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TF2 update for 5/1/20
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Patch Notes
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Via the Steam store and HLDS:

Valve- Added a tribute to Rick May, voice of the Soldier
- Fixed a client crash related to malformed custom spray files
- Fixed an exploit where sentry guns could fire through thin walls
- Fixed confirm dialog showing the error model for some items when using paint cans
- Updated the Aim Assistant and Telefragger Toque to fix jigglebones issues
- Updated the ConTracker font to fix missing characters in some languages
- Updated/Added some tournament medals
- Updated the localization files

Rumor has it:

- The tribute to the late Rick May, who succumbed to the virus, consists of:
- New main menu music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r58xPw2q0z4

- Statues on plr_hightower, the first stage of cp_dustbowl, and it appears just about near every damn map; when you come up to them and/or linger at them, various Soldier lines will play:

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

https://i.imgur.com/h6ccIsT.png

- Per the in-game news button, it will last through all of May:

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

- Unfortunately there have been gameplay concerns expressed about a few placements of Soldier statues on some maps like Gullywash and Sunshine. Community server operators can choose to remove these statues, or alternatively make them transparent and noclip, see twiikuu's post for details on how to manage them

- New tournament medals are as follows (all are recycled models and inventory images):

Show Content
- NHBL Natascha Heavyweight Champion Season 9
- NHBL Finals Season 9 (2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4th Place, Participant)
- ozfortress Premier/Intermediate/Main/Open Season 27 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- UDL Summer 2020 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participant, Supporter)
- Rasslabyxa Cup Season 2 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant, Helper)
- Classic MGE Cup Spring 2020 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participant, Helper)
- Mashed Mediocrity 2020 (Player, Creator, Helper)
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Invite/Division 1/2/Academy Season 5 (First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Qualified Stage Champions Season 5
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Helper Season 5
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Scary Group 2019 (First, Second, Third, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Haunted/Ghastly Group 2019 (Winner, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Helper 2019
- EBL Invite/Main/Open Season 4 (1st Place Medal, 2nd Place Medal, 3rd Place Medal, Participant)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Premiership Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Division 1/2/3 Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Mid/Low/Open Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Playoff Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L Highlander Open 3 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- EBL Staff Season 4
- Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 5/6 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- Respawn League ASIA Highlander Season 4/5 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- HLMixes Season 3 (First Place Medal, Finalist Medal, Participant Medal)

- Localization file updates are viewable here, and are made possible in part by contributions from Translators Like You - Thank You

- Size is ~10 MB

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Via [url=https://store.steampowered.com/news/61036/]the Steam store[/url] and [url=]HLDS[/url]:

[quote=Valve]- [b]Added a tribute to Rick May, voice of the Soldier[/b]
- Fixed a client crash related to malformed custom spray files
- Fixed an exploit where sentry guns could fire through thin walls
- Fixed confirm dialog showing the error model for some items when using paint cans
- Updated the Aim Assistant and Telefragger Toque to fix jigglebones issues
- Updated the ConTracker font to fix missing characters in some languages
- Updated/Added some tournament medals
- Updated the localization files[/quote]

Rumor has it:

- The tribute to the late Rick May, who succumbed to the virus, consists of:
- New main menu music:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r58xPw2q0z4[/youtube]
- Statues on plr_hightower, the first stage of cp_dustbowl, [b]and it appears just about near every damn map[/b]; when you come up to them and/or linger at them, various Soldier lines will play:
[img]https://i.imgur.com/YXSMDjL.png[/img]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/h6ccIsT.png[/img]
- Per the in-game news button, it will last through all of May: [img]https://i.imgur.com/oZvgUyG.png[/img]

- Unfortunately there have been gameplay concerns expressed about a few placements of Soldier statues on some maps like [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/55804/tf2-update-for-5-1-20#7]Gullywash[/url] and [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/55804/tf2-update-for-5-1-20#11]Sunshine[/url]. Community server operators can choose to remove these statues, or alternatively make them transparent and noclip, [url=https://www.teamfortress.tv/55804/tf2-update-for-5-1-20#22]see twiikuu's post for details on how to manage them[/url]

