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Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Any time we have a tie-in promotion with another game, we'll send the TF mercs a package with all the new items in it (except Heavy, who lives in some remote log mansion in the Dzhugdzhur Mountains. We just mail it to the nearest Siberian town, and they dogsled it up to him eventually). This gives them a chance to get acquainted with the new weaponry, so they're not surprised when they show up back to work.

    But when we sent out our latest promotion--Rift, the upcoming MMO from Trion Worlds--we were puzzled when Scout sent it back, unopened. We gave him a call.

    "Hey, man," we said. "We were wondering why you hadn't opened--"


    Source: TF2.com
     
  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    The Sharpened Volcano Fragment and the Sun-on-a-Stick will be obtainable through crafting after the Rift pre-order period ends.

    Thank god.
     
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  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    It's like Valve are using TF2 to sell other games, or something.
     
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  4. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I'll post this here too:
    I got an e-mail from Robin re artpass medals

    "We’re building a piece of technology that’ll allow us to have lots of medals. Once that’s ready (it’s in final testing stages), we’ll start doing all the various medals we’ve talked about."
     
  5. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    6 Refined + 1 Unusual + 1 Axtinguisher = Sharpened Volcano Fragment
     
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  6. HellJumper

    aa HellJumper

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    Hey guys, so we heard you wanted those medals, instead we'll promote another game and try to pacify you by sneaking in a couple lods :D
     
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  7. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I don't know, I'm starting to become a little annoyed with all the promo items. I mean, its great that they are promoting other games and supporting them. But with an item? When they talked about minecraft they didn't release anything. Why can't it still be that way?
     
  8. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Because minecraft is far from done and is not on steam yet?
     
  9. eyefork

    eyefork L3: Member

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    Sooo where's my Farming Simulator 2011 promo item? Way2go Valve.
     
  10. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    True, and point taken....

    But still, all the promo items are getting to me. I'm not like some of the people who are super angry at it, but its a little annoying....
     
  11. Mr. Wimples

    Mr. Wimples L6: Sharp Member

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    Almost made me forget that they were promotion items.
    Almost.

    /me nudges Valve
    OH U!
     
  12. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Don't encourage anything from Minecraft please.

    I see what they are doing.

    first it was class updates, now we have 7 more promo updates. But at this rate scout will get 7 promo items, every other class gets 1 (most will likely be ellis hats reskinned - poor heavy)
     
  13. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Next Week

    EVERYONE WHO IS GOING TO BUY FARMING SIMULATOR 2011 GETS FARMER HAT FOR ENGY.

    And then... SPUF will explode from rage.
     
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  14. Nathan Quake

    Nathan Quake L1: Registered

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    I do like promo items, but only for their unique-ness. Since the items will be available after release, there isn't much point in spending £30 plus a monthly fee just for 2 new weapons. Monday Night Combat was a good buy which I had my eye on, and the promos were the icing on the cake.

    But they should definitely limit the amount of promo items for the sake of my wallet and because they only had a promo last month, its a bit soon to release items FOR A GAME THAT ISN'T EVEN RELATED TO TF2.

    Tut-tut... I can feel TF2 falling to the lure of money and away from the fun aspects of the game.
     
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  15. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    TF2 Minecraft promotional items. Just you wait.
     
  16. zero_rogue

    zero_rogue L1: Registered

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    my biggest beef and still is with promo items is the fact that they ruin the style of tf2. Then again nearly all of the tf2 hats do this anyways... I bought tf2 as a stylized 80's spy-flick type game. However over the years they've slowly moved away from the original style. And i believe its already at a point of no return.

    This whole thing has been making me more and more not want to make maps for tf2 anymore. Its just become too commercial and cheap.

    Also anyone notice we now have our first(and I do mean first) Promo achievement?
     
  17. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Well, it is not promo achievement for long, when Rift promo is over it is just new general achievement that gives you nothing, that kinda makes me wish Valve would add some more new achievements.