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Unusual Team Captains
02-22-2013, 02:37 AM
Post: #1
Unusual Team Captains
I looked up the pricelist for unusual Team Captains on backpack.tf (because it's an infinitely more consise way to find information on all of the effects on this hat in a situation where accuracy matters less than general value) and it just blew me away.
Seriously, like, even the Massed Flies Team Captain is suggested to be more valuable than a Max's Head. A Cancerous effect on a Team Captain is worth more than a mid-low effect on a mid tier hat. That's completely insane.

So I have to wonder, because I'm a sane person and sane people have difficulty comprehending insane things, exactly what makes the Team Captain the god tier of god tier hats. How can this hat with even the worst effect be worth so goddamn much? What is the history of the Team Captains, and how can they ever actually sell for so much?


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02-22-2013, 02:55 AM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
In any market, the feelings of others greatly influence the feelings of yourself.

The TC is a generally well liked hat for multiple classes, and it got really hyped up at first, and naturally with the hype all the unusuals were worth more as well.
Nowadays its just given that you can get a lot out of a TC unusual. So people buy them.


Think of it this way: People buy virtual earbuds for 30 dollars, not because they really like them (although they look cool), but they know that they can likely resell it for 30 dollars again.
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02-22-2013, 09:46 AM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
and that guy ugh whats his name.......maffy? bought a burning 1 for +100 buds didnt that hype it up?
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02-22-2013, 09:59 AM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
Mattie.

obviously didnt pay 3000 dollars to hype it up. paid that much cause he couldnt get one for less
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02-22-2013, 12:09 PM
Post: #5
RE: Unusual Team Captains
All markets need something overpriced to shit to keep it balanced.

Think of the TC as a hat that prevents other hats from crashing

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02-22-2013, 05:42 PM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
(02-22-2013 02:37 AM)DoomZero Wrote:  I looked up the pricelist for unusual Team Captains on backpack.tf (because it's an infinitely more consise way to find information on all of the effects on this hat in a situation where accuracy matters less than general value) and it just blew me away.
Seriously, like, even the Massed Flies Team Captain is suggested to be more valuable than a Max's Head. A Cancerous effect on a Team Captain is worth more than a mid-low effect on a mid tier hat. That's completely insane.

a pot shot at massed flies and tf2pc in one post


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02-22-2013, 06:04 PM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
(02-22-2013 09:59 AM)arand Wrote:  Mattie.

obviously didnt pay 3000 dollars to hype it up. paid that much cause he couldnt get one for less

Im not saying that was his goal im saying that was its effect and i knew it was Mattie
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02-22-2013, 06:14 PM
Post: #8
RE: Unusual Team Captains
The TC was popular because it was a pretty awesome hat. Now, its only really valuable because people thing it's expensive. Ie. artificial inflation.

TC's have been loosing alot of value lately though. I paid like 7 for my planets one a while back, and it was hard to get it for that much. Now I could probably get one for 5 or even less if I tried.

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02-22-2013, 07:25 PM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
Shit hat from a shit game, people have bad tastes get used to it.

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02-22-2013, 08:43 PM
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RE: Unusual Team Captains
(02-22-2013 07:25 PM)Etna Wrote:  Shit hat from a shit game, people have bad tastes get used to it.

Ugh.

Who else saw this coming?
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02-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Post: #11
RE: Unusual Team Captains
(02-22-2013 08:43 PM)arand Wrote:  
(02-22-2013 07:25 PM)Etna Wrote:  Shitpostshitpostshitpostshitpostshitpostshitpost

Ugh.

Who else saw this coming?

Any who's been here long enough to even slightly know etna.

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02-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Post: #12
RE: Unusual Team Captains
It's not like we've ever read something similar to this at all! Great original thread!

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02-25-2013, 07:52 PM
Post: #13
RE: Unusual Team Captains
(02-22-2013 06:14 PM)Andrew.Kirfman Wrote:  TC's have been loosing alot of value lately though.

This. I sold my Steaming TC for a HOUWAR (10 buds) in last summer whereas I could barely get 5 buds for it nowadays.
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