Behaving Strangely: Is A Kill-counter Affecting Your Ingame Behavior?

Once upon a time, in the earliest days of my TF2 experience, I was an avid user of the typical “Puff-and-Sting” Pyro loadout.  I wandered about flailing my postal pummeler at anything that crossed my path or flinging flares haphazardly across the map.  It wasn’t effective in the slightest, but it was what made me happy. One day, this changed.  I was randomly given a Strange Shotgun, and I was suddenly a dedicated shotgun jockey.  Engineer and Soldier, both shotgun-wielders, quickly rose to second and third place in my most-played classes.  I didn’t even notice this at the time, but… [Continue Reading]

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