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Why are you still here?
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#61
2 Frags +

Been playing it for over 10 years now, force of habit i suppose from playing it after school was over, to now when i finish work.
i63 was my 10th TF2 LAN as well, probably wouldn't have visited LA, Copenhagen, Poitiers and Birmingham without TF2.

Been playing it for over 10 years now, force of habit i suppose from playing it after school was over, to now when i finish work.
i63 was my 10th TF2 LAN as well, probably wouldn't have visited LA, Copenhagen, Poitiers and Birmingham without TF2.
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#62
1 Frags +

i always say i hate this game but its too fun to put down

it is way more satisfying to 2 shot 3 seperate people as a scout than it is to get a 1tap 3k in cs:go

i always say i hate this game but its too fun to put down

it is way more satisfying to 2 shot 3 seperate people as a scout than it is to get a 1tap 3k in cs:go
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#63
12 Frags +

there is no other game like it - the movement is so satisfying, the skill ceiling is so high
and fr the community is sooooo sick, like seeing how phat EU & NA TF2 is this season despite the game being so old makes me feel giddy not gonna lie.

there is no other game like it - the movement is so satisfying, the skill ceiling is so high
and fr the community is sooooo sick, like seeing how phat EU & NA TF2 is this season despite the game being so old makes me feel giddy not gonna lie.
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#64
1 Frags +

I'm not lol. I was simply not able to keep myself hooked in playing the best game ever while building a career.

I'm not lol. I was simply not able to keep myself hooked in playing the best game ever while building a career.
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#65
1 Frags +

just an excuse to chat to some fun people i guess

just an excuse to chat to some fun people i guess
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#66
0 Frags +

the satisfaction I get from hitting an airshot or nailing a rollout just can't be satisfied in any other game

the satisfaction I get from hitting an airshot or nailing a rollout just can't be satisfied in any other game
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#67
5 Frags +

to own noobs (like you)

to own noobs (like you)
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#68
1 Frags +

i don't play tf2 anymore but i like to read the shitposts every now and then

i don't play tf2 anymore but i like to read the shitposts every now and then
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#69
1 Frags +

fuck all to do so i just play tf2 when im not in college

fuck all to do so i just play tf2 when im not in college
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#70
2 Frags +

there are stories that still need to be told

there are stories that still need to be told
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#71
4 Frags +

Just to suffer

Just to suffer
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#72
2 Frags +

Dutchmixes (and watching my best friend MrSmithers grind his way to prem)

Dutchmixes (and watching my best friend MrSmithers grind his way to prem)
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#73
14 Frags +

TF2 should be the greatest multiplayer FPS ever made. Ten years later, it's still the best at what it does in so many respects it's a little disappointing that no one else has beaten it yet, and I attribute that to the stupid little road blocks Valve has put in the way of the game actually being the greatest.

It's easy to pick up. New players might not really understand exactly what's going on on the screen at all times, but Valve's pubs are so low-stakes that a player who has never even played video games before will have time to just fuck around and build a sentry, a teleporter, and a dispenser on last, while still having the opportunity to watch other players performing basic functions like rocket jumping out of spawn. If they discover their w key they can wander over to the front lines and watch players all over the skill spectrum duke it out, all with no pressure outside of their own desire to play well. You can just play as hard or as easy as you like, learning the basics of gaming and being allowed to advance at your own pace. You don't need to read tutorials, you don't need to ask for help; until you really start trying to get competitive the game explains itself stunningly well by just letting you fuck around.
Valve's road blocks here are numerous, though. Random crits, random spread, long respawn times, joke weapons like the base jumper and classes like the pyro are all directly opposed to the perfect learning environment that I feel pubs should, and easily could be.

It's satisfying to play. Playing the game just feels good. As long as you make it out of spawn, doing things in this game feels great. Hitting headshots, landing directs, watching your sentry melt idiots, backstabs, ubers, they all look cool, make really nice sounds, and make good things happen for you. These things will happen as you play, no matter how bad you are. This is why the game is also satisfying to get better at, because these things happen more often.
Random crits are also detrimental here, rewarding players for stupid shit, but the bigger issue is the lack of an easy transition into competitive play. As good as it feels to get better, there is a very real skill ceiling that exists in pubs because there is no skill matching, and you get to a point where you can melt new players all day and only occasionally meet other players that actually know what's happening. It's legitimately a tragedy that pubs do such a good job at teaching players the basics, only for the game to completely fail to bridge them into the next level of play.

