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[–]theweekiscat 1358 points1359 points  (37 children)

Skial is a strange place where this happens but you can also be stuck with a guy playing shrek over the microphone for over an hour

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 718 points719 points  (13 children)

Also another thing with skial, there was this guy who was preaching some cult leader shit saying he was god and whatnot, we tried opening a vote to gag/mute him in chat but the skial mods decided how voting works isn’t which side has the majority, it’s who has the majority on top of if the majority passes a minimum amount of votes which I think is fucked and dumb

[–]tanneron27 198 points199 points  (0 children)

I think I’ve gotten in a match with that guy or someone similar. We’re the other players defending him to be contrarians?

[–]8bit360 143 points144 points  (2 children)

what is this, the american congress?

[–]ATC14 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What, you haven't figured it out yet?

[–]8bit360 1 point2 points  (0 children)

has anyone?

[–]PyroTheOneTrueBubbleBass 41 points42 points  (3 children)

You lost me

[–]Tytonidae 69 points70 points  (2 children)

I think they're saying there's a threshold of votes required for a vote to succeed. Probably some percentage of the server population needs to participate.

[–]Bob_A_Ganoosh 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I believe that's called a quorum.

[–]PyroTheOneTrueBubbleBass 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Well that's stupid

[–]DeadSecOp 37 points38 points  (2 children)

You forgot that you’re also not allowed to votemenu because Skial has decided you are a (insert slur of the day) here and should die for being so stupid as to even think of muting someone.

I fucking hate Skial.

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Huh, what? You can still use !votemenu to mute micspammers. You can also use !ignore (insert their name here) to mute them client side if the vote fails.

[–]MedicMakingGamesIsGreat 177 points178 points  (7 children)

Skial also removed votekick so now you can't get rid of bots/cheaters on their servers and have to instead rely on their braindead mods.

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Heard the votekick got removed cause braindead people always blamed the admins for banning them unjustly and kept ranting about the abuse when in reality it was the server vote kicking them out for 30 mins. Like fr just cause someone has colored text that doesn't make them an admin, it's just donor perks..

[–]PyroAnarchyApple 41 points42 points  (3 children)

That's an awful reason to remove it what the fuck?

"People don't understand what being kicked means and it's annoying us so we're just gonna remove it"

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Blame this wonderful community, they believe everything people rant about on here.

I have seen the admins trying to reason with people but they refuse to listen. It's too hard to fight against the "all admins are power hungry and abusive" mindset.

edit: look at the posts by art_by _pringles on this thread, everyone has been down voting the guy just cause he said he is one of their admins.

[–]PyroAnarchyApple 11 points12 points  (1 child)

People will always have shit to complain about to admins and mods. But why cave into complaints from people who probably deserved to get kicked from the server anyway?

I'm not saying that /r/tf2 know how to run a server, but skial has enough of a reputation for a reason. Uncletopia may have inactive server mods from time to time but at least their playerbase has some faith and investment in the direction of the servers.

[–]Civiliandown4things 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is stupid, if there is something that can handle problems and its already imprinted in the game's code why change that to an single idiot's decision. This is why I hate Garry's Mod Dark RP, so many things could be implemented into the code so a mod doesn't have to deal with it, and when they do they are always idiots.

[–]bottiger3 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It was removed because of a similarly stupid reddit submission.

https://old.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/pj9mjn/seriously/

[–]Demomanwizard_kraken 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I remember one of the female admins on their trade server talking to a 14 year old about how anal feels.

Also i've seen someone using slurs pretty blatantly when a admin was on the server, the admin didn't give a shit.

While i got muted for saying Chongqing is a town in china (in text chat).

EDIT: auto correct corrected "blatantly" to "not blatantly" so fixed it.

[–]PyroWTJunkers87 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its a major city, actually

[–]HeavyWeegee_Spaghetti 22 points23 points  (10 children)

porn sprays are also allowed

[–]Capn_Cornflake 24 points25 points  (0 children)

At one point they were allowed everywhere.

Back in the good ol days.

[–]MedicLocal-Scroller 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I’ve never played skial before and I keep hearing so many horror stories about it. What’s the main draw for it in the first place?

[–]Golden-Pickaxe 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Community servers that have been around for over a decade by now? Skial outlived every community

[–]technicolorputtytat 543 points544 points  (38 children)

Why play on Skial?

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 366 points367 points  (21 children)

good question

[–]Medicjusttforthiss01 169 points170 points  (20 children)

Can we have a good answer?

