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« on: September 30, 2007, 11:07:32 PM »

I started a thread in the PC gaming forum a while back when the Steam Community was in beta... just thought I'd repost here now that it's "official":

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/gamingtrend

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 07:42:58 AM »

Already did, thank you Laner smile
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 11:58:16 AM »

IN!  (...and lovin' TF2)
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 12:44:22 PM »

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Dunno yet about 360 vs PC on this... we'll see.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 01:25:14 PM »

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2007, 12:44:22 PM

Signed in.
Dunno yet about 360 vs PC on this... we'll see.

I was on the fence as well but I'm so glad I fell on the PC side.  I'm not a hater of console FPS controls, but I don't see how some things are going to work with the analog sticks in this game.  When you do a rocket jump with the Soldier, you need to go quikcly from looking forward in your run, to looking straight down for the rocket, right back to looking forward to start attacking.  It's hard enough to use the mouse to track spies zooming by, and when you are a spy you need to change your viewpoint faster than a politician.  As a sniper, you need to precisely go from aiming at a doorframe (so your laser dot doesn't give you away) to aiming at someone's moving tiny head.

The 360 headset and having the game on a big screen TV are big plusses as well, but I'm glad I've got it on the PC.

Quote from: Laner on September 30, 2007, 11:07:32 PM

I started a thread in the PC gaming forum a while back when the Steam Community was in beta... just thought I'd repost here now that it's "official":

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/gamingtrend

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Added!  Thanks for reposting the info.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007, 02:23:00 PM »

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2007, 12:44:22 PM

Dunno yet about 360 vs PC on this... we'll see.

Unless they do a console only game Valve games will always be PC for me.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 03:33:22 PM »

Thing is, I've already played HL2 / Ep1 on PC. I'd like to see it "improved" for consoles. I'm not keen on buying the same game twice, and the fact that they don't have an Ep2/Portal/TF2 deal is a big f***ing turnoff.

At least if I get the console version I can get achievements and sit in front of my bigger-screen TV.
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 03:38:26 PM »

Quote from: Purge on October 01, 2007, 03:33:22 PM

Thing is, I've already played HL2 / Ep1 on PC. I'd like to see it "improved" for consoles. I'm not keen on buying the same game twice, and the fact that they don't have an Ep2/Portal/TF2 deal is a big f***ing turnoff.

At least if I get the console version I can get achievements and sit in front of my bigger-screen TV.

You can get achievements on the PC version as well.  Oh, and f**k achievements.  Seriously dude?  You know you want the PC version.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 03:45:46 PM »

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Oh, and f**k achievements. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 05:22:54 PM »

No, I don't necessarily want the PC version. Why? So I can have my ass kicked by someone with a 4k machine where mine is a paltry AMD x2 4000+ and a 7600 GT? There is a point where I don't want to be outclassed based on the hardware AND outclassed in skill.

I'm not prepared to sit in the bottom 5%. I am not CeeKay.

At least with the 360 it's a bit of a level playing field.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 05:37:37 PM »

I'm on a single core Athlon 3500 and a 6800GT and I'm placing in the top 3 most of the time on my team. smile  It doesn't look as pretty, but it's smooth as butter.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2007, 05:43:58 PM »

I'm on an Athlon 3200XP with a 6600GT and I'm... somewhere near the middle on a good day.   icon_biggrin  Cowboy up and dial down the settings. 

Plus it will be the game of the month/week/2 weeks on the 360 and then get forgotten about like most multiplayer 360 games.  I played Team Fortress Classic for over a year and I can see me doing that with TF2.
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2007, 06:04:19 PM »

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Plus it will be the game of the month/week/2 weeks on the 360 and then get forgotten about like most multiplayer 360 games.  I played Team Fortress Classic for over a year and I can see me doing that with TF2.

That was my thinking as well.  On the PC this will have legs as long as Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat.

