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Guide to make a looking thread
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I think we needed one of these. I've had many people ask me what they should do to find a team. I don't want to go into detail each time so I decided to make a thread. I also made this because of... you know who.

Before you make a looking thread, keep in mind that TF2 teams generally start scrimming at 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST and end anytime from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM EST. Some teams scrim from Mondays to Thursdays. Some teams scrim from Sunday to Thursdays. Some rarely scrim. If you want to play competitive TF2, you will have to put in the time and effort. You will not get good overnight. Not everyone starts at the same skill level so don't be discouraged.

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You should include your class and the division you wish to play in. Remember to be realistic.
Examples:
Scout LFT Low Open
Roamer LFT Mid Open
Pocket LFT High Open

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Choosing the correct section
Remember to choose "Recruitment" as the category. It is easy to forget about this because it is set to "General Discussion" by default. Choosing the correct section will prevent people from posting "wrong section" in your looking thread. If you do this, you will have a better chance of maintaining the beauty of your looking thread.

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What to include in your thread
Tell us about yourself. Anything interesting. If not, just give facts.
At what level do you want to play? At what level do you think are currently at? At what level do you want to be at by the end of the season?

Point out some things that you wish to work on as a player. Talk about goals that you wish to achieve as a player. This will show that you are willing to improve. Be realistic and honest.

What is your schedule like? How often do you play TF2? How many days of the week are you willing to commit to TF2?

What kind of competitive experience do you have? How long have you been pubbing? How long have you been playing in tf2lobby.com/#tf2mix/#tf2.pug.na/#tf2.pug.nahl?

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Don't be immature. This is obvious. No one wants to play with someone that is annoying. You don't have to take pickup games or pubs seriously, but no one wants to play competitively with people who fuck around all of the time. Prove that you are all business when it comes to actually playing with a team.

You might get a lot of different replies. Some people will give you compliments and tell you that you are worth trying out. Some people will troll you. Some people will call you immature. The important thing is to stay positive and ignore the trolls. Don't insult anyone. Thank people for constructive criticism and let everyone know that you want to improve whatever you are criticized for.

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I think we needed one of these. I've had many people ask me what they should do to find a team. I don't want to go into detail each time so I decided to make a thread. I also made this because of... you know who.

Before you make a looking thread, keep in mind that TF2 teams generally start scrimming at 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST and end anytime from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM EST. Some teams scrim from Mondays to Thursdays. Some teams scrim from Sunday to Thursdays. Some rarely scrim. If you want to play competitive TF2, you will have to put in the time and effort. You will not get good overnight. Not everyone starts at the same skill level so don't be discouraged.

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You should include your class and the division you wish to play in. Remember to be realistic.
Examples:
Scout LFT Low Open
Roamer LFT Mid Open
Pocket LFT High Open

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[u][b]Choosing the correct section[/b][/u]
Remember to choose "Recruitment" as the category. It is easy to forget about this because it is set to "General Discussion" by default. Choosing the correct section will prevent people from posting "wrong section" in your looking thread. If you do this, you will have a better chance of maintaining the beauty of your looking thread.

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[u][b]What to include in your thread[/b][/u]
Tell us about yourself. Anything interesting. If not, just give facts.
At what level do you want to play? At what level do you think are currently at? At what level do you want to be at by the end of the season?

Point out some things that you wish to work on as a player. Talk about goals that you wish to achieve as a player. This will show that you are willing to improve. Be realistic and honest.

What is your schedule like? How often do you play TF2? How many days of the week are you willing to commit to TF2?

What kind of competitive experience do you have? How long have you been pubbing? How long have you been playing in tf2lobby.com/#tf2mix/#tf2.pug.na/#tf2.pug.nahl?

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[u][b]Tips[/b][/u]
Don't be immature. This is obvious. No one wants to play with someone that is annoying. You don't have to take pickup games or pubs seriously, but no one wants to play competitively with people who fuck around all of the time. Prove that you are all business when it comes to actually playing with a team.

You might get a lot of different replies. Some people will give you compliments and tell you that you are worth trying out. Some people will troll you. Some people will call you immature. The important thing is to stay positive and ignore the trolls. Don't insult anyone. Thank people for constructive criticism and let everyone know that you want to improve whatever you are criticized for.
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#2
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where's the tip that involves always posting it in general discussion and doing it three times?

god damn this is in general discussion

where's the tip that involves always posting it in general discussion and doing it three times?

god damn this is in general discussion
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#3
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Thanks for this, very concise and useful.

Thanks for this, very concise and useful.
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#4
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Sticky this :3

Sticky this :3
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#5
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Sticky in recruitment

Sticky in recruitment
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#6
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Also, don't expect a looking thread to get you a team. Lots of looking threads are ignored, so also make an effort to apply for teams. Don't expect the teams to come to you.

Also, don't expect a looking thread to get you a team. Lots of looking threads are ignored, so also make an effort to apply for teams. Don't expect the teams to come to you.
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#7
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http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/7663-the-future-of-competitive-team-fortress-2/2#post-112063

I'm creating a "Competitive TF2 Guide to Everything". If you don't mind, I would like to put your post into this document sooner or later.

http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/7663-the-future-of-competitive-team-fortress-2/2#post-112063

I'm creating a "Competitive TF2 Guide to Everything". If you don't mind, I would like to put your post into this document sooner or later.
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#8
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This will help alot of people!
edit; FAGGOT

This will help alot of people!
edit; FAGGOT
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#9
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Cleaned up my LFT thread a little bit. Unfortunately I can't change the title. Thanks alot!

