If We Could Be Serious For a Moment...

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Here at Valve, we've always been consistently blown away by the creativity and generosity of the TF2 community -- through art contests, map making, item creating, or any one of the hundreds of other ways that you manage to impress us every day.

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    Today, we'd like to offer a chance to help out at a time when that help matters most. To support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan, we're introducing three limited edition hats and two special noisemakers to the Mann Co. store. The "Humanitarian's Hachimaki" ($7.99), the "Benefactor's Kanmuri" ($19.99) and the most prestigious "Magnanimous Monarch" ($99.99) will be available from now through April 6. All proceeds (net of applicable taxes) will go directly towards the Japanese disaster relief fund that the American Red Cross has set up. The hats can be equipped by all classes; however, they cannot be traded or used for crafting.


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  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    This is why I love Valve.
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  4. sniprpenguin

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    I'll be buying the $20 hat when I get my paycheck.

    Honestly, I'm hoping they do more stuff like this. Maybe a red ribbon medal for AIDS awareness?
     
  5. The_Ulf

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    Aw yay Valve. :)
     
  6. Fr0Z3nR

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    I'll be getting the 8 or 20 dollar one. Possibly 100. if I feel daring.

    I also agree, I think valve could make a lot of money off these type of things.
     
  7. Exist

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    WHAT IS THIS. Im buying the 100$ hat just to be like, look what I have and you will never get.
     
  8. Dragonstorm24

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    *claps*
     
  9. REEJ

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    This is why Valve is awesome.

    Though I already donated to the cause elsewhere...
    Gabe says: THOU SHALL DESERVE A HAT!
     
  10. HellJumper

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    Aw... I wish this happened a little earlier before I actually donated through a relief effort in the first place. Still really cool of them. I love how SPUF was calling Valve the devil for not supporting Japan, etc; then they come out with this. Haha!
     
  11. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    *Bro fists Valve*
     
  12. Jack Riguel

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    Glad to see it was through the AMC. I haven't heard anything negative about their funds and managing of cash received. I went ahead and got all three hats and noisemakers and equipped them... though to be honest I feel kind of guilty wearing them, like I'm trying to show off or something.

    Anyone else feeling that way?

    Oh and is there any way we could get the stamp section of the feedback page to show the stats for these donations? I think that would be a fascinating study.
     
  13. The Political Gamer

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    Well the backpack API would be able to see how many people have the hats.

    /me prods Geit
     
  14. Fr0Z3nR

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    I've decided. In the morning when I wake up I'm donating 100. Who's with me?
     
  15. HellJumper

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    Or an official Valve statement on the amount generated would also be nice (just like they did for the childs play charity).
     
  16. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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  17. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    That'd be even more inaccurate than the stamp tracker, there are thousands of private backpacks. Valve haven't published leaderboards for the Charity stuff, so my guess is that they'll publish their own stats when the period is over.
     
  18. Fr0Z3nR

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    Donated $100. No regrets. Though I do wish this hat had a particle effect.
     
  19. Sgt Frag

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    I got the $30 pack. The hats are OK, I wouldn't have just bought any of them and if I had crafted or dropped them I probably wouldn't have kept them.

    But it's a good cause so why not.

    Unfortunately you can't even gift wrap 'em. I was going to give my Himachi to a friend. Bought a gift wrap which is now useless.

    I don't feel guilty wearing them either, just another hat I'll swap out every once in awhile. Heck, It might even get more people to donate by wearing, who knows.
     
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  20. Jeremy

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    I'm definitely getting a hat. Not sure which one but I'm getting one when I get the chance.


    Also, money paid towards the purchase of keys should also go to charity.