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Question for people who quit TF2
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#1
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  • Has your life improved since you quit?
  • Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
  • Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
  • What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
  • And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?

I ask because I went offline on Steam for 9 months, looked for something better to do, didn't find much, then logged back in.

EDIT: If you only quit for Overwatch then these questions don't really apply.

[list]
[*] Has your life improved since you quit?
[*] Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
[*] Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
[*] What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
[*] And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
[/list]

I ask because I went offline on Steam for 9 months, looked for something better to do, didn't find much, then logged back in.

EDIT: If you only quit for Overwatch then these questions don't really apply.
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#2
24 Frags +

I quit tf2 and did go to overwatch but i dont put in as much into OW as i did to tf2. I was having a really crappy time my last couple months and I was actually planning on quitting before finding out i was mutinied. I'm on a team in OW now and im having a much more productive and less toxic time. I've been hanging out with real life friends a lot that i wasnt before and things are a lot more enjoyable.

EDIT: OH YEAH I have time to play D&D again now which is a great feeling.

I quit tf2 and did go to overwatch but i dont put in as much into OW as i did to tf2. I was having a really crappy time my last couple months and I was actually planning on quitting before finding out i was mutinied. I'm on a team in OW now and im having a much more productive and less toxic time. I've been hanging out with real life friends a lot that i wasnt before and things are a lot more enjoyable.

EDIT: OH YEAH I have time to play D&D again now which is a great feeling.
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#3
33 Frags +

I just play other games because I don't mesh well with most people who play currently and I still cast - but if a bunch of oldbies came back to set up a team I'd pry be down.

I tried out OW, but didn't really care too much for it - I've heard it's better in the comp setting, but I don't like the game enough to force myself to care enough to acquire competency. Mostly stick to RTS' and RPGs as was my habit prior to getting into tf2.

I just play other games because I don't mesh well with most people who play currently and I still cast - but if a bunch of oldbies came back to set up a team I'd pry be down.

I tried out OW, but didn't really care too much for it - I've heard it's better in the comp setting, but I don't like the game enough to force myself to care enough to acquire competency. Mostly stick to RTS' and RPGs as was my habit prior to getting into tf2.
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#4
4 Frags +

I have had a lot of fun drawing since I decided to stop. I am also going to open a tumblr blog dedicated to my artwork...
Also decided to get a better schedule for my job and its been great.
I still get bored from time to time, so i sometimes play other games or mge with a friend before his matches.
Quit because decided spending time trying to get into an esea team was not worth it so i focused more in work instead.

Oh also my life definitely improved I am dating someone now.

I have had a lot of fun drawing since I decided to stop. I am also going to open a tumblr blog dedicated to my artwork...
Also decided to get a better schedule for my job and its been great.
I still get bored from time to time, so i sometimes play other games or mge with a friend before his matches.
Quit because decided spending time trying to get into an esea team was not worth it so i focused more in work instead.

Oh also my life definitely improved I am dating someone now.
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#5
4 Frags +

i quit tf2 because my life wasnt allowing enough time for me to play tf2 and improve, so i ended up plateauing and it got really stale and boring. after i quit, video games was no longer a part of my life at all, which is very different from not even a year ago when i had like 100 hrs in the past two weeks lmfao. i was able to focus on getting my grades up and getting a job which was nice. it also allowed me to focus on a sport, which is a very awesome thing to get into if youre in high school. i do play tf2 sometimes, although im not nearly as good as i used to be so it can get kind of infuriating to play haha. i still browse tftv because i like keeping up with the game and the comp scene bc i played since i was like 9 years old; im 17 now. im kind of happy i half quit because it allowed me to get my life on track but its always fun to come back and play once in a while.

i quit tf2 because my life wasnt allowing enough time for me to play tf2 and improve, so i ended up plateauing and it got really stale and boring. after i quit, video games was no longer a part of my life at all, which is very different from not even a year ago when i had like 100 hrs in the past two weeks lmfao. i was able to focus on getting my grades up and getting a job which was nice. it also allowed me to focus on a sport, which is a very awesome thing to get into if youre in high school. i do play tf2 sometimes, although im not nearly as good as i used to be so it can get kind of infuriating to play haha. i still browse tftv because i like keeping up with the game and the comp scene bc i played since i was like 9 years old; im 17 now. im kind of happy i half quit because it allowed me to get my life on track but its always fun to come back and play once in a while.
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#6
23 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
Yes. Cast more and have more free time. Actually get schoolwork done on time etc, so im happier, a better student, and got to cast at i58. I think its been a good choice.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I had the drive again after casting at i58. That whole LAN experience almost led to me making a team. Other than that, i'll occasionally play it on stream since people actually watch me when I play that.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Not non gaming. Casting, and CS were what my focus turned to. That and taking 9 courses this semester. Also streaming as well.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
I stopped finding the game fun, and didn't really enjoy some of my teams atmospheres. Just stopped having fun really. Much happier casting.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
Even if I didn't cast, I'd still browse. It's one of the best communities I've ever known, and i58 hammered that home that much harder.

[b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]
Yes. Cast more and have more free time. Actually get schoolwork done on time etc, so im happier, a better student, and got to cast at i58. I think its been a good choice.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]
I had the drive again after casting at i58. That whole LAN experience almost led to me making a team. Other than that, i'll occasionally play it on stream since people actually watch me when I play that.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]
Not non gaming. Casting, and CS were what my focus turned to. That and taking 9 courses this semester. Also streaming as well.

