Team Fortress 2
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Valve Servers No Longer Appearing in Server Browser
Does anyone know the reasoning behind this being a change in the newest version of Team Fortress 2? I previously used the tags "ctf,valve" in teh server browser and set a ping limit of 100 on the server browser so I only saw Virginia Valve servers. They're the only Valve servers that have ~50 ping. This is pretty frustrating for me since using quickplay feature shows more Luxemburg/Stockholm/Singapore/Dubai servers than Virginia. Oddly enough Washington servers aren't coming up. Not that I'm complaining. I get 80-100 ping on Washington servers. No idea how people even tolerate ping over 50. 50 is annoying enough.
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TheRetrodude Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:10pm 
I wouldn't know, but I'm also really jarateed about it, since the quickplay browser has been broken for me forever, throwing up an error 99/100 times I try to connect to a server. Funny, people are lashing back about the new skinned weapons and ability to pick up dropped weaps, but this is the only thread I've seen with a legitimate complaint about the updates.
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:12pm 
Originally posted by (Voice) TheRetrodude:
I wouldn't know, but I'm also really jarateed about it, since the quickplay browser has been broken for me forever, throwing up an error 99/100 times I try to connect to a server. Funny, people are lashing back about the new skinned weapons and ability to pick up dropped weaps, but this is the only thread I've seen with a legitimate complaint about the updates.
I'm all for the Gun Mettle Update. I love the skins, I love the new mechanics. It makes TF2 feel fresh without changes too much of the game to make it not feel like Team Fortress 2. These changes can be game changing at times but they're still subtle enough to not disrupt the gameplay.
Pinskidan Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:13pm 
'Valve official quickplay and matchmaking servers are no longer listed in the server browser'
Taken from teamfortress.com updates tab. Why would they do this? Contracts only work on official Valve servers, and now I can't find a specific map on a valve server to do them?
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:14pm 
Originally posted by ayy lmao:
'Valve official quickplay and matchmaking servers are no longer listed in the server browser'
Taken from teamfortress.com updates tab. Why would they do this? Contracts only work on official Valve servers, and now I can't find a specific map on a valve server to do them?
It's also a hassle to find Valve servers with okay ping (at least for me).
Jingle Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:26pm 
Originally posted by ayy lmao:
'Valve official quickplay and matchmaking servers are no longer listed in the server browser'
Taken from teamfortress.com updates tab. Why would they do this? Contracts only work on official Valve servers, and now I can't find a specific map on a valve server to do them?
This is some grade A horseshit VALVe. I want to play on officially supported servers. I also want to be able to pick a server that's running the map I want to play on, has a good ping, and a reasonable ammount of players on it. Why in the nine hells would VALVe servers be removed from the server list?

On a sidenote, we should see if we can figure out a workaround for this BS.
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:27pm 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Originally posted by ayy lmao:
'Valve official quickplay and matchmaking servers are no longer listed in the server browser'
Taken from teamfortress.com updates tab. Why would they do this? Contracts only work on official Valve servers, and now I can't find a specific map on a valve server to do them?
This is some grade A horseshit VALVe. I want to play on officially supported servers. I also want to be able to pick a server that's running the map I want to play on, has a good ping, and a reasonable ammount of players on it. Why in the nine hells would VALVe servers be removed from the server list?

On a sidenote, we should see if we can figure out a workaround for this BS.
You there. Yes, you. You speak wisdom.
SIR Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:28pm 
the actual update is awesome, but i would like to at least have the option of playing on valve servers
Jingle Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:34pm 
Alright, I'm in the menu right now and they've just weirded up the whole thing. You can still browse official VALVe servers, but now you have to go into "play now!", find the kind of map you want to play on, hit "show servers" and then wait a good 10-20 seconds for it to find 800+ servers that meet your criteria. Additionally, if you want to refresh, you have to cancel and restart the whole process.

I literally don't understand why we can't just browse VALVe servers normally. All this does is make us jump through more hoops to find a server we want to play on. The process of finding a good server to play on should not take upwards of 20 seconds.
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:47pm 
Originally posted by Jingle Pyro:
Alright, I'm in the menu right now and they've just weirded up the whole thing. You can still browse official VALVe servers, but now you have to go into "play now!", find the kind of map you want to play on, hit "show servers" and then wait a good 10-20 seconds for it to find 800+ servers that meet your criteria. Additionally, if you want to refresh, you have to cancel and restart the whole process.

I literally don't understand why we can't just browse VALVe servers normally. All this does is make us jump through more hoops to find a server we want to play on. The process of finding a good server to play on should not take upwards of 20 seconds.
That's what we are talking about when we say quickplay.
ðə nʌmbɚ i Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:24pm 
Yeah, it's so inconvenient to find a good server now. They really should revert the change. Also, I can't join any servers anyway because the game crashes whenever I try to join a server,
Last edited by ðə nʌmbɚ i; Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:24pm
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:33pm 
Originally posted by The Number e:
Yeah, it's so inconvenient to find a good server now. They really should revert the change. Also, I can't join any servers anyway because the game crashes whenever I try to join a server,
I've gotten a few nameless errors when trying to join Valve servers. I've never encountered a crash like other people though. Not sure what's up.
⑨lnsmall Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:33pm 
It wouldn't be a problem if I could, say, stop the server search at will and just quickly connect to a server, or if I, y'know, didn't have this weird-аss issue where I can't connect to any servers if I stay on the title screen for more than 30 seconds or so?
Last edited by ⑨lnsmall; Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:34pm
Diaster Jul 3, 2015 @ 9:36pm 
Originally posted by ⑨lnsmall:
It wouldn't be a problem if I could, say, stop the server search at will and just quickly connect to a server, or if I, y'know, didn't have this weird-аss issue where I can't connect to any servers if I stay on the title screen for more than 30 seconds or so?
It would also be nice if you could specify which location of Valve server hosting you want to connect to. I don't want to be bombarded with 50 servers that are too far away.
Waskom Jul 4, 2015 @ 6:56am 
This is bull, this is basically a crime against people who play on VALVE servers for a reason. For me its the steady ping, meaning this crap is going to destroy TF2 for me. I can't go back to playing on Skial servers, and I have very few regular servers I go on that aren't valve ones.
Ugandan Pootis Jul 4, 2015 @ 7:04am 
This and the item server issues happens often times after big updates, makes one question if they're min-maxing profits with the server costs or something.

Either way, it's kinda counter productive because every other big TF2 update the servers can't handle the loads on any level and thusly the game will never get really big again as casuals get instantly frustrated and even veterans are like, WTF EVERY OTHER TIME.

Well, stupid is as stupid does.

They're even lucky I logged out of my main into this account to share this feedback, now back to my main.
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Date Posted: Jul 3, 2015 @ 8:00pm
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