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Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Binerexis on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:06 am

Hey there fellow hat enthusiasts!

Valve just posted a vlog post stating that certain early-era hats are to be permanently retired from the game in only two weeks so if you want to get hoarding, get in while the getting is good.


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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby TheChrisD on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:11 am

Vintage Trophy Belt is about a bit more precious to me, I guess.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby BelovedKiller on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:39 am

COLLECT ALL THE HATS!
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby PedalBin on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:18 am

Crap. Mess up the already broken economy.


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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Silkie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:42 am

Countdown to somebody asking buds for a Vintage Vintage Tyrolean on TF2Outpost in 3...2...1... :P

http://tf2b.com/tf2/item/76561197961313152/129037259

Not me though as this has been my favourite Medic hat for years now. Just think of all those people who were selling these as craft hats a few weeks ago. :lol:
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Unspecified on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:59 am

So it looks like they are retiring everything they added in the Spy/Sniper update in 2009 (http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Sniper_vs._Spy_Update)

Well I've already got:
PYRO’S BEANIE
DEMOMAN’S FRO
FOOTBALL HELMET
MINING LIGHT
PRUSSIAN PICKELHAUBE

But it looks like i will never have:
BATTER’S HELMET
SOLDIER’S STASH
TROPHY BELT
FANCY FEDORA

To be honest I've survived the 3.5 years or whatever it is without them, so im not going to go on a mad panic spree to buy them all. Maybe if they retire a pyro/medic/engie hat that i dont have i might buy up.

Not quite sure WHY they are doing this though. I guess it gives you a better chance when crafting/getting drops to get a newer item if they remove the old ones from the drop list. Its not like keeping it on the store costs them anything in inventory like a real store though...
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Silkie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm

If they retire the Flipped Trilby I may cry manly tears as I have so few of them. :cry:
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Ger-h on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:15 pm

Not quite sure WHY they are doing this though. I guess it gives you a better chance when crafting/getting drops to get a newer item if they remove the old ones from the drop list. Its not like keeping it on the store costs them anything in inventory like a real store though...


I say the reason is that value are not making that much money from them hat's anymore.when i brought the football helmet 2 year's ago it cost .74 cent's now it's over 3 euro.it's a last ditch attempt from value to make money from hat's that player's forgot about.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Unspecified on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Yeah there is no doubt they will sell quite a few in the next few weeks. They're probably calculating they can make more money from a last chance saloon sale in 2 weeks than they will leaving them on the store normally for another 3 years or whatever.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Binerexis on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:15 pm

Ger-h wrote:
Not quite sure WHY they are doing this though. I guess it gives you a better chance when crafting/getting drops to get a newer item if they remove the old ones from the drop list. Its not like keeping it on the store costs them anything in inventory like a real store though...


I say the reason is that value are not making that much money from them hat's anymore.when i brought the football helmet 2 year's ago it cost .74 cent's now it's over 3 euro.it's a last ditch attempt from value to make money from hat's that player's forgot about.


Only VERY few people buy hats through the store. The hats they're retiring are all pretty common and many see it as an annoyance when they get one of those when they're trying to get a new hat. By preventing new undesireable hats from entering the system, the chances of getting a newer hat instantly increases. If people end up buying old hats from the store then good for them and good for Valve. The value of these hats will keep rising as they will become more and more difficult to find. Win-Win!
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Ger-h on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:34 pm

win for player's who have them like me :D
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Silkie on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:04 am

I can't remember the last time one of them cropped up in a craft anyway. Some of the old hats were pretty stylish and it's kind of sad to see the Tyrolean and the Fedora go but also doesn't this kill one of the hat crafting recipes? IIRC the batters helm is used to craft another scout hat possibly the bonk helm. :scratch:
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby ApacheFlame on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:56 am

Yup. Batters help + (2x?) bonk = Bonk helm.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Snowbat on Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 am

If they retire my Napper's Respite, I shall keep mine preciously.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby EWJ on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:52 pm

I'd say most of the ones they're retiring are the only hats I have..
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby alias on Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:05 pm

Unspecified wrote:Not quite sure WHY they are doing this though. I guess it gives you a better chance when crafting/getting drops to get a newer item if they remove the old ones from the drop list. Its not like keeping it on the store costs them anything in inventory like a real store though...

Crates.

All the items we are having in crates are at a low value. Only strange parts occasionaly have some value. Those hats could be readded in crates and because thats now the only way to get them it should make them a bit more valuable. They now simply arent just craft hats.

Not only that, but those hats have no value in the store. They arent bought often because you could aswel just go for keys and get 3 of them. I wouldnt be surprised if valve was barely making any money out of those. By having them in crates they at least can give some income. In the state they were a few months ago people just wouldnt even think about uncrating such crate if there were no other valuable enough items in them.

Imagine if they havent released those for a year and suddenly they add them in a crate. At first they are going to mess up the market for them (i dont care about that as the rocket launcher also had the same process), but after that those hats at least are getting the value they should have back.
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby gandy on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:13 pm

Ive got all the hats they are removing as vintage but im glad to see them go as so many people had very little respect for them other than crafting hats. Im not that interested in getting extra ones to profit from but im glad valve are making them just that little bit extra special :)
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Ger-h on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:57 am

Am they said on the 10th that the hats were meant to be removed in two weeks still in the game after the update (value planning another update tonight or tomorrow then :scratch: )
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Shuriken on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:54 am

The hats aren't being removed, you just can't get them anymore
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Re: Permanent hat retirement in two weeks!

Postby Silkie on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:48 am

Looking at the store you can buy them but they say that they aren't craft-able any more. :scratch:
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