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#48 What if ETF2L had a (item) paywall? in TF2 General Discussion

If it could work at all then I think it would only work with a self-selecting premium division where people that want to buy in to play for money can, otherwise even a tiny paywall would decimate the player base even further. On that basis the buy in should be considerably more than a few ref otherwise it's completely meaningless, it's probably worth consulting with some prem/tier 1 teams to see who would be interested and has the ability to pay (which would probably include some fundraisers).

posted 4 days ago
#1 I have been doing CSGO stats stuff in CSGO General Discussion

I haven't done much on the TF2 stats recently because I've been working on something for top level CSGO. It goes into a lot of detail not available elsewhere and has a number of innovations including a win probability model and eco/equipment adjusted performance stats.


There's still a ton of stuff to implement and I'm working on it. Chuck my twitter a follow if you're interested, that's where I'll be posting updates. At some point when I've got enough facilities built I'll be pushing on with more written content based on it. The data upload schedule can't be as fast as hltv, it's usually the next day.

posted 2 weeks ago
#76 Nominees for Community items in TF2 in TF2 General Discussion

It's worth remembering that Valve has already distributed community items to some casters (arx & beta, Admirable, Comedian) and people that undertake similar activities, podcasters, writers, translators, poster makers, charity organisers, etc. There's never been a clear cut set of activities that qualify or a particularly high bar, just drawing the TF2 team's attention in some way.

Really the community items come from a time before the item marketplace ruled everything, I think their retirement is probably a part of that overall shift in focus.

posted 1 month ago
#42 Nominees for Community items in TF2 in TF2 General Discussion

See what you've done TurboTabs? And all for a list that Valve will never even read let alone act on. Can't people wait until Festivus for the airing of grievances?

posted 1 month ago
#38 Nominees for Community items in TF2 in TF2 General Discussion
Hildreth..."home of competitve TF2"...


posted 1 month ago
#25 Nominees for Community items in TF2 in TF2 General Discussion

This list is the new community weapon

posted 1 month ago
#25 modern art in Off Topic
MouldI don't know or particularly care whether it's art or not, I don't see why I should be impressed if it takes no real talent.

making a lovely sculpture is a talent, drawing a nice picture is a talent, and painting a lovely landscape is a talent
putting a blob of yellow is not a talent, it's something even I could do, and then saying some dumb shit that gives it a non-meaning is something I could do too

and inevitably some smarmy mongoloid (always with rich parents) says 'but you didn't' and I always think that's a stupid response. So what? I've also never hit myself in the face with a brick and that doesn't impress me either.

Did you know that many of the old masters (from around 1420 onwards iirc) made use of lenses and light projection to help them make their paintings? The artifacts of those early lenses - things going out of focus, vanishing points changing as the lense was moved around, distortions of light and scale, flattened overall perspective from many small projections - are painted into the works themselves. It's interesting to re-evalutate your opinion of them based on knowing that many of them "cheated".

posted 1 month ago
#26 KRIT Esports - TF2 Announcement in TF2 General Discussion
Moist_PenguinThis isnt really directed at you anymore nuze more just a rant, sorry.

There's only one factor you need to take into account here, it begins with P and end with ermzilla

posted 1 month ago
#16 Community Items in TF2 General Discussion
HildrethIf Valve really do pay attention to community forums, they should know rewarded people who give their time for nothing to keep their game going with some token of gratitude is a good and popular move.

They stopped giving them out about half the game's life ago. I imagine they wish people would stop talking about it.

posted 1 month ago
#16 Comprehensive North American Highlander History in TF2 General Discussion

Good to see this completed, very nice job

posted 2 months ago
#132 strategy tool in Projects

This issue is now fixed

posted 2 months ago
#28 I made a podcast/discussion on growing tf2 in TF2 General Discussion
HiipFirewatch a i61 vod

I know that there were sponsors. What I mean is that the headline sponsor is arranged by Multiplay, so did the other sponsors come through that channel as well or did essentials acquire them independently?

If they did acquire them independently, are they "true" sponsorships with ROI considerations and performance expectations or are they essentially private donations channelled through a route convenient to a wealthier community member (this would not be a new thing if it were)?

I'm not expecting essentials to spill the beans on their financials, and I'm not trying to piss on anybody's chips, but if you're going to cite them as evidence of commercial interest then knowing where they came from and why they have shown up is important.

On the subject of the Swedish lan funding, Heny is open that it's funded by government grants. One of the unfortunate aspects of this is that TF2's volunteer operational basis is a big part of getting funded, so if there were ever an opportunity to do things on a more professional level then this specific funding would probably drop away. Whether Heny would be able to work his magic on an alternative in that case I don't know, but as it stands that's a Catch 22 to growth.

posted 2 months ago
#26 I made a podcast/discussion on growing tf2 in TF2 General Discussion
HiipFirehow did essentials get all those sponsors for i61 then?

Which ones did they get?

posted 2 months ago
#130 strategy tool in Projects

I've decided to let the domain die, but I've moved it under a subdomain at to keep the facility alive. If you get any problems that appear to be associated with the domain change let me know.

posted 2 months ago
#69 What's TurboTabs running away from? in Off Topic

posted 2 months ago
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