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Old 3rd May 2008, 20:17     #1
Helious
 
Lightbulb Team Fortress 2 FREE THIS WEEKEND -- $19.95USD to purchase thereafter!

Hey, bit late. Not sure when this started, but it's free this weekend, so if you want to test it out, download and install steam then hit the only store for your free trial. It's 19.95USD thereafter to purchase the game in it's entirety.

Great Game, Great Community.

Get Good.

http://steampowered.com/v/index.php
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Old 7th May 2008, 15:42     #2
Spink
 
I played it a bit for that weekend and was wondering if anyone who'd played for a long while could comment on whether the free weekend was a tardfest due to all the free people playing, like I generally assumed everyone on a server with a ? icon at the scores was a free player but I can't really know!

Anyway yeah basically I'm wondering if the standard of play on the pub servers dropped during the free weekend or if the play on them was an indication of how it always is! Also in my limited time playing it seemed like most of the good ping servers to me were set to the capture points mode rather than steal plans mode or move crate mode. Is that common too or did lots of servers have gold rush just because it was a new map that weekend too? :P
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Old 7th May 2008, 16:36     #3
Jodi
 
Alot of servers would be playing the goldrush map because its a new map. And yes, people whith a question mark next to their name are people who havn't bothered setting up their avatar, and are most likely freeweekend noobs.

I didn't have a chance to play that weekend, so I don't know how the pubs were, but in general the play is average to good, its rare to get a server full of tards.
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Old 7th May 2008, 16:44     #4
snax
 
was a few more people asking how to upgrade sentries and activate ubers...

the REAL retards came out when they answered the new peoples questions... "JUST FUCK OFF IF YOU DONT KNOW", "LOLOLOL URE A NUB GO DIE" and "HIT F10 FOR INSTANT WIN MODE" were all quite prevalent on the days... fucking retards...
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Old 8th May 2008, 00:40     #5
Madman
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spink
I played it a bit for that weekend and was wondering if anyone who'd played for a long while could comment on whether the free weekend was a tardfest due to all the free people playing, like I generally assumed everyone on a server with a ? icon at the scores was a free player but I can't really know!

Anyway yeah basically I'm wondering if the standard of play on the pub servers dropped during the free weekend or if the play on them was an indication of how it always is! Also in my limited time playing it seemed like most of the good ping servers to me were set to the capture points mode rather than steal plans mode or move crate mode. Is that common too or did lots of servers have gold rush just because it was a new map that weekend too? :P
Goldrush was a new map so most of them would have been playing it most likely.

Also, it's usually better - first off you've got lots of newbies from the free weekend, but mostly you've go current players trying to get their fancy new medic achievements, so there's a lot of ass-tardery around at the moment.

Don't let it put you off - pub play isn't too bad, but it's lots more fun in a clan.
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Old 8th May 2008, 14:04     #6
SpaceCowboy
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yea, people rushing for all the achievments on the first day annoy me, why even play the game if youre gonna treat it like wow.
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Old 8th May 2008, 14:41     #7
Fx.
 
cause they clcoked wow
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Old 10th May 2008, 10:35     #8
Cr4Te
 
Snore

I bought this the other day, unfortunately no one plays on the iconz servers
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Old 10th May 2008, 13:13     #9
Jenza
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cr4Te
I bought this the other day, unfortunately no one plays on the iconz servers
so?
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Old 11th May 2008, 11:23     #10
Cr4Te
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenza
so?
do you need me to write you an essay today?
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Old 11th May 2008, 11:50     #11
Jenza
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cr4Te
do you need me to write you an essay today?
If only there were other TF2 servers with the same latency in New Zealand

*sigh*
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Old 11th May 2008, 12:37     #12
Cr4Te
 
i dunno i just want to kill stuff like the good old days on quake tf.
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Old 11th May 2008, 12:42     #13
Cr4Te
 
i heard telstraclear were going to have some new gaming servers with the release of their new website clearnet.co.nz , apparently if your with telstra for broadband they won't deduct usage on these gaming servers, i hope they host tf2 ones.
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Old 11th May 2008, 12:45     #14
silva^
 
games3.clear.net.nz?
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Old 11th May 2008, 13:04     #15
Cr4Te
 
i think its gfep4.clear.net.nz
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Old 11th May 2008, 16:44     #16
Cr4Te
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenza
If only there were other TF2 servers with the same latency in New Zealand

*sigh*
heh. thank you. i found the. using . reverse . sarcasitical , reverisism , logic.
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Old 12th June 2008, 00:30     #17
Logik
Mate, feed, kill, repeat
 
My speech processing center hurts.
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Old 12th June 2008, 09:20     #18
?>Superman
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by silva^
games3.clear.net.nz?
lol
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Old 12th June 2008, 13:11     #19
Helious
 
Exclamation

www.gamers.net.nz

60.234.76.189:27017 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #1 [gamers.net.nz]
60.234.76.189:27018 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #2 Gravel/Dust/Goldrush [gamers.net.nz]
60.234.76.189:27019 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #3 Goldrush ONLY [gamers.net.nz]
60.234.76.189:27020 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #4 CUSTOM MAPS OMG! [gamers.net.nz]

Bookable Servers supplied care of www.gamers.net.nz

60.234.76.189:27025 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #5 (bookable) [gamers.net.nz]
60.234.76.189:27026 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #6 (bookable) [gamers.net.nz]
60.234.76.189:27027 : NZFortress.co.nz TF2 #7 (bookable) [gamers.net.nz]

www.clearnetdeluxe.co.nz

203.97.27.202:27016 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 DUSTBOWL/GRAVELPIT/GOLDRUSH
203.97.27.202:27018 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 ACHIEVEMENT
203.97.27.202:27024 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 24/7 2FORT [INSTASPAWN]

