Damn, those Tour of Duty tickets are expensive in trader servers… *ahem*
A couple of weeks ago, Valve release the Mann vs Machine update and it is a fun mode for TF2. It’s basically horde mode in other games where you hold off waves of enemies, upgrade your gear, get money dropped by the robots, and survive. Depending on the difficulty and the number of waves, each mission can last up to hours. It’s very fun on public servers, but if you want the harder versions and get rare loot along the way, Mann Up Mode is the best mode for you to enter.
Unfortunately, Mann Up Mode is not for free. You need a ticket to enter and to acquire this ticket, you have to purchase one in the Mann Co. Store at 0.99 USD. It’s not much, but you need at least six tickets to complete six Tour of Duty missions. You are guaranteed an item drop at each successful mission and you are guaranteed one Botkiller weapon after completing all six missions.
Personally, Mann Up mode is the best mode because it rewards you (sometimes it’s unfair because you spent one dollar and got a normal weapon after laboring hours in one mission), and you get to play with non-F2P’ers. I mean no offense, but it’s hard to complete a mission if the players are just there fooling around.
I spent a few days playing/grinding and I got myself a Botkiller minigun. I was a bit happy because I spent 12 refined metal and I got an item that is worth four crate keys. Plus I wanted a Botkiller sniper rifle or Botkiller medigun, and the item drops suck. I didn’t get any of those hats after playing a few times. ;_;
I’m in my second Tour of Duty and as of this writing, I completed two out of six missions. And I ran out of tickets… It will be a long wait until these tickets will drop in prices. ;_;