282: All That's Shiny is Gold

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That's a great story! I don't know why people would complain about such an act of charity, even though such complaint made much of the act a success.

Haha, nice. I think that's pretty funny. Some people lost their grip on reality and go crazy over online items. I don't care if all the wrenches get destroyed. :P

I'm surprised that most TF2 people hadn't known about this. I mean, they did post about this on the teamfortress.com blog and did give them so kudos for it.

this guy is my hero. It's about time somebody pointed out one of the major utter absurdities in our culture.

NewYork_Comedian:
In all seriousness, this is just sad. Who are these raving fanboys why do they care more about a shiny stick to beat people with than raising thousands of dollars to sick children?

Fuck humanity; give me my shiny stick!

What I found badass is that he decided to destroy it as a critcism of (pseudo) materialism before even getting the idea to turn it into a charity fund-raising device.

Doing it for money ruins the philosophical purity of the act and just turns it into a stunt, but I daresay it was worth it.

The Youth Counselor:
It's great story but I was surprised and although the point of story was to show how gamers can give up something so precious for themselves to help something greater selfless, I was surprised that being about "The Golden Wrench" there was no mention of Drunken F00l-gate. Drunken F00l was a celebrated modder who made many contributions to the TF2 community. Among his contributions he made the SourceOP Plugin (Adds many features and crosses assets between Source games), the TF2 Backpack Examiner (A website where players can examine another's backpack and trade), and many tutorials. He was so revered that he started having a personal relationship with VALVe, who flew him up plenty of times.

Then he got on VALVe's badside when he created a program that would bypass TF2 and make it appear that players were playing TF2 when they were idle. (Then items were given for time you spent in game.)

Drunken F00l also later found out either through his own calculations or from a VALVe source that consistently crafting didn't help your chances at getting the wrench but instead they were drops that were pre-determined in time and location. He also either figured out or were told the times and locations.

So he got himself the wrench and spread the word on when and where to pick them up. All those who got the wrench due to his advice including himself had their items stripped and were banned. The community is still divided over this to this day, and there is a movement to free Drunkenf00l and his disciples.

Sucks for .. no wait, it doesn't suck at all. Good for the people giving up their wrenches, and Good for the banning. Some of us had to spend months playing to get back the amount of stuff we scrapped just to have a chance at that Wrench. This guy comes along and games the system out of a ton of wrenches.

So really, Fark valve. That's the real bastard in all of this.

Valagetti:
Wow I thought TF2 was quite casual, compared to other FPS online shooters. [...] all of the complants [were probably] from 9 year old teabaggers that shouldn't be even playing the game.

Just gonna correct some misconceptions. First, casual players don't last very long in TF2. Most servers are very competitive, and the classes are all situation sentitive. If you just wanna run around and kill stuff, you'll be out-matched. Second, I have never, ever, seen a teabagger in TF2. Not to say that there aren't plenty of trolls and pricks in the game, just that the game is so frenetic, that actually trying to get to a player and kneel will just get you fragged.

O.T. Those golden wrenches aren't tradeable, otherwise they'd be the equivalent of winning the lottery. Actually doing something good with it instead of it just sitting in his inventory makes for a great touch.

Notthatbright:

The Youth Counselor:
It's great story but I was surprised and although the point of story was to show how gamers can give up something so precious for themselves to help something greater selfless, I was surprised that being about "The Golden Wrench" there was no mention of Drunken F00l-gate. Drunken F00l was a celebrated modder who made many contributions to the TF2 community. Among his contributions he made the SourceOP Plugin (Adds many features and crosses assets between Source games), the TF2 Backpack Examiner (A website where players can examine another's backpack and trade), and many tutorials. He was so revered that he started having a personal relationship with VALVe, who flew him up plenty of times.

Then he got on VALVe's badside when he created a program that would bypass TF2 and make it appear that players were playing TF2 when they were idle. (Then items were given for time you spent in game.)

Drunken F00l also later found out either through his own calculations or from a VALVe source that consistently crafting didn't help your chances at getting the wrench but instead they were drops that were pre-determined in time and location. He also either figured out or were told the times and locations.

So he got himself the wrench and spread the word on when and where to pick them up. All those who got the wrench due to his advice including himself had their items stripped and were banned. The community is still divided over this to this day, and there is a movement to free Drunkenf00l and his disciples.

Sucks for .. no wait, it doesn't suck at all. Good for the people giving up their wrenches, and Good for the banning. Some of us had to spend months playing to get back the amount of stuff we scrapped just to have a chance at that Wrench. This guy comes along and games the system out of a ton of wrenches.

So really, Fark valve. That's the real bastard in all of this.

But all that stuff you scrapped gave you no advantage to get a wrench.

The Youth Counselor:

Notthatbright:

The Youth Counselor:
It's great story but I was surprised and although the point of story was to show how gamers can give up something so precious for themselves to help something greater selfless, I was surprised that being about "The Golden Wrench" there was no mention of Drunken F00l-gate. Drunken F00l was a celebrated modder who made many contributions to the TF2 community. Among his contributions he made the SourceOP Plugin (Adds many features and crosses assets between Source games), the TF2 Backpack Examiner (A website where players can examine another's backpack and trade), and many tutorials. He was so revered that he started having a personal relationship with VALVe, who flew him up plenty of times.

Then he got on VALVe's badside when he created a program that would bypass TF2 and make it appear that players were playing TF2 when they were idle. (Then items were given for time you spent in game.)

Drunken F00l also later found out either through his own calculations or from a VALVe source that consistently crafting didn't help your chances at getting the wrench but instead they were drops that were pre-determined in time and location. He also either figured out or were told the times and locations.

So he got himself the wrench and spread the word on when and where to pick them up. All those who got the wrench due to his advice including himself had their items stripped and were banned. The community is still divided over this to this day, and there is a movement to free Drunkenf00l and his disciples.

Sucks for .. no wait, it doesn't suck at all. Good for the people giving up their wrenches, and Good for the banning. Some of us had to spend months playing to get back the amount of stuff we scrapped just to have a chance at that Wrench. This guy comes along and games the system out of a ton of wrenches.

So really, Fark valve. That's the real bastard in all of this.

But all that stuff you scrapped gave you no advantage to get a wrench.

"Players were informed that every time a craft was made, there was a chance of a Golden Wrench being awarded. "

Smelting weapons into scrap = Crafting
Combining Metal = Crafting

Not crafting at the right time? .. Nothing.

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