Item Drops and Rate update for 2023-01-14
Loadout has been updated to have past event items available in drop pool, assist kills awarding BP and items, along with quite a few fixes.
Full changes can be found in this forum thread: https://forum.redsun.tf/threads/item-drops-and-rate-update-for-2023-01-14.4091/
PSA: Looking for (2D/3D) artists
It's not even a week into the far flung year of 2023 and already we are looking to go even further with this year's events by getting fancy graphics done to soothe your eyeballs.
However, no-one (that we know of) has any artistic ability, unfortunately. Not unless you count the ear-grinding babbling in the in-game chat as a form of art, of course.
We're looking for 2D and/or 3D artists (SFM, Blender etc) on either a volunteer or paid basis.
Contact [email protected] for more information. Enquiries over email only - this is to ensure a paper trail should anything go ahead.
Have a christmas. Or don't. Your choice.
It's now the time of year where annoying festive music is at the peak of incessant spam along with a small, very puntable animeblob adding to the suffering (or joy) of many in the western netisphere.
If you're not familiar with the new form of torture, imagine working in retail or anywhere with a PA system blaring out the same festive-themed songs over, and over, and over again. On loop, often for many months before even entering December. Optionally, said audial assualts may be compressed, tinny de-makes of decades-old songs-turned-PTSD triggers. Many consider this to be a form of torture under the Geneva Convention, and they're not fucking wrong .
Elsewhere there's many people who are actually happy to celebrate this time of year, mainly as they aren't subjected to said torture. If only they knew.
Now then, I'd normally consider this a hellish period of the calendar, but it is a damn good excuse to get cheap booze to numb the pain a bit, so I let it slide (mostly). Save for anyone blaring that garbage a second into the 26th. You know who you are .
However, If you, like me, want cheap (or free) useless garbage minus the frivolous trimmings usually associated with the season, you can log into the Loadout any time on the 25th of December , between 00:00 and 23:59 UTC .
In addition, we've beefed up the daily sales for the final week of December, with a grand total of 30 items going on sale each day, guaranteed to be anywhere between 30-50% off.
I have several types of liquor to consume now, and a large collection of old Top Gear episodes to get through. Disturb me at your peril.
6 days until the event ends, but now with a twist
There are now exactly 6 days left until Swashbuckler Skirmish ends on December 4th 22:00 UTC.
Since the event is nearing a conclusion with a potential clear winner, things are being spiced up: Team rank, total doubloons earned, and percentage rates are now no longer visible for anyone to see for the rest of the event. This means that no one will know which team is winning until when the event ends.
Your personal doubloon total is also no longer visible over 2,000 doubloons. Accurate totals will still show under 2,000 to allow you to gauge your distance for the items on the meter.
Now since no one knows who's winning or losing, what happens to the Doubloon Team Blocker Coin ? This coin can now be used regardless of place, but think twice before flipping - you won't know if it's working.
When the event ends on December 4th 22:00 UTC, winners will be automatically announced on the webpage at https://redsun.tf/swashbuckler , and in-game on the game servers.
Swashbuckler Skirmish: A Red Sun Event - 4th Nov - 4th Dec
Forum thread here:
It has been god knows how fucking long since there has been an event. This announcement aims to correct that by providing the 10 people that care with content. And items, too. But mostly the vague idea of "content" because that's all people really care about now.
You want another Blood Counter? Maybe you'll get what you want. We're unoriginal as hell, but only to an extent. Even some schmucks like us come up with something that's only mostly ripped off once in a while.
I didn't say if it would be a good event, though. That's for you to figure out. (and/or bitch about on your uzbekistan tap dancing forum of choice.)
Check out the event here: https://redsun.tf/swashbuckler
Be aware though, the clock is counting down and the results will be announced on the 4th of December, 22:00 UTC. Maybe you'll win? Or maybe you'll place dead last and be the butt of the joke for however many days to come. Probably the latter.
Website and Server downtime
All game servers and the Loadout website will be taken offline for a period of 24 hours starting
19:00 UTC on 2022-11-03.
This is to allow us to make final changes and tests for the upcoming community event.
The forums will still be accessible during this time.
Stock maps now in Gamemode Madness rotation
That's right, due to high demand we are now running Stock maps in our Gamemode Madness servers.
Every single non-event stock map has been added into active rotation under the "Stock Classic" gamemode. Prepare for some good ol' TF2 in-between all of the wacky action.
But that is not all, because on every Stock map, we are running bakugo's Weapon Reverts plugin. This means that you can play with all of your favorite weapon combos from days long past once again.
Visit the link above or use the !reverts command in-game to learn more.
And that's a wrap.
Now that everything's mostly out the way...
Thanks to everyone who donated and was part of the BlapBash 2022 fundraiser. So far, over $52,000 has been raised (and donations are still open until August 16th if you missed out) with maybe some more from those who missed out but still want some virtual items.
Anyone donating $10 or more also got an exclusive Red Sun nametitle along with their badges, which is granted instantly if you donated at least once via cash donation and your total donated was over $10.
At the time of writing, we've given over 814 unique players their in-server rewards. Sadly, not many of them are aware of us... yet.
If you donated via item donation and want to get your hands on a name title (as we could only offer this via cash donations this year), send me an email at tohru [at] redsun.tf with receipt of your item donation on ScrapTF. I should be able to verify it and grant you the title manually.
To those who joined the community from the BlapBash streams, you're encouraged to take a look around. If you like what you see, you're free to stay. Spread the word, even. It's nice to have a few new faces around. We have our own in-server event coming up that we hope to get out the door soon for everyone to enjoy.
Until next time.
aw shit, here we go again™
Can you hear it? It's the sounds of people going crazy over virtual in-game medals again because it's been years since the last content update. And based off of last year's turnouts, people really,
want those medals. Why? That's a mystery. Don't ask, I'm not omniscient, just good at hiding bad life choices.
I'm not going to write up something else because it's mostly already been said on a twitter post but hey, we're doin' some charity stuff again to show off out finest hand-picked, question-inducing content this side of the server browser.
Now everyone will get to see you suck terribly at your favourite gamemode on livestream.
This time around if you donate $10 or more to SpecialEffect (must be signed into Steam and click the checkbox to share info) you'll get a mostly-useless name title for your own dick-waving and ego inflation, because that's what truly matters.
This took me 10 minutes to write while half-asleep. You're not going to get literary mastery.
Jukebox Rotation Update for 2022-06-08
Out with the old, in with the older. New jukebox dropped.