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.
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October 27, 2010Featured topic removal candidateDemoted
August 20, 2015Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article
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Edit Request[edit]

In the first paragraph of the Gameplay section, please add something describing that the normal player limit of servers is 24. There is text describing a limit of 16, and a limit of 32, so why does the paragraph not list the default limit? If you need a source, look at most of the servers online right now. 2607:FCC8:C2C4:5B00:B51A:4510:37C2:F62B (talk) 23:20, 1 May 2018 (UTC) Random bloke in America

Regarding need for citations[edit]

I see the section for game modes is listed as needing more citations and some sentences are tagged as citation needed. I am unfamiliar with the protocol for citing game mechanics. These are just things in the game one can see by playing, and the game does not have a detailed website that explains the mechanics. As someone who plays, I can vouch for the accuracy of the information (at least, the sentences I skimmed with the citation needed tag were accurate). As far as I know, there aren't any kind of writings to cite for these game mechanics. Do they really need to be cited? I would suggest in good faith that we remove the template for needed citations in the Game Modes section. Also, I would request an edit in the competitive play section to clarify that competitive leagues (like ESEA) are third parties not related to the game's developers (in contrast to the developer's dedicated matchmaking). BishopsHouseofHorrors (talk) 01:06, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 November 2018[edit]

Change Heavy's origin from Europe to Russia (USSR). IceboundCat6 (talk) 00:09, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. DannyS712 (talk) 00:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 December 2018[edit]

Change "were" to "where" Zuckinson (talk) 04:11, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. I think I found it and I made this fix, but next time please be more specific about where the error is. Thanks! RudolfRed (talk) 04:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

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)