THE WAR! UPDATE AND WHAT MAY HAPPEN IF IT DOESN'T FINISH SOON!

Well all us TF2 players have been spamming either our demos or sollies in an attempt to win a secret weapon for their class. This seems a great idea doesn't it? Well I have to agree, it does seem like a great idea. There are also currentyl propaganda comps and many other things. But what I'm worried about is if after the event is finished, whether or not people will keep on hating the other class one side being smug toward the pther for getting the weapon, the other being bitter for their loss.
 
I don't think there is much chance of this happening, the steam community is surprisingly resilient with these things, the item drop update blew over pretty fast (although this could've been due to the backflips done by Valve) and many of us remember the melee cooldown update for L4D. There were people shouting on the forums for about a week and then everything went away. Another brilliant example of this is the L4D2 Boycotters, as soon as the game was released the group pretty much disbanded and everyone went out and bout the damn thing.
 
But in this event the matter is slightly different, instead of Gamers vs Valve, its Demos vs Soldiers. Or, to put it another way Gamers vs Gamers. And we all know what happens when gamers get angry with eachother, we have wars for the next 5 years! So lets hope to Valve, the white night of PC gaming doesn't go to overboard on the inciting of the violance.
 
SL33T out.

19 Comments
19 Comments
Posted by SL33TBL1ND

Well all us TF2 players have been spamming either our demos or sollies in an attempt to win a secret weapon for their class. This seems a great idea doesn't it? Well I have to agree, it does seem like a great idea. There are also currentyl propaganda comps and many other things. But what I'm worried about is if after the event is finished, whether or not people will keep on hating the other class one side being smug toward the pther for getting the weapon, the other being bitter for their loss.
 
I don't think there is much chance of this happening, the steam community is surprisingly resilient with these things, the item drop update blew over pretty fast (although this could've been due to the backflips done by Valve) and many of us remember the melee cooldown update for L4D. There were people shouting on the forums for about a week and then everything went away. Another brilliant example of this is the L4D2 Boycotters, as soon as the game was released the group pretty much disbanded and everyone went out and bout the damn thing.
 
But in this event the matter is slightly different, instead of Gamers vs Valve, its Demos vs Soldiers. Or, to put it another way Gamers vs Gamers. And we all know what happens when gamers get angry with eachother, we have wars for the next 5 years! So lets hope to Valve, the white night of PC gaming doesn't go to overboard on the inciting of the violance.
 
SL33T out.

Posted by RsistncE

I think it would be hysterical if the War officially ended (I can just see Valve's TF2 team releasing a "Armistice signed! Hostilies end!" fake front page news paper) but the fighting didn't actually stop. It would be even funnier if different classes actually allied themselves with either demo or solly. Man that would be EPIC.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND

But you can see my worries right? Like joining a game as a demo would lead to an auto-ban from the admin who got to far into the spirit of things. There could be problems with this as awesome an idea the WAR Update is, it may have unforseen consequences.

Posted by Ferginator4k

id say that nobody is so stupid as to take it that far but then again this is gamers were talking about.

Posted by Gamer_152

I think there will probably be at least a noticeable number of people kicking up a fuss once the weapon is awarded, there always are in situations like this, but I don't think this is big enough to cause any real chaos among the TF2 community.

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Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Gamer_152: Well let's hope so, I don't want the TF2 community to become like that writhing mass of bastards known as the DOTA community.
Posted by monster9999

Ya i think once valve says its over, its over. Besides im actually kinda getting tired of playing demoman non stop

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@monster9999: Really? I've never actually played a demo before this. I'd had a crack at soldier but never really got the hang of it. With this update I've actually made demo have most points in one life without dying. So I might actually play as him afterwards.
Posted by TheHT

it'll definitely happen but it'll die down a bit. i don't think it'll happen in a serious manner or anything, just like a bit of smack talk which is already a part of TF2 lol.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@TheHT: True, true. But gamers hold grudges like 14 year old girls. Still, by the looks of the Eyelander demos should be quite happy.
Posted by Gregomasta
@SL33TBL1ND said:
" But you can see my worries right? Like joining a game as a demo would lead to an auto-ban from the admin who got to far into the spirit of things. There could be problems with this as awesome an idea the WAR Update is, it may have unforseen consequences. "
The soldiers need the demos, we need them so we can kill them.
Posted by harris

I see what you're saying. Just look at this: 
    

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Posted by SL33TBL1ND
@Gregomasta: I'm talking once the countings finished, but yeah, for now we don't have that problem.
@harris: Yeah, this is kinda what I'm talking about but say admins abusing this sort of thing on a normal server, like giving all the sollys noclip or vice versa.
Posted by SXBIG
@harris said:

" I see what you're saying. Just look at this: 
    

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Valve said 
"What if some of you try to cheat to bump the numbers? We'll know. (Though we also know many of you won't be able to resist trying anyway.)"
Posted by TheSmilingDude

in the end i think both weapons will get released anyway, just one a bit sooner than the other (like the Battlefield 1943 stuff between ps3/360?)

Posted by Wildfire570
@TheSmilingDude said:
" in the end i think both weapons will get released anyway, just one a bit sooner than the other (like the Battlefield 1943 stuff between ps3/360?) "
Yeah I wouldn't be too surprised if they did something like that.
Posted by NoDeath
@Wildfire570 said:
" @TheSmilingDude said:
" in the end i think both weapons will get released anyway, just one a bit sooner than the other (like the Battlefield 1943 stuff between ps3/360?) "
Yeah I wouldn't be too surprised if they did something like that. "
Personally, I think that would betray the spirit of the contest so I hope they don't do that.
Posted by SJSchmidt93

I don't know. I think Valve kind of wants that to happen.

Posted by SL33TBL1ND

I guess this is kinda why we love Valve eh? The insanity.