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    TF2 Blog Post: Incoming!

    Over the next few days we'll be removing all TF2 items that were earned using external idling applications. We're going to adopt a zero tolerance policy for external applications used to manipulate the persistent item system. Due to us not having a policy in place prior to today, this time we're only removing the items earned through cheating the system. Going forward, if we find users using external applications, we'll remove all of their items. If you're interested, only about 4.5% of the players in TF2's community will be affected by this cleansing process.

    Meanwhile, everyone who took the moral high road will soon be finding a new hat in their inventory. We've also significantly increased the chance of finding any of the existing hats.

    We realize there is a high level of demand for items, and we're still working on systems to allow you to find them in new ways (via Trading, and crafting duplicates into desired items). However, we need to draw the line at running external applications.
    http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=2787

    Glad I didn't bother

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    I really did laugh out loud when I read this.
    Steam forums are very funny to read this morning, Shame people are taking it too far and refusing to heal players with Halo's on their heads, Was on a server this morning with a lot of people wearing the tag [No Heal for Halo's].
    Some people really are pathetic. To all you people who used the idler :hypocrite:

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    Neox - Norse warrior god with the skills and tenacity of a dead wombat.

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    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

    My flare gun!

    Also something of note. I still have my Demoman's Fro from achievement_idle...
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    I got a halo but I can't get it to show up ingame. I tried wearing it with at least half the classes but no luck so far.

    Btw the steam forums (fora?) look unreal today: 'lets all use no heal for halo tags!' 'Admin ban halo wearers!' 'I hate you valve, you're not my real mom!'
    I knew the forum was always a bit prone to hyperbole but this is insane. I really thought the community as a whole would be a bit more mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkFood View Post
    Was on a server this morning with a lot of people wearing the tag [No Heal for Halo's].
    I have no opinion about the idlers - I never used one but only because I wasn't that bothered, not for any moral reason. Having said that - if I see anyone with that tag on the Teamplay server I will kick and ban immediately since they're breaking the golden rule of the server - TEAMPLAY.
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    just lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by grom View Post
    I have no opinion about the idlers - I never used one but only because I wasn't that bothered, not for any moral reason. Having said that - if I see anyone with that tag on the Teamplay server I will kick and ban immediately since they're breaking the golden rule of the server - TEAMPLAY.
    QFT.


    Got my halo, but we can't see them on the Teamplay server yet because it needs updated.

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    updating now

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    Serves me right !


    still have acess to a halo though bring on the trading

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    bad move on Valve's part. Lots of servers are getting "Wearing a halo gets you kicked" and "Only halo wearers allowed in this server". Medics are refusing to heal people who aren't the same "halo side" as they are on. Greifing is occurring on both kinds of players (halos and non-halos) with medics healing enemy spies to destroy a halo wearing (or non-halo wearing) engineer.

    I hope this is only temporary since half of each team wearing halos does kind of kill the visual style of the game /:

    -EDIT- I'm not saying punishment wasn't necessary, I'm just saying they could have picked a better way of punishment than "stopping everybody who wanted a hat so much to idle - by giving everybody who didn't a rare hat"

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    Saw this on one of the many many steam forum threads of people crying they lost their hats:


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    Already gutted about the loss of my huntsman and jar o pee other that that quite fun reminds me of the old days
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    Basically means we have a nice server when it is about teamplay and not moaning

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    You kinda deserved it if you were idling. Still wonder how VALVe detected it

    Not that i didn't idle
    Last edited by awesome-o; 04-09-2009 at 08:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesome-o View Post
    You kinda deserved it if you were idling. Still wonder how VALVe detected it

    Not that i didn't idle
    Code:
    boolean isCorruptChap = false;
    ArrayList allServersUserConnected = GetAllServersUserConnected();
    
    for (Server server : allServersUserConnected) {
      if (Server.getName().contains("idle")) {
        isCorruptChap = true;
        break;
      }
    }
    
    if (isCorruptChap) {
      punishChap();
    }
    else {
      rewardChap();
    }

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    i only used it a once or twice for a few mins and the hats dont really bother me. Not to worry though. I may have noticed a glitch with the halo as i saw a strange bubble floating in the air and it was an invis spy, unfortunately i didnt get a photo but im sure that someone will..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCi-Fi View Post
    i only used it a once or twice for a few mins and the hats dont really bother me. Not to worry though. I may have noticed a glitch with the halo as i saw a strange bubble floating in the air and it was an invis spy, unfortunately i didnt get a photo but im sure that someone will..
    Yes, the halos give a faint glow when somebody dies I think, but you can also see it on invisible spies.
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    quoting a part of the quote from septic's first post:
    We realize there is a high level of demand for items, and we're still working on systems to allow you to find them in new ways (via Trading, and crafting duplicates into desired items). However, we need to draw the line at running external applications.
    Would love to know a bit more about the rules of crafting duplicates into desired items, as I need to know which items to drop and which to keep


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    Damn I got busted, but I could not give any more frak about not having A halo, still got classes to fill up with real hats ^^

    It's A shame for people who wanted hats so they idled because they couldn't play often for w/e reason (me included ). The whole deal between halo haters/elitists is A massive waste of hot air in my opinion..Why can't we be friends?
    Last edited by Czar; 04-09-2009 at 19:55.

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