[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:03pm
TF2 Drop Rate
It has been quite a long time since i've last got an item, probably 2 weeks or so, haven't been getting items as recent as when i was f2p, and i hardly got 2 items, only once. The last time i got an item was a decal tool and i don't think i've gotten anything fancy. This is quite weird, i see some people getting salvaged crates or good items and quite frequently, while i haven't been able to get much items. Can someone please tell me why?? I've been playing very often, probably at least 1 hour a day (i'm a trader and a spy) can someone clarify this issue?
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[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:03pm 
*to get any
The Snow-Cloaked Reindeer Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:24pm 
there must be something wrong with your game
The Snow-Cloaked Reindeer Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:24pm 
have you tried playing on another computer?
no name needed you fucker Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:46pm 
how do you think i feel?
Orange Bitflip Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:58pm 
I think Valve has changed something. I've noticed a drop too, but I've gotten much higher quality items.
Also, make sure TF2 doesn't give any errors about Steam community (0 friends online), your backpack, or your loadout (This server could not connect) before you count the hours.
Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:01pm 
1 hour a day = 7 hours a week. The item drop system drops items between every 30-70 minutes of play time, within a maximum time period of 9-13 hours. This means you shouldn't feel bad if you log on to an idling server every wednesday night. Honestly, its the only way to make sure you get a beggar's bazooka, and a babyface blaster, and all that other stuff that seems OP until you use it. It also cuts out the need for endless trading trying to get all the regular weapons you want, needlessly scrapping items to pay some 11 year old scrap banker a reclaimed for a sticky jumper just so he can save up for god knows what, probably an orbiting planets respectless rubber glove.

Originally posted by That1dude56:
how do you think i feel?

Don't worry, it will all be over soon ---> http://25.media.tumblr.com/805675bee2f1bd38cea36c4cebd564bb/tumblr_mf3mglqBJ01rqg9o0o1_1280.jpg
[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:28pm 
@Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne, Thanks, i din't know such a system existed (o.o) and what day would it be best to idle in SG? still wednesday?? i might consider that idea of idling :D
and for trading im trying to trade my way up to finish my spy and pyro sets, have quite a number of weapons now so im quite content with the ammount of weapons, been trying to get hats/keys/stranges for my classes. Thanks for telling me about the drop rate system and what i should do :)
@Orange Bitflip, i haven't been getting anything worth much... the highest i ever gotten was meet the medic taunt and it was once, the 2nd one was decal tool, and it was once also...
@Night Phantom, i haven't tried playing on another computer before..... but i'll try to do so sooner or later, when i have enough money to buy another computer :)
Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:46pm 
Originally posted by E²z alanwalker23:
@Hank Peggy Bobby Luanne, Thanks, i din't know such a system existed (o.o) and what day would it be best to idle in SG? still wednesday?? i might consider that idea of idling :D
and for trading im trying to trade my way up to finish my spy and pyro sets, have quite a number of weapons now so im quite content with the ammount of weapons, been trying to get hats/keys/stranges for my classes. Thanks for telling me about the drop rate system and what i should do :)

If you have a lot of weapons then IDK what you're really upset about? The rarest thing I've ever gotten was a Conscientious Objector, and literally everything else I've gotten has been crates and normal weapons.

Anyway, if you want to get Hats/Stranges you need to get keys, and it seems that the easiest way to get keys is either to scrap your entire backpack and trade for 1 or 2 of them, or to just eat the price of a McDonald's combo meal and buy a few keys from the store. You can use these to open crates, and inside the crates there are always hats and strange weapons. If you don't like the ones you get from the crates you can look up their prices online at various websites and try to trade your stranges/hats for others.

Also, if you've gotten weapons from the drop system before and they suddenly stopped appearing you might want to open your steam client, right click on TF2's sidebar icon, select properties, select the local content tab, and run a function called "Verify Cache Integrity." If you still don't get drops after wednesday then you should uninstall and then reinstall the game. Other than that I can't help you.
Orange Bitflip Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:23am 
Originally posted by E²z alanwalker23:
i haven't been getting anything worth much... the highest i ever gotten was meet the medic taunt and it was once, the 2nd one was decal tool, and it was once also...
I meant that I've been getting more higher-grade stuff (high-five taunt, some crap hats), not too big a bulk of weapons. I consider tools and taunts high-grade.
Bloodhusk Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:37am 
This week I've only found 4 items total, and my play time is over 16 hours. I hope obtaining items through the market is not bugged, causing the items obtained to count towards weekly items. As for good finds? The only hat I have ever found was a Demoman's 'fro which was before the item change, making it vintage. I have not found any other hats, no misc. items, or tools since I first got TF2 like 6 months after it first released.
Last edited by Bloodhusk; Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:41am
[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:36am 
thanks for your help guys :D
i guess im just jealose why others get salvaged crates (>_<)
∂ɇa∂baws Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:12am 
I'm playing for 3 days now ...for long periods and beside achievements drops i didn't saw no drop. I already bought from shop so i guess i'm not a F2P. I used to get drops about 4 days ago , not regular but still... Now i see others having lots of drops , i saw a player having at least 3-4 drops in less than 15 min so i guess is not a drop at 30-90min. I feel unlucky , but i doubt it's my unluckiness that causes this problem...
[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:24am 
*i guess im just jealous
my bad, typo, lol..
*embarassed*
Kreuzfahrer Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:29am 
Originally posted by Dαrαgσn:
I'm playing for 3 days now ...for long periods and beside achievements drops i didn't saw no drop. I already bought from shop so i guess i'm not a F2P. I used to get drops about 4 days ago , not regular but still... Now i see others having lots of drops , i saw a player having at least 3-4 drops in less than 15 min so i guess is not a drop at 30-90min. I feel unlucky , but i doubt it's my unluckiness that causes this problem...
The max is about 8 items per week. If you've already gotten around that many, you won't get anymore for a week. As for the bunch of drops in 15 minutes, that most likely happened because that guy wasn't connected to the item server and when the connection was regained he got all of his drops at once.
[SLAYER] Alanwalker23 Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:45am 
o.o, i see din't know of such things
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