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TF2 General FAQs and Useful Info

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  1. TF2 General FAQs
  3. >I haven’t played in a while, and I have all these items. How much are they worth?
  4. Backpack.tf is what many TF2 traders and players use to check the value of their items. Some users don’t use it and check the prices of the items by visiting trading sites, including bazaar.tf, tf2outpost.com, and tf2tp.com.
  6. >I’ve played enough on TF2 public servers. Where do I go?
  7. Ask around the thread if people are doing a “PUG” or a “pick up game”. A PUG is a fun, semi-serious games in competitive format (usually 6v6). Join the group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vgsixes) and receive announcements about upcoming games. And I guess there’s this link about Highlander (HL) and 6’s, so here: http://www.ugcleague.com/
  8. You can also try http://tf2lobby.com
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  12. >There seems to be a lot of circlejerking and shitposting going around within the thread.
  13. The best thing you can do is not complain about it and bring up a new topic. The thread is what everyone makes it. If you don’t like it, ignore, filter, move on, and bring something up TF2 related. If it doesn't work? Try a different topic. Whining about it only makes it worse.
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  17. >Are there /vg/ servers?
  18. Yes.
  20. The Haruka Experience (US):
  23. Doritos SOAP DM (US):
  26. Hibiki Gahana SOAP DM (EU):
  29. Bazaar Servers
  30. -trade server
  31. -vs. Saxton Hale
  32. - pub server
  34. =PUGS= <Please have a microphone>
  35. NA-
  36. Server: connect; password puglyfe
  37. Mumble:, port 1887
  38. Average 7-8 PM EST
  40. EU-
  41. Server: connect; password tf2g
  42. Mumble:, port 24637
  43. Average 6 PM GMT
  45. There are new servers popping up every now again. Just watch the thread for more info.
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  49. >Rate my Jew.
  50. No. Even if you’re excited that you jewed a Cloudy Moon Dapper Topper or a Sunbeams Desert Marauder, keep it to yourself. There are people who lurk the thread waiting for someone to slip up so they can report you. Just keep it to the Steam Chat, please.
  52. >Post ending in X names the Weapon Y.
  53. While most users do enjoy it, some people don’t like killing the thread to name a Degreaser “Pinky Pyro”. Take it to /v/ if you really need to do this.
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  57. >Is there an official group I can join?
  58. steamcommunity.com/groups/vghatsgeneral or steamcommunity.com/groups/tf2bazaar are ones most of us are in.
  60. >I want to be a part of the name log. What do I do?
  61. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak25YcXcjv5-dG0yVF9SOWhrcWZuU3hvYjBibmNLNmc#gid=0 -- The rough /tf2g/ player list. Steam IDs and locations. Use this to view and the other link to add yourself.
  62. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG0yVF9SOWhrcWZuU3hvYjBibmNLNmc6MQ -- The form you fill out to get your name in the player list.
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  66. >I want to see what a certain loadout look like before I buy the hats, miscs, and paint. What do I do?
  67. Well, you can try to use itemtest (just make a server with the itemtest map, type “itemtest” into the console, and try different loadouts). You can also get Garry’s Mod, but you’ll have to install a few plug-ins for it to work. Or, use the free Source Filmmaker to test items and classes. If you don’t know how to do any of those or they can’t work for you, I’m sure someone in thread will be happy to help you. http://tf2loadout.me is a work-in-progress by a TF2General frequenter.
  69. >My hat and misc combo I want doesn't work because of equip regions. How do I fix that?
  70. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAgUKLyduLw
  71. Watch the video, do as it does.
  73. >I want full color on my Flair/signpost. How do I do that?
  74. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry16m-BbHDQ
  75. Watch the video, do as it does.
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  79. >I have all these crates. What ones do I open?