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]
I stopped finding the game fun, and didn't really enjoy some of my teams atmospheres. Just stopped having fun really. Much happier casting.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
Even if I didn't cast, I'd still browse. It's one of the best communities I've ever known, and i58 hammered that home that much harder.
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#7
41 Frags +

I'm still very active with games so I'm not sure if this is the type of response you're looking for, but I figured I'd answer anyways.

Iso- Has your life improved since you quit?

That's a hard question to answer because a lot of factors affect the way my life has played out over the past few years. I'm going to assume you're referring to specifically the parts of my life that dealt specifically with this game and how things have been different ever since then. If that's the case, then maybe? When I was really dedicated to this game, I wouldn't sacrifice scrim time and matches for anything; they were things I looked forward to at the end of every day and I still look back fondly on getting myself pumped up before a league match. However, it was obvious that I burning myself out towards the end of things, so it was definitely a nice change of pace to no longer be tied to a multiple scrim/matches a week and provide myself more flexibility with my free-time. The way I saw it, if it was becoming a chore to play this game, then maybe it was about time I take a break.

Iso- Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?

Occasionally when I have nothing to do I'll boot it up and queue for a pub or play some matchmaking as a kind of "nostalgia"-esque thing, but I like to keep myself pretty busy these days so that doesn't happen too much. I haven't played any type of pick-up game or anything since I played my last league match though.

Iso- Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?

The reason I stopped playing this game is merely because I lost interest in it and something else came up that started filling the time I used to put into TF2. I'm a big advocate of things happening for a reason, so when I shifted my focus to speedrunning and finishing my degree up from TF2, I felt it was just because my period of interest had passed. If you're still enjoying the game though, I definitely think you should keep playing. I think that you shouldn't stop doing something just because you felt you needed to "stop", but rather because you actually aren't enjoying the act of doing that particular thing anymore.

Iso- What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?

Honestly, it was extreme burnout. After 7,000+ hours of doing most of what this game had to offer (being a part of a pub community, playing competitively, actively streaming it, making a hud, messing around in other misc. gamemodes), I just lost the spark to keep playing it that I originally had when I started, and something else came along that captivated my interest.

Iso- And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?

Just because I don't actively play the game anymore doesn't mean I've forgotten all of the friends I've made here and am interested in how the game is doing. After putting 7,000 hours of my life into this game, I've pretty much emotionally invested myself in the future of this game even though I'm not playing. I'll probably be around and supporting the scene until there is no scene left to support.

Hope this helps give you some insight. :3

I'm still very active with games so I'm not sure if this is the type of response you're looking for, but I figured I'd answer anyways.

[s][/s][quote=Iso]- Has your life improved since you quit? [/quote]

That's a hard question to answer because a lot of factors affect the way my life has played out over the past few years. I'm going to assume you're referring to specifically the parts of my life that dealt specifically with this game and how things have been different ever since then. If that's the case, then maybe? When I was really dedicated to this game, I wouldn't sacrifice scrim time and matches for anything; they were things I looked forward to at the end of every day and I still look back fondly on getting myself pumped up before a league match. However, it was obvious that I burning myself out towards the end of things, so it was definitely a nice change of pace to no longer be tied to a multiple scrim/matches a week and provide myself more flexibility with my free-time. The way I saw it, if it was becoming a chore to play this game, then maybe it was about time I take a break.

[quote=Iso]
- Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/quote]

Occasionally when I have nothing to do I'll boot it up and queue for a pub or play some matchmaking as a kind of "nostalgia"-esque thing, but I like to keep myself pretty busy these days so that doesn't happen too much. I haven't played any type of pick-up game or anything since I played my last league match though.

[quote=Iso]
- Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next? [/quote]

The reason I stopped playing this game is merely because I lost interest in it and something else came up that started filling the time I used to put into TF2. I'm a big advocate of things happening for a reason, so when I shifted my focus to speedrunning and finishing my degree up from TF2, I felt it was just because my period of interest had passed. If you're still enjoying the game though, I definitely think you should keep playing. I think that you shouldn't stop doing something just because you felt you needed to "stop", but rather because you actually aren't enjoying the act of doing that particular thing anymore.

[quote=Iso]
- What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/quote]

Honestly, it was extreme burnout. After 7,000+ hours of doing most of what this game had to offer (being a part of a pub community, playing competitively, actively streaming it, making a hud, messing around in other misc. gamemodes), I just lost the spark to keep playing it that I originally had when I started, and something else came along that captivated my interest.

[quote=Iso]
- And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play? [/quote]

Just because I don't actively play the game anymore doesn't mean I've forgotten all of the friends I've made here and am interested in how the game is doing. After putting 7,000 hours of my life into this game, I've pretty much emotionally invested myself in the future of this game even though I'm not playing. I'll probably be around and supporting the scene until there is no scene left to support.

Hope this helps give you some insight. :3
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#8
8 Frags +

I'm busy as fuck now compared to before, so in the sense of getting more things done, yes, my life is a lot more productive/improved. Before this summer I'd been a starter on at least 1 team every season except 1 summer for the past 3 years, basically. I still play a few hours (<8 when not counting idling usually) every 2 week period, but it's only ever with friends, and I hardly play competitive outside of center and maaaybe subbing for a team. If I'm not asked to play, I don't play.

I'm getting back into fencing, which I took a break from last year, but the biggest changes in hobbies are going to the gym more frequently and software development. That and max credit load for this semester. Really though, the main reason I quit was because all my closest friends quit. If the old IFA peeps wanted to play on a team again, I'd probably join that.