- [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/c87afa60242882b745be293933c4c9c48c813c53#diff-aefafad8842c18444034ef1353fdb673R133408]New tournament medals are as follows[/url] (all are recycled models and inventory images):
[spoiler]- NHBL Natascha Heavyweight Champion Season 9
- NHBL Finals Season 9 (2nd Place, 3rd Place, 4th Place, Participant)
- ozfortress Premier/Intermediate/Main/Open Season 27 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- UDL Summer 2020 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participant, Supporter)
- Rasslabyxa Cup Season 2 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant, Helper)
- Classic MGE Cup Spring 2020 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participant, Helper)
- Mashed Mediocrity 2020 (Player, Creator, Helper)
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Invite/Division 1/2/Academy Season 5 (First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Qualified Stage Champions Season 5
- Brazil Fortress 6v6 Helper Season 5
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Scary Group 2019 (First, Second, Third, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Haunted/Ghastly Group 2019 (Winner, Participant)
- Brazil Fortress Halloween Helper 2019
- EBL Invite/Main/Open Season 4 (1st Place Medal, 2nd Place Medal, 3rd Place Medal, Participant)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Premiership Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Division 1/2/3 Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L 6v6/Highlander Mid/Low/Open Season 35 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Playoff Medal, Participation Medal)
- ETF2L Highlander Open 3 (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Bronze Medal, Participation Medal)
- EBL Staff Season 4
- Respawn League AUS/NZ Highlander Season 5/6 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- Respawn League ASIA Highlander Season 4/5 (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Participant)
- HLMixes Season 3 (First Place Medal, Finalist Medal, Participant Medal)[/spoiler]

- Localization file updates [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/c87afa60242882b745be293933c4c9c48c813c53#diff-9ece8fde46ec2d77d4b186ed3aeaf4acL6113]are viewable here[/url], and are made possible in part by contributions from [url=https://translation.steampowered.com/]Translators Like You - Thank You[/url]

- Size is ~10 MB

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#2
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the 2nd pootis update

the 2nd pootis update
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#3
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whats the tribute?

whats the tribute?
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#4
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nillocwhats the tribute?

theres statues of soldier on some maps with a plaque with his name, screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/p98jl7o.jpg

[quote=nilloc]whats the tribute?[/quote]
theres statues of soldier on some maps with a plaque with his name, screenshot:
[img]https://i.imgur.com/p98jl7o.jpg[/img]
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#5
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There's a new song that plays in the main menu as a tribute

There's a new song that plays in the main menu as a tribute
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#6
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nillocwhats the tribute?

The nice statue is on Mercenary Park and Badwater Basin, too

[quote=nilloc]whats the tribute?[/quote]
The nice statue is on Mercenary Park and Badwater Basin, too
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#7
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there is one on gully mid and you can hide sticks in it, god damnit valve

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

(the other 6 sticks are obv hidden, this also means gully isnt symmetrical on mid as you can stand on it. They are solid for rockets so you get a slightly moved up wall to jump off on soldier, and you CANNOT build guns in them which is good i guess)

https://i.imgur.com/aA3UyiJ.png

there is one on gully mid and you can hide sticks in it, god damnit valve [img]https://i.imgur.com/zGivFWS.png[/img] (the other 6 sticks are obv hidden, this also means gully isnt symmetrical on mid as you can stand on it. They are solid for rockets so you get a slightly moved up wall to jump off on soldier, and you CANNOT build guns in them which is good i guess)
[img]https://i.imgur.com/aA3UyiJ.png[/img]
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#8
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heres what it says for anyone wondering

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469987351804903441/705904566146957362/20200501181046_1.jpg

edit: op has screenshots now so this post is useless D:

heres what it says for anyone wondering
[img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/469987351804903441/705904566146957362/20200501181046_1.jpg[/img]
edit: op has screenshots now so this post is useless D:
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#9
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o7

o7
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#10
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I saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap

I saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap
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#11
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loafeI saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap

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

[quote=loafe]I saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap[/quote]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/OocfciD.png[/img]
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#12
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DuMmTm (the other 6 sticks are obv hidden, this also means gully isnt symmetrical on mid as you can stand on it)

gullywash_pro when?

[quote=DuMmTm] (the other 6 sticks are obv hidden, this also means gully isnt symmetrical on mid as you can stand on it)
[/quote]
gullywash_pro when?
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#13
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What medals did they add?

What medals did they add?
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#14
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loafeI saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap

soldier is demoman's best friend, even in death

[quote=loafe]I saw one on sunshine near red tetris/cafe, which could be a rly devastating trap[/quote]
soldier is demoman's best friend, even in death
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#15
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ZeRo5What medals did they add?

