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?