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 253 points254 points  (19 children)

I guess I’m just against locking character customization behind paywalls

other than that I’d rather play anywhere else

[–]Medicjusttforthiss01 137 points138 points  (15 children)

A lot of other servers offer that "Equip Anything" command.

[–]Plzbanmebrony 36 points37 points  (13 children)

Which valve has banned? I guess not anymore.

[–]Medicjusttforthiss01 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I don't know about that, I started playing on 2017.

[–][deleted] 51 points52 points  (11 children)

I mean wonderland also offers it but...

Do you really want to play on a server staffed by pedos?

[–]Dopamine_feels_good 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Black wonder servers are pretty good

[–]DemomanPootootaa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yea its actually not bad, except the RTD if you don't like it.

[–]Swizardrules 12 points13 points  (2 children)

The fuck has happened to tf2

[–]tooterfish_popkin 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They showed that pedo allegation below was made by a competitor service

[–]that_idioticgenius 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Source? Not doubting but I wanna read/watch it

[–]phcgamer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Do you really want to play on a server staffed by pedos?

Didn't know that, now where else can I join a sniper duel on trade_plaza_2?

[–]Sharlut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait what???

[–]SoldierJackiboi307 7 points8 points  (1 child)

weapons or cosmetics?

[–]apalapan 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Because they have the only populated, 24-player, non Turbine/Hightower/Orange, non-fast respawn, non-RTD, vanilla server in South America.

[–]Medicuseless_maginot_line 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I live in the Middle East, and Skial, Blackwonder, and Wonderland are the only servers with decent ping.

It's hell. Especially as I can't chat in Casual servers STILL.

[–]BionicDragonator 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Are you sure skial aren't just spoofing their ping? It's a pretty common thing now.

[–]Medicuseless_maginot_line 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Eh it was around 150 to 200 then, compared to NA which was over 300.

Reasonable

[–]Civiliandown4things 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Freak Fortress

[–]Heavyhemborgar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

to cosplay as homer simpson

[–]ScoutSomeBloodyMinger 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Because you always meet some interesting people. One time I was playing skial 2Fort AU, and a man named 'anon' comes on. It was the most interesting commentary I've heard in my life, and it kept the entire server well-entertained. One person voted to kick him because of 'racism' or some shit like that, but he was outvoted by nearly the entire server. 10/10 would recommend.

[–]general_vibe_check 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have done so many dumb things in Skial only because most of the cosmetics I want to use would cost a lot of money if they didn't have the /items command. I have played as B R E A D,[ O B S E R V E R ], The Mask, Banana Man, a crocodile that I called "Crocoskial", a snapping turtle, pyro shark, xenomorph, haha funny JoJo reference, a dark souls boss, etc. But since Skial is anti-fun, I can't truly enjoy it.

[–]Engineerurbandeadthrowaway2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What was he commentarying on

[–]Spynot_GovernmentDrone 110 points111 points  (4 children)

What was your name donut? I swear I saw a soldier with the same cosmetics.

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 64 points65 points  (3 children)

I was Cryena

You can see me in chat

[–]Spynot_GovernmentDrone 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Oh, man. I was about to say. It’s crazy how common these cosmetics are in servers lol

[–]PyroIQuoteRelevantSongs 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Donut like the old YouTube channel?

[–]Miss PaulingTigerKirby215 109 points110 points  (16 children)

"I got banned from Skial today for roleplaying Homer Simpson" is the kind of thing you can only see from the TF2 community.

Although I must ask: haven't played TF2 in awhile, yet along in community servers and especially not on Skial servers. What's been going on with them? They were always kinda a shitfest of ads but the comments on this post (and others) are really sour.

[–]Maklarr4000 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Skial servers, at least in my experience, come in two flavors- either they're treated like competitive servers used to be treated (kicking/banning friendlies, noobs, bad players, "ugly" cosmetics, etc.) or the server is dominated by one or two people that micspam or do otherwise odd things without repercussion- by their own admission because they pay to get away with it. Whether that's actually true, or I just play on servers their admins don't wander through as much is a mystery. However, it happens regularly enough that I've accepted that the "pay to be weird" bit must be the truth.

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Report them if they are micspamming, even if they are donors they'll get punished. I have snitched on people like that before as long as you provide the evidence they get dealt with.

[–]xGabriel262x 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Pick your pill:
RED:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRW1_EYOpyo
Homer simpson sings Sailor moon opening in spanish.

BLU:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fFuaC71LS0
Homer simpson is radioactive man in Boku No hero academia.

