HATS =/= UPDATE
Can somebody tell the Valve staff that adding more hats doesn't count as an update? I think the collective community, sans the Trade Fortress 2 players, can agree that we don't need more hats and don't give a ♥♥♥♥. We need bug fixes. We need new weapons. We need some weapon balancing! We need actual support, not some half-♥♥♥♥♥ attempt at keeping players and making new ones.
The community has asked for so much, like an actual Winger Buff, 3 misc. slots and less lag. Valve responds by nerfing the Sticky Jumper. Can Valve get this through their heads? They're just making things worse.
I know they have a lot of plans and projects right now. Dota 2 is their cash cow, the Steam Box/ Controller/ OS is their publicity stunt and Gabe's meals are the highest priority. However, when they actually "update" TF2, you know, once in a blue moon, they just make things worse, and unnecessarily too. More lag, disappearing items in BPs and general community disapproval all lead me to believe that Valve is giving less and less of a crap about TF2.
I would gladly give up all their stupid comics in exchange for an actual response to the community. We don't want Halloween restricted items and strange hats. We want more weapons, game balance issues resolved and more weapons. Am I wrong?
(any and all examples used aren't bargaining points with Valve, just examples to be put out there)