are you serious
I know they're trying to help, but I cant seem to get them to understand that, sure, the firepower against a enemy would be higher, but crowded sentries cant shoot very well
My friend is not a beginner but he just joined a highlander team, curious, I joined the match that they were in and saw the entire team get demolished in a public server by random players, it was kinda sad...
all those =(HOT)= clan tags showing up on the wrong side of the kill feed.
In other news I leveled up my stranges a lot that match!
Earlier today... At the end of the final stage of Thunder Mountain.
Server regular on RED: "Nobody's out there around the cart!"
Little kid on RED: "There was a cart!? What cart?!"
He played the whole 3 rounds with us...
I honestly feel bad for players who are BRAND new to the game, the ones that I wind up killing over and over and over again as a spy.
I don't want to discourage them into quitting the game so it gets to the point that I just leave them alone out of sympathy.
I also once met an F2P who seemed to be really enjoying himself; he was vocal, announced things he saw (Pyro's on cart, Spies, Sentries, etc), and really enjoyed playing scout. I ended up giving him a spare Ellis cap I had. Not a great hat but I figured he might enjoy something simple, reserved and all class. Hell, dude even let me know ahead of time that he was F2P and couldn't give me anything back for it.
Seriously hope that guys still playing and enjoying himself.
So I was playing today, an obviously F2P kid is playing Heavy. He had an incredibly annoying high pitched voice (he had a mic) and would say stuff like "i'm beasting them!"
Here's one screen I got of him in chat:
And also in that same game we had one player try to figure out the console, along with our F2P pal Alley, whom I introduced before:Quoted for size posted:
Linked because for some reason FP doesn't want to show the image
Cute. He also was ranting in caps lock about how one of the 600 thousand people using the oh-so-original name of Derpy Hooves used to be on his friends list, which they weren't.
It's like if I named myself "M9 Service Beretta" or "Gordon Freeman" or "Marty Stu".
It's hard to be original in our current time of age - that comes to anything right from making music or other art to originality in cosmetic loadouts in TF2. I can only agree that having so many people named after their current fandom is just really annoying, but with the internet being such a huge source that it is, it's just not gonna change, ever.
(My username(s) are base around my middle name "Stofberg", and it have just stuck with me since I was a kid. Always been known as Stofberg, Stof or Stoffy.)
Moral of the story: If you're out of ideas, ask my sister. Just don't be Gordon Freeman #9999
Using names from their fandom to me seems more common among bronies than any other group.
But it doesn't really annoy me, even though it gets a bit silly if there's 3 Rainbow Dashes on the same server.
But on-topic, a sadly rare event happened yesterday: someone politely told a newbie engie how to turn his teleporters around, and the engie replied with a "Thanks, couldn't figure that out"
No "go back2cod"
No "press F10"
Just someone answering a question.
It's sad when something as basic as that is borderline rare.
I don't play on F2P populated servers often if at all, but if I do, I'll probably gladly assist people like that who want to know how the ropes work.
After that, I named myself "Kirby gosht" (I didn't know how to spell ghost back then.)
And then someone said "You should name yourself Kirbyfactor"
And so I did.
Kinda funny though because once i brought it up, some of them talked over the mic and tried doing impersonations. Not very good ones, but funny still.
I recall when I was new to the game, about two years ago or something, I was an unstoppable name-changing machine. I would change it twice every fucking day. Clearly something was wrong with me. I was an annoying fuckball who did not learn for a long time that people who are friends with you hate that shit.
However, I once changed my name to Private Sprinkle Toast and kept it that way for months. I changed it just once more recently, to Spherithex. Probably not gonna change again in a while.
Looking back on it, I fucking hate myself.
Even when I was a kid, playing Halo PC and shit, I kept to the same name for the most part, and I have since in my ramblings across the internet. I do remember, however, joining a clan early on that got me into the habit of inserting special characters like accents and symbols into my name. I didn't do it too heavily, but looking back it must have been annoying as fuck.
I usually keep the same name and avatar in places for a long time until I find something that I really want to replace them with; I changed mine just recently because there are a large number of bronies in the servers I frequent.
Ladies and gentlemen, today I saw something I never thought I would see.
It was Dustbowl, stage one, RED were turtling to hell and back (since it was Dustbowl) and the match was taking forever (since it was Dustbowl) so I decided to go Medic and try to get an uber out.
I sat in the uber nursery that is the tunnel to the left of the point, waiting for my uber to build up, and stuck to a Demo to try to take out the sentries with a charge.
Well, you see, RED engy #3 had a particular way of setting up his nest, the sentry was laying directly inside the building so he covered only the exit of the down-stairs from the tunnel, and the outside. And, his teleporter was on the opposite corner of the room, where the small medkit is, I suppose so that BLU would not see it.
Anyways, I charged up my uber completely, rolled out with that Demo who correctly went down the stairs, and I watched him as he missed a couple of pipes due to knockback. So with half uber remaining, he decided to relaxedly let the sentry fire push him against the wall and lay down stickies at the sentry's feet like nothing was happening. Well, you see, the Sentry happened to push him directly on top of the RED teleporter.
That's right: I was the one Medic to witness his uber patient get telefragged by a Sniper. A Demo managed to get killed in a small space while completely invulnerable. I don't think the Sniper even realized what he just did, or if the Demo understood what happened. It even took me a second to process it.
We lost the round because I spent the remaining 3 minutes laughing my ass off in spawn.