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define “generations” of TF2 players
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#1
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what constitutes the silent gen vs greatest gen vs boomers vs gen x’ers vs millennials vs zoomers of the competitive tf2 world?
the more i think about how long ive been in the scene relative to the age of the game the less I feel like a “zoomer” and more of a millennial or maybe even a gen x’er, ever since clockwork was talking about “boomer tf2” and how far back the scene really goes on his top 100 reviews

TLDR give a season/year range to define “generations” within the scene similar to the “generations” of age groups in real life

what constitutes the silent gen vs greatest gen vs boomers vs gen x’ers vs millennials vs zoomers of the competitive tf2 world?
the more i think about how long ive been in the scene relative to the age of the game the less I feel like a “zoomer” and more of a millennial or maybe even a gen x’er, ever since clockwork was talking about “boomer tf2” and how far back the scene really goes on his top 100 reviews

TLDR give a season/year range to define “generations” within the scene similar to the “generations” of age groups in real life
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#2
44 Frags +

Determined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.

Determined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.
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#3
29 Frags +

iron boomer - demos who started playing after iron bomber introduced

iron boomer - demos who started playing after iron bomber introduced
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#4
EssentialsTF
3 Frags +

can Ancient be a generation?

can Ancient be a generation?
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#5
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ZestyDetermined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.

I wonder what the demographics look like

[quote=Zesty]Determined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.[/quote]

I wonder what the demographics look like
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#6
16 Frags +

I didn't like that this thread made me look at my TF2 mercenary medal and that I've been playing the same game for nearly 11 years

I didn't like that this thread made me look at my TF2 mercenary medal and that I've been playing the same game for nearly 11 years
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#7
-2 Frags +

a product of the mac update

a product of the mac update
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#8
26 Frags +
ZestyDetermined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.

bit inaccurate to lump all the pre-2012 people together. like ryb and ams are not the same generation of player

[quote=Zesty]Determined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.[/quote]
bit inaccurate to lump all the pre-2012 people together. like ryb and ams are not the same generation of player
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#9
-9 Frags +

this is based more on a casual side (AKA when people first started playing base TF2)

Lost Generation - pre-release - launch
Greatest Generation - launch - 2008
Silent Generation - 2008 - 2010 (pre 119th)
Baby Boomer - 2010 (post 119th) - 2012
Gen X - 2013 - 2015 (gun mettle)
Millenial - 2015 (tough break) - 2017 (pre jungle inferno)
Gen Z - 2017 (post jungle inferno) - 2019
Generation Alpha - 2019 - 2022

this is based more on a casual side (AKA when people first started playing base TF2)

Lost Generation - pre-release - launch
Greatest Generation - launch - 2008
Silent Generation - 2008 - 2010 (pre 119th)
Baby Boomer - 2010 (post 119th) - 2012
Gen X - 2013 - 2015 (gun mettle)
Millenial - 2015 (tough break) - 2017 (pre jungle inferno)
Gen Z - 2017 (post jungle inferno) - 2019
Generation Alpha - 2019 - 2022
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#10
-14 Frags +

Im in genertaion Alpha

Im in genertaion Alpha
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#11
1 Frags +
torritZestyDetermined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.
bit inaccurate to lump all the pre-2012 people together. like ryb and ams are not the same generation of player

yeah add in silent generation for like early esea/ pre i39 i guess (not as familiar with eu)

[quote=torrit][quote=Zesty]Determined by when you started playing 6v6

Boomer - Pre i46 (2012)
Gen X - i46 to 2015/16 (Overwatch release, Meet your match era)
Millenial - 2015/16 to probably start of RGL for NA (maybe 7 retiring in EU?), 2019ish.
Zoomer - after 2019ish.[/quote]
bit inaccurate to lump all the pre-2012 people together. like ryb and ams are not the same generation of player[/quote]

yeah add in silent generation for like early esea/ pre i39 i guess (not as familiar with eu)
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#12
29 Frags +

Congratulations to the CAL TF2 Season 1 Champions

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

Congratulations to the CAL TF2 Season 1 Champions

[img]https://i.imgur.com/tcodswP.png[/img]
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#13
21 Frags +

Holy shit Alex has been winning longer than b4nny

Holy shit Alex has been winning longer than b4nny
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#14
-5 Frags +

Been playing since 2013 but I'm still literal garbage, does this mark me as a boomer or do I fall into a different, somehow worse, catagory?

Been playing since 2013 but I'm still literal garbage, does this mark me as a boomer or do I fall into a different, somehow worse, catagory?
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#15
9 Frags +

wait did ya'll really play with ronald jenkees

wait did ya'll really play with ronald jenkees
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#16
33 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/Whl5JMI.png

holy fuck 4 digit steam id

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Whl5JMI.png[/img]
holy fuck 4 digit steam id
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#17
4 Frags +

if anyone doesn't know who ronald jenkees is:
https://youtu.be/0O2aH4XLbto

if anyone doesn't know who ronald jenkees is:
https://youtu.be/0O2aH4XLbto
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#18
0 Frags +

Boomer---------------------------------------------------------------------->Zoomer

CALCEVOESEA seasons 1-18(invite LAN)ESEA seasons 19-31(online finals)RGL

Boomer---------------------------------------------------------------------->Zoomer

CAL[b]➔[/b]CEVO[b]➔[/b]ESEA seasons 1-18(invite LAN)[b]➔[/b]ESEA seasons 19-31(online finals)[b]➔[/b]RGL
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#19
1 Frags +

Damn I forgot that I played in CEVO

Damn I forgot that I played in CEVO
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