Dec 11, 2009
Community Announcements - SZ
A day later, the war rages on&#151;the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/war/" class="standardLink">kill tally</a> is, quite literally, in the millions, and the <a href="http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80" class="standardLink">forums</a> are alive with the sounds of people having good, friendly fun while hurling bitter, teary-eyed recrimination at one another.

You'll be happy to know the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/demomanupdate/" class="standardLink">Demo</a>/<a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/soldierupdate/" class="standardLink">Soldier</a> War has even taken hold inside the Valve offices. Sides have been drawn. Normally cheerful co-workers point fingers and whisper angry things about other co-workers' mothers. It's dark, folks. The police have been called eight times today. Granted, times two, three and seven were was because TF2 team member Drew Wolfe kept getting an M&M stuck up his nose, but I think you take my point: this thing's starting to get <i>interesting</i>.

So what better move on our part than to add fuel to the fire? Check out our new <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/propaganda" class="standardLink">Propaganda Contest</a>, which has prizes like a one-of-a-kind exclusive in-game item for use by you and you only, NAMED after you and you only, and bearing your name (and your name only) on it.

Keep fighting the good fight, Sollys and Demos. Here are a couple sprays for you to support your cause: <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/images/posts/soldier_prop_spray.tga" class="standardLink">Demo</a> or <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/images/posts/demo_prop_spray.tga" class="standardLink">Soldier</a>.
Dec 11, 2009
TF2 Blog
A day later, the war rages on—the kill tally is, quite literally, in the millions, and the forums are alive with the sounds of people having good, friendly fun while hurling bitter, teary-eyed recrimination at one another.

Dec 11, 2009
Community Announcements - SZ
In the sixteen hours since <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/war/" class="standardLink">war</a> was declared between the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/demomanupdate/" class="standardLink">Demoman</a> and the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/soldierupdate/" class="standardLink">Soldier</a>, a whopping 2,681,005 kills (and counting) have been tallied. That's bloody astonishing! And it's all thanks to you! You should all be proud of yourselves!

<img src="http://www.teamfortress.com/images/posts/wartotals_01.jpg" width="420" height="183" border="0">

Those of you worried that you're missing prime exam-studying time right now, keep in mind you're now participating not only in the bloodiest war Team Fortress 2 has ever seen, <strong>but the bloodiest battle</strong>, ever, of all time. I don't want to oversell how big this is, but I am not exaggerating when I say that <strong>this war can be seen from space</strong>. If a prospective employer isn't impressed by reading <i>that</i> on your college transcript, watch out—you might be applying for a job as a five-year-old girl.

Hah!

Saxton Hale

P.S. Why not buy a <a href="http://store.valvesoftware.com/productshowcase/productshowcase_TF2-MannCoShirt.html" class="standardLink">Mann Co. t-shirt</a>? I don't wear clothes on my upper body, for obvious reasons—but I hear t-shirts are great for those of you who have been told to put on a shirt (for obvious reasons).
Dec 11, 2009
TF2 Blog
In the sixteen hours since war was declared between the Demoman and the Soldier, a whopping 2,681,005 kills (and counting) have been tallied. That's bloody astonishing! And it's all thanks to you! You should all be proud of yourselves!
Dec 10, 2009
Community Announcements - SZ
<a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/war/"><img src="http://www.teamfortress.com/images/posts/war_01.jpg" height="424" width="440" border="0"></a>

So: how is the War update different from our other class updates?

In many ways, it's not. Like any other class update, the War update will reveal three new weapons each for the Demoman and Soldier throughout the week, as well as some maps, achievements, and surprises, right up until the day of release, when everything we've been teasing goes live.

Where the War update differs from other class updates is that we've decided to mix things up a little with, as the Administrator would say, "a healthy competition." A secret, exclusive seventh weapon has also been developed by the TF2 team. In other words, either the Soldier or the Demo (but NOT both) is walking out of this update with one more weapon than the other. If you want your class to have it, you're going to have to fight for it. The more Demomen you kill as the Soldier class will help ensure the Soldier gets the weapon at the end of the week. The more Soldiers you kill as the Demo will help the Demo class get the exclusive seventh weapon. Check back daily to see how your class is doing at the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/war/" class="standardLink">War hubpage</a> — this is also where you'll see links to all the leaked previews of the weapons, maps, and surprises releasing soon with this update.

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.)

Alright, enough talk. Who'd you rather see get this exclusive new weapon? The <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/demomanupdate" class="standardLink">Demoman</a>? Or the <a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/soldierupdate" class="standardLink">Soldier</a>? The War starts right now, so get out there and vote with your kills!
Dec 10, 2009
TF2 Blog
So: how is the War update different from our other class updates?

In many ways, it's not. Like any other class update, the War update will reveal three new weapons each for the Demoman and Soldier throughout the week, as well as some maps, achievements, and surprises, right up until the day of release, when everything we've been teasing goes live.
Community Announcements - SZ




<a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/" class="standardLink">Friendship ends in one day</a>.





TF2 Blog
Community Announcements - SZ
<a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3130"><img src="http://www.teamfortress.com/images/posts/001/tf01.jpg" width="460" height="468" border="0"></a>

<i><strong>TF2map.net's Payload Race & A/D CTF Contest</strong></i>

What happens when you give some TF2 mappers six months to make a map? What happens if that map is payload race or a resurrected Team Fortress Classic game mode, Attack/Defend CTF? <a href="http://plrctf.tf2maps.net/" class="standardLink">TF2maps.net</a> decided to find out. Take 'em for a spin and place your votes!

<a href="http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=3130">Read the full blog post</a>.
TF2 Blog
TF2maps.net's Payload Race & A/D CTF Contest

What happens when you give some TF2 mappers six months to make a map? What happens if that map is payload race or a resurrected Team Fortress Classic game mode, Attack/Defend CTF? TF2maps.net decided to find out. Take 'em for a spin and place your votes!
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