I don’t post a lot. I’m not cool enough to actually remember to do things. Oops. My excuse is… I’ve been busy.
A couple of months ago I graduated from music school. Since then I got a job at Whole Foods. I make yummy sandwiches! I’ve been playing a few gigs with a bad ass fiddle player. I’m thinking we’re going to write more soon and hopefully come up with a cool band name. I’m also sort of in works to record some solo and duet stuff soon-ish. Hopefully before this year ends. Things are happening!
We have a show next week and my beautiful girl partner octaviaann is singing with us! We’re going to play some fun folksy stuff. Like some songs by The Devil Makes Three and Massive Attack. It’ll be an odd mix of acoustic and electronics/looping. Exciting!
We have a cute cat named Suki. Named after this awesome girl from Avatar:
But now she’s 12 weeks old and she isn’t really a cunning warrior. We should have named her something dumb like Pancake or Garbanzo. She’s a fucking idiot. And I say that in the most endearing way possible. I still love her. Here’s my two favorite girls on a hot Seattle day:
I also made videogame YouTube videos. I want to make more! They are fun. I have ideas. So I’ll be getting to those soon. I like being out of school and having ongoing projects and junk. It keeps me occupied.
I’m going to be moving soon. Which makes this next couple years in Seattle more exciting for me. A change of scenery will be so nice. If all things go as we’d like them too, we’ll be moving into a tiny house! Which is so exciting. I’m tired of living in a mold infested apartment.
Other than lobbies, PUGs or mixes, here’s some things I’ve heard:
For Demo, I heard going into pubs and working on your pipes and sticky prediction, trap setting and spamming (as much as pubs hate it) is all good. MGE and DM is also another option. Demo’s one of those classes that involve some practice in terms of outputting the damage right, especially if you’re doing 6s or you’re the offensive carry and not Heavy in Highlander. Then there’s rolling out which is a whole other bag of tricks and jumping practice. I would ask arandumdude or floating-head more about this since they main Demoman.
For Scout, I heard DM servers are pretty good to work on your aim and damage. In 6v6, good comms and synergy with the other Scout on whether you two are going into a flank or a front, or whether you’re rotating passive and aggro is good to have. If you’re a Highlander Scout, working well with your Soldier on flanks (unless it’s Payload) will pretty much have the same effect. Run Mad Milk and Boston Basher, Mad Milk for healing mini-crits for team (especially on KOTH maps) and Boston Basher to help Medic grind. loxy-ralonde or fork-a-nature would probably know way more than I do since they main Scout.
cullengray and drjeremy could probably tell you a thing or two as well for various competitive playstyles for any class, and for Pyros criticalflaw, captainoppa and tascenda have some intermediate to advanced knowledge on the terrifying demon of competitive.
I’d be happy to help anyone out. I love to talk about teh videogamez.
WOOOOO BABY I HOPE YOU SAW THAT BOLDED TEXT IN THE PATCH NOTES I JUST POSTED!
The medals for season 2 of Tumblr vs Reddit just made it into the most recent patch of TF2! And holy bread teleporting jesus they look beautiful
Important things to note are that we will be sending medals to winners throughout the week. If some get them sooner than others please don’t fret! Just chill out and you’ll have your shiny and paintable (after the next patch that is) medal!
Anyway that’s all for now! Have a beautiful morning, day, or night folks!
Hey there, don’t worry about it! There’s a lot of anxiousness over joining lobbies because of all the shitty things you hear about happening from TF2Center and how unfriendly they seem - even I haven’t done lobbies in a while - but don’t let that stop you. You only improve if you get into the swing of things!
Now, let’s go over some things:
First: TF2Center is good but it’s bad. There will always be bad eggs in TF2Center. Any lobby-based system always has bad eggs. Mention you’re new when you go in and most people will try and help out. You wouldn’t eat a bad egg, so don’t mind what they say.
Second: stack. Stack with friends, stack with a teammate. Read this for more information on why that’s really helpful when you’re going into TF2Center, it’s got some ways to cope with the bad and enjoy the good.
I’m sure I’ve got a couple of people following me who can offer some more comprehensive advice about playing lobbies and whatnot. Here’s a few of my friends/teammates who would be good to fire questions at too: