Notch Gets His Very Own Team Fortress 2 Hat

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Notch Gets His Very Own Team Fortress 2 Hat

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Thanks to the solid dudes at Valve, Notch is now rocking his very own unique Team Fortress 2 hat.

Team Fortress 2 hats are all about status and they don't get much statusier than the "Top Notch," a new and extremely rare lid developed by Valve and turned loose over the weekend. How rare is it? So far only a single player has one: Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft.

"I got invited to play in the third TF2 Mixup with a bunch of famous TF2 personalities. Robin Walker, my third favorite person at Valve, was there, and kept killing me with his super hax. And by golly did I have a great time!" he wrote on his Word of Notch blog. He scored the Primeval Warrior after playing for awhile, but then later on he was awarded something really special: a hat that looks like a cardboard box with several smaller pieces of cardboard taped to it in the blocky likeness of a face bearing an uncanny resemblance to Notch himself, an effect completed by the fedora that sits atop it all.

"Hooooly cow. Thank you, Valve," he wrote. "You wouldn't believe the amount of medic I get now. Also, spies. I am never quitting TF2 again, and you should all go buy it right away. How much is it, you ask? It's FREE! YES!"

The Top Notch is available for all classes, but don't hold your breath waiting to try it out yourself. "Welcome to a secret society so exclusive it makes the Illuminati look like a Costco," the Top Notch item description says. "How exclusive? You are the only member. This is the only item of its kind in all of existence. So don't craft it, Miney."

Source: Team Fortress 2 Wiki

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SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward. Real bad timing. I know its not for his actions but it should have been held off for some time until all the fanboys had calmed down.

Well Minecraft has sold more than 3 copies and has a letter "e" in it so a TF2 Crossover Item was inevitable, disappointed that the Item's a hat and not a remodeled equalizer though.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

dogstile:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

I don't think they could have timed it to be worse off. I mean they could have held off to Christmas and given it then but this just draws attention to a recently passed flame war.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat.

Edit: Okay i'll word this differently. I for one supported notch in calling them dicks, because he needed an incentive to do so and they obviously gave him one. calling people like me drooling retards for thinking like that is a little one sided considering a lot of yogscast fans are thinking in the opposite way (not the wrong way/right way). but then everyone apologized and I honestly find it stupid that this had to be the first post.....

So how long is it till we start getting skins to put on our personal 'steve' hats in tf2?

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

That's pretty cool. I wonder what the requirements are to get one, apart from being Notch of course.

And yeah, Valve obviously gave him the hat because of what he said about the Yogscast...

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

they're a couple of youtube celebrities who make minecraft videos

it's a long story full of the blame game so i'm going to sum it up nice and quick

They were doing something at minecon, notch was in a bad mood, notch called them dicks and banned them from minecon, yogscast explained what they did and said, notch apologized, people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

Angry Juju:

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

they're a couple of youtube celebrities who make minecraft videos

it's a long story full of the blame game so i'm going to sum it up nice and quick

They were doing something at minecon, notch was in a bad mood, notch called them dicks and banned them from minecon, yogscast explained what they did and said, notch apologized, people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

I feel the apology was half assed for all the shit it caused. If i hated notch i wouldn't still be playing minecraft.

Angry Juju:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat.

Because this post obviously makes it clear that the yogscast do not have a horde of drooling retards.

*sarcasm off*

So how long is it till we start getting skins to put on our personal 'steve' hats in tf2?

Funny, sounds like you're calling him a drooling retard. I'm sure I must be reading that wrong, but I suggest you change that. People could get confused and report you.

OT: I wonder if anybody else has a unique hat...

Angry Juju:

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

they're a couple of youtube celebrities who make minecraft videos

it's a long story full of the blame game so i'm going to sum it up nice and quick

They were doing something at minecon, notch was in a bad mood, notch called them dicks and banned them from minecon, yogscast explained what they did and said, notch apologized, people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

of course we do. Yogscast lost ALOT of subscribers, which in turn means that they lose money and their site got DDOS'd. it wasn't till after that notch apologized. an apology doesn't fix that.

Brilliant marketing move Valve! Get Notch to advertise for free! :D

And yet Minecraft is still absent of Steam.

Angry Juju:
people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

But how will they perpetuate retarded drama if they just drop it and just get on with with their lives? Oh right, they don't have a fucking life to get on with.

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.326085-So-notch-is-an-assh-le
Most recent one I could find ...

Anyways ... Ill timed and as always the most useless way to honour someone who causes controversy at least once a week ... Perfect business move, but imho quite a dickmove nonetheless.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward. Real bad timing.

I think it's safe to say this was in the works LONG before the incident at Minecon. And in any case, I think everybody needs to just get over it. Notch has apologized, Yogscast has accepted the apology, and both of them are back to doing what they normally do. So put away your torches and let it blow over already. Keeping the flames of contempt lit will help nobody.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
I feel the apology was half assed for all the shit it caused. If i hated notch i wouldn't still be playing minecraft.

Then never get into a situation where you'll meet a lot of game developers or movie actors/directors or writers. You'll cut down on your entertainment options damn fast.

Can somebody please explain why this guy is getting so much attention? I mean, granted, he made one of the most successful indie games ever, but it's not like he didn't receive compensation for it (i.e.: craploads of money).

I noticed it was added to the game, but I guess I didn't realize it was only given out to Notch

dogstile:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

To be fair, Top Notch was added to the item schema before the whole Yogscast thing. Coincidences are...something. Lost my train of thought.

Zulnam:
Can somebody please explain why this guy is getting so much attention? I mean, granted, he made one of the most successful indie games ever, but it's not like he didn't receive compensation for it (i.e.: craploads of money).

