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    TF2 Pickups/mixes

    So I've been thinking of getting back into competitive TF2, at least in a minor way through pickups etc. I was more than happy to use TF2 lobby, but apparently they're having some problems with registering new Steam logins/some higher power isn't interested in me joining up. I dl'd nettalk for IRC use and started lurking around #tf.mercs and #mpuktf2.pickup, as a complete IRC noob and without much help around the interwebs. I've got the whole channel-joining/authorising in Q thing down, but I just don't really seem to get any response from Q or any other bots when I enter the commands I'm suggested. #mpuktf2.pickup says to say "!add" and I've not seen anythin' happen from it, and putting myself up on #tf.mercs seems fruitless. Don't suppose any of you guys have any experience using IRC for pickups and could point me in the right direction, or tell me what I'm missing? It could be good to outline general steps for those of us that don't know what they're doing when it comes to looking for pickups so as to get a bit of experience for bigger games.

    Otherwise, does playstuff have a group for casual scrims other than the ETF2L/UGC groups, just grabbing 6/9 players to play a game from time to time?

    Looks like MGE servers are my best bet for now, but they're not exactly realistic - might as well be playing on tf_runway. :|

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Think you just need to use a class:

    !add scout
    !add scout medic soldier

    But each channel has a different bot which will have different commands, try !help
    We don't have a group for scrims, wonder how many people it would have? I can think of 5 or 6 off the top of my head

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    Oh, awesome. How hard would it have been for them to say "!add <class>"
    If you guys were interested in starting one up, I'd definitely be interested. It'd be easy enough to do, and as long as a few admins knew what to do to set up a game they could be pretty frequent.

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    I'd quite like to get a mix or two with playstuff people!

    It would be good fun!
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    I'd be happy to join in. I can only play scout, but I'd love to have a go at highlander or 6v6. My only problem is my lack of mic.

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    That's a pretty huge problem Flappy

    Get on for like 10 from tesco or something. Especially if you'd be maining scout you'd need a mic more than anyone I guess. Need to make them calls D:
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    Trudat. It's a shame, too, because of the amount of times I've been on the other end of that scattergun. There really are a lot of cheap ones around that work just fine.
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Exactly that ^

    I'd love to give my two cents and help people who'd want to get into comp, just need to see more people who might be interested in 6's is all!

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Can I play Sniper in 6's?

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePriest View Post
    Can I play Sniper in 6's?
    not really

    very occasionally it's useful defending last (When you can swap back to scout before pushing), but not in general.

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    It can be useful to occasionally switch to sniper to surprise the other team and get a crucial pick, like at granary last. You're much more useful as scout for the most part though.

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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Sounds like we have plenty of interest, will make a group and post the details in a bit
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudd View Post
    That's a pretty huge problem Flappy

    Get on for like 10 from tesco or something. Especially if you'd be maining scout you'd need a mic more than anyone I guess. Need to make them calls D:
    I suppose I should order a cheap one some time this week then.
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    I recommend joining the Newbie Mix steam group, they run 6v6 first-come-first-served pickup games several times a day usually, and often have high-level players (Div 3 right up to prem) coaching/main calling. I've played quite a few and they're usually good fun and at a good level for beginners.

    I don't really know much about IRC pug channels.

    MGE is good for practicing specific things and individual skill, but it won't teach you how to work as part of a 6v6 team.
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    Always interested. Just not very good
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePriest View Post
    Can I play Sniper in 6's?


    Better get better with both then
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    >implying I am not God Tier sniper for the 10th Ranked UGC Team in Europe
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudd View Post
    Better get better with both then
    'both' instead of 'scout'


    BUUUUuuuurrrnnn
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    Better get better with both then
    Bloody hell... o_0 That aim...
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    Re: TF2 Pickups/mixes

    How do Spudd/Calump/Kraz and co. usually find games?

    Mostly scrims with 6 teammates u already know?
    Every play PuGs? seems like they are far less common in TF2 than in CSS?

    What IRC channels, sites, steam groups are the best?

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