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Phill

Team Fortress 2 (A Second Call to Arms)

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Okay, I'm sorry to see that the game failed the vote, but I figure if we get more support for this game and rally up enough people, we can get this in. Let me once again explain what this game is, and why we need to support it!

 

 

TEAM FORTRESS 2

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Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer FPS made in 2007 in which two teams fight each other to the death for control over territory, intelligence, and destroying the opposing team's base. Red and Blu are locked in an eternal stalemate over the badlands for it's vast wealth of gravel! Each team has 9 classes to chose from, all of which have their own unique play style and strategy to them, from the rocket jumping soldier, to the enigmatic and deadly spy, and the big bruiser known only as the Heavy, there is no way you can not have fun with this game! With an art style that is mid 50's to 60's cartoons, the game barely shows any signs of aging anytime soon. Currently it is still within the top ten most played games on steam right now, and with another update just around the corner, you can bet more people are willing to join up!

 

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Multiple game modes include Capture the Flag, Control Point, Territorial Control, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill, Payload Race, Medieval Mode, Special Delivery, and Mann vs. Machine. A horde mode in which you and 6 other players fight against a dangerous horde of robots that wish to destroy Mann Co. and it's supply of hats and weapons! And that's not including user created content and mods that add more life and entertainment to an already popular game!

 

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This game also includes well over 100 different and unique weapons for every class (not counting reskins) that can be unlocked through normal play, each weapon has a unique spin on the default weapon of each class, no weapon is a straight upgrade either, ever unique weapon has it's own drawback and negative traits to make them sidegrades compared to the default. So even if you are just joining, by having the default weapons, you have the most powerful weapons in the game from the very start!

Each weapon does however offer different strategies for how you play each different class, from faster switch with less damage, to more damage but lowered health, etc... you'll never play the same game twice as you disintegrate your enemies with a righteous bison, or find yourself on the receiving end of a crossbow! But let us not forget the one major important feature of this game that overshadows all others!

 

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Hats!! Lots of hats! Show them off to your friends, piss off the veteran players, annoy others! ... Okay this ain't really a selling point, and this is where the game could potentially get it's cash-grab feeling from, but keeping in mind that you can trade for anything, it's not hard to customize your favorite class to a look that suits your style and personality! If somebody already is wearing what you thought was your own unique loadout, you can paint different items in a variety of different colors! It's impossible to not make your class look unique.

But let us not forget that this game is also run by the community itself, lots of weapons, maps, and cosmetics have been contributed by YOU the players!

 

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A lot of TF2's own community has helped the game grow into what it is now, from silly cosmetics, sprawling and interesting maps, and devastating weapons! The community is what gives this game the power to be one of the most played games on PC to date (just behind DotA2 and LoL...), and now if you're a talented modeler, artist, or just have a great idea in general! You can work with other like-minded individuals to create your own dream items for the game, and even get PAID once they get in! What's not to like about that?! Also, with source filmmaker out there, you can make your own videos within the TF2 universe, and more!

 

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Tournaments! This game has the support for multiple kinds of tournament game modes. The most popular being 6 vs. 6, and Highlander (9 players on each team, only one of each class)! TF2 supports all sorts of tournament competitions, and even hands out medals for those that compete and do well. People can easily form their own guilds to practice whenever they please, lots of custom maps specifically designed for tournament play, and plenty of regulations to make things both fair and interesting for players and viewers alike!

 

Oh... and did I not mention that Team Fortress 2 is...

 

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Yep! Everything in the game is FREE! You don't have to pay a single cent to enjoy the game at it's fullest! As with all free to play games there are some limits to what happens as you play, mainly involving item drops, trading, and limited crafting options, but purchasing any item regardless can get you a permanent premium membership. That or a friend could potentially lend you http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Upgrade_to_Premium_Gift one of these for free. ;3  Just remember to spend your money wisely as always.

 

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The Battle-Plan

 

I suggest you play this video in the background as you read. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llOvd2yGEio

Now, I'm saddened by the fact that this game did not get the time needed for a full vote compared to other games, so I think it's fair that we get to try again. After 20 days of voting, we had 86 people in favor of letting the game in, and only 10 people against it. That's a good number but not good enough. My goal for all of you right now, is to at least double that number or come close to it within a month. So here is my battle strategy that I want you all to follow.

  1. Find all of your friends who are interested in gaming, and show them the AJSA forums immediately. Do your best to convince them to join our forums and socialize.
  2. Talk to your friends who actually play Team Fortress 2 and convince them to join up.
  3. If you have people interested in the game but are intimidated by the pay wall of getting full membership, go out of your way to give them an Upgrade to Premium Gift: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Upgrade_to_Premium_Gift This not only gives them full benefits, but also gives you a free cosmetic for your troubles as well.
  4. Let your friends know about this topic so that they too can spread out this info to others. The more people, the better.
  5. Advertise the AJSA in game through sprays in game.
  6. Be immediately ready to vote on the forums and remain active, I do not want to see people say they will vote and suddenly drop off of the face of the planet when we need you! It is vital that all troops keep alert!
  7. Be calm and civil when or if a second decision is made.
  8. Comment here first if you pledge to play this game with the AJSA regularly and again... BE READY TO VOTE AT ANY TIME IF ANOTHER ONE GOES UP!