I browse tftv and the ugc forums because it's still fun to read what the occasional idiot has to say. IMO it's even funnier from the outside looking in

I'm busy as fuck now compared to before, so in the sense of getting more things done, yes, my life is a lot more productive/improved. Before this summer I'd been a starter on at least 1 team every season except 1 summer for the past 3 years, basically. I still play a few hours (<8 when not counting idling usually) every 2 week period, but it's only ever with friends, and I hardly play competitive outside of center and maaaybe subbing for a team. If I'm not asked to play, I don't play.

I'm getting back into fencing, which I took a break from last year, but the biggest changes in hobbies are going to the gym more frequently and software development. That and max credit load for this semester. Really though, the main reason I quit was because all my closest friends quit. If the old IFA peeps wanted to play on a team again, I'd probably join that.

I browse tftv and the ugc forums because it's still fun to read what the occasional idiot has to say. IMO it's even funnier from the outside looking in
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#9
26 Frags +

I played from 2010-2013. Took a 2 year break from games besides dota with IRL friends. Came back in 2015 and I still love tf2. My life didn't change at all when I didn't play.

OP, you have a very black and white way of looking at a hobby. Just play tf2 whenever you feel like and find other things to do that you enjoy. You make it sound like tf2 is an all-or-nothing commitment...

I played from 2010-2013. Took a 2 year break from games besides dota with IRL friends. Came back in 2015 and I still love tf2. My life didn't change at all when I didn't play.

OP, you have a very black and white way of looking at a hobby. Just play tf2 whenever you feel like and find other things to do that you enjoy. You make it sound like tf2 is an all-or-nothing commitment...
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#10
-38 Frags +

1.Yes, I can play games that aren't on a respirator.

2. I will not touch this game ever again.

3. I get to play better games.

4. BorRrInGGGG

5. good Minecraft point...

1.Yes, I can play games that aren't on a respirator.

2. I will not touch this game ever again.

3. I get to play better games.

4. BorRrInGGGG

5. good Minecraft point...
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#11
5 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
If by "improved" you mean that I have been happier, more sucessful, and have more time to do the things I enjoy, than yes.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
Not really, if I have extra time and I don't wanna get started on a project I might invest an hour or something into it, otherwise not really no.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Working out, school, life, anything but video games.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
Time restraints, burnout, feeling I was wasting my life and too fat.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
I still enjoy this game very much so, watch competitive matches, and read these forums because it's entertaining.

[b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]
If by "improved" you mean that I have been happier, more sucessful, and have more time to do the things I enjoy, than yes.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]
Not really, if I have extra time and I don't wanna get started on a project I might invest an hour or something into it, otherwise not really no.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]
Working out, school, life, anything but video games.

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]
Time restraints, burnout, feeling I was wasting my life and too fat.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
I still enjoy this game very much so, watch competitive matches, and read these forums because it's entertaining.
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#12
1 Frags +

I haven't played tf2 for like two months now because my my steam says I have 1999 hours and I don't want to push it over the edge

I haven't played tf2 for like two months now because my my steam says I have 1999 hours and I don't want to push it over the edge
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#13
5 Frags +

1. Yes

2. Almost sometimes but then I realize I have no one to play with or no one I want to play with. Also takes way too much time for no reward.

3. I work out a lot and watch a ton of twitch and play video games. When I'm not at work.

4. Lost quite a bit of enjoyment from the game at a certain point and enjoyed counter strike much more.

5. I have no idea, it's the only one I felt apart of but honestly I barely recognize any of the names on here and I don't even watch matches unless I know some one playing.

1. Yes

2. Almost sometimes but then I realize I have no one to play with or no one I want to play with. Also takes way too much time for no reward.

3. I work out a lot and watch a ton of twitch and play video games. When I'm not at work.

4. Lost quite a bit of enjoyment from the game at a certain point and enjoyed counter strike much more.

5. I have no idea, it's the only one I felt apart of but honestly I barely recognize any of the names on here and I don't even watch matches unless I know some one playing.
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#14
8 Frags +

(My post is assuming comp TF2 and not pubs, which I still play occasionally)

Has your life improved since you quit?
Yes, but not because I quit TF2.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I've been tempted a few times, but I haven't due to my job and the chore of finding a team that's fun to play with while still taking it somewhat seriously.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
I don't think I had anything in mind when I quit. However, in the mean time, Reflex has crossed my path, and I'm focusing on that game. The fact that the main game mode is 1v1 makes it very easy to find time to practice.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
Had a bittersweet last season. It was kind of like when you eat an amazing meal, but as you're still enjoying the after taste, you let a really wet fart rip while you're in public and end up with a gross wet butt. I think that's a fairly accurate way of describing my last season.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
Because I still feel part of the community and I love you meme-loving fucks.

(My post is assuming comp TF2 and not pubs, which I still play occasionally)

[b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]
Yes, but not because I quit TF2.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]
I've been tempted a few times, but I haven't due to my job and the chore of finding a team that's fun to play with while still taking it somewhat seriously.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]
I don't think I had anything in mind when I quit. However, in the mean time, Reflex has crossed my path, and I'm focusing on that game. The fact that the main game mode is 1v1 makes it very easy to find time to practice.

