The awesome people over at Valve decided to reward the Team
Fortress 2 (TF2) map makers. This is a worthy goal since one of the biggest drawing
cards for TF2 is the wide variety and abundance of maps available for our fragging pleasure. TF2 players are used
to Valve treating them to quirky and original game updates, and this time is no
different. You collect stamps people, and then you taunt-poop it out all over
the map…like so
Map Stamp Improvements
After taunting in a community map that you’ve contributed to, you now leave
behind a trail of large stamps. The more you contribute, the longer the trail!
We’re now also tracking hours played in each map. In the “Maps” section of the
in-game Mann Co. Store, you can see how many hours you’ve played each community
map and how many times you’ve contributed to it.
Plus, occasionally, on check
out, you’ll be gently reminded that it might be nice to add a stamp to your
cart for a map that you’ve played frequently but haven’t contributed much to.
After you’ve seen this reminder once, you can have it show other map stamp
suggestions by checking the “Support Community Map Mapers” box near the “check
Map-Specific Strange Filters
Sold in the store, these new filters let you set your strange weapons to only
track events on specific community maps. For instance, if you only care about
kills on “Yukon”, you can change the filter on your shotgun to just capture
that. When filtering stats for a weapon, you’ll also get a custom rank
modifier. So, in the aforementioned “Yukon” example, you’d now have a “Strange
Canadian Shotgun”. The goal is to give players who really like specific community
maps a way to both track their stats on those maps and broadcast their interest
even when they’re playing on other levels.
Note that in both cases, 100% of the revenue (minus net taxes) goes to the
contributor, so let’s get out there and support our map makers!
Source:Team Fortress 2 Official Website
And again, let me remind you that TF2 is freaking-free-to-play,
the most fun you can have online and MWEB GameZone “has all the servers”. What are you waiting for, start downloading!
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