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Nostalgia thread
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#1
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Had a dream last night where I was orchestrating the return of the tf2 avengers (2010-2013 ESEA-I players) via a steam group I called "Oldschool Pugs" lmao. I haven't played this game competitively since my UGC days in 2013.. but for some reason the impact this community has had on me is unrelenting.
Once in a blue moon I'll reminisce on the simpler times; coming home from high school and organizing scrims and trying out players in hopes to one day get to lan. Seriously, that was all my expectations were. I didn't care that the game had no money or recognition, I think I kinda liked the obscurity. Of course, ESEA wasn't doing great.. and like Hermes, the messenger of ESEA, Killing posted that we wouldn't be getting a lan, which after seeing the registration decline was kind of expected. (Also esea was using client computers to mine bitcoin..as a kid I didn't think about it that much but WTF that is a lawsuit ez) That kind of killed it for me. I just wanted to hang out with friends I met online IRL, and ofc to be a part of the invite illuminati. What I'd give to relive those days of just mindless tf2. Seriously the most fun game I ever played.

Use this thread to dump any and all your nostalgia.

Had a dream last night where I was orchestrating the return of the tf2 avengers (2010-2013 ESEA-I players) via a steam group I called "Oldschool Pugs" lmao. I haven't played this game competitively since my UGC days in 2013.. but for some reason the impact this community has had on me is unrelenting.
Once in a blue moon I'll reminisce on the simpler times; coming home from high school and organizing scrims and trying out players in hopes to one day get to lan. Seriously, that was all my expectations were. I didn't care that the game had no money or recognition, I think I kinda liked the obscurity. Of course, ESEA wasn't doing great.. and like Hermes, the messenger of ESEA, Killing posted that we wouldn't be getting a lan, which after seeing the registration decline was kind of expected. (Also esea was using client computers to mine bitcoin..as a kid I didn't think about it that much but WTF that is a lawsuit ez) That kind of killed it for me. I just wanted to hang out with friends I met online IRL, and ofc to be a part of the invite illuminati. What I'd give to relive those days of just mindless tf2. Seriously the most fun game I ever played.

Use this thread to dump any and all your nostalgia.
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#2
-1 Frags +

i am nostalgic for that '90s tv show about a crime fighting white blood cell or whatever the fuck

i am nostalgic for that '90s tv show about a crime fighting white blood cell or whatever the fuck
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#3
17 Frags +

6 yrs ago i was in the div below invite, fighting to make playoffs. man those were the days

6 yrs ago i was in the div below invite, fighting to make playoffs. man those were the days
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#4
4 Frags +

first time i got called a hard-r by someone while playing games and beating them in a pugchamp right after. felt so good to beat a racist.

first time i got called a hard-r by someone while playing games and beating them in a pugchamp right after. felt so good to beat a racist.
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#5
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crackbabydumpster6 yrs ago i was in the div below invite, fighting to make playoffs. man those were the days

yeah I kinda need to cry

[quote=crackbabydumpster]6 yrs ago i was in the div below invite, fighting to make playoffs. man those were the days[/quote]
yeah I kinda need to cry
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#6
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crazy to think that I started playing comp tf2 10 years ago. I remember being 14 in the 8th grade playing UGC scrims after school on my 30fps dell laptop

crazy to think that I started playing comp tf2 10 years ago. I remember being 14 in the 8th grade playing UGC scrims after school on my 30fps dell laptop
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#7
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really miss this game... played all through high school. late night pugs, participating in and later coaching newbie mixes, esea 6s, ugc HL... bruh...

really miss this game... played all through high school. late night pugs, participating in and later coaching newbie mixes, esea 6s, ugc HL... bruh...
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#8
12 Frags +

i remember making lft posts on the ugc forums from my high school library in 2015/16 ish

i remember making lft posts on the ugc forums from my high school library in 2015/16 ish
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#9
3 Frags +

anyone here used to play in PRPC pubs? i was like 10 years old at the time but those were such a blast and probably the only reason i kept playing tf2. i met some great friends who were willing to put up with me in those pubs

also i used to play a lot of low-grav orange on a server called "gottampootis" and i remember that server had a pretty close-knit community as well, but i never kept in touch with anyone from that server

anyone here used to play in PRPC pubs? i was like 10 years old at the time but those were such a blast and probably the only reason i kept playing tf2. i met some great friends who were willing to put up with me in those pubs

also i used to play a lot of low-grav orange on a server called "gottampootis" and i remember that server had a pretty close-knit community as well, but i never kept in touch with anyone from that server
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alosecreally miss this game... played all through high school. late night pugs, participating in and later coaching newbie mixes, esea 6s, ugc HL... bruh...

I remember first getting into newbie mixes with FanofAngels as my coach. He was super helpful, positive, and overall a great coach. Newbie mixes were an awesome resource, I wish I gave back more, I only attended a few and then had my own team to play with.