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]
Had a bittersweet last season. It was kind of like when you eat an amazing meal, but as you're still enjoying the after taste, you let a really wet fart rip while you're in public and end up with a gross wet butt. I think that's a fairly accurate way of describing my last season.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
Because I still feel part of the community and I love you meme-loving fucks.
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#15
Momentum Mod
10 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
Yes, quite a bit actually. TF2 always angered and frustrated me, and took away a lot of my time.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I still love jumping and occasionally play casual with friends, but that's really a whole other game to me. I feel the urge to come back to 6s quite frequently. It's kind of like an unhealthy addiction or like a bad relationship. I put lots of time into the game and am extremely dissatisfied with my performance and standing, but I've been caring less and less about it given the state of the game.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Started to pick up classical guitar again, and I'm really excited for Tekken 7. Fighting games seem really fun seeing as theyre pretty popular and 1v1. It's nice to not have to worry about playing on a team and improve on your own terms. Always liked playing tekken as a kid and T7 looks AMAZING. I might finish the jump map I was making and a tekken related app i was working on as well. Most of my time is going to go into graduate studies though, can't wait for that :)

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
There are a lot of factors and I'm not sure which is the main one.
- I lost a lot of passion for the game when demo was nerfed and when the escape plan got minicrits, which I believe in turn made scout very powerful.
- Valve is doing a horrible job; I don't like the direction the game is going.
- Can't pug anymore because everyone just whines like 4 year olds, giving me headaches.
- Vand showed me the sociopathic mentality of the usual invite player. Also turned the game into a job rather than a hobby of mine.
- I doubt I can be the best because I get over 100 ping in match servers and I only like playing demo/soldier. No lans that I will ever be able to attend. I do have the money to attend but it's really not worth blowing that kind of money on it. I tried a bit to play scout as I believe it's the only class that I can get really good at given high ping, but I don't feel like starting over.
- A lot of players play tf2 A LOT and I can't really keep that going with school, part time jobs, other hobbies, and grad school right around the corner so it feels like I can't really keep playing at my usual level.
- Past couple of seasons have been failures for me. Really ruined any confidence I had in my play and brought me to the realization that the only reason I was playing in invite was because the game had most of the real invite players leave.
- Haven't cared to do the things one needs to do to improve, but at the same time really didn't like losing.
- Didn't get any recognition. It's nice to get compliments every once in awhile but in general the community seems pretty hostile (including myself). Most of the humble people don't play. Very few do (s/o to freestate <3)
- too emotional over the game

Really just that this game hasn't brought anything positive into my life aside from a handful of people that I like being around. I really do regret ever playing 6s in the first place even considering the few great people I've met.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
I ask myself this question a lot. Kind of like an addiction to the game ends up bringing me here. I should stop and move on.

[b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]
Yes, quite a bit actually. TF2 always angered and frustrated me, and took away a lot of my time.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]
I still love jumping and occasionally play casual with friends, but that's really a whole other game to me. I feel the urge to come back to 6s quite frequently. It's kind of like an unhealthy addiction or like a bad relationship. I put lots of time into the game and am extremely dissatisfied with my performance and standing, but I've been caring less and less about it given the state of the game.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]
Started to pick up classical guitar again, and I'm really excited for Tekken 7. Fighting games seem really fun seeing as theyre pretty popular and 1v1. It's nice to not have to worry about playing on a team and improve on your own terms. Always liked playing tekken as a kid and T7 looks AMAZING. I might finish the jump map I was making and a tekken related app i was working on as well. Most of my time is going to go into graduate studies though, can't wait for that :)

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]
There are a lot of factors and I'm not sure which is the main one.
- I lost a lot of passion for the game when demo was nerfed and when the escape plan got minicrits, which I believe in turn made scout very powerful.
- Valve is doing a horrible job; I don't like the direction the game is going.
- Can't pug anymore because everyone just whines like 4 year olds, giving me headaches.
- Vand showed me the sociopathic mentality of the usual invite player. Also turned the game into a job rather than a hobby of mine.
- I doubt I can be the best because I get over 100 ping in match servers and I only like playing demo/soldier. No lans that I will ever be able to attend. I do have the money to attend but it's really not worth blowing that kind of money on it. I tried a bit to play scout as I believe it's the only class that I can get really good at given high ping, but I don't feel like starting over.
- A lot of players play tf2 A LOT and I can't really keep that going with school, part time jobs, other hobbies, and grad school right around the corner so it feels like I can't really keep playing at my usual level.
- Past couple of seasons have been failures for me. Really ruined any confidence I had in my play and brought me to the realization that the only reason I was playing in invite was because the game had most of the real invite players leave.
- Haven't cared to do the things one needs to do to improve, but at the same time really didn't like losing.
- Didn't get any recognition. It's nice to get compliments every once in awhile but in general the community seems pretty hostile (including myself). Most of the humble people don't play. Very few do (s/o to freestate <3)
- too emotional over the game

Really just that this game hasn't brought anything positive into my life aside from a handful of people that I like being around. I really do regret ever playing 6s in the first place even considering the few great people I've met.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
I ask myself this question a lot. Kind of like an addiction to the game ends up bringing me here. I should stop and move on.
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#16
3 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
yes, purely because school is great

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
often, but I don't have time to play ESEA so I don't feel much urge to play seriously to improve

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
school

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
still school :(

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
because I secretly wish I had time to play again

Has your life improved since you quit?
yes, purely because school is great

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
often, but I don't have time to play ESEA so I don't feel much urge to play seriously to improve

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
school

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
still school :(

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
because I secretly wish I had time to play again
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#17
3 Frags +

i still come here despite not playing tf2 anymore because this forum is more entertaining as a community than things like facebook, imgur, 4chan, or reddit. also, having put a lot of hours into tf2, im still somewhat interested in what goes on with the game, who the top teams are, and other game-related banter. most importantly, i like the layout.

