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My beloved Backburner - RED version

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Okay this one will take a little explaining. If you already know about TF2, feel free skip past the explanation if you want the general commentary. And if you have no interest in Team Fortress 2, you might as well just move on to my other pictures. =)

For those that don't know about TF2, but are interested, I'll give a brief summary. The Pyro is one of the nine playable classes in TF2 - my favorite class. The weapon he is holding in this picture is the Backburner, an alternative to his stock flamethrower that does more damage and does critical hits when attacking an enemy from behind, at the cost of a more ammo-consuming compression blast (a vital seconary move for a Pyro that pushes enemies, reflects projectiles, and extinguishes teammates that are on fire).

There is a stigma behind the Backburner. Because of its nature as an ambush weapon, less experienced players that are unfamiliar with how to fight Pyros consider the weapon overpowered. While on the other hand, more experienced players consider the weapon to be pointless and underpowered compared to the Degreaser - a less-damaging flamethrower than the Backburner, but one that allows a much faster weapon-switching speed, allowing the Pyro to utilize his other items more quickly than any other class. This creates a strange double stigma - beginners think it's overpowered, advanced players are underpowered. Neither are the case, in my opinion. The Backburner is a perfectly balanced, valid sidegrade of a weapon, and my favorite flamethrower choice for my favorite class.

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So, wow! A non-anthro picture (perhaps... you don't know WHAT the Pyro might be!). This picture shows a RED Pyro enjoying her favorite weapon.

Notice that the Pyro wields this Backburner left-handed. That's because I use left-handed viewmodels when I play. =)

Not much else to say here. the Backburner is awesome, and now I've done it proper tribute (notwithstanding the more than 12,000 kills on my Strange Backburner and having my use of it shown on a UGC league game shoutcast by Salamancer).

There is also a BLU team version, and just to mix things up, I will upload the BLU team version onto my FA, and my RED team version here!

Next picture will be back to anthro stuff, and will be something special, so stay tuned! =D

(Original Pyro logo by Ninjasaus - [link])
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GoldenCharmander888's avatar
I like the scout best. I like fast classes in games.
Thewarnerbro127's avatar
I like phlogistinator better.I'm just saying
Ryusuta's avatar
Phlog is fun for laughs, but Backburner tends to be more versatile overall. Not that I hate the Phlog.
Thewarnerbro127's avatar
This setup is the way I go when I'm on a server that has unlimited ammo.[link]
Thewarnerbro127's avatar
I got the plog a month ago to finally complete the setup.I still use my backbuner when the heavy stuff come
FireLucario's avatar
So you ALSO play TF2...does that mean you have a Steam as well?
Ryusuta's avatar
Yep. It's Ryusuta.
FireLucario's avatar
You don't mind if I add you, do you?
Ryusuta's avatar
No, I don't mind.
FireLucario's avatar
Kay, I sent the invite. Just so you know though, if I get my groove, I'm decent as any class. Except Spy.
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