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#59 The Fridge Enigma in TF2 General Discussion
delete_my_accountI think I've encountered the fridge like 2 or 3 times throughout my years but I never really thought much of it since I run into visual glitches at least once a week.

Yeah same, even over the years with multiple OS installs, so I think it's a safe bet that everyone sees them, it's just a matter of whether they care enough to notice. Since I suck at ARGs all I can do is be a party pooper and say that the fridge itself is almost certainly confirmation bias. It happens to everyone but you stop caring until you read a fridge thread--then it dominates your thoughts, filling your soul until there is nothing left of you but cold ham and a mustard stain.

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posted 6 days ago
#37 The Fridge Enigma in TF2 General Discussion

god bless you millie for turning this into an actual good thread

posted 1 week ago
#21 How to you get people to pay RGL fees? in TF2 General Discussion

I think the practical reason for the difference between NA and EU is that it's The Way Things Are Done for both regions, and the exact events that led to things being that way were years before I joined this forum. Also NA has UGC for all the poors so making direct comparisons of ETF2L to RGL isn't right.

How would you implement a prizepool in EU? I think fewer people would quit than you say even if paid divs were the only options. There may or may not be room for a concurrent free league, but despite the amount of shit that gets talked about it, NA has sustained a free league in UGC this whole time, so I doubt that would be an issue. ETF2L itself could get in on running both types or not, but at the end of the day, all an EU prizepool means is that the EU community needs someone(s) it trusts enough to handle money to step up and distribute winnings.

If running two leagues really isn't viable for whatever reason, we could try to get crazy. What if you ran an entry fee bracket parallel to the normal free one? During the season you can simply run everything normally with all teams, and then I see a couple of routes for playoffs. I think the best is again to just run playoffs as normal, but only teams that paid in are eligible for payouts. So for example, if at the end of grand finals you had:
#1 Team 1 (free)
#2 Team 2 (paid)
#3 Team 3 (paid)
Team 1 would still be able to say they're the best team in EU, but since they didn't pay league fees Team 2 gets the grand prize, Team 3 would get the 2nd place payout, and so on. You could argue that only teams with a chance of winning would pay in, but that's kinda how things already work anyway, except right now there's absolutely no one paying because it isn't an option. You could argue that it makes grand finals less exciting if the prizepool might not actually be on the line, but again, compare to now, where no one gets paid.

As full alternatives, if you want to lock playoffs behind a paywall, or run separate free vs paid playoffs, you could have a secondary point total for paid teams during the regular season that only updates when they play against other teams in the paid bracket. Then you can rank paid teams separately in the postseason. But these have huge drawbacks, like the best teams potentially not technically winning the season because they didn't pay.

I dunno, at this point I'm just throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks, but the point I'm trying to make is that there are plenty of options to try to implement if anyone really feels passionately about prizepools. My feeling is that there isn't one because the people in charge feel they don't need one, or maybe even that TF2 shouldn't have one, and I wouldn't fault them for either.

posted 1 month ago
#3870 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Hey, got a question about upgrading my rig as it relates to mining crypto. Something is compelling me to post about it on a tf2 forum, idk how you'll feel about that lol

I have a lot of ancient equipment. Two gtx680s, a 9500gt, an array of cpus a decade or more ancient than the i5-4690k I just replaced with an i7. Miscellaneous Other Things. Unused tablet and smartphone. A lot of this stuff has contributed to me playing TF2, i mean im pretty sure that 9500gt let me play the orange box for the first time ever back in 2010. But now that I've got an upgraded rig and an additional pile of mostly-functional equipment, I'd like to try to put it to use. Mining.

Everything I've come across online says "don't do this, your equipment is basically fossilized, dont be an idiot." Is there any other wisdom to be had?

My current specs are:
MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Motherboard
Intel Core i7-4790K
Samsung 870 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Speedster QICK 319
1x GTX 680

I've been able to get some mining done with the 6700, but the 680 refuses to cooperate no matter which coin or miner I try to use. Vertcoin OCM got it loading something at least, but I couldn't figure out where it was mining to lmao. I thought if I got a second rig going with just my NVIDIA cards, less scammy miners might work better.

I can list out all my spare parts in more detail (like I could maybe try to find specs on the pre-2000s Compaq pc cases I'm planning on using) but I figure the most relevant are the i5-4690k, the two 680s, the 9500gt, and a budget of $500-$1000 to hopefully pack all that together into a complete mining rig. Would I need to buy a new CPU+mobo to run all 3 cards in SLI, or can the 9500 even run on the same machine as the 680s at all? Something like this or instead like this?

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Alternatively, some advice on turning it into a secondary gaming pc could be nice. Maybe something super cheap I could lend to a friend or whatever
posted 1 month ago
#1448 worst steam profile in Off Topic
tiram_https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561199095124766/

what an absolutely touching and thematically appropriate tribute to their grandfather

posted 2 months ago
#10 Changing the meta in Off Topic

give me all your money

posted 2 months ago
#12 how do i start with comp? in TF2 General Discussion

daniel, dinner is ready, please stop screaming bad spanish at the computer and come eat with your family

posted 2 months ago
#6 How exactly do crit arrows work? in TF2 General Discussion
waxtell me youre a virgin without telling me you are a virgin

shitting on tf2 nerds on a tf2 nerd forum? bold move

posted 2 months ago
#14 stock market crash? in Off Topic

the best part about saying "soon" is that it could happen in a day or a year and youd still be right

posted 3 months ago
#76 #savetf2 in TF2 General Discussion
mintyxd

ah yes i too love shitting on unpaid volunteers in completely unrelated threads

posted 3 months ago
#30 Tips from a 4k hr medic to help meds do their job. in TF2 General Discussion

ive never seen anyone rage so hard in response to such innocuous jokes

posted 3 months ago
#24 Tips from a 4k hr medic to help meds do their job. in TF2 General Discussion

finds competitive tf2 forum
takes 10 sentences to completely revolutionize medic meta
leaves immediately
sigma af

oh shit and now this forum is toxic for not being a pub centric space, what a incredible specimen

posted 3 months ago
#15 Weird Keybinds in Customization
waxbro? my index cant even reach if i try that what

turn your kb a full 90 degrees so that the spacebar is above ctrl and it makes a tiny tiny bit more sense

that pic is giving me thumb cramps just looking at it

posted 3 months ago
#4 Memorial Day Grub in Off Topic

https://imgur.com/CynyD2n
and i made a kickass blueberry cobbler too but i forgot to take a picture of it

posted 4 months ago
#59 #savetf2 in TF2 General Discussion

My E Peen Is Biggr Than Yours

posted 4 months ago
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