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#71 b4nny discussion in TF2 General Discussion
indecencybut i notice a trend with most of them where it just seems like they refuse to get better and their definition of fun is either throwing or doing plain dumb shit which im not with at all such as winning 4-0 and now the 15 min roll turns into a full 30 min game cause some retard wants to go DH or airstrike and die constantly and hearing "im just havin fun man :D" or just simply give of the vibe of not trying

To play devil's advocate, a soldier who isn't calling his bombs or damage in pugs after three rounds in could be considered throwing, which is what pissed off b4nny. People don't to hear someone complaining and prefer he doesn't hold down push-to-talk, that's understandable. But you're saying, "I want to play pugs where people don't throw" all while the discussion is centered around a specific pug where soldiers weren't calling their bombs or damage. b4nny could stop playing pugs tomorrow, you're still going to get pugs with subtle throwers like that.

You want pugs that are high-level, you don't want to be fatkidded, and you don't want to play with malders. That doesn't exist, and wouldn't exist even with several active pug groups. So I don't know what the end goal of this thread is other than to dunk on b4nny.

posted 12 hours ago
#59 b4nny discussion in TF2 General Discussion
indecencyya lol just dont play lol when we literally have one central pug server and the owner refuses to do anything about the guy lol, nobody is adding up for 8 hrs straight, niggas literally have no choice.

this shit is so tone deaf as if ur not in the damn pug group yourself and more often than not pugs only really get going at midnight or something and you get 1 pug before b4nny and his yes men join and u have one of two choices if you dont get fatkidded, play and have a chance of being on a team with the nigga or stop playing since there are no alternative pug groups or services or anything

I had a pug group where I personally invited you to join every time I announced for people to add up and you denied it 70% of the time to play PugHub. The group also had strict fat kid rules where I made it so you only got fatkidded once a day and you couldn't get fatkidded again-- but you still often picked PugHub over them.

I'm going to guess you denied it because it was mostly Main with some Advanced players, and you wanted to play with mostly Advanced+top level players, and that's fine, you can choose to play with higher level players. But a lot of Advanced want to play with Invite players, and Invite plays with b4nny.

I'm not even in PugHub, and I'm betting that he's at least 65% of the reason why pugs fill up so frequently at night. You can't just ban him without the trickling effect of, "Now less Invite players join, which causes less Advanced players to join, which means the group needs to pull in Main players just to fill up" and we go right back to the situation of you not wanting to join those pugs, either.

posted 15 hours ago
#3 Happy Thanksgiving to the only country on earth! in Off Topic
GrapeJuiceIII

I had a conversation about American history last night with GrapeJuice, and did you know he thought the death count for WWII was in the dozens?

posted 1 week ago
#34 etiquette of "gg" in TF2 General Discussion

Typing "gg" at the end of the game is like typing "lol" in a chat when you're not actually laughing. It's just less awkward than if the entire team left the server with no acknowledgement.

posted 1 week ago
#52 TF2 player vocabulary in TF2 General Discussion

The current comp scene's age group ranges from 14 to 35. It's really hard to police the language of teenagers and college-aged kids playing a competitive video game. Even if you're 26, if your entire team is 17 - 21, it becomes hard to not adopt the language and mannerisms of friends you spend hours with (unless they're not your friends, then you're putting yourself in an uncomfortable environment of the sake of 6's which is a different subject).

Groups such as PUGHub or RGL can have their own code of conduct rules to make people feel more comfortable, Twitch can have their own ToS, but if "retard" gets banned, people will just say schizo. If that gets banned, people will just say autismo. If that gets banned, people will start coining new terms like "he's clinical" or "he's neuro" or something. You can either chase down every new term and keep banning them all, or pick and choose your battles and just have a list of the most offensive ones that shouldn't be used.

I'm not including scenarios where maybe there's a single person on your team using a word you don't like and you can privately speak to them, I'm thinking more about general group settings.

posted 1 month ago
#18 #savetf2 article in pcgamer in TF2 General Discussion

I decided to just look at the numbers myself and I'm not sure where the author of the article got "68k in May" from. The average for Jan - May 2022 was around 90k. The average count in 2019 was 68k and has been steadily climbing ever since. But if we change the numbers to what they are:
= May with 90k average
+ June and July with 140k average
- Aug and Sept with 115k average

I didn't include October because of Scream Fortress and since we don't have November yet, it's hard to know if that slight increase in players is purely for the event or if some plan to stick around afterwards. Regardless, we can say there was a definite and consistent increase from May 2022 by at least 25k players. The biggest problem when talking about any of these numbers is that we still don't know how many of the numbers include bots, traders or idlers which always make it really, really hard to refer to Steam Charts when talking about if TF2 is thriving or dying.

