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    Valve To Nerf Team-Fortress 2 Idle Cheaters

    It looks like Valve isn't happy with people using third party apps to help pad their in-game time to earn goodies. Anyone remember the days of Diablo2 and Rust Storm??

    Team Fortress 2 players that made use of external programs to earn random item drops in the game are now being punished for their ways, according to a new Valve blog post.

    "Over the next few days we'll be removing all TF2 items that were earned using external idling applications," said Valve's Erik Johnson, who noted that 4.5% of TF2 players will be affected by the measure.

    In the future, users caught using external programs to idle in Team Fortress 2 servers will have all of their items wiped.

    "Meanwhile, everyone who took the moral high road will soon be finding a new hat in their inventory," Johnson added. "We've also significantly increased the chance of finding any of the existing hats."
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    The application was built off the Source SDK, and Valve never gave any forewarning of it being considered cheating. This is no different than people logging into Idle Achievement maps to get hats.

    Valve is handling this like idiots. If they ban this, then label people cheaters, they should do the same to all achievement maps.
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    Meh who gives a S#it, it's a fooking HAT....

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    Quote Originally Posted by panic! View Post
    The application was built off the Source SDK, and Valve never gave any forewarning of it being considered cheating. This is no different than people logging into Idle Achievement maps to get hats.

    Valve is handling this like idiots. If they ban this, then label people cheaters, they should do the same to all achievement maps.
    I thought this was actually about the idle maps. I didn't know there was a separate app.

    But seriously, not much point... hats/items are overrated anyway.

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    this goes to show you how bad gaming is right now... people are idling to earn hats in a game. wow

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    I was on one of my favorite servers few days ago, and was killed by none other than 90210 Steve Sanders who was wearing a Sonic the hedgehog mask, then mario, etc.

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    I idled for weapon unlocks, I never got a hat or really cared to get one.

    I really don't mind everything earned from idling was taken away, I don't mind valve told me not to do it anymore, but being label a cheater, then announcing it to the rest of the community? That is lame.
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    How did Valve put you out there as a cheater?

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    Well, by the community I am. I mean look at the title of this thread. I don't have a Halo. Which I've already ran into "I only heal people with halos, not cheaters."

    It irks the shit out of me.
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    I miss pre-pyro update tf2


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