Per SteamTracker:

[quote=ZeRo5]What medals did they add?[/quote]

Per [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/c87afa60242882b745be293933c4c9c48c813c53]SteamTracker[/url]:

[list]
[*] ETF2L Div 3 [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_ETF2L_6v6]wiki.tf[/url]]
[*] [url=http://etf2l.org/highlander-open-3-faq-and-homepage/]ETF2L Highlander Open 3[/url] [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_ETF2L_Highlander_Open]wiki.tf[/url]]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/nationalheavyboxingleague/discussions/19/1699416432427103236/]NHBL Season 9[/url] [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_National_Heavy_Boxing_League]wiki.tf[/url]]
[*] Updated [url=https://match.tf/tournaments/93]United Dodgeball League for their 2020 league[/url] (yes, dodgeball.) [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_United_Dodgeball_League]wiki.tf[/url]]
[*] UDL Summer Cup 2020 (Not announced yet)
[*] [url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_Brazil_Fortress_Halloween]Brazilian Fortress Halloween[/url] [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_Brazil_Fortress_Halloween]wiki.tf[/url]]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/potatomvmservers/announcements/detail/2107063227453499451]Potato MVM Mashed Mediocrity[/url] [[url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Operation_Mashed_Mediocrity#Rewards]wiki.tf[/url]]
[/list]
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#16
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bleghfarecZeRo5What medals did they add?
Per SteamTracker:

thank you

[quote=bleghfarec][quote=ZeRo5]What medals did they add?[/quote]

Per [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/c87afa60242882b745be293933c4c9c48c813c53]SteamTracker[/url]:

[list]
[*] ETF2L Div 3
[*] [url=http://etf2l.org/highlander-open-3-faq-and-homepage/]ETF2L Highlander Open 3[/url]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/nationalheavyboxingleague/discussions/19/1699416432427103236/]NHBL Season 9[/url]
[*] Updated [url=https://match.tf/tournaments/93]United Dodgeball League[/url] (yes, dodgeball.)
[*] UDL Summer Cup 2020 (Not announced yet)
[*] [url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_Brazil_Fortress_Halloween]Brazilian Fortress Halloween[/url]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/potatomvmservers/announcements/detail/2107063227453499451]Potato MVM Mashed Mediocrity[/url]
[/list][/quote]
thank you
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#17
Patch Notes
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ZeRo5What medals did they add?

I've been so preoccupied with locating statues that I haven't had a chance to take a peek yet but,

bleghfarecZeRo5What medals did they add?
Per SteamTracker:

This post is a perfect example of why community teardowns and the ability for anyone to do so at the same time I do are important to me.

[quote=ZeRo5]What medals did they add?[/quote]
I've been so preoccupied with locating statues that I haven't had a chance to take a peek yet but,
[quote=bleghfarec][quote=ZeRo5]What medals did they add?[/quote]

Per [url=https://github.com/SteamDatabase/GameTracking-TF2/commit/c87afa60242882b745be293933c4c9c48c813c53]SteamTracker[/url]:

[list]
[*] ETF2L Div 3
[*] [url=http://etf2l.org/highlander-open-3-faq-and-homepage/]ETF2L Highlander Open 3[/url]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/nationalheavyboxingleague/discussions/19/1699416432427103236/]NHBL Season 9[/url]
[*] Updated [url=https://match.tf/tournaments/93]United Dodgeball League[/url] (yes, dodgeball.)
[*] UDL Summer Cup 2020 (Not announced yet)
[*] [url=https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Tournament_Medal_-_Brazil_Fortress_Halloween]Brazilian Fortress Halloween[/url]
[*] [url=https://steamcommunity.com/groups/potatomvmservers/announcements/detail/2107063227453499451]Potato MVM Mashed Mediocrity[/url]
[/list][/quote]
This post is a perfect example of why community teardowns and the ability for anyone to do so at the same time I do are important to me.
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#18
47 Frags +

why couldnt they put it in spawn

why couldnt they put it in spawn
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#19
26 Frags +

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzVWUGx0v-4

Robin Atkin Downes also included a brief but somber in-character tribute to Rick May in his most recent video that he uploaded for his fans, where he reprises Kaz from MGS reaching out to Snake in hard times to show him a video of Medic from TF2 demonstrating how to (not) wash hands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I really appreciate the effort they've put into Rick's memorialization such as the bronze statues as well as the Taps rendition on the menu screen but it does suck that the statues are intrusive for gameplay, putting them in spawn probably would have been the best way to go about this.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzVWUGx0v-4[/youtube]Robin Atkin Downes also included a brief but somber in-character tribute to Rick May in his most recent video that he uploaded for his fans, where he reprises Kaz from MGS reaching out to Snake in hard times to show him a video of Medic from TF2 demonstrating how to (not) wash hands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I really appreciate the effort they've put into Rick's memorialization such as the bronze statues as well as the Taps rendition on the menu screen but it does suck that the statues are intrusive for gameplay, putting them in spawn probably would have been the best way to go about this.
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#20
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https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/300910587/3.0

[img]https://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/emoticons/v1/300910587/3.0[/img]
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#21
32 Frags +

ty valve

also

goddamnit valve

ty valve

also

goddamnit valve
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#22
50 Frags +

Hello,

This is a great tribute.