i still come here despite not playing tf2 anymore because this forum is more entertaining as a community than things like facebook, imgur, 4chan, or reddit. also, having put a lot of hours into tf2, im still somewhat interested in what goes on with the game, who the top teams are, and other game-related banter. most importantly, i like the layout.
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#18
0 Frags +

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
Internet communities basically go to shit when they reach a certain size. If my internet use were dictated by a single rule it would essentially be this: "flight from size"

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
Internet communities basically go to shit when they reach a certain size. If my internet use were dictated by a single rule it would essentially be this: "flight from size"
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#19
8 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
Even though I've been waning myself off for the past few months, I've definitely felt some great changes in my life so far. More productive in school, able to focus in on some other hobbies, and really take what I got from the game and run with it in other hobbies/jobs/etc. I've been able to focus in on my anxiety/depression and have made some huge improvements within the past year. I've also become a lot more social because I have a ton of free time - and I still have the gaming habits in me to play with new friends.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I still pub every once in a while, but its mostly because I enjoy the mechanics of the game - and it's something for my hands to do in between writing essays, code, etc. I'm overall satisfied with where I've gotten in the game, even if I've been a backup for over a year LOL.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
My biggest change from TF2 was actually understanding that I could apply my TF2 skills in real life applications. Since I love to make videos, I'm picking up photography/videography. TF2 taught me cinematography, video editing, audio mixing (nothing in comparison to airon, ofc), and tons of other things simply because I could sit down at the computer and do it in a game world. The transition to real life video/photo is only limited by the camera and the lenses/gimbals that I own. I'm really excited to jump into the hobby because I feel like I'll be ahead of a lot of beginners with the knowledge I've learned through TF2.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
The eventual burnout that would take me a little over a year to understand. I've played a little under 7500 hours and consists of just about every activity the game has. Since about a year ago, however, the constant frustration of not gel'ing with anyone and personal frustration/depression really got to me. Nowadays even if I really only like to play ultiduo medic or pub, and sometimes I still dislike those activites - which is a real shame.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
Because I like to hear about other people's stories and see where they're going. I enjoy seeing old friends succeed at whatever they are doing, or lower level players rise to Invite. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that I've contributed to the community in some way - and always love to see if people recognize what everyone in the past has done to get us here.

I may post my IRL videos on another channel, but keep an eye for 'em, I guess. :) It's been fun.

[b]Has your life improved since you quit?[/b]
Even though I've been waning myself off for the past few months, I've definitely felt some great changes in my life so far. More productive in school, able to focus in on some other hobbies, and really take what I got from the game and run with it in other hobbies/jobs/etc. I've been able to focus in on my anxiety/depression and have made some huge improvements within the past year. I've also become a lot more social because I have a ton of free time - and I still have the gaming habits in me to play with new friends.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]
I still pub every once in a while, but its mostly because I enjoy the mechanics of the game - and it's something for my hands to do in between writing essays, code, etc. I'm overall satisfied with where I've gotten in the game, even if I've been a backup for over a year LOL.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]
My biggest change from TF2 was actually understanding that I could apply my TF2 skills in real life applications. Since I love to make videos, I'm picking up photography/videography. TF2 taught me cinematography, video editing, audio mixing (nothing in comparison to airon, ofc), and tons of other things simply because I could sit down at the computer and do it in a game world. The transition to real life video/photo is only limited by the camera and the lenses/gimbals that I own. I'm really excited to jump into the hobby because I feel like I'll be ahead of a lot of beginners with the knowledge I've learned through TF2.

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]
The eventual burnout that would take me a little over a year to understand. I've played a little under 7500 hours and consists of just about every activity the game has. Since about a year ago, however, the constant frustration of not gel'ing with anyone and personal frustration/depression really got to me. Nowadays even if I really only like to play ultiduo medic or pub, and sometimes I still dislike those activites - which is a real shame.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]
Because I like to hear about other people's stories and see where they're going. I enjoy seeing old friends succeed at whatever they are doing, or lower level players rise to Invite. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that I've contributed to the community in some way - and always love to see if people recognize what everyone in the past has done to get us here.

I may post my IRL videos on another channel, but keep an eye for 'em, I guess. :) It's been fun.
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#20
2 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?

I wouldn't say that stopping playing a game significantly helped me in life or made it worse but definitely I've got much more time for doing things such as studies and other activities; I just got more time on my hands, guess that's an improvement of sorts

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?

when I get bored last thing I want to do is play TF2 or any game for that matter, over the last couple of months while I still played the game it was more of an obligation which was partly the reason one day I stopped playing altogether, knowing that I don't have to play scrims or practicing or elevating elo is a nice feeling

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?

yes I dedicate most of my time to studies which is kind of my hobby and also meeting people, plus playing other games but less regularly

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?

overall discontent with the state of various things plus my own inability to overcome self-made barriers and lack of time and keenness to overcome mentioned barriers

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?

because I want those nerdstars goddamit because you don't really have to play the game to post things in topics such as '10 shapes of assholes you'd not believe exist' the community is still cool I wanna be a part of it

[b]Has your life improved since you quit?[/b]

I wouldn't say that stopping playing a game significantly helped me in life or made it worse but definitely I've got much more time for doing things such as studies and other activities; I just got more time on my hands, guess that's an improvement of sorts

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]

when I get bored last thing I want to do is play TF2 or any game for that matter, over the last couple of months while I still played the game it was more of an obligation which was partly the reason one day I stopped playing altogether, knowing that I don't [i]have to[/i] play scrims or practicing or elevating elo is a nice feeling

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]

yes I dedicate most of my time to studies which is kind of my hobby and also meeting people, plus playing other games but less regularly

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]

overall discontent with the state of various things plus my own inability to overcome self-made barriers and lack of time and keenness to overcome mentioned barriers

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]

[s]because I want those nerdstars goddamit[/s] [s]because you don't really have to play the game to post things in topics such as '10 shapes of assholes you'd not believe exist' [/s] the community is still cool I wanna be a part of it
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#21
1 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
Yes but the reason i quit tf2 is because i was in college so i doubt its connected. I would say i'm slightly more social tho.
Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I miss csgo more than anything in my life and have a craving for it at least once a day. Sadly my laptop is bad at video games so i can't play anything.
Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Work, socializing, walks in the park and watching netflix.
What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
wasnt a choice i made.
And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
tftv is my home its the first forum i ever participated in that wasnt wizard101central. I feel like this forum tought me how to navigate the world of esports and the internet in general. love this forum more than anything.

