The Nine-Pipe Problem is a community-created cosmetic item for the Medic. It is a gourd calabash pipe, complete with a "Genteel Smoke" particle effect and dark glasses that replace the Medic's usual clear pair. The pipe sways in motion.
This item has two styles, named "Afternoon" and "Evening". The "Evening" style maintains the Medic's usual glasses.
The Nine-Pipe Problem was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
|Eliminating The Impossible|
Reduces mystery solving time by up to 88%.
- Note: The attributes are hidden until both items are equipped.
- This set does not affect gameplay, as its description is meant to be a joke. However, it does change a handful of item descriptions, as of June 20, 2012 Patch.
- This item is a reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Specifically, it alludes to the phrase "three pipe problem" introduced in the short story The Red-Headed League, and refers to the amount of tobacco needed to ponder over and deduce the solution to a particular puzzle. Additionally, Holmes is sometimes depicted as smoking a calabash pipe, usually when outdoors.