I hope you can understand that I mean in no way to be insensitive, but this unfortunately affects competitive play, as such I've taken the liberty to update my mod to allow making it not clip, and partially transparent. Here is a preview:

https://i.imgur.com/7Y1vspH.png

I'll be asking Arie to update serveme servers, for the time being, you can completely remove the statues with the command

rcon ent_remove entity_soldier_statue

EDIT: Latest version is on serveme, `rcon sm_cf fixes` will make it noclip and half-transparent like in the screenshot.

Thank you, stay safe, stay home.

Hello,

This is a great tribute.

I hope you can understand that I mean in no way to be insensitive, but this unfortunately affects competitive play, as such I've taken the liberty to update [url=https://github.com/ldesgoui/tf2-comp-fixes]my mod[/url] to allow making it not clip, and partially transparent. Here is a preview:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/7Y1vspH.png[/img]

I'll be asking Arie to update serveme servers, for the time being, you can completely remove the statues with the command [code]rcon ent_remove entity_soldier_statue[/code]

EDIT: Latest version is on serveme, `rcon sm_cf fixes` will make it noclip and half-transparent like in the screenshot.

Thank you, stay safe, stay home.
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#23
22 Frags +

should have just put the statues in spawn or smth

should have just put the statues in spawn or smth
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#24
19 Frags +

I don't think it's news but twiikuu is honestly doing gods work here

I don't think it's news but twiikuu is honestly doing gods work here
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#25
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TheMackey5I don't think it's news but twiikuu is honestly doing gods work here

On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2

[quote=TheMackey5]I don't think it's news but twiikuu is honestly doing gods work here[/quote]
On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2
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#26
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TheMackey5On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2

u joke but i would not be surprised if the most hardcore reddit pubbers would be offended that comp players disable the tribute statue lol. not that we shouldnt be disabling it or that it isn't a good tribute - it's a nice tribute but we should still disable dat shit.

[quote=TheMackey5]On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2[/quote]

u joke but i would not be surprised if the most hardcore reddit pubbers would be offended that comp players disable the tribute statue lol. not that we shouldnt be disabling it or that it isn't a good tribute - it's a nice tribute but we should still disable dat shit.
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#27
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MakTheMackey5On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2
u joke but i would not be surprised if the most hardcore reddit pubbers would be offended that comp players disable the tribute statue lol. not that we shouldnt be disabling it or that it isn't a good tribute - it's a nice tribute but we should still disable dat shit.

True but I guess those would be the same people who still believe that filthy comp players ban 95% of the items so I don't think it'll make a big difference

[quote=Mak][quote=TheMackey5]On a second thought this change will definitely stop A LOT of players from getting into comp, twiikuu just fucking KILLED tf2[/quote]

u joke but i would not be surprised if the most hardcore reddit pubbers would be offended that comp players disable the tribute statue lol. not that we shouldnt be disabling it or that it isn't a good tribute - it's a nice tribute but we should still disable dat shit.[/quote]
True but I guess those would be the same people who still believe that filthy comp players ban 95% of the items so I don't think it'll make a big difference
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#28
24 Frags +

the traps are clearly an inside joke/prank between the soldier and demo, they are best pals after all.

the traps are clearly an inside joke/prank between the soldier and demo, they are best pals after all.
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#29
CappingTV
3 Frags +

Tributes aside is this new valve intro actually in the game or is it some plugin?

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

Tributes aside is this new valve intro actually in the game or is it some plugin?
[img]https://i.imgur.com/jVntxiL.png[/img]
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#30
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Not on my screen

MitchTributes aside is this new valve intro actually in the game or is it some plugin?
https://i.imgur.com/jVntxiL.png
Not on my screen
[quote=Mitch]Tributes aside is this new valve intro actually in the game or is it some plugin?
[img]https://i.imgur.com/jVntxiL.png[/img][/quote]
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