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10399 No. 10399 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Rob Laro, who submitted The Homewrecker, The Black Box set, and was commissioned to do the Shogun/Deus Ex sets, didn't get a free irl version of the Grenadier's Softcap when they released it into the Valve Store. The hat he created.

Apparently Makani wasn't invited to the Steam-Powered Tales signings either, didn't get a free copy of the book, and isn't even credited. Even though she easily draws as much of the TF2 comics as Michael Oeming does in the book.

It irritates me, honestly. I don't have my copy of the comic yet, but if she seriously isn't credited at all in it, I'm going to be furious.
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>> No. 10409
I advise that folks don't get their undies in a bunch over speculation.

Rob Laro is perfectly capable of asking for a free hat of his design. It shouldn't be Valve's sole responsibility to offer a bonus compensation when they already send Rob checks for his content sold in the Mann Co Store. Valve seems generous enough to comply.

And since I do have a copy of the Steam Powered stories, I can confirm that I don't see any credits for Makani or the colorist either. So there's that fact checked. But at least, Makani had been paid for her work and she was still credited on things like Portal 2. It's not a horrible injustice, just a whoops on Valve's or probably Dark Horse's part.
>> No. 10411
Apologies. I won't bring it up again.

As long as they get paid, I realize that should be enough.
>> No. 10413
I don't know anything about the Rob Laro situation, but I can address some of the Valve/Darkhorse book issues, since I helped out with the signing and am friends with the editor of the book:

Makani is a contract artist, not an actual employee at Valve. All the other people at the signing were Valve employees that lived in Seattle. The signing (not signingS, there was just one) was in Portland, and while that is an easy drive from Seattle, I doubt they could have flown Makani in from Texas for just one evening of comic signing in a Portland comic shop. Also there are no credits for any of the artists in the book (or at least not proper ARTIST: blah blah COLORIST: blah blah credits), which I thought was a little weird, but they're not singling out Makani there.

Valve is super nice and if anything was overstepped (which happens a lot with companies involving multiple employees), I am sure if the offended parties just asked about it they would be answered promptly. They're nice guys. They like making sure the people who help out with their products get paid for it.

tl;dr calm yourself

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10330 No. 10330 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Alright, I'm not even gonna pretend to not be thatscoutisaspy this time.

If you wanna watch this video, go ahead. If you don't, then don't.

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>> No. 10351
Welp, this is my new favourite thing.

And just when I'd been thinking I hadn't listened to silly remixes in ages. A+
>> No. 10356

Changed my mind and ended up using YouTube to MP3 anyways.
>> No. 10362
Refrain from using the /dis/ board for self-promotion. If you want to share general TF2 videos, use the video thread here on /dis/. If you want to make a thread to share your video work, make it in /projects/.

Locking thread and marking for deletion.

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10250 No. 10250 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
So I was playing TF2 earlier and a sniper was trying to climb a ladder for a while, trying to slide up it seeing if that would work.

I looked at his profile, he had about 11 hours playtime, although only a portion of that was actual playing (1.3 hours as sniper at most). In his inventory was a clean High-Five taunt. Lucky bastard.

I'm sure there's stories better than this. F2P stories thread?

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10216 No. 10216 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Seems like a pretty good place to take a dump. Also, contribute!
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>> No. 10244
Oh god, watch me horde metal until then. My "sexy medic ripping his shirt off with pulsating medic symbols behind him" sray is perfect for a laugh, but Id love something more personalized.
>> No. 10247
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The first TF2 wallpaper I used.

I screen cap'd this from an pretty good tf2 video that used the Mad World song.

>> No. 10248
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This one always amused me, the kind of subtly that lets you use it at work

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10240 No. 10240 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Whether it just reminds you of a class or the game in general, I don't care :'D

For me it'd be Mr. Pinstripe Suit by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy... GUESS WHY?


The lyrics:

Well now friends let me tell you about this cat that I once met,
Smooth talker with an export cigarette
I don't believe I ever saw him without a cocktail in his hand
and he always swings hard to the big bad voodoo band!

Now he strolls through the city like a big ol' alley cat,
with his pinstripe suit and a big bad voodoo hat
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>> No. 10243
I don't think this thread is saging yet, so please continue using this one!

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746 No. 746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Of course, I'm surprised this topic hasn't been made yet since the site crash. Any of you ever had strange dreams involving Tf2? Post them here!
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>> No. 10191
This is usually one of the last sites I visit before shutting my laptop down and going to bed. That and I brainstorm story ideas before drifting off.
>> No. 10192

I want a fanfic of this now, and the seven deadly sins be represented as a Teammate and devil be Spy (or another class of your choosing)

I patiently wait for such awesomeness, especially from written works from you Cat!
>> No. 10418
Finally had one, although it felt more like I was watching the dream than actually being in it.

It started out in a kitchen/dining area apparently located in the BLU base. The BLU Spy entered the room and walked over to the counter and started preparing a cup of coffee, he reached up to open a cupboard above him and then made this surprised little screech. The "camera" immediately moved behind Spy, revealing that the cupboard was being occupied by the BLU Scout, who looked absolutely freaked out; when he saw Spy he stage-whispered, "H-hey man, you gotta help me out, Medic's been chasin' me around with a freakin' needle all morning! The guy's crazy!" After blinking a few times Spy sighed and muttered, "And yet you are the one who stuffed himself into a spice cupboard." Then a sitcom laugh track played.

A lot of stuff happened before and after, but this was the only part I remember clearly. The only thing I question is why Spy even needed to open the spice drawer if he was only making coffee.

