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So, now that the Highlander server is no longer needed, I should shut it down?

Too bad it didn't happen a few days ago, or we could have kept the CS:S server. Then again, NO ONE used the CS:S server during November (according to stats).

Oh right, I booted the CS:S server to steal its IP for the TF2 Beta server.

I beleive that atmuh has requested the use of the highlander server for his team.......

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It's time for the great Steam Treasure Hunt!

Personally, I think this is ridiculous. The only way to get the best TF2 hat from this hunt is to complete every objective in this treasure hunt. And most objectives involve owning different games.

I figure I have a large enough Steam library that I might get one or two of those hats, but definitely not the third.

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It's time for the great Steam Treasure Hunt!

Personally, I think this is ridiculous. The only way to get the best TF2 hat from this hunt is to complete every objective in this treasure hunt. And most objectives involve owning different games.

I figure I have a large enough Steam library that I might get one or two of those hats, but definitely not the third.

I wouldn't say this is any more ridiculous than pokernight at the inventory. In fact, I'd say it's less ridiculous. Because chances are if you get some of these achievements, you're legitimately interested in the games you own. It likely isn't going to be a reflection of who is willing to pay for items/hats (unlike pokernight), but rather a reflection of your interest in other games. Of course it doesn't hurt valve to have people who're insane enough to actually purchase enough games to unlock hats, and those insane people deserve to pay insane amounts of money to complete their collection. So it's win win!

I do find the name of the last hat amusing though. While its certainly displays the player's wealth.... the respect part is fairly ironic. :)!!

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I wouldn't say this is any more ridiculous than pokernight at the inventory. In fact, I'd say it's less ridiculous. Because chances are if you get some of these achievements, you're legitimately interested in the games you own. It likely isn't going to be a reflection of who is willing to pay for items/hats (unlike pokernight), but rather a reflection of your interest in other games. Of course it doesn't hurt valve to have people who're insane enough to actually purchase enough games to unlock hats, and those insane people deserve to pay insane amounts of money to complete their collection. So it's win win!

I do find the name of the last hat amusing though. While its certainly displays the player's wealth.... the respect part is fairly ironic. :)!!

Poker Night is all of $5 ($3 today and tomorrow).

Speaking of which, getting the Heavy's new minigun is one of the objectives for today/tomorrow.

One of the others requires that you own R.U.S.E. and chances are that anyone who bought an RTS around the time R.U.S.E. came out got Starcraft 2 instead.

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Poker Night is all of $5 ($3 today and tomorrow).

Speaking of which, getting the Heavy's new minigun is one of the objectives for today/tomorrow.

One of the others requires that you own R.U.S.E. and chances are that anyone who bought an RTS the time RUSE came out got Starcraft 2 instead.

Right but anyone and everyone who bought that $5 game, and any other promotional hat game during its repective promotion, have demonstrated to valve that this is an extremely valid marketing scheme.

  • If Sam&Max's pre-order numbers are blown out of the water while that promo was active (and they were) then maybe people will be willing to pay for a game that isn't even a stand alone title.

  • If copious amounts of people buy an otherwise worthless game for $5, then maybe they'd be willing to dish out more than $5 for potentially well developed games.

  • Then if enough people do that, maybe people will spend more than $20 for a worthless game. (and or a game that needs help selling)

Etc.

This isn't ridiculous. It's a glorified TF2 mannconomy shop. And it's in no poorer taste than the shop itself.

Side note: I know people who own R.U.S.E. because it looked good.

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Is RUSE any good? At least from a single player perspective?

Also, anyone here like Alien Swarm? I'm looking to play with some of you if you do. I dislike playing with random people generally. I played it some when it came out (pretty much to get the hat), but then just went back to playing TF2. So yeah, LFG to play Alien Swarm with :D

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Is RUSE any good? At least from a single player perspective?

Also, anyone here like Alien Swarm? I'm looking to play with some of you if you do. I dislike playing with random people generally. I played it some when it came out (pretty much to get the hat), but then just went back to playing TF2. So yeah, LFG to play Alien Swarm with :D

I will play with you after finals as well (Dec 17).

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Is RUSE any good? At least from a single player perspective?

Also, anyone here like Alien Swarm? I'm looking to play with some of you if you do. I dislike playing with random people generally. I played it some when it came out (pretty much to get the hat), but then just went back to playing TF2. So yeah, LFG to play Alien Swarm with :D

yeah, i'm up/down for/with that.

Starting the 17th, i'm o nvacation till the 3rd, but i'm able to play in the evenings till then.

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yeah, i'm up/down for/with that.

Starting the 17th, i'm o nvacation till the 3rd, but i'm able to play in the evenings till then.

When I first read this, I thought you said you were on novocaine till the 3rd.

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When I first read this, I thought you said you were on novocaine till the 3rd.

No, dentist visit on the 6th! wheeeeeee! Nitrous for all!

I just type really horribly.....

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A required update for Team Fortress 2 is now available. The specific changes include:

- Added the hats for The Great Steam Treasure Hunt.

- Fixed a bug that enabled players to weapon switch away from the Iron Curtain during spin down.

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That Treasure Hunt thing is...interesting. It was one thing to spend $4 for an amusing poker game that gave me five items, but I'm not about to go out and buy multiple games I have little to no interest in just for the sake of getting a hat. I already have two of the objectives by default, so if I luck out, maybe I'll get enough from Half Life 2 and Portal to get that first hat.

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I already have two of the objectives by default, so if I luck out, maybe I'll get enough from Half Life 2 and Portal to get that first hat.

Wait, did they confirm that there's be things from HL2 and Portal or are you just speculating?

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Pictures of the first two hats were added to the TF2 Wiki, but apparently the third hat wasn't in there... unless it's seriously going to look like a giant question mark. ;)

Bounty Hat, Treasure Hat, Hat of Undeniable Wealth And Respect

The difference between the first two hats is that the treasure chest is closed on the first and open (with a particle effect of coins spilling out) on the second.

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While I'm thinking about it, does not capturing the intelligence count as griefing? As in, you're holding it on your back but deliberately not bringing it to the capture zone? Or is it just really idiotic gameplay?

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While I'm thinking about it, does not capturing the intelligence count as griefing? As in, you're holding it on your back but deliberately not bringing it to the capture zone? Or is it just really idiotic gameplay?

Griefing.

Admin ruled, no further questions.

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see hats

go meh

Yeah, I got the same impression. However, being ever the hat whore, I'll be going for the 2nd one, I guess.

While I'm thinking about it, does not capturing the intelligence count as griefing? As in, you're holding it on your back but deliberately not bringing it to the capture zone? Or is it just really idiotic gameplay?

What about the scoots trying to get that one achievement? "Kill the enemy intel carrier while carrying the intel." I guess that would be playing "as Valve meant it to be played." -_-;

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While I'm thinking about it, does not capturing the intelligence count as griefing? As in, you're holding it on your back but deliberately not bringing it to the capture zone? Or is it just really idiotic gameplay?

It's actively benefiting the other team and preventing your own team from progressing, so yes. Feel free to /slay anyone you see doing this.

What about the scoots trying to get that one achievement? "Kill the enemy intel carrier while carrying the intel." I guess that would be playing "as Valve meant it to be played." -_-;

We're not an achievement farming server either.

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