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I must be the only one who doesn't have that many hats/miscs. I have exactly three non-event/achievement hats (one of which I had to trade for) and no misc items.

Anyway, I wanted to ask: what servers do people play on when the OCR ones are empty? It seems like every time I want to play recently, there's no one on the OCR servers, and I could use a good place to hang out when that's the case.

I invade the CK noob server from time to time, because it's hilarious.

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I usually take advantage of quickplay, although it's had a distressing tendency to send me to empty servers lately. And several times it sent me to a server with 3 bots per team and no one else. (Protip: Valve servers all have the "valve" tag on them in the server browser. Filter by that and "has users playing" for some easy-yet-infuriating rounds courtesy of teammates with the collective intelligence of a brick.)

Then there's the whole lolinternet thing where my ping soars into the 900 range and makes powerpoint look fast by comparison.

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CK's server was where I started out, and I'll still drop by there every once in a while when OCR is empty. What's frustrated me about them for a long time was that they had no auto-scramble, which often led to things getting stack-happy and your team of mostly noobs getting rolled repeatedly. Incredibly frustrating. They seemed to have auto-scramble on the last time I stopped by, which makes things so much better. They also finally had all talk on, too; it's amazing how much more easy-going that makes most games.

There are one or two other random servers I've had in my favorites pretty much since I started playing: Nemu's Battleground is one, and FFN Back to Basics is another. I think both of those are 32-player, so I don't go there much.

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Unboxed some S31 crates, got all but Strange Degreaser & an extra set of fists.

Anyone know if Frogg needs fists?

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Unboxed some S31 crates, got all but Strange Degreaser & an extra set of fists.

Anyone know if Frogg needs fists?

as of last night frogg was seeking fists

Nevermind, he has found them.

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Okay, so Valve released a bugfix update that's apparently making everyone's game crash, and the third stage of Thunder Mountain is now completely broken. Woohoo!

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I forgot to mention it, but there was a TF2 update earlier today.

An optional update for Team Fortress 2 is now available. The specific changes include:

Team Fortress 2:

- The Mannniversary Sale has ended, though Manniversary Packages will continue to drop for a short time

- The Mannniversary Paper Hat is no longer craftable

- Removed the painterly filter option on Decal Tools

- Added loading screen tooltip about the new abuse reporting system

- Added a default key binding for filing an abuse report (F7)

- Fixed a common in-game client crash

- Fixed a client crash when opening the loadout screen

- Fixed a client crash related to sniper dots

- Fixed a server crash that occurred when running both SourceTV and Replay

- Fixed high five taunts applying the wielded weapon's taunt effect

- Fixed "Cannot Craft" text not appearing on certain item tooltips

- Updated localization files

Steam Workshop:

- Fixed not being able to retrieve Steam Workshop items if any item had been deleted

- Increased Steam Workshop preview image size from 256x256 to 512x512

Also, Valve's Tony Paloma (aka Druken F00l) has already stated they plan to have another TF2 update tomorrow to address some crash issues on both clients and servers.

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I got my Strange Degreaser woo woo. Just need to find people with S30s and get cracking.

I have a Non-Craftable Warrior's Spirit (Bought more than $20 worth of stuff from the store) that I'll give away to a good home if anyone still needs them. They're the bear claws for Heavy.

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I got my Strange Degreaser woo woo. Just need to find people with S30s and get cracking.

I have a Non-Craftable Warrior's Spirit (Bought more than $20 worth of stuff from the store) that I'll give away to a good home if anyone still needs them. They're the bear claws for Heavy.

I'm always open to gifts. :3

Feel free to poke me on Steam.

~Zero

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Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed a frequent server crash related to packfiles

- Fixed the following items not being able to be used in the Rebuild Headgear recipe: Lo-Fi Longwave, Loyalty Reward, Spiral Sallet, Summer Shades, Scout Flip-Flops, Lucky No. 42, Summer Hat, Killer Exclusive, Ball-Kicking Boots, Merc's Pride Scarf, Manniversary Paper Hat

Strangely, this wasn't announced on the TF2 server mailing list.

TEST has been updated and restarted. BLU and RED haven't yet updated.

Edit: Reports are coming in to the dedicated list that the update introduced a new crashing bug. BLU and RED will remain running the old version until further notice. BLU's password is "ocremix"

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TEST seems to have crashed. Lost the connection just now on Doublecross, 4 players total were on at the time. (One had just joined.)

Valve's update earlier today has a bug loading some models, mostly hats and the like. Valve's Henry Goffin says they're working on it.

P.S. The edits to my previous post mention that there's a bug in this update and that TEST was updated (and thus crashy), while BLU/RED aren't.

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An optional update for Team Fortress 2 is now available. Please run hldsupdatetool to receive the updates. The specific changes include:

- Fixed a server error about unprecached models

- Fixed a problem where the Sniper Rifle wouldn't damage sticky bombs

Applying to TEST now.

TEST is now back up and running.

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TEST is down for unknown reasons. I'm trying to bring it back up, but I'm not having much luck.

RED is still operational at its old address.

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TEST is operational again.

SPEAKING of TEST, I feel we need to have more conversation about this.

People have been reporting periodic problems with TEST other than the problems Valve introduced in recent patches. Mostly where it basically drops everyone from the server, or where everyone's ping is suddenly is the 500+ range.

Additionally, I had my credit card number stolen just recently. I've only had this card for about 6 months. XFactorServers is the only company I've dealt with on this card that could be considered a "small" company, and I consider them the most likely to be the leak of this number.

In other words, expect to see yet another server soon to replace TEST, but I'm not sure where yet.

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If the server isn't crashing or having it's own random crazy ping events, multiplay branding may not be that bad. Thought, if anything is going to piss you off, it'll be their clanforge interface.

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absolutely new to this game, not trying to become good at it because of that other game, but these last two days...crashes, crashes, is this really regular or I'm just unlucky?

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