They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Now I don't know if that is true or not but I do know this pictures is worth more than valve's 140 character limit for screenshot captions. There is quite the story behind this screenshot and I'm quite amazed at just how much of it is in this picture. Kinda creepy really.

My brother and I were playing on Lotus stocks #2 late at night after the regulars had left. The map in the screenshot is stage 1 of payload Thunder Mountain. I'm playing medic and my brother is pyro. I uber him as we leap from the balcony above the first point and he proceeds to burn his way down the ramp. I pointed out the pyro waiting for us to reach the bottom of the ramp knowing he was gonna airblast us. Sure enough he air blasts me all the way to the ledge visible in the screenshot between the demoman's elbow and the ramp. From there I proceeded towards Blu spawn then leaped from the rocks on the left most side of the screenshot. At this point the demo in the picture proceeds to chase me down. Between his stickies and pipes he made fairly quick work of me but not before my needles ate up about half of his life. Now here we are with this screenshot and I'm looking at the very start of my story here. There is my brother the ubered pyro leaping from the balcony above the first point and the pyro I warned him about waiting at the bottom of the ramp.

I felt abandoned in this screenshot. Once my uber was up I became useless and was thrown to the wolves. I'm fighting for my life all over the area between the first point and blue spawn only to ultimately fail. Yet, here is my brother leaping in with an uber from another medic, poor fella. Doesn't even know what is in store for him.

Published on 2011-03-27 02:52:13.