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Message in a Bottle
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#1
0 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/VmBgVqx.png

It's been hard for me for the past few months, but I imagine it's been hard for a lot of people lately. I imagine wanting to see teammates or friends again that you haven't seen in a while cuts deeper now than ever. This weekend was supposed to be Copenhagen Games for Europe; last month, it would have been RGL Playoffs for North America, and at the beginning of this year, it would have been BTSTF2.

For this thread, write a small message towards an anonymous somebody of your choice you met through TF2 (or elsewhere, if you'd prefer) that you miss right now, or that you might not have talked to in a while. That lives in another country or even another content, that might be active or might have moved on. That you were on a team with then, that you're in Mumble or Discord with now.

The game is not claiming a message here or calling it out publicly within the thread - instead, see if you want to reach out to the person who wrote it, or indulge in it knowing it's for you and that you are being thought about. Maybe write back anonymously as well. Positive messages are recommended, but if you need to vent or if you wish something could change, you may write about that.

Similar to the TFTV safe space thread, please don't harass each other or be unnecessarily spiteful. You can write as little as you need, as much as you'd like, but try to respect each other and not call out whom a message is written to here, write anything deliberately slanderous or overtly specific, or have condescending back-and-forths.

https://i.imgur.com/7r8wgXW.png

While I've been trying to stay away from TFTV for personal reasons, I wanted to offer some form of comfort for people or old friends who are going through trying times at the moment - who miss friends or teammates they would normally meet up with again at LAN, and are uncertain about when or if they'll see them again.

For now - breathe, and rest. Call each other and laugh. Stay safe, stay indoors, and wash your hands.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/VmBgVqx.png[/img]It's been hard for me for the past few months, but I imagine it's been hard for a lot of people lately. I imagine wanting to see teammates or friends again that you haven't seen in a while cuts deeper now than ever. This weekend was supposed to be Copenhagen Games for Europe; last month, it would have been RGL Playoffs for North America, and at the beginning of this year, it would have been BTSTF2.

For this thread, write a small message towards an anonymous somebody of your choice you met through TF2 (or elsewhere, if you'd prefer) that you miss right now, or that you might not have talked to in a while. That lives in another country or even another content, that might be active or might have moved on. That you were on a team with then, that you're in Mumble or Discord with now.

The game is not claiming a message here or calling it out publicly within the thread - instead, see if you want to reach out to the person who wrote it, or indulge in it knowing it's for you and that you are being thought about. Maybe write back anonymously as well. Positive messages are recommended, but if you need to vent or if you wish something could change, you may write about that.

Similar to the TFTV safe space thread, please don't harass each other or be unnecessarily spiteful. You can write as little as you need, as much as you'd like, but try to respect each other and not call out whom a message is written to here, write anything deliberately slanderous or overtly specific, or have condescending back-and-forths.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/7r8wgXW.png[/img]While I've been trying to stay away from TFTV for personal reasons, I wanted to offer some form of comfort for people or old friends who are going through trying times at the moment - who miss friends or teammates they would normally meet up with again at LAN, and are uncertain about when or if they'll see them again.

For now - breathe, and rest. Call each other and laugh. Stay safe, stay indoors, and wash your hands.
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#2
18 Frags +

I may have lost the last chance to see you, but I want you to know that the hours I've spent with you online were/are great and memorable. You're unlike the people, friends or family, that I have back home and that's why I miss you.

Also cheers Uberchain!

I may have lost the last chance to see you, but I want you to know that the hours I've spent with you online were/are great and memorable. You're unlike the people, friends or family, that I have back home and that's why I miss you.


Also cheers Uberchain!
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#3
1 Frags +

Playing on a team with you I felt synergy like I'd never felt with anyone else before, combo hiveminding has never been the same before or after the season. Wish that shit went down differently post season and that you'd eventually come back to the game, though I get why you've stayed away despite learning from your mistake. Hoping LAN still happens so we can maybe meet up and have a drink and just hang out like old times again.