Has your life improved since you quit?
Yes but the reason i quit tf2 is because i was in college so i doubt its connected. I would say i'm slightly more social tho.
Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
I miss csgo more than anything in my life and have a craving for it at least once a day. Sadly my laptop is bad at video games so i can't play anything.
Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Work, socializing, walks in the park and watching netflix.
What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
wasnt a choice i made.
And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
tftv is my home its the first forum i ever participated in that wasnt wizard101central. I feel like this forum tought me how to navigate the world of esports and the internet in general. love this forum more than anything.
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#22
3 Frags +

Has your life improved since you quit?
It's only been 3 weeks since I "quit" TF2 but it is impossible to not notice how much time do I have now.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?
Yeah, I do get bored and I feel those urges all the time but the amount of IRL stuff that I have to do now prevents me from coming back.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?
Socializing (If you can even call it a hobby lol). I really enjoy talking and hanging out with other people now.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?
This summer I thought "Mate, your english is pretty good. Deutsch should be easy for ya, right?"

That's where I fucked up.

The uni I enrolled in 2 months ago turned out to be exactly the opposite of what I expected. I literally have to spend like 5 hours to do my homework every day. At some point I realized that if I won't stop playing now, I will get kicked out.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?
As one wise man once said: "You don't quit TF2 forever". I like to think so to. I just hope it will get easier once I get used to this rhythm and learn how to manage my time perfectly. Untill then, I will keep browsing TFTV cuz I really like this community.

[i][b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b][/i]
It's only been 3 weeks since I "quit" TF2 but it is impossible to not notice how much time do I have now.

[i][b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b][/i]
Yeah, I do get bored and I feel those urges all the time but the amount of IRL stuff that I have to do now prevents me from coming back.

[i][b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b][/i]
Socializing (If you can even call it a hobby lol). I really enjoy talking and hanging out with other people now.

[i][b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b][/i]
This summer I thought "Mate, your english is pretty good. Deutsch should be easy for ya, right?"

[u][i][b]That's where I fucked up.[/b][/i][/u]

The uni I enrolled in 2 months ago turned out to be exactly the opposite of what I expected. I literally have to spend like 5 hours to do my homework every day. At some point I realized that if I won't stop playing now, I will get kicked out.

[i][b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b][/i]
As one wise man once said: [i]"You don't quit TF2 forever"[/i]. I like to think so to. I just hope it will get easier once I get used to this rhythm and learn how to manage my time perfectly. Untill then, I will keep browsing TFTV cuz I really like this community.
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#23
37 Frags +
HellbentHas your life improved since you quit?
- Vand showed me the sociopathic mentality of the usual invite player. Also turned the game into a job rather than a hobby of mine.

I'm not sure why you still think Vand was the one with the sociopathic mentality, when one of the major reasons you got cut was because of your terrible attitude, and you freaking out and screaming during scrims because someone wanted to explain how to play something better, or you didn't like someone's tone, when everyone else was fine.You also told Vand and I to go kill ourselves after we tried to talk to you in mumble about cutting you, but even then you left the mumble before we could say what we wanted to. I don't understand how people wanting to improve together and try to win games is turning the game into a job. If i'm ever going to play a game competitively, I usually have the most fun winning, so working towards that shouldn't be a job, if you really enjoy the game.

[quote=Hellbent][b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]
- Vand showed me the sociopathic mentality of the usual invite player. Also turned the game into a job rather than a hobby of mine.[/quote]


I'm not sure why you still think Vand was the one with the sociopathic mentality, when one of the major reasons you got cut was because of your terrible attitude, and you freaking out and screaming during scrims because someone wanted to explain how to play something better, or you didn't like someone's tone, when everyone else was fine.You also told Vand and I to go kill ourselves after we tried to talk to you in mumble about cutting you, but even then you left the mumble before we could say what we wanted to. I don't understand how people wanting to improve together and try to win games is turning the game into a job. If i'm ever going to play a game competitively, I usually have the most fun winning, so working towards that shouldn't be a job, if you really enjoy the game.
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#24
0 Frags +

I didn't completely quit, but I went from organizing leagues (in Brazil, where I am from) and scrimming a lot (around 20~30 hours of TF2 per week plus the time I spent organizing leagues, casts, events etc), to playing pugs only (still in Brazil, around 10~20 hours of TF2 per week) and now to playing a couple of pugs only when I really don't have anything else to do (in France, around 5 hours per week). So, I would consider myself as a retired player, then...

Has your life improved since you quit?

Yes, by a lot. When I was really active, I was doing engineer school in Brazil. But I had no plans after the university due to the financial and political crisis in Brazil. So, 2 years ago, after spending some months in France and Italy, I realized I wanted to find something here and move out. After 2 years of dedicating myself to this goal, I realized what had became like a dream for me, and now I am working on a PhD in a field I am really fond of.

Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?

Yeah, I really love the game and I have been playing a couple of mixes per week with some really cool french guys that welcomed me to their community after I arrived here.

Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?

I have been jogging a couple of times per week and plan to start playing Tennis again.

What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?

To accomplish the goal I told about in my first answer.

And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?

Because I still love the game and I really want it to succeed.

I didn't completely quit, but I went from organizing leagues (in Brazil, where I am from) and scrimming a lot (around 20~30 hours of TF2 per week plus the time I spent organizing leagues, casts, events etc), to playing pugs only (still in Brazil, around 10~20 hours of TF2 per week) and now to playing a couple of pugs only when I really don't have anything else to do (in France, around 5 hours per week). So, I would consider myself as a retired player, then...

[b]Has your life improved since you quit? [/b]

Yes, by a lot. When I was really active, I was doing engineer school in Brazil. But I had no plans after the university due to the financial and political crisis in Brazil. So, 2 years ago, after spending some months in France and Italy, I realized I wanted to find something here and move out. After 2 years of dedicating myself to this goal, I realized what had became like a dream for me, and now I am working on a PhD in a field I am really fond of.

[b]Do you get bored enough to feel the urge to come back to TF2 often, or are you satisfied enough with where you are (or dissatisfied enough with TF2 when you left) to not even consider it?[/b]

Yeah, I really love the game and I have been playing a couple of mixes per week with some really cool french guys that welcomed me to their community after I arrived here.

[b]Did you have some other, non-videogame hobby to spend your time on, or did you exit into the world with no clear plans for what to do next?[/b]

I have been jogging a couple of times per week and plan to start playing Tennis again.

[b]What was the main reason that you decided to quit TF2?[/b]

To accomplish the goal I told about in my first answer.

[b]And, of course, why do you browse a forum for a game you no longer play?[/b]

Because I still love the game and I really want it to succeed.
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#25
0 Frags +

1. My life has improved a bit but it hasn't been this huge relief. It's mostly just nice to be able to do whatever I want in my free time without having the obligation to scrim and practice for 12+ hours per week.

2. I do not have the urge to launch tf2 ever again.

3. I played cs for a couple seasons which fit into the gap nicely but now I'm enjoying playing games casually and at my pace. I still play a lot of cs and I've added overwatch and hearthstone to my list, but I've been doing a bunch of other stuff, including speed running Diablo 2, as well as some non online stuff, like stone carving and getting back into ceramics.

4. The people I liked playing with had either quit or were so much better than me that it wasn't fun for either of us to play together. Plus I took a job on third shift.

5. I have a lot of downtime at work and I post regularly on half a dozen forums. Tftv is like a backwoods bar filled with hillbillies. Everyone here is friendly and naive. and the sarcasm and irony is really undeveloped because half the population is 15. I can post whatever I want and get affirmation through +frags

1. My life has improved a bit but it hasn't been this huge relief. It's mostly just nice to be able to do whatever I want in my free time without having the obligation to scrim and practice for 12+ hours per week.

2. I do not have the urge to launch tf2 ever again.

3. I played cs for a couple seasons which fit into the gap nicely but now I'm enjoying playing games casually and at my pace. I still play a lot of cs and I've added overwatch and hearthstone to my list, but I've been doing a bunch of other stuff, including speed running Diablo 2, as well as some non online stuff, like stone carving and getting back into ceramics.

4. The people I liked playing with had either quit or were so much better than me that it wasn't fun for either of us to play together. Plus I took a job on third shift.

5. I have a lot of downtime at work and I post regularly on half a dozen forums. Tftv is like a backwoods bar filled with hillbillies. Everyone here is friendly and naive. and the sarcasm and irony is really undeveloped because half the population is 15. I can post whatever I want and get affirmation through +frags
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#26
0 Frags +

1 - I wouldn't say it has improved, it just changed, since I was playing TF2 for pretty much all the free time I had, instead I either play other games or watch movies/TV shows.

2 - I still play MGE sometimes since it is in my opinion the best way to warmup my aim. But I'm not considering getting back to TF2.

3 - Mostly skate and overwatch.

4 - I applied for a team and BreD got picked over me. That's when I realised this game would never have anything to offer to me, and I just wasted 3.4k hours into nothing.

5 - memes and drama

1 - I wouldn't say it has improved, it just changed, since I was playing TF2 for pretty much all the free time I had, instead I either play other games or watch movies/TV shows.

2 - I still play MGE sometimes since it is in my opinion the best way to warmup my aim. But I'm not considering getting back to TF2.

3 - Mostly skate and overwatch.

4 - I applied for a team and BreD got picked over me. That's when I realised this game would never have anything to offer to me, and I just wasted 3.4k hours into nothing.

5 - memes and drama
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#27
Momentum Mod
1 Frags +
VollI'm not sure why you still think Vand was the one with the sociopathic mentality, when one of the major reasons you got cut was because of your terrible attitude, and you freaking out and screaming during scrims because someone wanted to explain how to play something better, or you didn't like someone's tone, when everyone else was fine.You also told Vand and I to go kill ourselves after we tried to talk to you in mumble about cutting you, but even then you left the mumble before we could say what we wanted to. I don't understand how people wanting to improve together and try to win games is turning the game into a job. If i'm ever going to play a game competitively, I usually have the most fun winning, so working towards that shouldn't be a job, if you really enjoy the game.

