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James Bond is kind of a douche too.
I’ve been playing a lot of Team Fortress 2 recently, and I generally specialise in playing the Engineer. Consequently, I come head-to-head with a lot of players running the Spy class. Now, game balance issues aside, the Spy is a serious pain in the neck for everyone.

He has an instant kill attack, which is literally stabbing you in the back, so barring some severe precaution on the part of every individual, you don’t see them coming. Especially since they can disguise themselves as one of your friendly comrades or even slip past your notice entirely by hiding expertly. The Engineer suffers the most, as they have to spend a lot of game time building up their machines (like the powerful defensive weapon, the Sentry Gun, or the munition-and-health factory, the Dispenser), whilst the Spy has the Sapper, a device he can attach, at will, to any number of machines in reach and quickly destroy them. Spies, in reality, are just as dangerous if they’re worth their salt.

Their profession is to avoid notice, but to get close to vital information, like troop movements, supply stores, and key individuals. Once they have that information and access, that hard-earned trust, their sole purpose is to turn on you at the drop of a hat, betraying you in ways most scarring.

You wouldn’t want a friend that did that socially, and you certainly wouldn’t want to associate with one on the battlefield, because if they’ll do it for a fee from your side, what stops them doing it for a fee from the other? James Bond, for all his suave sophistication, is an ass.

Posted by: Lying

7 Comments »

  1. I vote that in the next James Bond movie the bad guy fills him full of lead when he tells them his real name.

    Comment by blackjack217 — September 15, 2011 @ 12:11 am

  2. The same reason that stops your soldiers for shooting you in the face: because of principles and loyalty.

    And actually, blackjack is probably right, but Bond villains aren’t that intelligent, somehow :p.

    Comment by linkhyrule5 — September 15, 2011 @ 1:58 am

  3. Ooh, it’s Spire’s acolyte! I kind of have an odd affection for her…

    Comment by dragongirl13 — September 15, 2011 @ 6:07 am

  4. Somehow, I’m starting to have doubts it’s actually a ‘she.’

    Comment by Nutty — September 15, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

  5. Me too.

    They walked right past without seeing him, and guys always notice the females in the room.

    Though, i think Lying may have called the Acolyte a she at some point…

    Comment by Kumo — September 15, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

  6. Okay, I’m getting some mixed messages here. Last comic you essentially said that shi(p) was getting real, but today I see not a single instance of the group posing as a team.

    Comment by Gark — September 16, 2011 @ 2:56 am

  7. @Kumo Definitely a she.

    @Gark This isn’t Power Rangers, no matter how primary colour-oriented the Order may be.

    Comment by Lying — September 16, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

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