Playing on a team with you I felt synergy like I'd never felt with anyone else before, combo hiveminding has never been the same before or after the season. Wish that shit went down differently post season and that you'd eventually come back to the game, though I get why you've stayed away despite learning from your mistake. Hoping LAN still happens so we can maybe meet up and have a drink and just hang out like old times again.
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#4
2 Frags +

Man, I miss all 3 of you, the first time we got together the synergy was there, and their was a lot of potential to keep it going after they first couple times we played. However after you got deployed, the rest of slowly cracked and we eventually folded. I doubt we will ever see each other again however I will cherish the countless hours I spent with you 3, stay safe, stay happy, and stay healthy.

Man, I miss all 3 of you, the first time we got together the synergy was there, and their was a lot of potential to keep it going after they first couple times we played. However after you got deployed, the rest of slowly cracked and we eventually folded. I doubt we will ever see each other again however I will cherish the countless hours I spent with you 3, stay safe, stay happy, and stay healthy.
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#5
2 Frags +

Playing with you helped me see that for all of the bad experiences id had with this game I could still find immense amounts of joy and a strong sense of community here. I wish I could've known you longer and talked to you more but I appreciate every second I spent with you.

Playing with you helped me see that for all of the bad experiences id had with this game I could still find immense amounts of joy and a strong sense of community here. I wish I could've known you longer and talked to you more but I appreciate every second I spent with you.
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#6
1 Frags +

You were never more than just a pub-star and occassional lobby player. But you may have been on of the best medics in the game. I miss the nights when we would hop into a 24/7 dustbowl and kritzdemo until the server emptied. Hope you're doing well friend.

You were never more than just a pub-star and occassional lobby player. But you may have been on of the best medics in the game. I miss the nights when we would hop into a 24/7 dustbowl and kritzdemo until the server emptied. Hope you're doing well friend.
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#7
5 Frags +

Good luck in the army

Good luck in the army
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#8
8 Frags +

The mumble is still up, same address. Hope you come back some day. The boys miss you.

The mumble is still up, same address. Hope you come back some day. The boys miss you.
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#9
-2 Frags +

You threw away a lot of years we spent together, but if you just said sorry id make myself believe like nothing happened and we could go back to the way things were

You threw away a lot of years we spent together, but if you just said sorry id make myself believe like nothing happened and we could go back to the way things were
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#10
1 Frags +

My time with you on pub servers helped change my mood as a person. It was easier to have fun and to win and lose, and not be upset, because it was more about spending time with you. I really miss those times

My time with you on pub servers helped change my mood as a person. It was easier to have fun and to win and lose, and not be upset, because it was more about spending time with you. I really miss those times
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#11
7 Frags +

You were one of the chillest, funniest people I had ever met. You were one of the reasons I loved showing up to scrims and trying my hardest to practice and improve. But then so much bad shit happened and the person you once were was lost. If there was anyway for me to prevent what happened or to somehow fix the things that made you change, I would in a heartbeat. I miss the friend that you once were.

You were one of the chillest, funniest people I had ever met. You were one of the reasons I loved showing up to scrims and trying my hardest to practice and improve. But then so much bad shit happened and the person you once were was lost. If there was anyway for me to prevent what happened or to somehow fix the things that made you change, I would in a heartbeat. I miss the friend that you once were.
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#12
3 Frags +

I'll probably get to see you again, even if it's not at a LAN or anything TF2 related, but not getting to see you this April really put into context to me how shit I feel about this quarantine situation. Miss playing with you and see you again

I'll probably get to see you again, even if it's not at a LAN or anything TF2 related, but not getting to see you this April really put into context to me how shit I feel about this quarantine situation. Miss playing with you and see you again
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#13
0 Frags +

I don't remember why I added you or you added me (I think it had to do with a pub), but you were someone who was always there and ready to add up with in an era of a lot of real-life turbulance.

I don't remember why I added you or you added me (I think it had to do with a pub), but you were someone who was always there and ready to add up with in an era of a lot of real-life turbulance.
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#14
0 Frags +

makes the 4k hours not a total waste

makes the 4k hours not a total waste
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#15
1 Frags +

I regret not getting to play more with you before you drifted away from videogames

I regret not getting to play more with you before you drifted away from videogames
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#16
11 Frags +

You're one of the few remaining people among my TF2 friends I've yet to meet, even though I've known you the longest for over 6 years. There's been stretches of time when we didn't keep in touch but I never stopped thinking about you and our friendship. There's been times when I feel we weren't as close as we once were but I always remember the real impact you've had on my life. I love that we have a connection that transcends TF2 and that we are still friends today. Thank you for all the good times and for your patience when I'm less than tolerable; it's these kinds of friendships that I'm very lucky to have that make the time I've spent on our game worth it.

also this thread is a nice idea, thanks uberchain.