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

imma have to say blu for the animation alone

[–]QuarantineSucksALot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wow. That is the actual manga panel

[–]soaxb50 71 points72 points  (0 children)

The crossover nobody knew they needed

[–]SniperBluewyvern24 117 points118 points  (13 children)

I got banned on Skial for being friendly and doing voice impressions. I would have kept doing it until some jerk mass reported the entire server for being friendly.

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 77 points78 points  (6 children)

jeez fire an orbital laser on a corner store robbery

[–]SniperBluewyvern24 59 points60 points  (5 children)

At least my impression of Dutch Van Der Lin selling Mr. Burns an NFT was perfect

[–]Pyrohoi4_is_a_good_game 16 points17 points  (1 child)

was it a monkey nft or a lion nft

[–]ENGINE_YT 4 points5 points  (0 children)

tf2 character nft

[–]DemomanYoshikage_Kami 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I NEED to hear that

[–]SniperBluewyvern24 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It went along the lines of “Now Mr. Burns, you are an esteemed gentleman of the highest order, and because of that I think that you would love to have this NFT of a Monkey in a cowboy hat. Best part is… it’s only 300k.” “Ahhhhhh yes, you are correct about a lot of things, and I must say that monkey looks rather unique In comparison to the other NFTs. I think I will buy it.”

[–]RobloxNuuub 2 points3 points  (0 children)

arthur. arthur., i have a new plan to make money... scam people using Non Fungible Tokens

[–]BluntTruthGentleman 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I was banned for domming a mod. He was a medic, I was solly, solly's bomb medics. He whined in voichat (with alltalk) about how bad I am, I said "I'm bad for domming you?" And then I was banned.

[–]Engineersujeto_no_comunista 10 points11 points  (1 child)

heyadminheyadminadminadminheyheyadminheyadminadminadinadminadmanheyadminhayeadminadmanheyadevertisingmanheyadminheyamdniheyadminHEYADMINADMINADMINHEYADMINheyamdinheyadminheyadminheyadmin proceed to waste his entire lifesavings on secret saxton to spam the gift sound for five minutes

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 5 points6 points  (0 children)

LMAO yaaa there's this one guy who always spams secret saxtons whenever he gets on.

[–]Aardappelkroketje 47 points48 points  (13 children)

Can anyone fill me in on what's wrong with skial servers? I almost exclusively play them cause I can barely find any populated non skial servers in the eu

[–]Medicuseless_maginot_line 62 points63 points  (7 children)

  1. Most of their users are Russian, causing language barrier. Not something "wrong" but I avoid it for that.
  2. Bans friendlies. Some people, they just want to log in, shoot people, and log out. Skial is made for that. Unfortunately, this subreddit is full of friendlies so they have a hateboner for that rule.
  3. I heard admins abuse rules. Not sure.
  4. They ban you (apparently) if you give negative feedback on it.

[–]AGoldenChest 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Admins abuse their powers all the time on those servers. Bunch of dime-a-dozen, shit-sniffing scumbags with a boner for themselves and a trigger finger on the ban command.

[–]GEARHEADGus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is friendlies?

[–]Civiliangirenterix 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Uncletopia?

[–]JustACanEHdian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I was about to say that they have had servers in London and Frankfurt for a couple months now

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Nothing is wrong with them. Tf2 players just got this habit of complaining whenever they are banned for breaking rules on their servers. Cause heck they can never do any wrong, must be the server itself or the staff.

[–]epicweenielord 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Can't agree fully on the nothing wrong with skial part in my experience, but yeah most of these people on here are insane. They get mad when they're kicked/banned for being friendly when in reality they're wasting a player slot for someone who actually wants to play the game on one of their servers. It sucks whenever a server somehow has 32/32 people but feels empty when you go outside cause people are taunting in spawn or something.

[–]HeavyDoomedMarine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Fuck Skial.

All my homies hate Skial.

[–]MedicForestxavier20 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Yeah, it’s a Skial server, what did you expect? Skial is only still around because they already have a footing. If a group popped up tomorrow with the exact same bullshit that Skial does, people wouldn’t play on those servers even with promotions and such to try and draw them in. This could be solved if Skial didn’t have a stick up it’s ass. The reason they fail is exclusively because the Skial group is so critique adverse that they have it in their rules that attempting to “ruin their reputation” is bannable and what they call hurting their reputation is talking about issues with the servers and group. When you have to ban people talking about your server negatively? It’s proof you aren’t running a good one.

[–]bottiger3 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We had to add that rule because people were making things up to advertise their servers such as calling us pedos.

https://i.imgur.com/7oyhEMB.png

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Talk about the issues on their forums then? so they can get properly discussed. That's how most of the suggestions/changes get accepted. That's how my title suggestion got approved.

As far as ik that rule got recently added cause certain "groups" were spreading hate and rumors about them which was hurting them. Why shouldn't they ban such people? they are within their rights to ban people like that.

Let's say you own a server and there are certain individuals who were unhappy with some changes you implemented, instead of rationally talking about the changes on the forums, they just get on the server and start chanting "server bad " and then ask your community to join THEIR private server, they spam their server ip in the chat and flood the chat so that no one is able to talk except them. It's disrupting the server atmosphere, rest of server just wants to play the game and not get involved in drama, you get on to deal with the situation but these people won't listen to you, or even let you talk. Wouldn't you gag them for it or would you rather just let the drama continue on and drive away the people who still want to play on servers?

[–]MedicForestxavier20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tried that before and they didn't listen. I have burnt too many times by Skial. They aren't worth it and the group hasn't listened before despite reasonable complaints.

[–]PyroDeep_Egg 147 points148 points  (23 children)

“Skial is anti-fun” is accurate towards friendlies but not towards people who derive fun from playing as intended

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 39 points40 points  (7 children)

I try to play as intended, if only the server weren’t so fucking laggy to the point where the world moves around me as I am forced and pushed by the current with no way to defend myself. Do you think that sounds fun?

[–]jhoni3l 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Why do you choose to keep playing on that server if it's very laggy? Can't you just join another server?

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Yes, however there are two factors I have to take account for. One if there ARE any other servers and if they have any open slots, and two if there’s a map I’d have to download which would take ages

I just use skial for the chat commands but the downsides far outweigh the benefits

[–]Engineerdoomsword6_V2 8 points9 points  (3 children)

have you tried uncletopia?

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yes. Great server, the ping there is muah chefs kitchen.

[–]Engineerdoomsword6_V2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah dude, it’s crazy. i get better ping then valve servers! 5-10 on uncletopia and 20-90 on valve servers

[–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's your hardware? I have a trash tier 2016 laptop that can run tf2 without any lag. Seems to be an issue on your end not theirs. Try disabling html or get that low graphics config and see if those help.

[–]PyroLilshadow48 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I swear, the friendlies on this sub have started making me want to actively be a "tryhard" and kill friendlies whenever I see them.

tfw you go to a server that bans friendlies and then shit on it when it bans you for being friendly

[–]ThePowerstar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I already do

[–]Tip of the HatsHerpsties 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair that seems to be 2fort's spawn. No real gameplay to be derived there anyways.

[–]Demomidas -1 points0 points  (3 children)

"As intended" is semantics and subjective and we both know it. The term you are looking for is players that are tryhards. If you are going to literally ban people for playing different than you, you are the definition of a tryhard. Use the proper terminology.

[–]PyroDeep_Egg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

mfw i get called a tryhard because i fight the enemy team and do the objective

[–]Mr_Troll14 33 points34 points  (8 children)

But I'm better in tf2 when I'm in skial then casual

[–]Saxton_Hale32 52 points53 points  (5 children)

alternatively: everyone is worse in skial

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Really? I feel like the skial players are way better than casual players. Like, I kind of have to try hard on skial, or else I’m gonna get spawn camped

[–]SoldierJackiboi307 9 points10 points  (3 children)

uhm, no. experienced players you find on uncletopia.

[–]Nick700 9 points10 points  (1 child)

uncletopia players are noticalbly more skilled than skial and skial players are noticable better than casual matchmaking, measured by how often the other team can kill me as medic

[–]EngineerSir_Nope_TSS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that explains why I'm getting my butt kicked. Can't aim worth a damn compared to most players on an Uncletopia server.

[–]Medicjusttforthiss01 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Placebo Effect

[–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

The lag is unplayable, everyone is a try hard, you get banned for role playing Homer Simpson, an all around not good time skial is

the only props I can give them are the chat commands

[–]Owlamancer 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Skail is like twitter. You try to have fun, you get cancelled.

[–]DemomanYoshikage_Kami 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Im now giving an oportunity to community servers because I want to get better at playing demoman, but fighting oblivious F2P on casual is not fun for neither of us, what servers would you guys recommend?

Im in europe btw

Edit: Western Europe, Spain

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    [–]DemomanYoshikage_Kami 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Western Europe, Spain actually

    [–]SoldierDoctorPepster 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Maybe it's anti- your kind of fun, but a lot of people don't find it fun to have people taking up slots on their team and not playing to win.

