Valve employees hacking in TF2 ?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Zanpa, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Zanpa

    Zanpa L4: Comfortable Member

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    Well, it's not really hacking... Se by yourself.

    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7166/arenaoffblastfinal0006.jpg
    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8036/1250955692959.jpg
    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6702/1250955640684.jpg
    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9827/1250955612937.jpg
    http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5434/1250955855141.jpg
    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6471/tmp8318.jpg

    (They have all hats, also.)

    And worst of all, it's true. Not only a text modification.
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11002265&postcount=178"]proof[/ame]
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11003195&postcount=240"]proof[/ame]
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11003026&postcount=232"]proof[/ame]
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11002878&postcount=225"]proof[/ame]

    Different people have noticed these super-weapons, in different servers, only in the hands of Valve employees...
     
  2. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Entirely possible, and borderline-plausible (if they need to test all the effects work) but if true it is not very sportsmanlike.

    Could also be some contract programmer or guy who knows he's leaving and doesn't care :p
     
  3. Zanpa

    Zanpa L4: Comfortable Member

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    I thought the same thing. But I has proof (SPUF moderators say it's true, plus many people saying they saw them).
     
  4. Steff0o

    Steff0o L6: Sharp Member

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    I am still suspicious:p
    But if its true valve sure doesn't want to get owned by players of there own game:O
     
  5. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yeah this is probably not hacking. Just testing future updated perhaps. Love the valve medigun tho, its nice that it has a custom beam gun, unless thats a mod the client has.

    Also, wtf adding health when fired? :p
     
  6. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    They aren't hacking, this is a... uh, well... feature.
     
  7. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Anton: If they're trying to test the ability to remotely (via steam cloud) inject new weapons with new capabilities, then it's possible that it's being dynamically loaded over the network.
     
  8. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    You might want to include Drunken_F00ls post/thread aswell.
    [ame="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946904"]Finol's Valve Weapons - Steam Users' Forums[/ame]
     
  9. LordNor

    LordNor L3: Member

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    suspicious...quick spy-check them!
     
  10. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    Lol its obvious they're just testing the possible effects of it and having fun doing it XD
     
  11. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    ...VALVVVVVVE!

    Also, someone did a poor shop of SteamStats:

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    Pretty funny if it was real, though.
     
  12. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    I notice all of them have the exact same descriptions for their effects. :p If that's testing future features then they're severely OP-ing every single one of those weapons. It just doesn't seem right - none of the previous weapon upgrades are anything like that. Plus the changes make no contextual sense (why does a stickybomb launcher give you health and act as a flame retardant?).

    I say whatever it is, it's most definitely not trying out potential upgrades to those particular weapons.
     
  13. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    Gonna check the
    Now


    EDIT: HOLY CRAP ITS REAL.

    Also, found some signs of future item rarity thingies on facepunch.
    (\resource\ClientScheme.res)
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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2009
  14. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    I don't think I'd feel comfortable allowing even valve employees using these items on my community's TF2 server...honestly I believe this would promote unfair play amongst our players, and this is something I absolutely have to ban for. Even if they are valve employees...that's not acceptable.

    Until the weapon system is out and in place, we simply cannot allow people to have unfair advantages over other players...it just goes against our policies.
     
  15. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I (and undoubtedly others) proposed a while back that Valve can do whatever the heck kind of weapon stuff they want as long as a cvar disables it.

    So tf_disable_unique_weapons would make the "FAN of +3 foo -2 bar" just act as the FAN, etc, squishing everything down to it's base archetype. (In other words, the weapons etc. we have now.)
     
  16. psikobare

    psikobare L1: Registered

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    i still don't believe it but...community items?:O:wow:
     
  17. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    There's certain perks to being a community contributor beyond just the check...

    ...not that I'm saying anything, or anything...
     
  18. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Maybe that's the "special" stuff Nine keeps talking about... items for community content contribution people.

    edit: ninja'd by the man himself!
     
  19. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Bad idea if so, they'll have all sorts of "OMG Plz review my stuff and mebbe item plz?"

    Or else it'll be so exclusive that it won't really be "community"... Maybe they just want to have a category for the Soldier's Medal.
     
  20. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    Apparently they're still thinking of ideas for them.

    [ame="http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=798796"]Community Weapon Ideas - Facepunch[/ame]

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