Why do people continue playing casual over community?

Discussion in 'News Watch' started by Reporter, May 3, 2021.

  1. Reporter

    Reporter Administrator

    Why do people continue playing casual over community?
    I find it confusing that people in the overall tf2 community pick casual over community, especially with how popular community servers were in the past.

    -Valve servers are completely unmoderated
    -Valve servers are sv_pure
    -Valve servers have a terrible map changing system with no way to nominate a map

    Ignoring bots (which is real hard to do currently) Valve servers just aren't great.


    So people seem to in agreement that it's because it's the Valve-intended vanilla experience.

    So valve's intended way to enjoy TF2 is unmoderated servers that sometimes, you have to abandon due to several bots joining or kicking you?

    I feel like there is this notion that community servers are all the mario kart map with 100% crits or something. They really aren't, sure those exist, but plenty of servers exist that provide a relatively normal TF2 experience.


    Again, those are just what comes to mind, there are community servers that offer an experience that's still plenty enjoyable, such as potato.tf, or creators.tf

    I just feel like this idea that people have to play through the pain is terrible and doesn't give people new to the game a good introduction at all! There's a good chance Valve's reluctance to fix this issue is directly tied to people continuing to play casual despite it's GLARING flaws.

    Author: RepairBueno

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  2. GoldSrc

    GoldSrc Sufficiently Lethal Scout

    yeah but I suck and casual has worse players
  3. KinCryos

    KinCryos TF2 Admin Contributor Mapper

    the answer is Contracts. those things are only tracked on Valve servers
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  4. Blade D_Hero

    Blade D_Hero Moderator Contributor

    The Halloween contracts were some of the worst moments I’ve had playing TF2. Two hackers (minimum) per server.
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