and then filling it with crushed pepper. They would then Paint over the hole in the egg to seal it (maybe with some team specific color?) when the time was needed and it needed to be used, they simply took the egg, crushed it, and threw the cloud of pepper into their enemies eyes. Completely off topic, but that's how Pepper Spray was invented. Game-wise, blinding one enemy in the midst of combat wouldn't be that useful, but making it so that enemies (*cough* snipers *cough*) can't view a certain area could be incredibly useful. Caltrops are fairly straight-forward. Sharp pieces of metal that can be thrown on the ground to slow opponents and cause small damage and bleeding. Excellent tool for losing someone who is chasing you, or for having around your friendly Engineer for causing those pesky Spies to bleed.
Slot 3: Ninjato
The Ninja Sword, also known as the Nin-to or Ninjato, is a short, straight-edged blade. Traditionally the scabbard that held the blade was usually 3-4 inches longer than the actually blade itself. This was used to trick the enemy into thinking that the blade was longer than it actually was, allowing ninja to draw the blade faster than the enemy could expect. the extra 3-4 inches was usually used to hold small weapons (like spikes) or poison. But in terms of game-play, its a sword, what else did you expect?
I think that this could be a cool set to have, since it has you play a character a little differently. I think that for a game this old, sometimes its nice to shake things up. Now I'm not saying we should give a Heavy a way to cloak, but you know what I mean. Since I am bad at actually making stuff (Believe me, I've tried. A lot) anyone who wants to make it, the creative part is yours, just give me a shout when you plan on posting it and make sure my name is somewhere.