Added: Dwight Caprio - Date: 10.03.2022 08:40 - Views: 48457 - Clicks: 9732
Team Fortress 2 was Lars Nilsen's favorite game.
He's spent hundreds of hours running between rooftops as the scout in 2Fort and dominating points on Dustbowl as a demoman since he picked up the quirky team shooter in After playing consistently for five years, Nilsen took a break in to focus on other things. He booted up the game in April ofhoping to get into the habit of erecting dispensers once again.
While the PC version receives updates from Valve to this daythe PS3 version of the game hasn't received any official updates, patches, or new content since it first came out. In April, Nilsen found he could still connect to the server and mess with his settings, but he couldn't actually play.
Unlike its Xbox cousinthe PS3 version of TF2 seemed practically dead on arrival inlet alone 12 years later. But this version of the game wasn't dead, as Nilsen would soon find out after ing the Discord server linked in the lobby of the server menu.
There, he ed a fledgling community of Team Fortress 2 players who preferred the vanilla PS3 version of the game over all other versions, despite its many shortcomings. Since it was technically online still, just not in an optimal state, I knew all hope wasn't lost. From that sliver of hope, Nilsen, Francis, and other members of the PS3 TF2 community embarked on a quest to get someone to listen to their pleas. Both Nilsen and Francis had been talking with EA customer service representatives through a long Twitter direct message thread.
The customer service reps, who always sent them in circles, ed their names as a conversation got started. Only a few days later, on May 1, the servers were up and running again. Nilsen, Francis, and others could a match and enjoy all the sticky bomb fragging and spy backstabs they wanted to.
And also, if we tried to ask other employees over there, they always say, 'That's not EA who handles this, it's Valve' even though this other employee confirmed it. Since May, Scooter has had to intervene five or six times to get the servers up and running after brief outages. But with that internal support, the community continues to grow and thrive on the outdated console. They'll do whatever they can to keep their favorite team shooter going, at least as long as their PS3 hardware lasts.
Nilsen and Ramie Villar, another member, even talked about buying the servers from EA. After I suggested that the servers would eventually come down for good, Villar replied, "That's what I've heard for over a decade, though. I'm amazed they're still up, but people have thought they'd get taken down years ago.
Channel Ars Technica.Tf2 server matchmaking state not participating
email: [email protected] - phone:(496) 575-7486 x 9420
Valve's forgotten game: Team Fortress 2's shocking toxicity problem