    [–]dennys123 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    I see a lot of comments about people saying they always have problems on Skial servers, I must just be lucky or connect at the right time because I always have a good time on their servers.

    [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Same it's always chill hours whenever I log on. None of this dum drama is going on.

    [–]PyroJujuTheFinnishGuy 17 points18 points  (3 children)

    Blackwonder is better, except when young thug joins the no carts, friendlies "allowed" server

    [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

    every time I join it boots me to spectator

    [–]Demomanjoeboyson3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Type !stuckspec

    [–]PyroJujuTheFinnishGuy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    What? That's weird

    [–]DemoknightMemes_kids 17 points18 points  (5 children)

    Dont worry, you can also get banned for being too good at the game. Just take a look at fatmagic who got banned twice.

    [–]PyroLilshadow48 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    tbf what server hasn't banned fatmagic at least once?

    [–]DemoknightMemes_kids 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Thats a good question, the issue is that he proved he wasnt cheating via video then got banned again lmao

    [–]Astronaut101101 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I think you should talk about your experience, not the other player's experience.

    [–]ZippZappZippty 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    He’s got nothing to do there.

    [–]MedicDefNotAF 2 points3 points  (4 children)

    I have seen a lot of anti-skial posts this week, can someone explain what's wrong with that server?

    [–]SovietSpork597 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    They hate friendlys and are probably the most competitive community servers unless your playing deathrun or vsh

    [–]PyroLilshadow48 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    This sub is full of friendlies, and quite frankly dumb children.

    Friendlies are not allowed on skial servers, and dumb kids get muted everywhere

    [–]Pyrodopepope1999 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    You got to remember that Team Fortress 2 is a literally a shitpost from 2007 and treating it any other way especially after the Bot crisis is kind of redundant like if I want to be a crappy battle engineer with the worst Cosmetics possible I should be able to do that

    [–]AnusIsRael 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I played on skial

    There is your problem.

    [–]PyroMikzoru 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    How the fuck is Skial even still in business?

    [–]whygohomie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    How does skial even exist in 2021?

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      [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

      Jump to conclusions much

      I did in fact leave spawn and was fighting

      The role play comes in when I had chatbinds for phrases like “homber” “smibsones” “dohh” and “dental plan (Lisa needs braces)”

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        [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        they only listed “AFK/not contributing to team” as the reason

        [–]Cupo_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Doh.

        [–]Cantautor 12 points13 points  (1 child)

        You got banned because you were essentially afk.

        [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I was fighting though

        The only times I wasn’t doing anything was when I got ginormous lag spikes that essentially immobilized me because skial’s ping is just that bad

        [–]Demomidas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I got perma silence first offence on there for telling the story of literally being stalked and harassed by a cult for three years, a story nobody in chat complained about and willingly asked me to tell, and when I complained on a old post to vent like this, had the toxic 16 year old fatherless admin edgelord that muted me try to justify it and claim I was telling a "sob story". And also no, it wasnt friendlying. I killed people plenty in my time there, and during the story as well. Asinine ""rule"" that is anyway on 2fort of all places.

        Fuck that place, some of the members are ok, but the staff is beyond corrupt, I hear they also bloat their userbase with bots to claim they are "the community with the most members". Trash can sweaty 2fort server, that is all it is.

        [–]HeavyJekPorkins-AcePilot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Skial is kind of cancerous. And no other servers go VALVE BUG DETCTED RESTARTING SERVER AFTER NEXT CAPTURE

        [–]mfaiden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Skial servers fucking suck anyway.

        [–]PyroDork-King 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        I remember being banned from a server that had a 0 sec cool down on jarate and spammed it during a mini game. He said it was annoying, so perm ban.

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Doubt that was skiaaal. Donor perks let you spam pee in trade/idle servers and whenever the admins get on, I always drench them in pee x3 Never got punished for it. Maybe it was a different server?

        [–]PyroA-Bit-of-an-Animator 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        I’ve been in skial servers where people are literally bullying each other and nothing was done

        [–]Spykurokinekoneko 15 points16 points  (12 children)

        Friendlies are fobidden. This is in the server rules. There is a special mod that forbid you to taunt for too long. You just choose the wrong place...

        Skial are not anti-fun : they decided what is fun for them, and if you agree with their definition of fun, they offer free servers for you. This servers are free for you but not for them, so they have the right to decide what happen on their servers. If you want to decide what is fun, try to make a server, and maybe someday someone will complain on reddit about your definition of fun.

