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Old 01-27-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Are hardcore traders just terrible at TF2 or what?

So lately I've noticed a very strange phenomenon... Players with extremely expensive hats, yet less skill than your average Gibus-wearer. (And no, I'm not exaggerating!) Now normally, I'm not the sort to associate hats with skill, but when I see a player running around with a Max's Head or Earbills, I tend to expect a certain level of competence from them, seeing as those items are expensive, and therefore you'd imagine that they've been playing for awhile. However, I've been seeing a lot of players lately who wear said items, yet are so indescribably terrible that it boggles the mind!
So what's going on here? Are hardcore traders just terrible at the game? Have I just been seeing a wave of players who are new to the game, but not to Steam and just so happened to preorder games like Sam & Max, L4D2, or played on a MAC during a free weekend years ago? Or do we just have a lot of rich kids who are willing to drop a lot of money on virtual items in games that they haven't even been playing long enough to develop basic skills with? Is this all just me or are others who have experienced this?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Lots of people make money on Tf2, and could not care less about gameplay.

Some people just micspam and eat sadwiches on mario cart server, my brother can do that for hours.

Some people just play casually, as 5 sniper or 4 spy and dont worry about winning or K/D

Some people play normally, with skill and teamwork - to win.

Some people play very seriously, for money and challenge.

None of those are bad players.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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short answer: yes
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Most are if they focused on trading and profit.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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Lots of people make money on Tf2, and could not care less about gameplay.

Some people just micspam and eat sadwiches on mario cart server, my brother can do that for hours.

Some people just play casually, as 5 sniper or 4 spy and dont worry about winning or K/D

Some people play normally, with skill and teamwork - to win.

Some people play very seriously, for money and challenge.

None of those are bad players.
The micspamming and sandvich eating makes you a bad person as well as a bad player.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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Many hardcore traders don't play the game, so it's really not surprising that they suck.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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The micspamming and sandvich eating makes you a bad person as well as a bad player.
Not if you do that on server that specifically designed to do exactly that.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Lots of people make money on Tf2, and could not care less about gameplay.

Some people just micspam and eat sadwiches on mario cart server, my brother can do that for hours.

Some people just play casually, as 5 sniper or 4 spy and dont worry about winning or K/D

Some people play normally, with skill and teamwork - to win.

Some people play very seriously, for money and challenge.

None of those are bad players.
you forgot: some people just want to have fun being spycrab, joining a sandvich party, starting a boxing heavy war, etc
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #9
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The micspamming and sandvich eating makes you a bad person as well as a bad player.
I keep hearing using the sandvich makes you a bad Heavy player... I don't see anything wrong with the sandvich.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #10
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Most now are F2Ps who make a profit off of idling and trading, and barely play the actual game.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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I keep hearing using the sandvich makes you a bad Heavy player... I don't see anything wrong with the sandvich.
The sandvich is fine? It's Heavies who spend half their time eating that get old.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #12
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I only wear my max head to draw attention to me being an idiot when I am bored.

I suspect I am not the only one who does this.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #13
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I keep hearing using the sandvich makes you a bad Heavy player... I don't see anything wrong with the sandvich.
I'm pretty sure they're all referring to the trolls/derps who run around taunting with the Sandvich all round until someone kicks them, not legitimate players who have the Sandvich in their loadout.

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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I keep hearing using the sandvich makes you a bad Heavy player... I don't see anything wrong with the sandvich.
Using it is fine, I use it to give my medic a snack. I also enjoy chomping down in the spawn during setup time as much as the next guy. Talking about being useless with it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #15
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........Great Wall of Text
.....is so overrated.
...The Leaning Tower
..of Text is
where it's at.
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