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What do you think about the whole hat retiring thing?
Well, this month, things escalated very quickly indeed. I mean, we were just enjoying the new christmas update, and looking foward to a happy new year.

Then WHAM. Out of nowhere, a letter from Saxton Hale was posted up on the bulletin board. I remember the premiums, dropping their crowbars and partially opened crates and flocking to the board to see the new message. Was it a new batch of hats? Items? More updates?

It was something much worse.

I can still remember their horrified cries, some sobbing, others raging, still others staring in shock. The original 6 hats, the first hats in TF2, some of the most beloved hats, would be gone forever.

There was panic buying, people jealously refusing offers, people desperately refusing to let their hats go. Then the rumours started. Strange parts, weapons, even other hats would be retired.

Meanwhile, there was mourning all over the world in TF2 battlefields. Some dropped their hats into bonfires, others buried them and had a memorial service, yet more simply just refused to let go. I remember a Heavy desperately holding on to his hat, sobbing like a baby as Miss Pauling tried to drag it away.

Now, there's a lot of speculation going around. People are hearing rumours that weapons will get taken away, and more hats too.

( Note: I tried to make it seem like a story in the TF2 Universe, where mercenaries are employed and hats are treasured, and the Mann. Co Store have actual stores across the world.)

So, what do you think will happen in the future?

AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING?

Laatst bewerkt door The Wild West Pyro; 29 jan 2013 om 5:44vm
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Harley (Verbannen) 28 jan 2013 om 5:51nm 
1) noturblog.
2) We have over 100k Fedoras. That's too many.
3) Stop caring about virtual hats you can get on every trade server.
oh, come on, he's just having fun
Harley (Verbannen) 28 jan 2013 om 5:53nm 
Origineel geplaatst door NUMEL1:
oh, come on, he's just having fun
Me, too.
To be honest, I don't give one one-hundredth of a percentage of a f*** about hats. Just to put it clearly, I never found em interesting and I never use them. But I am still curious as to why they took them away. I understand that people who did care about them are sad, it just astounds me that they would do this.
Harley (Verbannen) 28 jan 2013 om 6:28nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Bielsetra:
But I am still curious as to why they took them away. I understand that people who did care about them are sad, it just astounds me that they would do this.
*sigh* they didn't get deleted from backpacks, they just don't drop anymore and they got removed from the Shop.
People whine because they can't make profit if they don't own these hats.
We have plenty of them, we don't need more.
Laatst bewerkt door Harley; 28 jan 2013 om 6:28nm
N/A 28 jan 2013 om 7:32nm 
I certainly didn't support this hat retirement, but at the very least, it gave players a newfound reverence for hats that began a series of updates that helped make TF2 the hat simulator it is today. I appreciate seeing the Pickelhaube or the Soldier's Stash in their oldened glory on the occasional player, now, as opposed to having them collect dust in various player's inventories.

That said, I really hope hat retirement doesn't become a normal trend. Classless update hats like the Stove Pipe, the Ushanka, the Tyrolean, or the Ten Gallon will never deserve the fate of the original nine. Never.
These are virtual things, no need to cry over them.
Origineel geplaatst door sashka99:
These are virtual things, no need to cry over them.

Thank you for the reassurance.

What I'm really worried about is the weapons, actually, being an F2P and all. Most die hard premiums would be weeping over the hats instead.
Laatst bewerkt door The Wild West Pyro; 28 jan 2013 om 10:48nm
Is there any reason why they retire hats? It doesn't save memory because they're not even deleted. What's the reason behind retireing hats?
Harley (Verbannen) 29 jan 2013 om 1:49vm 
Origineel geplaatst door dukevin:
Is there any reason why they retire hats? It doesn't save memory because they're not even deleted. What's the reason behind retireing hats?
Try reading the posts in this thread instead of asking a question that got answered already.
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