1. Post #441
    little.sparrow's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,873 Posts
    Curse all you idlers. By playing the game I get almost no hat drops, but when I see people's screenshots with 12 new items found and half of them are hats or misc items it just annoys me.
    Didn't valve give idlers a massive slap in the face before?
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  2. Post #442
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    Vaught's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,309 Posts
    Didn't valve give idlers a massive slap in the face before?
    Yeah, before Valve basically shrugged and accepted it.
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  3. Post #443
    ulvemann43's Avatar
    February 2009
    583 Posts
    Yeah, before Valve basically shrugged and accepted it.
    didn't valve only target the idling program but didnt care one bit about the other idlers?
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  4. Post #444
    I'M AN AUSSIE FAGGOT
    HyperTails's Avatar
    December 2008
    26,037 Posts
    didn't valve only target the idling program but didnt care one bit about the other idlers?
    If they only cared about the idling program, that would have just found a way to disable that, rather than put a cap on the drop system.
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  5. Post #445
    TiMbl4's Avatar
    September 2009
    486 Posts
    Some time ago;
    At the moment.

    Yes, I confess.. :C
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  6. Post #446
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    Vaught's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,309 Posts
    If they only cared about the idling program, that would have just found a way to disable that, rather than put a cap on the drop system.
    Well they sorta did with the 'cheat detector'. And then put a cap on it because back then, they considered idling 'cheating'.

    Hi-larious. Though, honestly? I idled like 1k hours even after that fiasco and ya know what?


    Loved coming home to see a bunch of shit I could smelt down to metal for hats (When I cared for them).
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  7. Post #447
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    The Calzone's Avatar
    February 2011
    7,593 Posts
    Valve does sorta still fuck over idlers by doing surprise things like the Deus Ex update on fridays, cries of "OH NO I ALREADY IDLED" everywhere.

    Weekend Idler master race.
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  8. Post #448
    johnny guitar was here
    comet1337's Avatar
    February 2010
    6,120 Posts
    noticed the craft recepy for the original was 1 reclaimed + 2 scraps
    first i thought it was 1 reFINED + 2 scraps


    guess who just got oldskool
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  9. Post #449
    Erfly's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,389 Posts
    So today I decided to try and get a machina. I only had a reclaimed and some other stuff, and a trader said he'll give it to me for 2 reclaimed. I say I only have the reclaimed and a scrap, so I also put up a vintage force-a-nature. He asks if I can also put up some other things, but I'm all out, so just as I'm about to click cancel he says "How about a crate then" so I add one and get the trade.

    Bottom line: I like it when there are traders who I can haggle with.
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  10. Post #450
    Marko97's Avatar
    February 2010
    186 Posts

    Just got today!<3
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  11. Post #451
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    Totenkreuz's Avatar
    January 2011
    12,362 Posts

    Just got today!<3
    that thing is by far the most distracting hat in the game. I've lost many fights cause of that thing.
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  12. Post #452
    FreaXx's Avatar
    October 2010
    512 Posts

    Just got today!<3
    I drop it yesterday
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  13. Post #453
    BroDuck's Buttslut
    Ban Camp's Avatar
    January 2011
    5,234 Posts
    I got a tough guy's torque in a drop
    I am happy man.
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  14. Post #454
    Nukle's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,043 Posts

    Just got today!<3
    That was my first hat, crafted with 3 refineds. Happiest day of my life
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  15. Post #455
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    Lordgeorge16's Avatar
    May 2010
    8,835 Posts
    that thing is by far the most distracting hat in the game. I've lost many fights cause of that thing.
    Reading this makes me glad to be in possession of a level 50 Vintage Towering Pillar of Hats.
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  16. Post #456
    ulvemann43's Avatar
    February 2009
    583 Posts
    If they only cared about the idling program, that would have just found a way to disable that, rather than put a cap on the drop system.
    wasn't the cap because most of the comunity started complaining about the idle servers?
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  17. Post #457
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    Kirbyfactor's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,917 Posts
    You have two max heads that you dont even wear.
    Will you trade one with me?
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  18. Post #458
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    PSI Guy's Avatar
    March 2009
    4,705 Posts
    Found around 5 hats in two weeks.
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  19. Post #459
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    Dennab
    December 2009
    14,782 Posts
    I found around 5 hats since hats were first introduced, you lucky fuck.
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  20. Post #460
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    Kirbyfactor's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,917 Posts
    I found around 5 hats since hats were first introduced, you lucky fuck.
    I found zero
    Got all of them thanks to trading
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  21. Post #461
    EGG CUP
    EmperorKabuto's Avatar
    May 2011
    2,855 Posts
    I found zero
    Got all of them thanks to trading
    I hadn't found any until after I had 1200 hours