It was also cool seeing people I played with back then get better and well recognized. Like we were part of the same academy before going to the major unis :) (32hz and silkthread were in my first newbie mix, I remember playing habib aka hassassin at the time in tf2lobby where him and his goons trolled and I got upset lol) I also loved all of the whacky tftv threads over the years. Sometimes the drama got too much, and sometimes it was just right and we all had a laugh together. I also really liked the open players personalities for some reason. Like they just had a lot of charisma and were funny. People weren't as edgy back then I think

GrapeJuiceIIIi remember making lft posts on the ugc forums from my high school library in 2015/16 ish

that's the proper use of school resources imo

[quote=alosec]really miss this game... played all through high school. late night pugs, participating in and later coaching newbie mixes, esea 6s, ugc HL... bruh...[/quote]

I remember first getting into newbie mixes with FanofAngels as my coach. He was super helpful, positive, and overall a great coach. Newbie mixes were an awesome resource, I wish I gave back more, I only attended a few and then had my own team to play with.

It was also cool seeing people I played with back then get better and well recognized. Like we were part of the same academy before going to the major unis :) (32hz and silkthread were in my first newbie mix, I remember playing habib aka hassassin at the time in tf2lobby where him and his goons trolled and I got upset lol) I also loved all of the whacky tftv threads over the years. Sometimes the drama got too much, and sometimes it was just right and we all had a laugh together. I also really liked the open players personalities for some reason. Like they just had a lot of charisma and were funny. People weren't as edgy back then I think

[quote=GrapeJuiceIII]i remember making lft posts on the ugc forums from my high school library in 2015/16 ish[/quote]

that's the proper use of school resources imo
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#11
8 Frags +

hexchat in only tf2 pugs/twitch chats that opened on pc launch
take me back

hexchat in only tf2 pugs/twitch chats that opened on pc launch
take me back
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#12
3 Frags +

I miss the days of going into the tf2jump irc and just chilling with all the jumpers

I miss the days of going into the tf2jump irc and just chilling with all the jumpers
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#13
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loafealso i used to play a lot of low-grav orange on a server called "gottampootis" and i remember that server had a pretty close-knit community as well, but i never kept in touch with anyone from that server

yo GP was the absolute shit, i learned to rocket jump there and thought it was really entertaining to listen to the comp players who frequented that pub get really angry on mic when i mg'd them

all it took was one of them to invite me to a tf2center as the 12th to ruin my life forever...

[quote=loafe]also i used to play a lot of low-grav orange on a server called "gottampootis" and i remember that server had a pretty close-knit community as well, but i never kept in touch with anyone from that server[/quote]
yo GP was the absolute shit, i learned to rocket jump there and thought it was really entertaining to listen to the comp players who frequented that pub get really angry on mic when i mg'd them

all it took was one of them to invite me to a tf2center as the 12th to ruin my life forever...
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#14
6 Frags +

getting booted offline from tf2lobby for playing full time sniper against that dipshit who ran a custom whitelist that removed all the items he didnt like then having to explain to my family that the internet wasnt working because on guy on the computer didnt like how i was playing a video game

aiera

do u remember that one pug group we played in together around ~2013

getting booted offline from tf2lobby for playing full time sniper against that dipshit who ran a custom whitelist that removed all the items he didnt like then having to explain to my family that the internet wasnt working because on guy on the computer didnt like how i was playing a video game
[quote=aiera][/quote]
do u remember that one pug group we played in together around ~2013
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#15
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"oh, you're not Tony Swan?"

"oh, you're not Tony Swan?"
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#16
8 Frags +

I miss when trading was actually viable.

I remember trading enough on the weekly to get myself a schnitty burger from the school canteen every Friday, as a young kid.

I miss when trading was actually viable.

I remember trading enough on the weekly to get myself a schnitty burger from the school canteen every Friday, as a young kid.
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#17
8 Frags +

yo this game was just so variable??

it was like world of warcraft, or something, with all these different worlds, except the whole thing is just this amazing collection of various mods

you can pub, you can join the dm server and get pooped on by delpo, you could pug with the weirdos, you could do the JUMP SERVERS??? what the fuck?? or the weird ass trade servers? c'mon. the RANGE was impeccable.

humanity will never again see a game so weird, so fun, and so extensive as TF2

and the status hierarchies lol, what a mess

yo this game was just so variable??

it was like world of warcraft, or something, with all these different worlds, except the whole thing is just this amazing collection of various mods

you can pub, you can join the dm server and get pooped on by delpo, you could pug with the weirdos, you could do the JUMP SERVERS??? what the fuck?? or the weird ass trade servers? c'mon. the RANGE was impeccable.

humanity will never again see a game so weird, so fun, and so extensive as TF2

and the status hierarchies lol, what a mess
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#18
20 Frags +

home...

https://teamwork.tf/images/map_context/mario_kart/spectator_0.jpg

home...
[img]https://teamwork.tf/images/map_context/mario_kart/spectator_0.jpg[/img]
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#19
newbie.tf
2 Frags +

i have a weird nostalgia for really unfun 6s maps

right when i started playing, i caught the very tail end of the community sucking it up and playing on some truly BAD maps because there wasn't much else a decade ago

i have a weird nostalgia for really unfun 6s maps

right when i started playing, i caught the very tail end of the community sucking it up and playing on some truly BAD maps because there wasn't much else a decade ago
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#20
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Wild_Rumpushome...
https://teamwork.tf/images/map_context/mario_kart/spectator_0.jpg

anyone else on here in the msg mariokart 24/7 #2 gang?

