I've logged in almost 25 hours as Spy. He is by far my most played class. However, he is also one of my weakest. Even if I play on official VALVe servers (which are supposedly filled with morons) I am still the worst Spy in the world. I understand, 25 hours isn't enough to be a good Spy, but I'd at least like to see improvement. I've tried every knife, every watch, and every revolver, and none of them work in my favor enough to help me do anything. I understand the whole 180 degrees backstab area, but that doesn't matter when the second someone sees me they know I'm a Spy. In every Spy tutorial I've watched, the people are completely oblivious and are literally wearing t-shirts that say, "I'm too stupid to turn around, backstab me." Then I go on a server and people have files downloaded that play sirens when a Spy is within a 50 foot radius of them. I feel that unless you've been playing as Spy since the beginning of TF2, it's almost impossible to learn, because everyone else already knows how to Spy-check, but you have no clue what you're doing. It's like taking someone who's never played video games before and starting them off with Battletoads. Also, all of the "good" Spies on YouTube are full of it. They think it's about getting trickstabs and they don't even try to be sneaky. They'll tell you, "It doesn't matter if you're not helping your team. Even if you lose, you actually won if you dominated everyone on the server." You are taught to go for Engineers and Snipers, but they have the most gifts to counter Spies aside from the Pyro. Snipers have Jarate and the Razorback, and Engineers have the Wrangler and the Southern Hospitality. Even most of the other classes have ways of Spy-checking. Scout's Scattergun does a lot of damage and he has Mad Milk, Pyro has basically every flamethrower and the Homewrecker, and Heavies have the Huo-Long Heater. I have watched dozens of tutorials and read all of the guides on the Internet but it seems like people are having different problems than I am. I'm normally pretty good at games that involve stealth, but with the Spy, it seems like you have to throw out the entire concept of being sneaky and just run around killing everyone. If anyone has any tips, it would be much appreciated. Thank you, or, as the Spy would say, "Merci!"