Lets Break out the champagne and light it on fire! The time that we have all been waiting for is finally arrived! We all waited with high expectations as the Pyromania clock ticked down to zero. We cursed in anger as Valve’s servers buckled under the weight because of more than 90,000 players trying to access and play the video all at once in the same time. But we did see it. We saw “Meet The Pyro.” Were our lives changed forever? Will yours be? or Was this all is just a hoax to promote more of Valve’s confounded hats? Lets find out!
And for those that didn’t know what is Meet The Pyro all about : Here’s the scoop. Valve, the company and game development behind Portal, Half-Life, Steam, and also Left 4 Dead, they began releasing videos on their website that is introducing each of the playable classes that is from their multiplayer shooter, Team Fortress 2. And It’s also been over a year since the “Meet the Medic” is released of the second-to-last of these videos. And interestingly the only class that had not been introduced was the “ Meet The Pyro “, a mask-wearing juggernaut, flamethrower-wielding and he or she is shrouded in mystery. We have waited and waited for the final video to come out, and we also have arrived to the point of believing that the meet the pyro would never come. Valve was like that kid on the playground who had the rare Martian Man Hunter action figure that you really needed to complete your Justice League of America collection set, but he just wouldn’t trade it to you even though he really knew that you really wanted it and he didn’t like Justice League nearly as much as you did.
The Pyro is one of nine classes that players can choose from in TF2, a stylized and highly popular multiplayer shooter released by Valve in 2007. Pyro is Zipped up in a flame-retardant suit and wielding a homebrewed flamethrower, the Pyro sows chaos in close quarters and around blind corners. Fans speculated since the game’s launch on the Pyro’s mysterious origins, suggesting such figures as a monkey, a female (the rest of the game’s classes are all male), and even Valve cofounder Gabe Newell.
For the last few weeks, speculations ran wild. The buzz was that there would be an announcement on Friday, the 22nd. The day came, but all we got was a cryptic cryptic post from Valve. I thought that Valve had duped us once again. Some folks online claimed that the post was actually Morse code reading “Monday.” I found that a little hard to believe; but, lo and behold: On Monday, the 25th, Valve announced what they were calling “Pyromania” with the promise of the long-awaited video’s release on Wednesday.
Well, here we are. The day has finally come and “Meet the Pyro” is finally here. I want to avoid giving too much away but, suffice it to say, the video is full of surprises, not the least of which comes at the very end of the video. This is one heck of a video, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy!
Meet The Pyro Video