TF2 could've gotten a boost because of an update around May that made it harder for bots. TF2 could've also gotten a boost because it was summer and school was out and those numbers were going to rise regardless of an update. Those numbers could also be because 11 new unusual effects were released in summer and a bunch of traders unleashed their idle bots so they could farm and trade for keys and unlock crates. It could be all three, I don't know.

https://i.ibb.co/8M42d6X/Untitled.png

posted 1 month ago
#6 #savetf2 article in pcgamer in TF2 General Discussion
Wild_Rumpus...was like a tweet from valve...

And apparently, that wasn't even a tweet done by someone on the TF2 team. Plus, there's TFClassic's response in trying to get the mod back up and they were unable to get anyone at Valve to respond to them after getting a random request-to-takedown that further confirms they're mostly just ignoring the game and probably it's community outside of workshop submissions.

I'm a bit confused by what the article is claiming. Is it trying to say that the #saveTF2 tag is somehow responsible for getting thousands of bots banned due to increase player awareness or something? Because it feels more like to me that the cheaters got bored and started dwindling in numbers on their own, not because of an increase in reports and moderation.

aieraQueue casual and let us know because I certainly am not gonna get my hopes up.

I queued up the last couple of weeks and pre-Scream Fortress, you would get maybe one or two bots every 8 - 10 minutes. During Scream Fortress. there's been a consistent bot playing Michael Jackson songs every 5 - 7 minutes.

posted 1 month ago
#29 RGL S10 Main Discussion Thread in TF2 General Discussion
Prime-SanityThink of everything that TTG and the goat taught me.

Teen Titans Go?

posted 2 months ago
#1 RGL S10 W1B: insect gang vs. 20zc in Events

https://i.ibb.co/yqGW92S/Untitled.png

The date for this match is actually the 29th, not tonight.

posted 2 months ago
#112 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
RendoasThe way you're brushing people off and being a smartass when we're trying to hold someone accountable for hate speech directed at marginalized people is really disgusting and disappointing.

we are looking at very different threads if you think this thread is me vs. a group of people trying to have a real discussion. at most, it's three people with everyone else being just as smartass-y, memeing, or shitposting.

posted 2 months ago
#108 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
ReeroI also usually lead towards forgiving people who have shown to make an actual change, and giving them a second chance.

you might not think so, but obviously some heads in charge of ban appeals thought so considering they lifted a permaban-- something that isn't all that easy to convince RGL admins to do to begin with.

at a point you have to accept that not all the behind-the-scenes details are being told to you, and you'll probably never get them. the number one story here being told is "rgl match comms", because almost no one here interacts with hubida since he's kept to himself for a year and it's the only story people have right now. so the idea that he should be booted out via mob vote over an admin vote because he's a "danger" to a community he doesn't interact with is literal fearmongering.

posted 2 months ago
#103 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
Wild_Rumpusif you do care about the health of the community then you should be interested in rooting out the elements that make it unwelcoming and unsafe like transphobia, racism, pedophilia, etc.

believing in "no forgiveness" and perma-banning anyone you dislike is how you kill communities and create circlejerks. there are a crazy number of TF2 players who have been redeemed and welcomed back despite their language or past toxicity, quite a few of them in this very thread.

posted 2 months ago
#100 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
sandblastu say u dont care about the community

point out where i said this.

it's possible to not care about posts on a message board that still uses an upvote system and care about LANs and donating to prize pools, even if you think it's not.

posted 2 months ago
#98 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
springrollsThat's the absolute insane part to me; if for some god-forsaken reason I wanted to stan a pedo-adjacent individual who very recently went on an n-word laced tirade on a public website (with a dash of transphobia, most of which was targeted at a specific individual) I would not my real name attached especially if i have a job or was in school or some shit...

somehow i don't think my boss is going to care if dafartknocker69 from TFTV e-mailed them a link of this thread and RGL match comms.

posted 2 months ago
#71 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion
funhaver1998Can u use this on me

only if you pay my $300 processing fee

posted 2 months ago
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