That will be how we attract others to the site in general, if just 10 of us was to bring in 5 people on board, we'd have 50 people ready to be deployed, and ready to vote!

 

The Goal

Since there is a very short time-span for the vote we need to work quickly and not slack off on this! So here is what I want to see from everybody:

  • At least 5 new people joining the AJSA through recommendation to your friends per person.
  • Support for your friends joining the game, including coaching them, teaching them the basics, and maintaining a positive attitude amongst the growing community.
  • AJSA sprays in game to advertise the site (or AJS in general). Keep it tasteful and simple! Explain the site if necessary but do not spam!
  • I want to see over 150 positive votes within 20 days if a new poll is created! We did not have a lot of time, and we only got 86, so I KNOW we can do better! I will be so proud if we can get close to 200!

 

That's all there is to know about the game, and how to go about getting this game in. Right now though, gather up friends who are interested, have them join, and comment in this thread ASAP. Let's work together and be credit to team!

 

 

My personal request to the council:

Apologies if you saw me getting upset on twitter, but I do highly urge you to reconsider the vote, and I would also like to see you guys include these things as well should you go through with this.

  1. Equal voting time with other games.
  2. A set date for when voting will end.
  3. A set goal for number of votes required to get a game officially supported.

Thank you for your time and keep up the good work on the forums.

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The game needs to garner more than 86 Yes votes. Majority rule is not the name of the game, overall support is. We are not going to support a game just because 10 said Yes, 1 said No. Look at the games that passed and you will get an idea of what it takes for a game to pass.

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The game needs to garner more than 86 Yes votes. Majority rule is not the name of the game, overall support is. We are not going to support a game just because 10 said Yes, 1 said No. Look at the games that passed and you will get an idea of what it takes for a game to pass.

"After the Poll has reached a Target Vote Level (a Certain percentage of Active AJSA members) The Game will be Officially Supported! "

-AngryJoe on the Rules of a Poll

 

Not only that, no reason why the poll got rejected was given at the poll. It was just gone, leaving me confused & clueless what happened.

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@Darkchaosreign: Relax for just a moment, I don't want any hostility or drama on this thread right now. Just respect the council's decision and give this game some support to hopefully reinstate the vote. A positive attitude will go a long way!

 

@SgtRoss: Give me your e-mail over PM or clear out your inbox, I got to talk with ya when you're not busy.

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"After the Poll has reached a Target Vote Level (a Certain percentage of Active AJSA members) The Game will be Officially Supported! "

-AngryJoe on the Rules of a Poll

 

Not only that, no reason why the poll got rejected was given at the poll. It was just gone, leaving me confused & clueless what happened.

 

You posted it, it did not meet the target vote level. Also, it was not deleted, in the very same forum there is a Pass and Fail sub-forum where the finished polls are going. http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forum/64-failed-polls/

 

You can PM me anytime Phill.

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Well, whatever the case, I'd happily vote for this again. Its one of the few games I play daily.

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it's one of the few games my god forsaken crap laptop can run decently so yeah i want this game supported, i always had fun with this game :3

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Im so sad to hear it didn't pass. Im down to voting for it again. :)

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Let the votes begin...

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Out of curiosity, what is the threshold for getting a game passed. A certain percentage of active AJSA members is rather vague.

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If this ever gets up for vote again I'm in.

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Fully behind this, the only people who wont like it are either the ones who don't like fps games or fun XD.

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The game needs to garner more than 86 Yes votes. Majority rule is not the name of the game, overall support is. We are not going to support a game just because 10 said Yes, 1 said No. Look at the games that passed and you will get an idea of what it takes for a game to pass.

Explain how this failed, while right around the same time, this passed, when it got less votes than the one that failed. There's other problems with how the games to be supported get decided as well.

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Too bad this didn't get enough votes but as for the people who are still trying to support this don't worry about it too much, there's so many servers out there to go on and play with friends you invite.

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Now, I know I say this about a lot of games, but this is one of my favourite games! I was really annoyed to join the AJSA and see that they had a chance at supporting TF2 and failed it. I am glad to see that it gets another chance, and will back it up all the way!

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I really would like this to pass because my computer can't run planetside 2 and tf2 would be a great substitute for that.

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I´m suprised it wasen´t one of the first ones. I´m up for it.

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http://angryjoeshow.com/ajsa/forum/94-team-fortress-2/

 

Okay everybody! I want you all to go here and get a bit cozy on the new forums, a server is currently being worked on right now, I'm also slowly setting things up as well. Could I get the commander of this section to lock this topic now? Let's all get acquanted on the new forums and get ready to play!

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