The Traveling Hat

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Da_Man, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    Behold, The Traveling Beanie™!

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    The Plan: Rename it "The Traveling Beanie". And a description leading to a link where people can log it, and tell people to hand it off to someone else in 3 days or so.

    While I'm sure its gonna fail due to the "OMG A HAT ITS MINE" thing, but hey, its a fun experiment.

    Here is the blog I set up, to keep track of who gets it: http://travelingbeanie.blogspot.com/

    I'm handing it off to someone tonight, so lets see what happens!

    EDIT: First hand-off to Okrag!
     
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  2. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    This might work, maybe, for a very little bit, at least until someone forgets. You really need to have some sort of way to remind people "HEY give the hat to someone else" cause otherwise everyone is going to forget
     
  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    This is a really cool idea. You just have to make sure not to hand it over to some nob-end.
     
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  4. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    Why do I get the feeling that someone will craft it with another hat then claim they never had it in the first place? It's somewhat pessimistic but easily possible.
     
  5. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Someone should turn it pink for laughs.
     
  6. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    @Numerous, its gonna happen eventually, but we'll know how did it.
     
  7. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I got some pink dye to make it happen....
     
  8. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    How?

    Is there some sort of item history we can access?

    What if, say, someone passes me the beanie, and I log Doofus J Untrustworthy's steam ID, craft the hat with one of my own (or trade it away to someone else who crafts it with another of their own hats), then claim it was Doofus J Untrustworthy who crafted the beanie with another hat, and stole it from the community?

    For example.
     
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  9. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    Assuming they log their name on the blog, we can see who had it last. Supposedly.
     
  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    You should get them to log what maps they visited with the hat, and some of their scores. If you find data collection an interesting thing that might be interesting. I'm not sure it'd really mean anything, but it's a little player history along with the hats own history.
     
  11. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Scientific discovery: Respite makes you better at TF2
     
  12. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    The trick is to trade it to your opponents then quickly cap/push cart while they're in the spawnroom trying it on.
     
  13. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    I wonder if its possible to use the Steam API to log it automatically, but I know exactly jack shit about it. Anyone have any ideas with that?
     
  14. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    I had to quickly hand it off and hanz was online so hanz got it.
     
  15. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    My dog ate the hat. What now? :/
     
  16. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    You will be forced to hand over the data and the dog
     
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  17. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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  18. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile exercise cawtion

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    Don't worry. Wear the dog.
     
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  19. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    get the hat out of tf2maps.net, let it do some travelling!