Probably not a big deal, but...

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. tf2.com

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    One of the interesting side effects of shipping free updates for Team Fortress 2 over the years has been a large and devoted group of people who write us asking if they can simply buy game items directly. We also get regular feedback from the bean counters on our fourth floor, who -- after watching with tooth-grinding irritation as we shipped over 120 free updates to a three-year-old game -- gently suggested that we "make some f$*&ing money already."

    Then it hit us: it'd make everybody happy if we really DID let players buy items directly. Players'd be happy because we actually listened to them for once, and the bean counters would be happy because in-game stores are the future of everything, including making some f$*&ing money already.

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    Flash forward a few months, and we're proud to introduce the in-game Mann Co. Store. And, because we'd hate to satisfy the bean counters completely, we've decided community item contributors will get paid based on the sales of their items. So you can make some f$*&ing money already too. Now, I'm sure you have dozens of questions, so just this once we put together a nifty F.A.Q. Of course the best way to find out more is to fire up the game yourself and check out the new Mann Co. Store for yourselves!

    Source: TF2.com
     
  2. Urban

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    Holy shit. (excuse me)
     
  3. Delusibeta

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    I stand corrected. I should have said "next 150 minutes". Update and begin QQing, folks.
     
  4. Engineer

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    Steam servers are too bussy, there is no way i'm getting in :O
     
  5. fubarFX

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  6. J4CK8

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    They seem quite high prices :O $4.99 for the bushwacka?!
     
  7. Urban

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    Coz its new. :p
     
  8. EArkham

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    Yikes, I was expecting it to be $5 for a set, rather than $5 for a single item. Dollar or less is about what I expected for the others, though.

    Kudos to the creators, though... either way, this could be quite a chunk of change for them.

    Kep
     
  9. Engineer

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    Downloaded the update, but of course the connection to steam servers is terrible. Going to try it tomorrow. ;)
     
  10. Retroid

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    Are new items going to drop?
     
  11. Urban

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    "The Mann co store is currently closed". lol
     
  12. Pocket

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    Selling items for money? Hats having an in-game benefit? Secret items they're not telling anyone about?

    WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY WORLD
     
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  13. Codename22

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  14. Delusibeta

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    Vast majority of them. The name changing item will probably have to be bought (or duelled for).
     
  15. J4CK8

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    It says that the duel will be refunded if the server changes level or other player denies it, but what if they get autobalanced?

    Some of the secret hats are cool. Anyone else wanting to run around with frying pan and Ellis' hat?

    Also GRU :O :D


    EDIT: 4 pages in backpack now :O
     
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  16. Pocket

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    I traded hats with a guy just now and we each found an extra item (Gunboats for me, Cheater's Lament for him). Bizarre.

    EDIT: Also here's the full update details:

    I'm glad they scaled back Krazy Ivan, but some of those seem silly.
     
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  17. Micnax

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    And thus came the downfall of TF2, also known as the poor Irishman's revenge.
     
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  18. Leminnes

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    Downfall? o_O
     
  19. YM

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    will trade community weapon for: large sums of money.

    ;)
     
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  20. Micnax

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    My friend was complaining about how TF2 is turning into an MMO, but I disagree.

    Anyway, traded with someone from <enter place here> and got a free Cheater's Lament with it too... is this happening with anyone else?

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