  80. Most crates now don't really have a good profit margin. As of 7-April-2013, the crates you could open for a chance profit are:
  81. 1 - An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge and A Distinctive Lack of Hue paints
  82. 9 - Pink as Hell and The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime paints
  83. 13 - An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge and Pink as Hell paints
  84. 14 - A Distinctive Lack of Hue and The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime paints
  85. 19 - Strange Grenade Launcher
  86. 21 - Strange Shotgun and Strange Minigun
  87. 25 - Strange Flaregun
  88. 24 - Strange Ambassador
  89. 28 - Strange Shotgun
  90. 30 - Everything will provide greater than a key profit, though only the Strange Kritzkreig and Strange Gunslinger are worth more than the crate itself
  91. 31 - Strange Degreaser
  92. 33 - Strange Your Eternal Reward
  93. 38 - Strange Dead Ringer
  94. 39 - After Eight paint
  95. 40 - Everything will provide greater than a key profit, though only the Strange Huntsman and Strange Sapper are worth more than the crate itself
  96. 41 - Strange Part: Heavies Killed and Strange Part: Gib Kills
  97. 42 - Strange Part: Buildings Destroyed, Strange Part: Projectiles Reflected, and Strange Part: Headshot Kills
  98. 44 - Strange Part: Critical Kills
  99. 45 - Strange Part: Domination Kills
  100. 49 - Strange Part: Robots Destroyed
  101. 50 - Everything will provide greater than a key profit, though only the Strange Bacon Grease, Strange Original, and Strange PDA are worth more than the crate itself
  103. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Useful Links~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  104. wiki.teamfortress.com - New to the game or just coming back? This is a great place to start- has all the weapons, classes, hats, and updates, so if you need info about something come here first before asking a question.
  106. teamfortress.com - The main website for the game.
  108. tf2wh.com – Selling your items for credits that can be used to buy other things. They are usually overstocked on a lot of items, and the items are usually priced lower than they are in the market. Very slow recently and the bots are quite buggy. Not recommended unless you absolutely need to use them.
  110. bazaar.tf- Trade site run by Fiskie and Accell.
  112. scrap.tf- Stocks keys, scrap, hats and other items. Run by Geel and jessecar.
  114. backpack.tf - Used as the normal price-guide for the economy.
  116. tf2lobby.com - Website where you can join semi-competitive games with other players in the form of Highlander or 6v6.  Recommended you have a microphone, though not required.
  118. tf2r.com – Raffling site if you’re feeling generous. If you want to raffle just to us, make sure all the little checks at the bottom are to the right. Run by Reag~.
  120. gametracker.com/search/tf2 – A listing of all TF2 servers. Just use the search box if you want to find one.
  122. tf2tags.com – A fun little site where you can make tagged items. The owner holds a themed contest every month or so and winner gets a prize.
  124. tf2g.com – Website that has a lot of hats with unusual effects uploaded by users. Screenshots got lost a couple of months ago in a server failure so they are in the process of rebuilding.
  126. tf2loadout.com - Work in progress. You will be able to create and view set-ups with your desired hats, misc items, weapons, and such.
  128. http://etf2l.org/forum/customise/topic-16829/?recent=393545 -Chris explains configs and Launch options.
  129. -----------------------------------Community Guides----------------------------------
  130. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639355 - a thread on the Steam Powered User Forums (SPUF) that includes on classes, various maps, and other things.
  132. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Scout_strategy
  133. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Soldier_strategy
  134. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Pyro_strategy
  135. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Demoman_strategy
  136. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Heavy_strategy
  137. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Engineer_strategy
  138. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Medic_strategy
  139. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Sniper_strategy
  140. http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Basic_Spy_strategy
  141. These links are from the Officical Team Fortress 2 Wiki, and give basic tips for each class. There are also community guides, class match-up guides, and Anti-class guides as well.
  143. http://pastebin.com/u/TheOperator- This is a pastebin of class guides made and compiled by DJ Operator. Go here if you want some tips from some of the players in TF2 General.
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  147. Updated 7-April-2013
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