Talk:Team Fortress 2

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: I'm positive the Spy has a French/Spanish/British/Italian accent. Can I add that to the article?
A:The accent for the Spy cannot be verified by reliable sources. Unless a reliable source (which does not include fan sites or other wikis) can be found to verify the accent, or it is confirmed in a primary source from Valve, do not add accents for this character. Due to the wide-range of suggested accents for the character, it is prudent not to include any accent.
Q:The Scout comes from Brooklyn/New York/New England. Can I add this to the article?
A:According to the preamble on the page for "Meet the Scout", the Scout comes from "the south side of Boston". This reference is straight from Valve, and is used as an in-line citation in the prose.
Q:Does the Sniper carry a machete or a kukri?
A:Although this was previously subject to much debate and was previously rested on machete due to the game models being named machete and a lack of reliable sources pointing to kukri, the introduction of the character customisation screen into the game has confirmed that the sniper carries a kukri, not a machete.
Q:The Demoman's bottle contains scotch/scrumpy. Can I add this to the article?
A:As there is evidence to the effect that the demoman's bottle is both scotch (from a variety of game textures of the bottle) and scrumpy (from a line spoken by the demoman) it is more prudent not to refer to the bottle's contents, unless a reliable source can be used to conclusively back the point up. Furthermore, the exact contents of the Demoman's bottle is likely a trivial detail to most readers.
Q:Why doesn't the article mention the fact that the Pyro is female?
A:Since no reliable sources are available to verify the Pyro's gender, it is entirely speculation, and should not be included as per Wikipedia's policy No original research. If in the future Valve confirms that the Pyro is indeed female, then this should be altered.
Q:Can we include game-guide content?
A:As Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information or a game guide, do not include any game guide style content, such as indepth information on weapons, multiplayer map lists, lists of achievements, lists of ranks, trivia, etc. Individual sections consisting of in-depth information on each class falls into this category.
Q:Can I add fan sites, clans or the TF2 Wiki to the external links?
A:Because Wikipedia is not a repository for links, Wikipedia has certain restrictions on what should and should not be linked to in the External links section. According the relevant guideline, fansites and wikis are almost always to be avoided.
Q:There should be an inclusive statement that describes items that are available through playing the game that aren't originally in the class' basic loadout ( i.e, the Heavy wielding a Sandvich instead of a Shotgun, and such ).
Former good articleTeam Fortress 2 was one of the Video games good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
May 5, 2008Good article nomineeListed
May 30, 2008Featured topic candidatePromoted
October 27, 2010Featured topic removal candidateDemoted
August 20, 2015Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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Semi-protected edit request on 20 December 2018[edit]

In the part of the page where it describes the Pyro, it says they are a mentally unstable pyromaniac. They likely aren't, because if you read their mask, it says optical mask, implying that it changes what they see. This is called Pyroland in game. 2600:6C46:7C00:1BB2:7CA5:7591:FC35:3341 (talk) 01:31, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. -- ferret (talk) 01:33, 20 December 2018 (UTC), and the item's description. Also, as previously noted, "optical mask". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Wikis are not reliable sources, see WP:USERG. -- ferret (talk) 01:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

It is an official Wiki for the game, and the game even links the wiki in the Mann Co. store. Optical mask. I will not try to get this added to the page after this last attempt. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:6c46:7c00:3c2b:6c2d:47b7:a41f:95b7 (talkcontribs)

Edit Request[edit]

I request having a link to the official Team Fortress wiki at the top of the page telling users to click it for more in-depth details about Mechanics, Maps, etc The Kickster (talk) 20:44, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

We do not promote external wikis like this. --Masem (t) 22:41, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
However this is the official Valve-supported wiki. Should we make an exception in this case? YuriNikolai (talk) 23:00, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
It's still a user-made wiki, even if Valve is hosting it. At best, we could discuss including it as an External link (but the current official page links to it, so I don't see an immediate need). It certainly cannot be placed as suggested. --Masem (t) 23:04, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 September 2019[edit]

The "Video games containing loot boxes" category should be applied to this page, seeing how Team Fortress 2 is arguably the first Western video game to implement the mechanic. (talk) 23:08, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Chilors (talk) 10:31, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Game modes section needing citations[edit]

I added a few references to the game modes section, and I removed the two Citation needed templates. Is there anything else the secion needs, or can we agree to remove the maintenance template? --Chilors (talk) 17:05, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Done. It's been over two years and a lot of references have been added since then. Nobody said anything against the removal of the template so I assume it's okay to do it. --Chilors (talk) 12:40, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Follow the Guidelines regarding opinions and criticisms.[edit]

Rockn-Roll (talk) 19:44, 5 October 2019 (UTC) Follow the guidelines and avoid opinions and criticisms...Wikipedia is here to provide information not discussion. Discussions, opinions, and criticisms of a game can be made on the publisher's and developer's websites as well as many other venues.

Semi-protected edit request on 11 December 2019[edit]

Hey, was just thinking of updating the competitive section and adding a little bit too it. Thanks. Technicalcynical (talk) 15:30, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Technicalcynical, you can request edits on this talk page on the form "please change X to Y", at least until you become an autoconfirmed user. – Thjarkur (talk) 16:40, 11 December 2019 (UTC)