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10131 No. 10131 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Did you notice how the Ubercharge lasted 40 second in the movie for Heavy, and lasts 20 seconds in the game (split between two people)? I thought that was interesting.

Pic Unrelated, I just love it. Artist?
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>> No. 10153
Or maybe we're just seeing from inside the fridge because it makes for an interesting video, hearing the action instead of seeing it, and not the spy.
>> No. 10163
>assuming there is only a single fridge in any base.

MTS probably took place in the mess hall while MTM was obviously in the infirmary
>> No. 10170
of course, which is probably why MtS probably wasnt in the spy's POV.

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9170 No. 9170 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your least favorite things to see in TF2 Fanfic/Fanart?

Mine for fanart would have to be Characters drawn in the Anime style that depict the classes as these impossibly young people with Anime-ish faces and/or bodies. It just makes me want to make the "Mr. Ick" face. For fanfic, fanfic of similarly anime-ish characters that are having crossteam romances... and the Administrator never catches on or tries to do anything about it... Hello, Canon, people!

A separate pet peeve is inter-team romances/sex between genderswapped classes with no mention of prophylactics or birth control. I just find that makes me want to beat someone over the head with Solly's entrenching tool. Way to make your female character lose their, ahem, girlish figure...
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>> No. 10130
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Friendly neighborhood Admin stepping in.

I'm going to be frank and say a couple things to everyone. Get the fuck along, get over the butthurt, no your ass will not be patted, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but you are NOT entitled to be making ad hominems and needlessly attacking other people over their opinions.

This thread allowed people to express their opinions and have frank discussions over those opinions civilly. However, a few of you decided the thread was in the wrong because someone, somewhere might have their delicate sensibilities hurt. Grow up, be the bigger person and pull up your pants and get over it. For fuck sakes.

Also, there's a rule that has seemed to have been forgotten.

Rule 8: Do not create drama. See a post you dislike? You have three options:
a. If it breaks the rules, click the tick-box next to the poster’s name, scroll to the bottom of the page, type a reason in the "Reason" field and then click the "Report" button. Do not respond to it.
b. If it does not break the rules but offends your delicate sensibilities, ignore it.
c. Calm yourself down. Take a deep breath, count to 10, release. Go for a walk if you need to - just don't post stupidly in response to it.
>> No. 10142
If it helps, I can make a new thread with a less contentious title. Yes, as the OP, I have been trying to stay out of this, but If I changed "Fantard" to "Fanon", would that be better?

And Serain, I get that not everyone feels the same about certain kinks. I get upset about rape and Child abuse. The sarcasm was an attempt to be funny about the specter of pregnancy among genderbent classes. It was not an attempt to go "Oh, look at these people, they SO HORRIBLE!" I admit to having a problem with tone, I am a bit Asperger's, so I don't always get tone, either in myself or others. I am trying to get better about it, but I don't always think about how what I am saying comes across.Sometimes, I don't get it until much, much later. Sometimes, I don't get it at all.

Not trying to excuse myself, just to explain.
>> No. 10147

Really the only problem I see is maybe the use of "Fantard". Otherwise, there's nothing being said in the actual content of the OP and the rest of the thread in it's entirety that suggests one group of fans are better than another. If anything it just shows the diversity with all fans. The culture of TF2chan has shifted and it's obvious to me that it's users are not the callous assholes people keep thinking they are. In fact, I have more faith in TF2chan users than I do in other websites. And really, people shouldn't be taking something someone said on the internet not specifically directed at them so personally. It's really okay. No one has been trying to make anyone out as being inferior, just not sharing one's personal taste.

So yeah, I'll close this thread now, but someone is welcome to start a similar one again. You guys were doing fine as far as I can see, even if I disagreed with some of the things being said, nothing ever felt like an outright attack against anything except the concepts.

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9562 No. 9562 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I woke up to this Press Release in my inbox this morning and thought I'd share it with you all.


What: Valve Presents Signing With Michael Avon Oeming, Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt
Where: Hollywood TFAW - 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
When: Saturday, November 12 from 7-10 pm.

October 19, 2011, Portland OR--Things From Another World (TFAW) welcomes creators from video game giant Valve Games to their Portland, Oregon location November 12 from 7-10 p.m. Join Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt as they debut Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories from Dark Horse Comics, and purchase your copy before the official release date of November 16. Not only will guests enjoy complimentary food and beer (with valid ID), but also free in-store console and PC gaming courtesy of Ground Kontrol, Old Town Computers, and Valve. Plus, attendees can enter to win an original piece of Oeming's artwork from the book!

For 15 years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now Valve joins Dark Horse Comics to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print in a hardcover collection of comics based on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With more than 200 pages of story, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love, or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!

"There's a lot of overlap between comics and video game fans in Portland," said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. "Our Valve signing is going to be the perfect storm of these two media--plus, we're really stoked about including on-site gaming into the mix."

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>> No. 10098
Is it just me or does Chell have a goatee in the picture?
>> No. 10111
I think it's just awkward shading.
>> No. 10118
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Really, you guys?

Obviously, it's Chell's evil twin from an alternate dimension, Mell.

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10054 No. 10054 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.

>We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.
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Mmm...hashed and salted passwords...

I'm not too worried about it since most of my Steam transactions go through Papal, but I will give my credit union a heads up in the morning, just in case.

It's just nice to see somebody encrypts their information, unlike some other video game companies.
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There's thread about it in reddit:

I definitely wouldn't want to be jmccaskey now.

captcha: 251 arryan, wtf?
>> No. 10062
For fuck sake.

My payment method appears to have been deleted from my account, I hope to god that was Steam.

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