How would the 360 version handle the pre-set voice commands, the ones where you hit Z, X, or C then choose 1-9 for your character to voice something?  These are particularly well done for TF2, since each of the 9 classes has its own version of the voicing, in line with their character and style like in the Meet the _____ videos.  Each selection seems to have two possible voicings, so there's a lot of variety.  Playing Pyro wouldn't be nearly as fun if I couldn't yell a series of unintelligible (his voice is muffled by his mask) battle cries in the initial charge.
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2007, 08:06:55 PM »

Stop it. You're convincing me.

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2007, 11:24:39 PM »

Quote from: warning on October 01, 2007, 05:43:58 PM

I'm on an Athlon 3200XP with a 6600GT and I'm... somewhere near the middle on a good day.   icon_biggrin  Cowboy up and dial down the settings. 

yeah, turn down the settings so you fly by those people with monster machines trying to play at monster settings and getting turtle like framerates.
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2007, 11:25:43 PM »

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I'm not prepared to sit in the bottom 5%. I am not CeeKay.

as long as I have fun I don't care where I am in the standings.  It tends to tick off those people who want to get the most points in team games  icon_twisted
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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2007, 11:28:37 PM »

That was fun tonight.  Making runs with Tals (heavy) while I healed him...
...only to get sniped by f'n wonderpug as I was doing it!   Would you treat your real doctor that way!?

Is there a way to tweek it so you are always on the same team as people on your friends' list?

Playing with random a-holes gets annoying. 

Although it's kinda' funny:  As a medic, I get screamed at all the time.  Everyone seems to think I should be healing "them" and noone else.  As a sniper, heavy, or scout - I could sit in a corner and pick my ass and noone says a damn word to me.
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2007, 01:10:15 PM »

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That was fun tonight.  Making runs with Tals (heavy) while I healed him...
...only to get sniped by f'n wonderpug as I was doing it!   Would you treat your real doctor that way!?

There was a bee about to sting you, I totally swear!  I didn't snipe you, I missed the bee!

I was trying to branch out and give some of the other classes a fair shake.  Sniper is ok but I feel too exposed to spies.  Maybe it's because I've spent so much time backstabbing enemy snipers.  ninja  Scout is fun but I'm definitely not very good with him.  I put a lot more time into Soldier and he's becoming one of my favorites.  I've gotten the hang of leading with the rockets and was racking up a lot of kills on Granary.

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I don't think so.  You can hold tab before entering a colored door to see what team they're on, but I usually get too impatient and/or simply forget which name was on my friends list.  I wish they'd color them differently or mark them on the roster listing.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2007, 01:53:09 PM »

Soldier is actually becoming my favorite guy to team with when I play as a medic (which is 80% of the time it seems).  When Heavy's hunker down and move really slow, I am even more of a magnet for bad guys than normal.  Soldiers seem to be moving around more when on offense, and on defense I can usually hide around a corner while you guys stand out there and bombard guys.  Playing with heavy's that like to move is still fun though - I love making runs for the Intel with them.

When Tals quit I looked for you, but you were on the other team.  Hence the question I asked earlier.  Auto-balancing and all that.

I think Spy is the neatest class, but I must be a bad actor, cause I never seem to fool anyone.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2007, 04:01:35 PM »

man, you guys are making me want to play TF2.  If I can find a friend who'll buy HL2 + Episode 1 off me when I get the 'gift' codes I may end up grabbing the Orange Box to see the beta.
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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2007, 04:13:53 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 02, 2007, 04:01:35 PM

man, you guys are making me want to play TF2.  If I can find a friend who'll buy HL2 + Episode 1 off me when I get the 'gift' codes I may end up grabbing the Orange Box to see the beta.

The sooner you start playing TF2 the sooner you can have that avatar of yours showing up on people's computer screens on the in-game rosters.
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2007, 04:28:31 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 02, 2007, 04:13:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 02, 2007, 04:01:35 PM

man, you guys are making me want to play TF2.  If I can find a friend who'll buy HL2 + Episode 1 off me when I get the 'gift' codes I may end up grabbing the Orange Box to see the beta.