[quote=Wild_Rumpus]home...
[img]https://teamwork.tf/images/map_context/mario_kart/spectator_0.jpg[/img][/quote]
anyone else on here in the msg mariokart 24/7 #2 gang?
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#21
3 Frags +

When I went to Philmont in 2013 a dude in my sister trek ended up being a regular on the same orange server as me
Idk if I've ever shared that here

When I went to Philmont in 2013 a dude in my sister trek ended up being a regular on the same orange server as me
Idk if I've ever shared that here
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#22
6 Frags +

nothing makes me nostalgic like old jump vids

[url=https://youtu.be/gnlt5iXCZD4]nothing makes me nostalgic like old jump vids[/url]
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#23
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mikematnothing makes me nostalgic like old jump vids

https://youtu.be/Sa6dxTDo8D0
best part of this is realizing a rank 1000 jumper could do almost of these tricks now

[quote=mikemat][url=https://youtu.be/gnlt5iXCZD4]nothing makes me nostalgic like old jump vids[/url][/quote]
https://youtu.be/Sa6dxTDo8D0
best part of this is realizing a rank 1000 jumper could do almost of these tricks now
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#24
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brodymikemat

CORE MEMORY UNLOCKED

I remember seeing b4nny in Freedom and thinking he was a jumper main for at least a year before i got into 6s. I was watching him stream pubs in very early 2014 and he juggled some guy and talked some smack and I (who just discovered tr_walkway and hitting airshots) thought to myself "is this guy supposed to be good at the game?". you can imagine my surprise when i saw him winning ESEA S17 lmfaooooo 12 year old me didnt have a clue

[quote=brody][quote=mikemat][/quote]
[/quote]
CORE MEMORY UNLOCKED

I remember seeing b4nny in [url=https://youtu.be/kfT9_SJK1e8]Freedom[/url] and thinking he was a jumper main for at least a year before i got into 6s. I was watching him stream pubs in very early 2014 and he juggled some guy and talked some smack and I (who just discovered tr_walkway and hitting airshots) thought to myself "is this guy supposed to be good at the game?". you can imagine my surprise when i saw him winning ESEA S17 lmfaooooo 12 year old me didnt have a clue
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#25
4 Frags +

TF2Outpost and backpack.tf weren't blocked on my highschool's filter. Lots of free study periods/classes in computer labs used to browse and watch in real time keys being 2.55 ref for the last time ever

TF2Outpost and backpack.tf weren't blocked on my highschool's filter. Lots of free study periods/classes in computer labs used to browse and watch in real time keys being 2.55 ref for the last time ever
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#26
2 Frags +

My first exposure to 6s, almost a decade ago now, was through a PUG group called CritFail PUGs, had their own website and everything with honestly pretty good UI, before PugChamp was a thing. Lots of great memories from that group but unfortunately all I have left of it is this crusty ass fragshow.

Shoutout to the days when MixChamp was regularly populated too, good times

My first exposure to 6s, almost a decade ago now, was through a PUG group called CritFail PUGs, had their own website and everything with honestly pretty good UI, before PugChamp was a thing. Lots of great memories from that group but unfortunately all I have left of it is [url=https://youtu.be/FK1xXmSDJa8]this crusty ass fragshow[/url].

Shoutout to the days when MixChamp was regularly populated too, good times
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#27
1 Frags +

I remember finding out a friend of mine played tf2 way back in high school and we made a UGC team together. Both of us playing on old macbooks and dell laptops that ran so shit the game took 2 minutes to launch. Still talk to the guys from that team to this day, great friends.
Also on the topic of jumping, Tears in Rain was by far my favorite one to watch back when I started playing the game.

I remember finding out a friend of mine played tf2 way back in high school and we made a UGC team together. Both of us playing on old macbooks and dell laptops that ran so shit the game took 2 minutes to launch. Still talk to the guys from that team to this day, great friends.
Also on the topic of jumping, [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa6dxTDo8D0]Tears in Rain[/url] was by far my favorite one to watch back when I started playing the game.
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#28
5 Frags +

i remember when i was in 10th grade geometry and browsing tftv, when suddenly some asshole kid started making fun of me for looking at tftv. Isaac if ur out there FUCK YOU

i remember when i was in 10th grade geometry and browsing tftv, when suddenly some asshole kid started making fun of me for looking at tftv. Isaac if ur out there FUCK YOU
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#29
1 Frags +

I remember getting into comp TF2 in 2013 because I watched i49 and HRG b4nny was my HERO and inspired me to main demo. I particularly remember the upper bracket HRG v. iM game on Granary which was insane for me to watch

I remember getting into comp TF2 in 2013 because I watched i49 and HRG b4nny was my HERO and inspired me to main demo. I particularly remember the upper bracket HRG v. iM game on Granary which was insane for me to watch
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#30
6 Frags +

cephalopugs....

cephalopugs....
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