Question.

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Shovel-Head, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Shovel-Head

    Shovel-Head L1: Registered

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    As community contributors (most of us anyway), I think I should ask you guys something.

    If Valve started adding more community created maps/items/what-have-you, more often, would it be detrimental?

    One one hand, more community created stuff would be nice, as there are some amazing items in the workshop, and some stunning maps on this site alone. This might force some more life into the community and create more content as a result.

    On the other, this may cheapen the experience of having something added to the game officially. It may open the door to more poorly though-out maps and items as well, and god knows we don't need any more of that.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    I don't think they could realistically add so much stuff that a decline in the awesomeness of having an item go official would happen. LOTS of items are being contributed after all, and valve has to keep the game at a somewhat reasonable size.

    What i'm more concerned about is how valve seem to favor poor promo items over high-quality community items. A lot of the promo items are butt-ugly, and i'm still drooling over some community items from time to time.
     
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  3. Shovel-Head

    Shovel-Head L1: Registered

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    I can't argue with that. The only promo item that I wear is the "Person in the Iron Mask" for the Pyro (and that's because the Firemen were my favorite enemies in Bioshock Infinite).

    Still I wonder how:
    This: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=119292191
    This: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=118605516
    This: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126675632
    And this: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121002699
    Haven't been added.

    Though a comment on the "Hat of all Trades" made me laugh:

    Brave Sir Robin Feb 18, 2013 @ 8:17pm
    Looks nice
    Well made
    Fits the class well
    Fits the game's artstyle
    Not obnoxious looking
    Doesn't look like it would cause obvious clipping
    Sorry, pal. There's no way Valve is going to add this.
     
  4. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    adding maps more often than once a year would hardly be detrimental
     
  5. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    (not mvm) yes do want