The sooner you start playing TF2 the sooner you can have that avatar of yours showing up on people's computer screens on the in-game rosters.

OK, sold!

(actually I'm thinking of changing my avatar out with something new for fall)
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2007, 06:53:06 PM »

Tonight I am going to make a concentrated effort to figure out what the F*** I'm doing as a Spy.  I am making so many nemeses on the servers I play on, I can't wait to get them back.

Until I get frustrated and switch back to the Doctor.

TF2 is one hell of a fun game.  As a doctor, when a spy transforms in front of you and misses his backstab opportunity, it is SO great to take out your little doctor's saw and cut the bastard's head clean off. 
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2007, 04:26:34 PM »

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Already did, thank you Laner smile

are you still in the group?  or did you decide to hide behind another nickname?  Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2007, 04:31:30 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on October 02, 2007, 06:53:06 PM

Tonight I am going to make a concentrated effort to figure out what the F*** I'm doing as a Spy.  I am making so many nemeses on the servers I play on, I can't wait to get them back.

I figured it out, but I'm not sure I should give up trade secrets  icon_wink

OK, OK, I'll spill:

what I've found works best is to put on your disguise while your in one of the re-supply rooms, and then use your cloak to infiltrate the other side of the map.  don't immediately go for a kill unles there's one right in front of you- at one point I was actually running around with a group of enemies, waiting for the perfect moment.  they split up and the doc and heavy went off and I 'joined' them.  as they were crossing a bridge, the doc stopped long enough for me to backstab him and then I got the heavy too before he had a chance to turn around,  and then I cloaked right away and found a quiet corner to disguise myself again and find more victims.

oh, and never, ever de-cloak in front of enmies  icon_wink
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2007, 03:58:55 PM »

Alright, just joined the gang. Let me know when the next TF2 goodness is going on so I can pimpslap Ceekay. icon_cool
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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2007, 10:52:03 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 06, 2007, 04:26:34 PM

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Already did, thank you Laner smile

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« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2007, 09:27:24 PM »

I joined!
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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2007, 01:37:51 AM »

I just joined up, my id is currently ksmith.  I guess I must have signed up for Steam early o_

Edit:  ok I changed my steam ID to leo8877
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2008, 05:31:44 PM »

a friendly bump for the players of Left 4 Dead on the PC.
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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2008, 05:36:48 PM »

thanks, joined the group now...
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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2008, 07:39:40 PM »

oh, and now went and added you all as "friends" since it seems thats what it takes to get to "Play with friends"...at least, I think so
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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2008, 08:53:12 PM »

Jumped into the GT group just now.
Planning on playing quite a bit of Left 4 Dead.
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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2008, 02:33:12 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 07:39:40 PM

oh, and now went and added you all as "friends" since it seems thats what it takes to get to "Play with friends"...at least, I think so

They've just added an update that allows for joining people in your various groups. smile
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2009, 07:05:49 PM »

might as well bump this in anticipation of Borderlands.
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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2009, 08:45:45 AM »

Hopefully some in the group got the pc version of MW2. Playing with a friend on the euro vent but would welcome more in. If you need the vent details shoot me a pm. Anyone tried mumble and how does it compare to vent?
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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2009, 09:59:25 PM »

I'm in.
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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2010, 03:13:22 AM »

I joined the group too!!!  If you know me, send me an invite!
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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2010, 12:00:04 AM »

I just added myself to the group!  Thanks for setting this up.
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2010, 09:33:01 PM »

Quack!

Just joined today, I'm Wuigi, so add me up biggrin:D:D

w00t!!!

Btw....why don't we make a Steam Account thread pinned like with the Live tags or PSN names?

Just a suggestion smile
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