    at like 1230, I found a football helmet

    HHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

    and then at around 1450 I found a Western Wear

    thisisok.jpg
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  22. Post #462
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    riki2cool's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,169 Posts
    I've found 3 hats.
    A otodiosfjaifsajkofapndj mirror, hound dog and coupe d'isaster.
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  23. Post #463
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    Painseeker's Avatar
    December 2008
    6,678 Posts
    I found a fancy fedora about 3 days after hats were released and then a modest pile about 8 months later (at least). Everything else was either traded for or a promo.
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  24. Post #464
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    December 2009
    14,782 Posts
    I've found 3 hats.
    A otodiosfjaifsajkofapndj mirror, hound dog and coupe d'isaster.
    Otolaryngologist's
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  25. Post #465
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    Kirbyfactor's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,917 Posts
    Otolaryngologist's
    Bless you
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  26. Post #466
    Roxerg's Avatar
    June 2011
    2,946 Posts
    lovely thing happened to me today
    i was moving my level 3 sentry to another location, but i heard that a heavy is right around the corner, so i went to shoot him to buy time for my sentry.
    and guess what.
    it was heavy medic pair, they just killed a soldier, so heavy was on low health.
    i shot two times at the heavy and he DIED.
    then i shot the medic.

    and that's why i love tf2
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  27. Post #467
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    September 2010
    7,883 Posts
    The Machina. Do I need to say more?

    Not only does it shoot projectiles, but they penetrate and instakill!
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  28. Post #468
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    May 2010
    8,835 Posts
    The Machina. Do I need to say more?

    Not only does it shoot projectiles, but they penetrate and instakill!
    It's not a projectile. It's still a hitscan weapon, it just leaves a tracer effect in the air to show where you fired from, making it blatantly obvious to observant enemies as to where you are.
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  29. Post #469
    Clovernoodle's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,186 Posts
    A day or two after the Towering Pillar came out, I was totally mesmerized and wanted it really badly. But back then, of course, there was no trading, and crafting was a bitch.

    Then I idled for like an hour, and came back to three items.
    One of them was the Towering Pillar.
    I was seriously so overjoyed I actually wasn't sure if it was real.


    ...now I miss my Towering Pillar. :(
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  30. Post #470
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    Captain Chalky's Avatar
    September 2010
    7,883 Posts
    It's not a projectile. It's still a hitscan weapon, it just leaves a tracer effect in the air to show where you fired from, making it blatantly obvious to observant enemies as to where you are.
    Nice of VALVe to put PROJECTILES PENETRATE PLAYERS as a stat for it, then?
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  31. Post #471
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    Vaught's Avatar
    June 2008
    6,309 Posts
    Nice of VALVe to put PROJECTILES PENETRATE PLAYERS as a stat for it, then?
    Technically a bullet is a projectile. Just a really fast moving one!

    Edited:

    It's not a projectile. It's still a hitscan weapon, it just leaves a tracer effect in the air to show where you fired from, making it blatantly obvious to observant enemies as to where you are.
    You can just move to a different spot.
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  32. Post #472
    Dennab
    August 2011
    317 Posts
    A day or two after the Towering Pillar came out, I was totally mesmerized and wanted it really badly. But back then, of course, there was no trading, and crafting was a bitch.

    Then I idled for like an hour, and came back to three items.
    One of them was the Towering Pillar.
    I was seriously so overjoyed I actually wasn't sure if it was real.