Cleaned up my LFT thread a little bit. Unfortunately I can't change the title. Thanks alot!
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#10
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kirbyhttp://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/7663-the-future-of-competitive-team-fortress-2/2#post-112063

I'm creating a "Competitive TF2 Guide to Everything". If you don't mind, I would like to put your post into this document sooner or later.

Sure but i think this can be improved.

[quote=kirby]http://teamfortress.tv/forum/thread/7663-the-future-of-competitive-team-fortress-2/2#post-112063

I'm creating a "Competitive TF2 Guide to Everything". If you don't mind, I would like to put your post into this document sooner or later.[/quote]

Sure but i think this can be improved.
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#11
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off-season/playoff bump :)

also, it would be nice if someone could change the title to "Guide to making a looking thread" or "Guide to looking threads"

off-season/playoff bump :)

also, it would be nice if someone could change the title to "Guide to making a looking thread" or "Guide to looking threads"
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#12
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Heyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~

Heyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~
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#13
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NoonaHeyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~

of course! didn't think about writing this for newbie mixes specifically, but can't see why not.

[quote=Noona]Heyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~[/quote]

of course! didn't think about writing this for newbie mixes specifically, but can't see why not.
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#14
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I personally don't like stuff that's written in italics because it's less readable and thus drags my attention away from the text, rather than making me want to read it. I'm sorry to say it that way, but please don't use italics.

I personally don't like stuff that's written in italics because it's less readable and thus drags my attention away from the text, rather than making me want to read it. I'm sorry to say it that way, but please don't use italics.
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vileNoonaHeyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~

of course! didn't think about writing this for newbie mixes specifically, but can't see why not.

Thanks! A good amount of teams tend to people just being together at newbie mixes, so I thought a formal introduction to finding a team would be pretty great. Thanks for the quick response as well~

[quote=vile][quote=Noona]Heyo vile,

Do I have your permission to link this in the Newbie Mix Group?

Thanks in advance for writing this up~[/quote]

of course! didn't think about writing this for newbie mixes specifically, but can't see why not.[/quote]

Thanks! A good amount of teams tend to people just being together at newbie mixes, so I thought a formal introduction to finding a team would be pretty great. Thanks for the quick response as well~
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#16
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Can this be stickied or something?

Can this be stickied or something?
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#17
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Don't forget the talk about all the people you've beaten in MGE.

Don't forget the talk about all the people you've beaten in MGE.
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#18
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RenhetCan this be stickied or something?

Stickied and moved to Recruitment.

[quote=Renhet]Can this be stickied or something?[/quote]
Stickied and moved to Recruitment.
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#19
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Thanks, Mana. <3

Thanks, Mana. <3
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Utilize different fonts to point out facts Italacize questionable things underline your needs

It's Kind of like a resume. Don't make it huge, just list off what you know you are, what you think you can be and what you need from a team.

[b]Utilize different fonts to point out facts[/b] [i]Italacize questionable things[/i] [u]underline your needs[/u]

It's Kind of like a resume. Don't make it huge, just list off what you know you are, what you think you can be and what you need from a team.
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#21
10 Frags +

Please actually READ looking threads before you add someone. It can save you from embarrassment and the person you're adding from headaches.

Here's an example of what NOT to do:

3:25 AM - Munch: Monday, September 23, 2013
5:57 PM - Munch: hullo?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
2:48 AM - SlitheR: im here
2:51 AM - Munch: lol
2:51 AM - SlitheR: you looking for players ?
2:51 AM - Munch: maybe
2:51 AM - Munch: what do you play
2:52 AM - SlitheR: roam demo
2:52 AM - Munch: wow, you're like the second person who didn't even bother to read the fucking thread lol. I'm looking for a pocket and a medic and I prety much already know who I want to pick up anyways.
2:52 AM - Munch: good luck finding a team I guess though
2:52 AM - SlitheR: mk

Hell, this idiot couldn't even bother to read the fucking thread title and really was the second person to ask for a tryout on my team as a class I'm not even fucking looking for. I didn't realize we had so many illiterates in this community.

Please actually [b]READ[/b] looking threads before you add someone. It can save you from embarrassment and the person you're adding from headaches.

Here's an example of what NOT to do:
[quote]3:25 AM - Munch: Monday, September 23, 2013
5:57 PM - Munch: hullo?
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
2:48 AM - SlitheR: im here
2:51 AM - Munch: lol
2:51 AM - SlitheR: you looking for players ?
2:51 AM - Munch: maybe
2:51 AM - Munch: what do you play
2:52 AM - SlitheR: roam demo
2:52 AM - Munch: wow, you're like the second person who didn't even bother to read the fucking thread lol. I'm looking for a pocket and a medic and I prety much already know who I want to pick up anyways.
2:52 AM - Munch: good luck finding a team I guess though
2:52 AM - SlitheR: mk[/quote]

Hell, this idiot couldn't even bother to read the fucking thread title and really was the second person to ask for a tryout on my team as a class I'm not even fucking looking for. I didn't realize we had so many illiterates in this community.
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#22
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sorry for the necro, but i got sent to some kind of fbi has seized this shit website

sorry for the necro, but i got sent to some kind of fbi has seized this shit website
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#23
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Ice_Cold_Lemonadesorry for the necro, but i got sent to some kind of fbi has seized this shit website

Floor_master put that up as a joke when he decided to pull the plug on tf2lobby.

[quote=Ice_Cold_Lemonade]sorry for the necro, but i got sent to some kind of fbi has seized this shit website[/quote]
Floor_master put that up as a joke when he decided to pull the plug on tf2lobby.
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#24
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oh

oh
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