New cool stuff on Luigi Thirty's unusual search site, including a hat rater to determine which hat is the best hat, numbered hat lists, unusual hall of fame, and lists of all of a user's unusuals. His item search engine allows you to look through other people's backpacks for items, allowing filtering for quality and level.
TF2 Trading Post is a website used to facilitate item trading in the popular video game "Team F2" (there are literally tens of people playing T Fortress 2 at any given time). It allows users to initiate trades by picking the items they want to trade away as well as the items they want to get for that trade. Other users may do the same or browse for the items they're looking for.
The project began shortly after Valve unleashed the trading feature in TF2. Players crammed into bazaars, trading away their goods, pushing eachother over, climbing over toppled bodies. Chaos ensued as players surrounded and ripped apart those with the rare items. All was well. But soon, horror struck. Players had trouble communicating with eachother about a trade. There was no system to chat about trades unless you were in the same server as someone with the item you long for. You had to friend request a stranger. Here inlies the problem: People were friending users who were not really their friends! This is unfair - It skews our graphs and charts! Some were getting tons of friends when really they were only worth a few baker's dozens friends. How are we to know now who is the most popular?
So along came TF2TP, an attempt to help users find trades and talk about the trades before becoming friends. After the ritual trade discussion through this site, real friendships may be created. Unjust Friend Levels will soon return to low-risk just as before.
The brains behind the operation. Also, obstipator likes TF2.
He has a job doing webdev at his university, but he also likes it when people give him money for no reason so he can feed his gaming addiction. He's got like 150 games on steam yet all he ever plays is TF2 and Gmod. Shame on him for wasting all his money away on games he'll never play. But one of these day... one of these days he'll go through every single game on his todo list and beat the shit out of it. Literally, of course, because games eat, sleep, and shit just like humans. Ob also did a ton of work on the trading post thing. Hey, now that I mention it, is it done yet, bob? I've been waiting for a progress report for hours! But seriously, I did do a lot of work, and then he's like oh, I remade all the stuff you did. And I'm like ok.
But enough about that slacker; These paragraphs are supposed to be about me! ME! MEEEEEE!
Ob thinks level design is pretty cool and he wastes hundreds of hours making shitty maps that no one will ever play. He hasn't released any of his maps ever because they suck. Or it might be because they're so amazing that you'll have a heart atttack from all the creativity beating your head in. Probably the former. But yeah, the Source SDK is really cool and I'm a big fan of basically all Valve games. He also knows web development stuff like PHP, HTML, JS, CSS, which he uses to make horrible, horrible sites like this abomination you're currently viewing. For a living, he likes to do "the internet".
Hmmm... After thinking about this obstipator guy for a while, I've decided that I agree that he is a pretty cool guy. And so do you.
obstipator's brother, barbarianbob, did all the work. And I mean all of it. Here Ob is, enjoying a healthy blue glow from the TV as he plays TF2 on his Wii. And there Bob is, ideas of trading posts in his eyes as he types up a thunderstorm at his computer, slaving days upon decades upon hours on his code. And after that he has to program a TF2 trading post too! Goddamn, mans. He's all pooped out.
And he doesn't even play TF2 that much. Because his computer has a crappy intel graphics card. What he does instead is sit in a corner and stare at the wall. (This is where he gets his revelations)
Bob thoroughly knows webdev stuff such as PHP, HTML, JS, CSS, and the like. He has a job doing webdev at his college where he studies computer science.
Luigi Thirty made the awesome trading post map that's linked on the home page. He also created several plugins that link up his trading server to TF2TP. You can also add them to your trading server if you have one. He likes working in the Source SDK, specifically with the Hammer map editor.
Hold up. I have to say something. Sorry to break it to you, everyone. But the past two contributors are humoungous liars. Luigi Thirty built everything from scratch and those other two are trying to steal all the credit. But that won't be a problem for much longer. *presses big red button*. Goodbye, boys. *a muffled explosion is heard in the distance*
Captain Invictus is part of the moderation staff on TF2TP. If you make a bad trade, he will track you down and murder you. Well, maybe not murder you. But you will be probated for a limited time, which I think is an even worse punishment than death.