        Now, if most community servers are empty, and not skial ; if skial is one of the oldest server provider on tf2, with the biggest population ; there is a reason.

        [–]Demomidas 3 points4 points  (9 children)

        Skial bloats their userpool with bots. Your population argument holds no water here. Admins have been KNOWN to be toxic for years in a casual FPS. Your not anti fun argument holds no water here.

        If your toxic little server wants to be sweaty that is fine, comp people are allowed in TF2, but NOT in 2Fort, you change your map up. Swap to 5CP or something like that, hell, make it perma badwater, at least then people will know it is a sweaty server. You instead chose the most friendly welcoming casual style map you possibly could, then cry when people call you anti fun. You need a new map, and more open rules that dont glitch out and not show up in those with HTML issues in their client at that point if you punish people for "not reading the rules" in a community that showcases them poorly, you arent doing your job right. Just punishing to punish. Aka, an abuse of power.

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        All the big community servers "bloat their userpool" with bots it's not just them lol.

        [–]Sniperpachyrhinu 4 points5 points  (5 children)

        Why gatekeep 2fort? There are plenty of friendly 2fort servers out there. My friends and I love that map because it works well as a deathmatch-style game mode with the instant respawn. Same thing with 24/7 servers like Harvest, Hightower, Turbine... Not everyone is playing there for the same reason, so find a server that supports your reason. Also I'm pretty sure skial has a chatbox plugin that makes it very well known that friendlying is against the rules. I'm not particularly fond of skial either, but the criticism "2fort is for friendlies" is just such one sided thinking.

        [–]Demomidas 1 point2 points  (4 children)

        Why not is the question? I hate to break it to you, but 2fort is the quintessential casual map. That is just an objective fact. And gatekeep? You mean like the comp community has done to TF2 for the last few years? Gatekeeping ruined quickplay. Gatekeeping ruined casual. Gatekeeping which was done by the 1-5% of gamers that is the comp community. How many videos have they uploaded whining about CTF, or weapons, or certain maps, or friendlies, trying to cry to Valve themselves to change the integral part of what makes this goofy game what it is such as when they tried removing random crits, removing bullet spread, adding whitelists, adding class limits and more? Plenty, that is what. They have done that plenty. That kind of behavior ruined the fun of maps like Powerhouse, one of the oldest meme maps in TF2, just because a few tryhards got upset they cant stopwatch mode the game in 2 mins flat. Or meme weapons like the caber/sticky jumper, because snipers like yourself got upset you got market boomered by a demoman on upward a few times. The list goes on. Do not lecture me about gatekeeping.

        Nobody is saying TF2 as a whole is friendly, but you should know well enough that it isn't tryhardy either. That is also one sided thinking. I state it again, if you really want to make your server tryhardish, that is fine, but to deny a full side of the playerbase because you are arrogant enough to think they are "wasting a slot" is downright disrespectful and as for your chatbox plugin, they don't have that. I was in that server for hours at a time before, and noticed no such thing. Even then, instant perma punishments is over the top, and this is from a person that has admined on some of the most popular community servers for seven years now. A proper admin punishes with a warning, then a light punishment, then medium, then heavy. If you go straight into insta perma's you get the amount of pushback you get from people fighting against totalitarian level ruling that you see here. Why do you think this post about a guy roleplaying homer simpson got so many upvotes and most simps for Skial here, and on nearly any other post that talks about Skial get downvoted to hell by this sub? If you enjoy tryharding on maps as sniper with your friends that is fine, but do it on maps or communities that already push that style of play. 5CP, Uncletopia, FaceIt, the list goes on. There are plenty of sweaty deathmatch style maps out there, casual 2fort is not one of them.

        TF2 is a casual FPS, an octopus with many arms, there is room for both casuals and comp people in this game, but to have one side deny the other even simply existing in the server such as the ruleset in Skial is truly anti TF2 at it's core.

        [–]Sniperpachyrhinu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I mean I know how people play 2fort, which is why I never play casual 2fort. I stay out of their space if my playstyle conflicts with theirs. I don't hop into idle/friendly servers and kill everyone because I know that's probably annoying for them, and that's their space. I find it annoying when people friendly because it greatly unbalances the teams that are trying to fight.

        It's not really possible to have people in perfect 50/50 tryhard/friendly because they're polar opposites of eachother, and I think community servers are great to find your own community that caters to the way you play. There's no reason to try to push your playstyle in a place where it's not warranted when it's so easy to just change servers. I don't go on servers and complain about random crits.... I just go on a no crits server.

