Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Gunni Parker, 14 Sep 2009.
What everybody's opinion on these?
Has anyone used one and do they work?
Well you heard about what Valve did to players who idle right? Well I should say what they didn't give them.
It's in the past now anyway
No i dont know what they did tbh! lol
Valve have given all players that didn't use outside programs to get weapons a new hat called the cheaters lament. It's a halo on a wire.
Basically that's valves stance on the matter. So don't do it.
Oh and some servers which see you wearing the hat... may ban you. Because cheaters are basically sore losers.
Gaming is so hard nowadays.
Wow, how unbelievably sad would you have to be??
before they switched to achievement unlocks for sniper/spy, I used one as it took me blooming ages to get the bow
used that app in the end to get it, and now I don't have a 'lament'
I don't care about the hats enough to idle for them, but I'm also yet to 'find' one :/
Used achievement_idle.bsp before, mainly cause I never had the time to just play all day to unlock the items and some of them were just silly and if you didn't have them it felt unbalanced (such as the triple scout jump). Got the halo also.
I can't condemn anyone that used an idle server, the new unlock system was clearly flawed. I know it was no fun getting five fire axes before I got any new unlocks. And I know people used an external application because of the same frustration, so I do have sympathy for them, but Valve were right to punish for the use of an external application. There should be a zero tolerance policy on externals apps, regardless of their purpose.
Removing the cheated items is a fitting punishment. As for the halo, it seems a little unfair that while some people will have used the app because they take whatever advantage they can get and have no qualms about cheating, some people will have used it because they feel cheated themselves, and would normally steer well clear of these kinds of programs. But there you go, stay off hax kids.
i just cant be arsed to leave me my on. iv got all the weapons from actually playing the game but no hats, i want sollys stash/scouts hat/demo fro =[
I would say the quicker way to achieve the unlocked items would be to get a few friends on a server and work your way through the achievements list. From the start players who have the extra weapons have the advantage. So imo it makes it harder to compete in the game. I must admit I did sit on one of those servers for a hour and got the Jarate. Although I couldn't be bothered to do it again because its time consuming and boring.
Why would anyone waste time and electricity idling on a server?
To get the weapons as already stated. But I agree, its boring as...
Seems pretty obvious to me you just connect to an idle server then alt tab out, duh.
Not if you don't want a silly hat you won't! lol
Oh i wondered what that Cheater's Lament was. Heh. I've been wearing mine!
Do you guys really find that the basic weapons give you a disadvantage?
Sniper - Huntsman
Both different weapons. Cant compare.
Natasha - Minigun
Natasha is statistically the better weapon
Flame-thrower - Backburner
I prefer the flame thrower tbh as I don't tend to come up from behind.
I want to name more but I forget the names of the weapons lol. But as the game is pretty well balanced to me the weapon unlocks seem like different weapons, not better weapons.
I've got a script that runs TF2 in a small window in the background connected to an achiviement_idle server when I'm not playing it... uses hardly any CPU. I want a hat.
I know the whole Hitler thing has been shown many times before with different things...
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