Valve: Team Fortress 2 is free forever

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by Fragimus_Max, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Fragimus_Max

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  2. HellJumper

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    o.o
     
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  3. Omnomnick

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    Like many people have stated; it isn't free to play because F2P is an alternative to monthly payments. It's just a free game.

    I'm going to read this interview now, I'm calling bullshit OR you've misread/mis-interpreted it.
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

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    Apparently its serious?

    F2P accounts won't be able to trade according to it. I'm still waiting for better confirmation from one of the bigger sites.. (Ign, PCgamer, RPS)
     
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    I've emailed Robin asking for confirmation. I'll post back when I've got an answer.
     
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    And a damn good thing, or else Valve undercuts the very profit-mechanism (Mann Store) that F2P is meant to help, due to all the farming accounts.

    So what about hackers and VAC bans?
     
  9. Omnomnick

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    Meet the Medic definitely confirms it. I'm ok with it being free since I bought the game over 3 years ago, I just feel sorry for people who bought it last week etc.
     
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    Whatever.

    Meet the Medic was definitely great though, can't deny that
     
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    The demo in the wheelchair :D

    But yeah I think it's a rather good thing.
     
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    Quick fix can't ubercharge yet in meet the medic it does :(
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

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    reading through the stuff... I'm okay with dis.
     
  14. Pocket

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    I suspect that's why they made it free this week, knowing that people were more likely to want to buy it this week than any time recently and would get uberpissed if it became free just afterward.

    Still waiting for the mainsite to finish updating. It looks like it has but is getting hammered like crazy right now. I bet it's connected to the same pipe as the game, which is undoubtedly being downloaded by the thousands.
     
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    Spy: "Kill me..."
    Medic: "Later"

    Also, I guessed 4:04 and it ends up being 4:09

    :[
     
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  16. MangyCarface

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    Larger playerbase is almost always a good thing
     
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    yay steam crashed and now the servers are slow and i can't login

    this is stupid
     
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  18. Retroid

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    The vid had me in tears of laughter! :)

    Definitely the best one yet, at this rate I'd fully support a TF2 film! (Steam downloadable of course.)
     
  19. Doctor Paprika

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    It can Uberchange. I can't overheal.

    Also, all the total l33t pros complaining (not here, elsewhere) about TF2 being free to play are pathetic. Oh noes, there are going to be NOOBS in this game! Old grandpa Played-Since-Beta wants this kids off his dang lawn!

    Seriously, it's not as if a bunch of hipster Angry Birds players and computer illiterate old ladies are going to suddenly start flooding pubs. Most people who would like a class-based multiplayer online FPS are already playing TF2. Those who don't were probably either too young, too poor, or too into other games in 2007-2008 to buy TF2, and they probably just haven't felt like paying for an old game since then.

    Personally, I doubt this will effect the servers I play on, but I'm all for anything that will bring new players in. Annoying noobs either get better, play only on bad servers, or stop playing. I think making the game free to play will convince a lot of people who never coughed up the 20 bucks before to try it out, and at least some of them are bound to get really into it.
     
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  20. Pocket

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    I... think I'm going to be staying away from gaming sites for a while. Even the good ones. This is bound to get ugly. In fact, if I didn't play exclusively on our servers, I'd probably stay away from the game itself because, ironically, all the people screaming constantly over mic chat about how the game is RUINED FOREVER are going to make it completely unbearable for a while.