Bookable servers supplied care of www.clearnetdeluxe.co.nz

203.97.27.202:27019 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 BBALL2 (BOOKABLE) [NZF]
203.97.27.202:27017 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 STANDARD MAPS (BOOKABLE) #1 [NZF]
203.97.27.202:27026 : ClearnetDeluxe | TF2 STANDARD MAPS (BOOKABLE) #2 [NZF]

www.gameplanet.co.nz

games11.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #1 [GOLDRUSH]
games11.gameplanet.net.nz:27016 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #2 [Dust/Gravel/Goldrush]
games3.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #3 [2fort only]
games7.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #4 [Standard]
games8.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #5 [Dust/Gravel/Gold/Hydro]
games9.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #6 [Goldrush]
games10.gameplanet.net.nz:27015 - Gameplanet.co.nz TF2 #7
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Old 12th June 2008, 16:29     #20
Caesar
 
I wish someone would setup a local 32 player server.
So much carnage in those, its fun as hell.
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Old 12th June 2008, 16:32     #21
Helious
 
I don't think the maps are really designed for that number eh..
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Old 19th June 2008, 12:32     #22
Helious
 
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Pyro Update Release happening tonight

and another Free Team Fortress 2 weekend is coming up starting tomorrow and finishing Sunday (June 20th-22nd)

1. Install Steam > 2. Create an account > 3. Play TF2 for free

More info here

http://www.steampowered.com/pyro/?pw=presspreview
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Old 19th June 2008, 14:18     #23
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Old 19th June 2008, 16:35     #24
Caesar
 
Yeah looking forward to this.

Although, its just going to be servers full of pyros for a while and I think going for the Pyro achievements might be more fun than the medic ones.

Have to admit though, its good to see the second class weapons/achievements released this quickly.
Wasn't expecting anything new for another 2 months or so.
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Old 19th June 2008, 17:59     #25
Jodi
 
Rolling eyes

Just remember, there will be an abnormal tard ratio on the servers this weekend. Its not indicitive of actual pub play.
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Old 19th June 2008, 19:19     #26
?>Superman
 
Fuck i can't get that fucking 10 sentry gun kills in a row achievement. Fuck fuck fuck. I got up to 8/9 about 13 times now.

Most people get to smart to run into a gun about 10 times.
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Old 19th June 2008, 21:30     #27
Caesar
 
I find these new Achievements a bit dubious...

Dance Dance Immolation: Kill 3 enemies while they're taunting.

BarbeQueQ: Cause a dominated player to leave the server. <--- yeah right.

Got A Light?: Ignite an enemy Spy while he's flicking a cigarette. <- I haven't even seen this.

OMGWTFBBQ: Kill an enemy with a taunt <--- WTF is right...
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Old 20th June 2008, 09:01     #28
Brutus
 
They almost look designed to be farmed.
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Old 20th June 2008, 11:51     #29
a-tech
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caesar

OMGWTFBBQ: Kill an enemy with a taunt <--- WTF is right...
The fireball taunt is now instakill haha! I reckon thats dope.
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Old 20th June 2008, 11:52     #30
Fx.
 
gonna be some pro times waiting around corners chain taunting waiting for that one dude to walk around it..
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Old 20th June 2008, 12:17     #31
Cyberbob
 
I'm going to go heavy and mow these pyro bitches out of spite. Pyro was my favourite class, but now they're flavour of the month


* Removed Soldier's 40% damage reduction from his own rockets. Does not affect rocket jumps

Yes mother fucker.

Own rockets go boom once returned via compressed air.

* Hadouken taunt now kills people it hits

Win
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Old 3rd July 2008, 16:23     #32
Logik
Mate, feed, kill, repeat
 
Ok missed the free weekend but am going to get this game I think. The NZ servers are only active at night I assume?
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Old 4th July 2008, 00:18     #33
Madman
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Logik
Ok missed the free weekend but am going to get this game I think. The NZ servers are only active at night I assume?
Mostly yeah, but the Aussie ones are often cranking late into the morning, and sometimes during the day as well.
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Old 4th July 2008, 20:30     #34
Logik
Mate, feed, kill, repeat
 
I keep looking @ the GP ones but they are always empty? Are there others?
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Old 5th July 2008, 02:06     #35
Helious
 
Yeah, the GP admin has been a bit slack in the last few months cycling the maps around to coincide with patch updates(meaning new maps) so people don't play on them that much. They do get played on, most days, but you're looking at 6pm-12am type buzz. IMO it's the best server to play on

Most people are on clearnetdeluxe these days from the looks of things.

203.97.27.202:27016 (dustbowl, gravelpit, goldrush, fastlane)
203.97.27.202:27024 (2fort instaspawn 24/7)

there are other clearnetdeluxe servers that are populated, but those two are generally the busiest.

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Old 5th July 2008, 10:53     #36
Logik
Mate, feed, kill, repeat
 
Sweet thanks
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Old 12th July 2008, 13:12     #37
Divine
 
make an appearance jason, havnt seen you in ages man, how are you!?
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Old 24th July 2008, 19:14     #38
Logik
Mate, feed, kill, repeat
 
Divine.. what's your other nick? That one's ringing some bells but not hard enough Wait, Jason??

I'm good Still finishing my degree, playing wow. Sums up the last few years of my life :> Looking for a new game though, over wow completely. I miss playing games where I know people!

Just whipped out the CC and bought TF2. It's downloading now1!!~
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Old 24th July 2008, 20:32     #39
Helious
 
TF2 ftw

nice purchase
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Old 24th July 2008, 22:55     #40
Madman
 
You won't regret it, I have no complain of product etc.
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