Newb’s Uber BlogPosted on: July 1st, 2011 by The Jib
What a crazy month June was eh? With all the new weapons and hats.. I’ve been pretty busy to say the least. Hope your crafting went well, and you’re really enjoying the fact that you can demo charge and turn at the same time and not get banned for it (thanks valve!)
YEAh we’re famous for these.
June Newbs Stimulus Drawing!
For those of you who just joined Newbs, I think this would be a good time to educate you on what goes on with the Newbs Stimulus. Long story short we giveaway free hats every month. Every post you make is worth 1 entry, and super awesome posts or contributions I really enjoy get a “I like the Cut of your Jib” which is +50 entries. That’s how we roll.
1st Place - shaggz – Your choice of a Spine Chilling Skull or a Voodoo Juju
2nd Place - stickydot A hat of your choice
Make a TF2 Hat or Weapon and Win an Unusual Contest!
For those of you not familiar with Newb contest’s of this nature, I’ll give you one piece of advice. It pays to participate. Octo is quite generous in his prizes, and Reserve on all servers for a year is $130 value in itself, not to mention FOR LIFE. I must say I was impressed by the quality of the entries this year. The first place prize goes to a well deserved crafter who even made the wood grain stock for a school project.. Hard to compete with I know.
1st Place - Evil Muffin (Sniper Rifle) – Trophy Belt with Purple Confetti + Reserve for life on all servers
2nd Place – Brandon (Razorback) – Skull or Juju + Reserve for Life on all servers
3rd Place - Impaired Scissors (various) & Smettbo (bonk helmet) – Reserves for Life on all servers
First Draw – Bullizard – Jarate – 1 Year Reserve on a server of your choice
Most Entries – Impaired Scissor
Only person who followed the rules – Smettbo (pictures with it on)
Guy with the most tf2 weapons laying around the house – king1853 – 1 Year Reserve on a server of your choice
See the entries Here!
Newb’s Caption Contest!
Something I just came up with randomly the other day (Trust me, a lot of what you see with Newb’s today came about this way ; ). After messing around with Gary’s Mod for the first time, I thought hey.. There’s gotta be a way that I can give away hats and justify wasting hours in Gary’s Mod.. Aha. And so it began, our first Newb’s Caption Contest. 1st and 2nd place get a hat of their choice from a Newb’s related backpack.
Check it out here!
Announcing TF2Newb’s Trade Server!
Yeah I know.. Kind of a big deal. After a little poking and prodding at Octo I convinced him that a trade server would be a great asset to the community. I figured it’d give us a place to idle if that’s your thing, as well as a place to just goof off and demoknight for a couple hours (seriously that’s how I spent my morning..) You can also politely tell the spammers on #1 that we have a trade server if they really want to trade their Stout Shako for 2 refine. It’s currently running Trade_plaza, but I’m in search of a similar map with a boxing ring that isn’t a complete rip off of another trade servers map. Trade_plaza_epic has some potential, but we’re open to suggestions. Some features we’re currently toying with: All crits, lowering gravity a little, !bp (to check someone’s backpack), 32 slots, all talk, no spectate.. Totally open to suggestions as this is your trade server as well, so let us know what would enhance the experience.
Add it to your favorites, hang out.. This will be where a lot of little events I dream up will take place. Eventually looking to have sanctioned boxing gambling (hats or metal), last man standing tournaments, Spy crab contests.. Basically free stuff for seemingly useless gaming skills.. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyways? : )
Questions, Comments.. Concerns. Come at me bro’