So...wut? Because he made a ton of money, that means that he shouldn't get any attention? The world works in exactly the opposite way.

Kopikatsu:

dogstile:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

To be fair, Top Notch was added to the item schema before the whole Yogcast thing. Coincidences are...something. Lost my train of thought.

Oh, no, don't get me wrong, i'm not bothered about it. I just enjoy the way the world works sometimes. Just as the flames die down a bit something new comes along and stirs them back to life. Its beautiful really.

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them

I'm sorry, but is it Notch's fault that the Internet is filled with drama queens and crusaders without a cause?

It's unfortunate, but these things happen all the time when people with too much free time and too little judgment think they've found a justification for acting like dickpuppets. (Whatever dickpuppets are.)

Angry Juju:
calling people like me drooling retards for thinking like that is a little one sided considering a lot of yogscast fans are thinking in the opposite way (not the wrong way/right way).

I believe the "drooling retards" he was referring to are the people who began to DDoS the Yogscast website, then people supporting said DDoS'ing... Also the guy who yelled at and insulted them on the airport when they got back to the UK.

What I, and I imagine most have a problem with is how he started it all when it should have been something dealt with in private, especially considering the claims appear to have been based entirely on hearsay... But as has been said, best to just let it die down I guess :/

How some retard playing around with java could make such an unappealing concept into a video game and sell thousands of copies is beyond me... People really are just like honour students at the fingerpainting academy

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:

dogstile:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

I don't think they could have timed it to be worse off. I mean they could have held off to Christmas and given it then but this just draws attention to a recently passed flame war.

Is that whole thing even still an issue? It's pretty much blown over by now as far as I can tell.

OT: Sweet hat. I wonder if it comes with a tree punching taunt?

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:

dogstile:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

Aye, I thought this was ridiculously ill timed too.

I don't think they could have timed it to be worse off. I mean they could have held off to Christmas and given it then but this just draws attention to a recently passed flame war.

No, you pointing out the recently passed flame war as the first comment draws attention to it, not a TF2 hat. See post #7 that had no idea what the hell this flame war even was until you brought it up and he had to ask what you were talking about. Most everyone else who knew about the entire thing was happy with Notch apologizing, Yogscast accepting the apology, and both parties moving on. You're the one still bringing it up, you're the one still making an issue out of the entire affair despite the fact that it ended.

Genuinely the shittest hat ive ever seen in my TF2 career.

But still... unique... to one man... yeah.

So if I sent you a hat would you advertise the size of my penis?

Angry Juju:

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

they're a couple of youtube celebrities who make minecraft videos

it's a long story full of the blame game so i'm going to sum it up nice and quick

They were doing something at minecon, notch was in a bad mood, notch called them dicks and banned them from minecon, yogscast explained what they did and said, notch apologized, people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

HEll, I was't there, I don't know who was right or wrong, whatever those words fucking mean. ALl I can say is that Notch should have settled this dispute with them before running his mouth on twitter, it made him look very unprofessional, and made his argument incredibly invalid right off the bat. Take that into consideration. I still have tremendous respect for Yogscast and Notch, and they are human.. you know. A couple of human mistakes are to be expected. Do forgive if it sounds like I'm flaming in your direction, just stating my opinion on why Notch was in the wrong on this one, eh.

Decided to spoiler, a little big.

EverythingIncredible:
And yet Minecraft is still absent of Steam.

Maybe its hinting at it coming soon, with a Steve head for all those who pre-order.

Angry Juju:

Korten12:

RT-Medic-with-shotgun:
SO he libels Yogscast and sicks his horde of drooling retards after them and he gets a fucking hat. Be dick get reward.

I am confused, Yogscast?

they're a couple of youtube celebrities who make minecraft videos

it's a long story full of the blame game so i'm going to sum it up nice and quick

They were doing something at minecon, notch was in a bad mood, notch called them dicks and banned them from minecon, yogscast explained what they did and said, notch apologized, people like the second poster apparently still hate notch despite the apology.

Out of the way! I'll explain it...!

fail xD let's try this again.

@aprilgold
WRONG!
notch makes money of them. yes they make money of notch as well, but notch isn't the one paying them. and remember that they promote notch's game for free which in turn makes him more money. Notch haven't paid anything for commercials or anything (he may have paid for commercials now, i'm not sure) all he did was send the game to big youtubers and said "hey can you check this game out?" and BAAM! everyone knows what minecraft is and they buy it. its wrong of him to make such accusations of people that are making HIS game more popular.

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Seriously: Can we calm things down a bit! It was all just a misunderstanding and it ALREADY has been apologized for. Can't we just drop the stick and get on with discussing how awesome VALVe is to give this guy an exclusive hat

I am not sure here, but Valve may be just missing the opportunity for more money to come from their egg. All they need is to put out the word that anyone can get their own original hat into TF2 with just a small handful of money. I wonder if they implemented the Thinking Cap from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, yet? One lemon will give you a Heavy as smart as his Medic buddy for 5 whole minutes!

Zulnam:
Can somebody please explain why this guy is getting so much attention? I mean, granted, he made one of the most successful indie games ever, but it's not like he didn't receive compensation for it (i.e.: craploads of money).

And Peter Molyneux and Gabe Newell aren't getting the same amount of attention? Or all of EA at the moment? There's amount of attention and then there is tunnel vision. You may want to step away from the cardboard tube there, friend.

doggie015:
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Seriously: Can we calm things down a bit! It was all just a misunderstanding and it ALREADY has been apologized for. Can't we just drop the stick and get on with discussing how awesome VALVe is to give this guy an exclusive hat

I am in agreement here. One of the true strengths of a person is how well they can deal with a matter and move on from it. One could call this reality tv syndrome.

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