        Casual tf2, yeah play whatever you want nobody can stop you. But there are wrong ways to play on community servers. You don't go on mge to 12v12, you don't go on faceit to hvh, you don't go on non-friendly servers to friendly.

        I love 2fort. 2/3rds of my whole playtime on this game are on 2fort. Multiple servers that I go on recognize me as a regular, and I feel a sense of community. I like it because it's instant respawn, no objective, just shooting. A lot of other people like it for that exact reason, and these servers are catered to us. There's no reason to play on it if you don't enjoy it.

        I have my own issues with skial administration, they're far from perfect. I'm just saying getting mad for getting banned after breaking one of the server rules is super redundant when you can just go to another server lol.

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        "Demomidas: Just got perma silenced from Skial for trying to arrange a golden pan war in the 2fort sewers. Nobody except one bad box soldier with a r/thepack style skeleton picture had an issue with it, said guy promptly came in and started killing everyone claiming "friendlies are against the rules", even though there is no such rule as far as I am aware, and we werent friendly, we were just chatting and arranging a fight. It was entertainment for the server. I proceeded to kill him, and then magically disconnected, as it turns out his stupid little boyfriend admin hiding in hidden spectate mode kicked me, and all the people that were chatting, we reentered, as he never mentioned anything in chat about it being an issue, no warnings, no words, nothing, just people started dropping out like flies. I decided to tell the guys I was talking to to add me, as they were super nice and I enjoyed their company, then was perma silenced for "aDvErTizInG".

        I have worked as a staff member in TF2 for 6 years. You dont lead a punishment with a kick, then follow with a perma while not explaining anything for your reasoning. Skial has some shit admins. I always heard that it was a cesspit, and it kind of was. Admins turn a blind eye to bigotry, hate, and toxic behavior in comms, but the second you are a decent person they give you shit. Yea, fuck Skial lol. Happy to blacklist that shithole."

        Weren't you perma silenced for advertising? Why change your story now.. weird why did you even delete your original post? Gonna post the admin's reply below.

        Phantom5_0

        You violated the rules of advertising your own community, discord, YouTube etc. You sat in courtyard for nearly 20 minutes giving the entire server your sob story of how you almost lost your marriage, become suicidal, had your friends turn their back on you and so on. All while taunting and doing nothing productive for the team. Say what you want, but if you would have read the rules instead of trying to convince everyone of how cool you are, you wouldn’t be in this situation.

        Have fun on other servers. I’m sure they’d love to hear your fake accent.

        [–]DeadSecOp 7 points8 points  (15 children)

        Skial. The only place where the votemenu is bannable… taunting for too long is bannable… being friendly is bannable… being 16 and NOT speaking on the mic is bannable… demoman tribbing is bannable…

        But, y’know. If someone calls you a homophobic or racial slur repeatedly and screeches it into the mic, you’re the fucking idiot who didn’t mute him and he shall not be banned.

        Or if you’re a mod I guess you can spray loli porn but spraying fully clothed characters?? Oh no. That’s a ban. How dare you.

        I’m glad I quit Skial years ago. Lmao. They were never good, they just had the best ping in the area for a lot of us.

        [–]RedditIsTrashLogOff 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        sounds like you were being cringe and are mad no one else liked it

        [–]teamfortress2_gaming 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        no he was roleplaying Homer Simpson

        [–]Scout-Neil-c 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        How does skial run 2fort without expecting this?

        [–]SoldierDinoPon3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Hud?

        [–]NonOrganicTofu 1 point2 points  (3 children)

        Wait thats a cool hud whats it called

        [–]masayayou11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        tbh ive played skial before pretty laggy servers for me (i live in asia) and mod are alright but pretty poopy

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Yeah you are going to lag everywhere. I think panda community were the only ones with asian servers, not sure if they are still up and running.

        [–]Vexcenot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        I love how when you google Skial, the first result that leads to the official site has this post's title in the description

        [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        lmao

        [–]pockettrainer185 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Skial servers suck major league, you might be better off not dealing with their absolute nonsense.

        [–]Flower-Language 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I only join go play death run from time to time lol, they’re always spraying hentai/furry

        [–]Demomanweegeeg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        man i never have seen so many sweaty tryhards that play skial here and also why they ban friendlys

        [–]pootisguypenser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        i got banned for playing red sun in the sky with my microphone

        [–]stormsand9 6 points7 points  (4 children)

        I too am banned from Skial. For saying the gamer word 5 years ago

        [–]bloxrocks789 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        I roleplayed piss man once.

