Posted by TwistedKiller
First of all, half of them were normal skins that gave you no "edge" over the others. Second of all, you must be retarded if you think it gives you an "edge". Third of all, by trying to drag like 10 other skins down the shitter with you
My point is that this skin is no different from any of those others and that LordTrilobite's argument could be applied to just about anything else. My intention was never that the other skins be trashed, I was trying to draw attention to how ridiculous a notion it is that higher team recognition can be ruled out as a cheat when it's a common feature of many other skins and particles. But since people seem to think people are stupid enough to actually disapprove of those mods because of this, I'll be taking that list down, because as I think I noted up there, that is not at all my intention with that list.
Posted by LordTrilobite
I think it's really childish of you that you come with the "He did it too!" arguement, that doesn't make this mod any less wrong.
Fact remains that this mod will impair other pyro's ambush abilities because the user of this mod will have knowledge the attacking pyro doesn't.
The medics and engineers are bad examples because you can and did disprove them on a technicality. My point with the list was that there are skins that make the classes and the other team more recognizable, and they don't give you any more of an edge than team colored fire.
The only way the attacking pyro would be hurt by this mod is if he was using his flames from spots to make the enemy team think that the flames are from a friendly pyro. There's absolutely no point to that, it would be better for them just to not shoot any flames at all when preparing for an ambush. The only pyros this mod hurts are pyros that shoot their flames from behind cover, but I cant think of anyone stupid enough to walk right into flames without knowing who they belong to, and the only time they will gain this ability to positive effect is when the pyro is on their team, then they can be sure those flames are friendly and they can pass without being afraid of their own team (which was never intended to be a part of gameplay, hence why friendly fire is off). When the fire is of the opposing team's color, business carries out as usual, people are afraid of the fire around the corner.
As for granting players "knowledge the attacking pyro doesn't [have]", I cant think of any case where a pyro thinks their flames are friendly. The above tactic with firing behind doors never works on anyone, and I've only seen it happen a few times and it was because they were defending against spies, not trying to lure people into a trap (which they could be doing better by not spouting fire at all - I usually lie in wait with my axe equipped). Being confused with friendly pyros is not a part of the pyro's ambush strategy.
The color change is merely a minor benefit for teammates in easier identifying friendly pyros, it does not effect identification of enemy pyros, as all pyro fire is assumed to be enemy at first glance anyway.