You're one of the few remaining people among my TF2 friends I've yet to meet, even though I've known you the longest for over 6 years. There's been stretches of time when we didn't keep in touch but I never stopped thinking about you and our friendship. There's been times when I feel we weren't as close as we once were but I always remember the real impact you've had on my life. I love that we have a connection that transcends TF2 and that we are still friends today. Thank you for all the good times and for your patience when I'm less than tolerable; it's these kinds of friendships that I'm very lucky to have that make the time I've spent on our game worth it.

also this thread is a nice idea, thanks uberchain.
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#17
1 Frags +

I remember when we used to play on that 24/7 doublecross server until 4am every night. You made me want to learn programming so we could make shitty source mods. I know you won't see this because you don't look at this site, but we're coming up on our last year together, and I hope we can keep in touch after we go down our separate paths

I remember when we used to play on that 24/7 doublecross server until 4am every night. You made me want to learn programming so we could make shitty source mods. I know you won't see this because you don't look at this site, but we're coming up on our last year together, and I hope we can keep in touch after we go down our separate paths
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#18
1 Frags +

zero pipes :(

zero pipes :(
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#19
0 Frags +

You're the best leader and an even better person, take care.

You're the best leader and an even better person, take care.
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#20
0 Frags +

i kinda like you well i like like you to be precise

glad i got u into tf2

i kinda like you well i like like you to be precise

glad i got u into tf2
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#21
0 Frags +

I hope you're doing well

I hope you're doing well
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#22
newbie.tf
2 Frags +

I know we haven't played recently, but I miss hanging out. Let's reconnect- maybe pugscrim or something.

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I love this, Ness. I hope some of you guys send these messages; they're very kind.

I know we haven't played recently, but I miss hanging out. Let's reconnect- maybe pugscrim or something.

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I love this, Ness. I hope some of you guys send these messages; they're very kind.
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#23
3 Frags +

anime was a mistake

anime was a mistake
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#24
2 Frags +

never met you always wanted too, hopefully one NA event happens : )

never met you always wanted too, hopefully one NA event happens : )
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#25
4 Frags +

i still hope you'll be proud of me. i struggle with shit as much as you did and managed to get past my big hang up rather forcefully, a lot of my time is still spent thinking about us way back then. i wish you were still here, we'd both probably be worse off or dead but at least i would be confident in our mistakes and everything.
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uberchain has me on the emo train and probably a few others thinking about it. knowing itll never get back to them helps a lot, but also just thinking itll be read by another human bean is cathartic

i still hope you'll be proud of me. i struggle with shit as much as you did and managed to get past my big hang up rather forcefully, a lot of my time is still spent thinking about us way back then. i wish you were still here, we'd both probably be worse off or dead but at least i would be confident in our mistakes and everything.
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uberchain has me on the emo train and probably a few others thinking about it. knowing itll never get back to them helps a lot, but also just thinking itll be read by another human bean is cathartic
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#26
3 Frags +

One of the most loved and hated Trio in european tf2 nonetheless we had a good run

One of the most loved and hated Trio in european tf2 nonetheless we had a good run
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#27
2 Frags +

SERVER DEPOPULATION SQUAD

SERVER DEPOPULATION SQUAD
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#28
0 Frags +

Miss you man. Wish you came with me. I'll never forget the fun we had, and as long as we're apart I'll always miss you.

Miss you man. Wish you came with me. I'll never forget the fun we had, and as long as we're apart I'll always miss you.
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#29
eXtelevision
15 Frags +

Please don't burn yourself out for the sake of the community. The only way we're going to be here for a long time is if we take care of ourselves and each other. Others are willing to help and it's okay to step away for a bit if you need to.

<3

Please don't burn yourself out for the sake of the community. The only way we're going to be here for a long time is if we take care of ourselves and each other. Others are willing to help and it's okay to step away for a bit if you need to.

<3
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#30
0 Frags +

I'm sorry

I'm sorry
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