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Inb4 everyone spray dicks all over the posters.
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1: If I ran a TF2 server this would be worthy of an IP ban
2: If I were a higher-up at Valve this would be worthy of manual VAC bans
3: Anyone who's willing to sell their in-game name to advertising no longer plays just for the sake of playing, so nobody will miss them anyway.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metal_gunjee View Post
The TF2 store alone surely takes care of that.
As a few others have said, why not just disable sprays if this annoys you? Seeing something like this doesn't bother me any more than other various annoying or nasty sprays I see every day.
The TF2 store idea won't be able to be copied for every game.

Think about it for a second. I would LOVE for, say, HL2: DM to still be getting official support if all I have to do is see an ad at the start screen and when we change maps.
Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 6/17/11 at 3:05am
    
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Good job misspelling Traditional @ 20 secs.
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Not proud to be a Dane right now.
>dat smooth feel
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post #46 of 53
Dont care.
Think the way they did it is fine, there are ways to disable sprays ingame - so you wont have to look at it anyway.
They did not start spamming people with text, so thats not an issue either.
The poster was not offensive so that trumphs most sprays these days.
so what if they made some money doing what they like.
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it's funny because I recognized none of the player names from the video and actually follow comp tf2
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rofl those "famous players" look like they're terrible. Haven't heard of any of them.
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So by best TF2 players they meant pubstars? Cause I'm pretty sure no one in the actual TF2 competitive scene got asked.
Well, the company is based in Denmark (judging from the domain name), so I'm pretty sure they asked Euro players only. They probably only did the video in English to try and convey how well viral marketing like this works (well, everyone in Europe basically speaks English now anyways).
Edited by decimator - 6/17/11 at 9:27am
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...and after we found our new front end developer we pulled our sponsorship and dogged the players who helped us in the first place...
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post #49 of 53
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Well, the company is based in Denmark (judging from the domain name), so I'm pretty sure they asked Euro players only. They probably only did the video in English to try and convey how well viral marketing like this works (well, everyone in Europe basically speaks English now anyways).
None of those players are well known in the euro scene either.
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post #50 of 53
I think this should at least be cleared with valve.
I think in-game advertising could work well to generate extra revenue for the devs, if they plan it well and have the ads integrated in the levels on billboards and such so that it appears non-intrusive(not plastered on every surface) and doesn't affect the game.

Wouldn't be too hard to have feed-based ads rotating through the official levels.

*Most servers I play on don't allow advertising anyway.
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