I have browsed these forums again in the wake of the so-called 'beta' patch and its not hard to notice the speculation and concern amongst the community that our beloved UWE company might be a little on the rocks with their current baby.
Everyone here on the forums have pretty much bought into the alpha stage because we truly believe in UWE's designs and ideas for what makes mucky fun. The problem is how do you appeal to that group who weren't born before 1992 and haven't ever fapped to a breast made under 6 polygons?
Well one answer I propose is simple; we negotiate with Valve to introduce an NS2-themed hat for TF2 to boost pre-order sales.
I'm sure there are many who play Valve games who fondly remember the old parent-child relationship destroyer simulator mod for HL1; the endless blocky depths of sci-fi beauty, the sound of the rusty jet packs, ventilation shafts, and the first wet dream you had of a gestating gorge. No, there are not many out there like us but there ARE hundreds of thousands that have bought a random poker game on steam who can't tell the difference between a river and pond.
Imagine looking though the old marine helmet with its silly visor as you capture a point on Dustbowl, only to be stabbed in the back by a pesky enemy spy donning a ghastly Fade Hat that SPARKLES BRIGHTLY IN THE SUN WITH A CONSTELLATION EFFECT BECAUSE HE IS AN AWESOME GENT WITH MORE THAN TWO GIRLFRIENDS THAT PRE ORDERED NS2 (to try and trade it for Max's Severed Head
). Just think, IMAGINE this wonderful watercoloured scene in your mind as I close up some Firefox tabs pull my hands out out of my underwear.
Well no doubt this has been talked about by UWE and suggested before on the forums, but there's always a time to talk about our favourite subject: Hats.
(Btw, I'm trading a v.Ushanka/v.Modest Pile of Hat (+ sweeteners?) for a v.Hound Dog
Thanks for your time!