It's easy to watch. Pubs and highlander are difficult, but that has less to do with the game and more with the sheer number of fights that are happening at the same time. Individual fights are both simple to follow but surprisingly complex to analyze, and that's what make 6s so good, in that there are almost never more than 2 fights happening at once. I know I'm in the minority on this, but at the top level I even find stalemates fun to watch, as most teams (at least in NA) spend the stalemate poking each other and trying to find ways around the opponent's flank. Compared to Overwatch or most MOBAs, where even watching small fights can be made confusing by all the flashing lights and contrasting noises, not to mention the requirement that you know what every single one of the 30-something heroes do, TF2 is a goddamn breeze to watch. I remember watching i55 at my grandparents house when I first started playing TF2 competitively, answering questions like "why is that guy glowing" and "what does frag mean?" Not 10 minutes after we started watching, they knew the basics of when a team was doing well, just by virtue of the ubercharge bar and the cap point boxes. Shit's easy.

I could go into all sorts of teamplay shit too, but, uh, that's why I'm here. TF2 is fucking incredible. Unmatched. There's nothing like it, and I want to do what I can to promote and experience the beautiful game design showcased here.

TF2 should be the greatest multiplayer FPS ever made. Ten years later, it's still the best at what it does in so many respects it's a little disappointing that no one else has beaten it yet, and I attribute that to the stupid little road blocks Valve has put in the way of the game actually being the greatest.

It's easy to pick up. New players might not really understand exactly what's going on on the screen at all times, but Valve's pubs are so low-stakes that a player who has never even played video games before will have time to just fuck around and build a sentry, a teleporter, and a dispenser on last, while still having the opportunity to watch other players performing basic functions like rocket jumping out of spawn. If they discover their w key they can wander over to the front lines and watch players all over the skill spectrum duke it out, all with no pressure outside of their own desire to play well. You can just play as hard or as easy as you like, learning the basics of gaming and being allowed to advance at your own pace. You don't need to read tutorials, you don't need to ask for help; until you really start trying to get competitive the game explains itself stunningly well by just letting you fuck around.
Valve's road blocks here are numerous, though. Random crits, random spread, long respawn times, joke weapons like the base jumper [s]and classes like the pyro[/s] are all directly opposed to the perfect learning environment that I feel pubs should, and easily could be.

It's satisfying to play. Playing the game [i]just feels good[/i]. As long as you make it out of spawn, doing things in this game feels great. Hitting headshots, landing directs, watching your sentry melt idiots, backstabs, ubers, they all look cool, make really nice sounds, and make good things happen for you. These things [i]will[/i] happen as you play, no matter how bad you are. This is why the game is also satisfying to get better at, because these things happen more often.
Random crits are also detrimental here, rewarding players for stupid shit, but the bigger issue is the lack of an easy transition into competitive play. As good as it feels to get better, there is a very real skill ceiling that exists in pubs because there is no skill matching, and you get to a point where you can melt new players all day and only occasionally meet other players that actually know what's happening. It's legitimately a tragedy that pubs do such a good job at teaching players the basics, only for the game to completely fail to bridge them into the next level of play.

It's easy to watch. Pubs and highlander are difficult, but that has less to do with the game and more with the sheer number of fights that are happening at the same time. Individual fights are both simple to follow but surprisingly complex to analyze, and that's what make 6s so good, in that there are almost never more than 2 fights happening at once. I know I'm in the minority on this, but at the top level I even find stalemates fun to watch, as most teams (at least in NA) spend the stalemate poking each other and trying to find ways around the opponent's flank. Compared to Overwatch or most MOBAs, where even watching small fights can be made confusing by all the flashing lights and contrasting noises, not to mention the requirement that you know what every single one of the 30-something heroes do, TF2 is a goddamn breeze to watch. I remember watching i55 at my grandparents house when I first started playing TF2 competitively, answering questions like "why is that guy glowing" and "what does frag mean?" Not 10 minutes after we started watching, they knew the basics of when a team was doing well, just by virtue of the ubercharge bar and the cap point boxes. Shit's [i]easy.[/i]

I could go into all sorts of teamplay shit too, but, uh, that's why I'm here. TF2 is fucking incredible. Unmatched. There's nothing like it, and I want to do what I can to promote and experience the beautiful game design showcased here.
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#74
1 Frags +

i feel obligated to get better at the game so that I dont let down the teams i play for because theyre really cool people and fun to play with

offseason and lft are such motivation killers for me because solo-grind can be really boring and ive got nothing to work toward

i feel obligated to get better at the game so that I dont let down the teams i play for because theyre really cool people and fun to play with

offseason and lft are such motivation killers for me because solo-grind can be really boring and ive got nothing to work toward
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#75
0 Frags +

i love the freedom of movement and some of tf2's unique mechanics
i never got good, i don't wanna quit without having gotten good
relatively nice community these days, which i can only attribute to shrinking popularity and player base getting older

i love the freedom of movement and some of tf2's unique mechanics
i never got good, i don't wanna quit without having gotten good
relatively nice community these days, which i can only attribute to shrinking popularity and player base getting older
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#76
15 Frags +

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MlNWYyVdh0

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MlNWYyVdh0[/youtube]
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#77
5 Frags +

Haven't actually played the game for like 3 years.

