So Team Fortress 2 Is Down

Since a few days ago many Team Fortress 2 Players have been experiencing a frustrating anomaly. Team Fortress 2 (and on occasion other source games) DO NOT WORK! This is very frustrating, opinions have been voiced that it is due to extreme server overload due to all the F2P people coming in by the thousands. This is not only frustrating but also unfair, ask one of my very good friends who actually pre-ordered Team Fortress 2, was a dedicated Gamer and Beta Tester but has now been demoted so much he can't even boot up the game anymore, while several F2P "gamers" had no trouble at all booting the game up. Does anyone else see a problem with this?

Skittles05 years ago
Yeah, right now, april '12, I can't get onbecause of the overload of F2P's that are online with TF2. It tries to run my game, but yet fails to comlete it. For example, yesterday I left it running for 3 hours, and to no prevail, it was still trying to load it. I bought the game for $10, but I don't get an "open position" to where I can join anytime. Valve has to do something about this.
Those of us that bought the game aren't due a permanent spot. There was no "if the game ever goes f2p in the future, those that purchase now will get priority" guarantee with purchase. Focus on the real issue, Valve/Source sucks and isn't providing the BARE MINIMUM service they need to. Think about that before you support and use Steam in the future. To be clear, I am also unhappy with the overloading, every weekend and holiday the item servers go down, so EVEN AFTER YOU FINNNNAALYYYYY get in the game, you can't use your items...so annoying.