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I am trying I guess to understand the game Team Fortress 2. I played it and I didn't really like it and here's why.

I understand it's a teamwork based game with tactics and stuff but how? When I played it looks like people running around everywhere at lightspeed shooting and stuff.

How can that be teamwork, how can team concentrate when it's just people running around shooting.

To be honest I don't even understand how the game works such as class skills and what exactly to do.

But even If i did take the time to learn it how can it be fun/teamwork?

It just seems like utter chaos with people running everywhere and that wouldn't change even if I learned the game right?

Maybe someone can help me here?
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Its a great game! First it is a team based game, however whatever class you have really does support the team. A medic is vital for its ubers. A spy is great for recon and sapping, engineers are vital for defence and teleporters. I would suggest playing all classes, pick one you have fun with and play with him for a bit. Give it a few hours and get better with that class and then venture on from there. It is very chaotic at times but thats what makes the game great!
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i dont get it, .........running around and shotting at light speed is it all seems maybe some1 wants 2 teach me in game?
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Once you get used to playing in a team, the chaos starts to make sense. Thigns may be fast, yes, and if people are just shooting at random, then you're playing with a bunch of noobs. The main fun in the game comes with standoffs, really. Sides have to decide how to balance their team in order to mush the other team back. Making a stand on a point can be a real blast, and pushing towards a point can be just as fun. While it is hard to just jump into, given all of the experienced players playing right now, it can be a LOT of fun once you find out what classes you're best with. I would recommend starting off as either a soldier or a demoman. They are both powerful, you can get a lot of kills, and they are the most straight forward. Getting good with the Engineer, or the Spy, is really, REALLY hard to do, and time-consuming, and will require a lot of losing. I eventually got pretty good with the medic just by playing and learning the quirks of the class. I would try to get on a smaller server (10 people or less) so the chaos is more controlled. Even for experienced players, the 20-man+ matches can just get ridiculous sometimes.
    
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Well you need to find a good server where people are using their mics first. Voice chat = teamwork.

It'll all fall in suit.
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ok ill try to find a good server thx
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It just depends on who you're playing with. Some people may not try to work together or may be new to the game, but other people try very hard to work together.
    
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ok ill try to find a good server thx
I recommend 64.34.186.178:27015

The server is called iO and most of the time the people there are all experienced and good, and use their mics. It's where I learned to play. It's a nice server overall, none of the regulars will do anything stupid and won't call you a noob.
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It's definitely a chaotic game. "Teamwork" in TF2 is very loosely defined.

On a good server with a good team, you'll see a definite trend of teamwork...but not a very coordinated teamwork. You'll see each player doing their part as if there's a method to the madness. For example, you'll see engineers placing turrets in strategic places and heavy / medic combos pressing around a corner while ubered to push the other team back. You'll see pyros hiding out, waiting for an unsuspecting opponent to come around a corner before roasting them.

As a beginner, I'd recommend starting as a soldier. Your main role will be to find enemies and shoot them with your rockets and try to capture points. Stick with a group as well - there's strength in numbers. After playing as a soldier for a little bit and understanding the game mechanics, chaos, and speed, try different classes.

Some maps are better suited for different classes. However, if there's a team entirely made up of one class, that team is destined to lose. Each class has its strengths and weaknesses which play off each other so some diversity is good.

If you've ever played BF2 online, the teamwork element is very similar.
     
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