    ...now I miss my Towering Pillar. :(
    I guess nowadays unusuals are the "old hats".
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  33. Post #473
    k2.
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    July 2011
    1,079 Posts
    Nice of VALVe to put PROJECTILES PENETRATE PLAYERS as a stat for it, then?
    so your saying the short circuit could destroy its bullets
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  34. Post #474
    assistbyheal's Avatar
    November 2010
    154 Posts
    It's not a projectile. It's still a hitscan weapon, it just leaves a tracer effect in the air to show where you fired from, making it blatantly obvious to observant enemies as to where you are.
    I freaking love that tracer effect, even if it shows my position (which is obvious most of the time anyway)


    A day or two after the Towering Pillar came out, I was totally mesmerized and wanted it really badly. But back then, of course, there was no trading, and crafting was a bitch.

    Then I idled for like an hour, and came back to three items.
    One of them was the Towering Pillar.
    I was seriously so overjoyed I actually wasn't sure if it was real.


    ...now I miss my Towering Pillar. :(
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYeU7ogIy8

    I remember
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  35. Post #475
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    December 2008
    6,678 Posts
    I was in a match earlier in which my team contained 5 snipers, 3 spies, a heavy and myself as engie. We were getting our asses kicked, my sentry was the only thing preventing them from pushing the cart non-stop until they won.

    Eventually the heavy clearly got pissed off because he was yelling into the mic for people to change classes, problem being that he spoke in russian so nobody was listening. (I don't speak Russian but I could clearly hear "5 snipers")

    Eventually he just walked up to me and started listing off orders in Russian, followed up by trying desperately to translate what he said into English for me. Thanks to his attempts at speaking English we devised a plan to push the entire enemy team back, set up a complete engie nest beside the tracks and win the match.

    Teamwork is awesome, fuck the language barrier.
    Of course, it was mainly his leadership that did it, I was just the engie that set shit up where he told me to.
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  36. Post #476
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    Hell-met's Avatar
    April 2009
    7,129 Posts
    This screen popping-up, who doesn't love it
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  37. Post #477
    Clovernoodle's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,186 Posts
    Ah, yes, that video. I was so excited I made one. To the chagrin of my subs.
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  38. Post #478
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    Recurracy's Avatar
    August 2009
    11,532 Posts
    That was my first hat, crafted with 3 refineds. Happiest day of my life
    It was my first drop, it's now vintage too :O

    THANK YOU, VAUGHT!


    My best friend is going to be so fucking happy with this, no doubt about it.
    This is why I love Facepunch.
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  39. Post #479
    Gold Member
    Xyrofen's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,711 Posts
    Valve does sorta still fuck over idlers by doing surprise things like the Deus Ex update on fridays, cries of "OH NO I ALREADY IDLED" everywhere.

    Weekend Idler master race.
    I played so much this last week that I got all but two of my drops before that update and only got one medic crate. I then opened the crate with my lone key, hoping for a medigun or syringe gun, only to get the strange crossbow (if anyone is interested in it, PM me). I opened a second crate I got through trade after buying another key and got the mirror.



    The first week I had TF2 I got the Magnificent Mongolian, I still have it equipped to my heavy. :D The first day I got TF2 one of my best friends gave me a bunch of his spare weapons to try. More recently I helped my friend by giving him a refined and reclaimed so he could have enough to trade for it (TS Bill's).
    Some time in March, right after I had saved enough metal for a blighted beak, I got a Grimm Hatte in a random drop and was ecstatic (I have twice as many hours playing Medic as I do any other class). Now I have my medic decked out with Grimm Hatte, Balaclavas are Forever Blighted Beak, and Meet the Medic. <3 TF2
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  40. Post #480
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    August 2011
    1,878 Posts
    The first week I had TF2 I got the Magnificent Mongolian, I still have it equipped to my heavy. :D The first day I got TF2 one of my best friends gave me a bunch of his spare weapons to try. More recently I helped my friend by giving him a refined and reclaimed so he could have enough to trade for it (TS Bill's).
    Some time in March, right after I had saved enough metal for a blighted beak, I got a Grimm Hatte in a random drop and was ecstatic (I have twice as many hours playing Medic as I do any other class). Now I have my medic decked out with Grimm Hatte, Balaclavas are Forever Blighted Beak, and Meet the Medic. <3 TF2
    Grimm Hatte and Beak IS pretty awesome.
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