I don't know why you still fail to understand. Vand almost killed the team in the offseason before that season by leaving for another team, and was plotting to cut 2-3 people. I quit one of my jobs that I've been working for a year and more than doubled my play time that season. Still every time we played Vand would comment, more whine really, on every aspect of other peoples play. At that point I'd rather pug with b4nny, as least his whiny criticism has quite a bit of weight. He would also hound me when I was in the middle of classes to watch demos, which in hindsight I should've just ignored but it really gave me paranoia. It was a stressful time and it made me extremely grumpy when the response to everything is a thorin video about how I should be more dedicated.

I yelled at Vand in a scrim once, I could probably even find the log that I did it in, then apologized literally immediately after and now I'm some nursey level rager? You didn't realize that when Vand complains people shut down and tilt whereas I got annoyed and actually used my microphone. Every time I point that out to you I'm preventing the team from learning anything? I see peoples emotions and that's really the most important thing to worry about in a game in my view.

Straight up not being able to gauge other peoples emotions and respond properly is sociopathic. Cutting someone that invested that much and expecting them to stay and have a rational talk about it is extremely so. I made my best effort to always be around and discuss the game. I quit a job for this after all; I did want to improve. Then again TF2 wasn't #1 on my list like it was with everyone else on the team (except train when he was cut, and indust, linkuser, when they left [cut]) so maybe I did deserve it. I can only speculate what happened to the many others that joined that team then 'left'. It really doesn't surprise me that the only player he didn't constantly nag and push was sigh, the best player on that team at that time and the only one still playing.

This is the same person that told me he doesn't care who he plays with, that he could hate the people he played with, as long as he was winning. The same person that said quote 'b4nny is sitting on a goldmine', thinking the game is going to explode and he's gunna be some big tf2 esports player. The same circlejerk that believed in order to be good you can't play with your friends. It's different when people are literally making salaries on the games they play, but you can't expect everyone to put tf2 as their #1 priority in life. I don't know how you can still call it a hobby and not a job at that point. Maybe career is a better word. I know there is a lot people hang out in that mumble with this adopted mentality, and the idea that it might be correct really turns me off from the game more than anything else.

[quote=Voll]I'm not sure why you still think Vand was the one with the sociopathic mentality, when one of the major reasons you got cut was because of your terrible attitude, and you freaking out and screaming during scrims because someone wanted to explain how to play something better, or you didn't like someone's tone, when everyone else was fine.You also told Vand and I to go kill ourselves after we tried to talk to you in mumble about cutting you, but even then you left the mumble before we could say what we wanted to. I don't understand how people wanting to improve together and try to win games is turning the game into a job. If i'm ever going to play a game competitively, I usually have the most fun winning, so working towards that shouldn't be a job, if you really enjoy the game.[/quote]

I don't know why you still fail to understand. Vand almost killed the team in the offseason before that season by leaving for another team, and was plotting to cut 2-3 people. I quit one of my jobs that I've been working for a year and more than doubled my play time that season. Still every time we played Vand would comment, more whine really, on every aspect of other peoples play. At that point I'd rather pug with b4nny, as least his whiny criticism has quite a bit of weight. He would also hound me when I was in the middle of classes to watch demos, which in hindsight I should've just ignored but it really gave me paranoia. It was a stressful time and it made me extremely grumpy when the response to everything is a thorin video about how I should be more dedicated.

I yelled at Vand in a scrim once, I could probably even find the log that I did it in, then apologized literally immediately after and now I'm some nursey level rager? You didn't realize that when Vand complains people shut down and tilt whereas I got annoyed and actually used my microphone. Every time I point that out to you I'm preventing the team from learning anything? I see peoples emotions and that's really the most important thing to worry about in a game in my view.

Straight up not being able to gauge other peoples emotions and respond properly is sociopathic. Cutting someone that invested that much and expecting them to stay and have a rational talk about it is extremely so. I made my best effort to always be around and discuss the game. I quit a job for this after all; I did want to improve. Then again TF2 wasn't #1 on my list like it was with everyone else on the team (except train when he was cut, and indust, linkuser, when they left [cut]) so maybe I did deserve it. I can only speculate what happened to the many others that joined that team then 'left'. It really doesn't surprise me that the only player he didn't constantly nag and push was sigh, the best player on that team at that time and the only one still playing.

This is the same person that told me he doesn't care who he plays with, that he could hate the people he played with, as long as he was winning. The same person that said quote 'b4nny is sitting on a goldmine', thinking the game is going to explode and he's gunna be some big tf2 esports player. The same circlejerk that believed in order to be good you can't play with your friends. It's different when people are literally making salaries on the games they play, but you can't expect everyone to put tf2 as their #1 priority in life. I don't know how you can still call it a hobby and not a job at that point. Maybe career is a better word. I know there is a lot people hang out in that mumble with this adopted mentality, and the idea that it might be correct really turns me off from the game more than anything else.
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#28
21 Frags +

i think there's barely any people who would say you're more tolerable than vand lol

i think there's barely any people who would say you're more tolerable than vand lol
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#29
-10 Frags +

hellbent ur a freak

hellbent ur a freak
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#30
Momentum Mod
5 Frags +

Spoken by someone who I have never played with and who regulates their mumble. Quite a few people dislike me even though I've never seen their name in a server before and pretty much all of them hang out there.

They always bait me into posting so they can get the mumble together and downfrag. Happened a lot when I was on that team.

Spoken by someone who I have never played with and who regulates their mumble. Quite a few people dislike me even though I've never seen their name in a server before and pretty much all of them hang out there.

They always bait me into posting so they can get the mumble together and downfrag. Happened a lot when I was on that team.
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