I've met some cool folks, got to work on cool projects, and have been able to see how the shows run behind the scenes. While I don't see myself ever trying to get good at the game I still find it enjoyable to watch especially on Lan. I'd say those Lan and TotH weekends I've had have been some of the most fun trips I have ever been on.

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I also don't connect with a lot of IRL friends anymore so it's a lonely existence that I fill with seeing what my homies here are up to.
Haven't actually played the game for like 3 years.

I've met some cool folks, got to work on cool projects, and have been able to see how the shows run behind the scenes. While I don't see myself ever trying to get good at the game I still find it enjoyable to watch especially on Lan. I'd say those Lan and TotH weekends I've had have been some of the most fun trips I have ever been on.

[spoiler]I also don't connect with a lot of IRL friends anymore so it's a lonely existence that I fill with seeing what my homies here are up to.[/spoiler]
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#78
17 Frags +

momma didn't raise no quitter

momma didn't raise no quitter
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#79
10 Frags +

addiction!!!
also it's the best game in the world so i wanna play it while it's here

addiction!!!
also it's the best game in the world so i wanna play it while it's here
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#80
6 Frags +

The skill ceiling for this game is very high and I love grinding out the gam and improving. And the competitive scene is also so fun to try to climb, I just get a thrill playing this game.

The skill ceiling for this game is very high and I love grinding out the gam and improving. And the competitive scene is also so fun to try to climb, I just get a thrill playing this game.
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#81
3 Frags +

I grew up on this

I grew up on this
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#82
6 Frags +

The community 100%. The amount of amazing content created by members of this community is unrivaled. Everytime I see a TF2 video or stream(be it a pub, sfm, fragvid, or anything else) I'm tempted to play the game again. The gameplay holds up super wells as well, I still find myself playing between classes with minimal graphics settings with super high ping in pubs because it's worth it just to play the game.

The community 100%. The amount of amazing content created by members of this community is unrivaled. Everytime I see a TF2 video or stream(be it a pub, sfm, fragvid, or anything else) I'm tempted to play the game again. The gameplay holds up super wells as well, I still find myself playing between classes with minimal graphics settings with super high ping in pubs because it's worth it just to play the game.
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#83
0 Frags +

the only place i have friends besides irl, even though i have a good feeling that a good chunk of them hate, or at least dislike me, i don't enjoy the game as much as let's say 2016 but i force myself to keep playing to keep in touch with certain ppl that will prob forget me after a week or 2 of being offline, i still have fun sometimes but that has become more rare overtime
also 6s and tf2 mechanics r fun i guess

the only place i have friends besides irl, even though i have a good feeling that a good chunk of them hate, or at least dislike me, i don't enjoy the game as much as let's say 2016 but i force myself to keep playing to keep in touch with certain ppl that will prob forget me after a week or 2 of being offline, i still have fun sometimes but that has become more rare overtime
also 6s and tf2 mechanics r fun i guess
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#84
7 Frags +

I haven't reached my full potential. That was also the reason I came back after 3 years.

Also lans because of the amazing tf2 being played aswell as meeting up with all the good people.

I haven't reached my full potential. That was also the reason I came back after 3 years.

Also lans because of the amazing tf2 being played aswell as meeting up with all the good people.
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#85
3 Frags +

everyday i get worse somehow
i want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes

everyday i get worse somehow
i want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes
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#86
13 Frags +
Doomsdayexethe massive amount of pussy i'm always drowning in 8)

i usually dont like when people quit and when people quit it kind of makes me sad but,im asking you on behalf of everyone can you like leave this community and the game thanks.

[quote=Doomsdayexe]the massive amount of pussy i'm always drowning in 8)[/quote]
i usually dont like when people quit and when people quit it kind of makes me sad but,im asking you on behalf of everyone can you like leave this community and the game thanks.
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#87
-4 Frags +
nikoDoomsdayexethe massive amount of pussy i'm always drowning in 8)i usually dont like when people quit and when people quit it kind of makes me sad but,im asking you on behalf of everyone can you like leave this community and the game thanks.

isnt that just a bit extreme? just downvote his post and move on

[quote=niko][quote=Doomsdayexe]the massive amount of pussy i'm always drowning in 8)[/quote]
i usually dont like when people quit and when people quit it kind of makes me sad but,im asking you on behalf of everyone can you like leave this community and the game thanks.[/quote]
isnt that just a bit extreme? just downvote his post and move on
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#88
4 Frags +

tf2 feels like home. i play other stuff but i always come back

tf2 feels like home. i play other stuff but i always come back
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#89
-8 Frags +

downvote oyea

downvote oyea
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#90
1 Frags +

my dad

my dad
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