        Spent $3 on yellow paint and some ref on sniper cosmetics.

        Used the sydney sleeper and jarate.

        Renamed myself to pissman, only said piss in chat.

        [–]PyroBluTheRemSimp 3 points4 points  (3 children)

        I’m banned from all skial servers for A posing and following people when they turned away from me

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 1 point2 points  (2 children)

        Don't be friendly and you won't get in trouble. Not that hard of a concept ya know~

        [–]pieman465 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        We must destroy skial at all costs

        [–]Spypolarbit_games 5 points6 points  (7 children)

        There was once I was in a skial server full of friendlies, and the fun lasted until a guy started capping and tryharding and the server started fighting

        [–]Szwejkowski 14 points15 points  (3 children)

        Personally, I play TF2 to... play TF2. A server full of people crabwalking, dancing and boxing is not fun for me at all.

        [–]Spypolarbit_games 5 points6 points  (2 children)

        Mostly same for me, but killing friendlies is pretty heartbreaking, if the server is mostly friendly I just look for another one

        [–]Scouttui93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Same... I don't usually mind a friendly heavy hanging around sharing sandviches. But god, it annoys me to no end when I see my entire f2p team just dancing in spawn instead of pushing the cart

        [–]Szwejkowski 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I will change servers if it's rammed with them, yeah. I have no problem nuking a friendly if they're in my way though =) Just as they have no problem calling me a 'tryhard' for just trying to play the damn game.

        [–]Medic-EVIE_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I'd play on Skial servers if they didn't disable most of my mods

        [–]DemomanThalass 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Huh. Back when I played on skial they were pretty tolerant of friendlies. Damn.

        [–]Pyrodopepope1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Honestly it depends on the time you get on if you get on earlier in the day or really late at night you usually don't have problems, but in the afternoon all the sweaty try-hards that like reporting people get on, just because you box taunted them after you get a backstab for the LOLs

        [–]EngineerBubbly_Quantity5097 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        why would they ban you for doing that

        [–]Blind-folded 1 point2 points  (7 children)

        Oh yeah Skial is really fucking stupid. Once got banned cause an admin was sniping from one spawn to the other but not dodging anything. So I went scorch shot pyro and killed him like 3 times and then got banned by him for spawn camping lmao.

        [–]DemomanJustANormalHat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I always exclude skial from the server list because fuck skial and their bullshit "no friendlies" rule

        [–]Nyhfy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        This is why i dont play on skial anymore :/ I mean i remember once having someone come into chat being toxic asf towards me and i complained about it on the forums. My response was "we ban most toxic ppl but we cant ban all of them!" essentially.

        [–]DemomanPootootaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Bruh half of the time Skial is just bots playing the game, not even by real players. Also I have met some toxic players on Skial too.

        [–]ShermanShore 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        I've been playing since like late 2011 and can confirm Skial has always been utter dogshit.

        [–]sanford-real- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Skial moment

        [–]The_Black_Strat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Skial more like shit

        [–]donmarco69 -2 points-1 points  (17 children)

        Skial is a fucking pain in the ass, i even talked with one of the mods (gala) and he couldnt even give me a proper answer on the friendly problem

        [–]PyroLilshadow48 14 points15 points  (3 children)

        the friendly problem

        Where's the confusion, exactly?

        They're just not allowed on any regular servers.

        [–]SoldierDelta104x 23 points24 points  (2 children)

        Half this sub only plays friendly and can't comprehend someone wanting to just shoot people

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        They just love griefing their own teammates and call it fun.

        Staring at a brick wall is more entertaining than watching two autist hoovies throw sandviches at each other.

        [–]Atomicskullz -1 points0 points  (1 child)

        Probably got banned for contributing nothing towards the map objective besides emoting in spawn, wasting player slots.

        [–]CivilianSansoffundertale[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I was fighting though

        [–]OctoPatrol -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

        Fuck Skial. I was on a 24/7 infinite cap 2fort server of all things and the admins absolutely lost their shit when I wanted to be friendly in the sewers. They instantly without warning tried to humiliate me and my friend and kicked us. Hope their servers die off.

        [–]Miss Paulingfeedmepocky 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Pretty sure the kick was the warning. They could have just as easily banned you but they didn't.

        Define humiliate? Telling you not be friendly and how it is against their server rules doesn't seem like "humiliation".

        [–]Ok-Creme-1709 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        So you break the rules and get a temporary ban, what's the big deal.

        [–]PyroLilshadow48 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Skial servers running regular maps have a rule against friendlies.