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a line of soldiers saluting

explosion, big boom sound here Yowza! Did you feel that? That must’ve been an explosion caused by the robots outside our base! We’ve been swamped recently in our recent Mann vs Machine campaign, Operation: Digital Directive. Thank you guys for helping to destroy the horde so far! We’ve seen a great turnout of support and mercenaries willing to put up a good fight.

Now, not everything has been all sunshine and rainbows. Our engineers have been very overworked at the moment and they suggested to me that we recruit more people onto the Creators.TF team. I took one look at them, had a quick laugh, and then threatened to fire them if they didn’t get back to work fixing the bugs... Unfortunately, the actual boss showed up and threatened to fire me if I didn’t give them their special mention.

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re recruiting more volunteers to join the Creators.TF Team! We want YOU to join us in fulfilling our commitment to promote community-made content. Made by the community, for the community! We have a lot of positions opening up for people with semi-functioning brick-for-brains! We’re currently looking for positions in the following categories:

  • Community Moderators
    • With experience in Discord and/or in-game moderation.
  • Team Members for the following positions:
    • Website Developers
      • With experience in any of the following: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, NodeJS, Electron, and/or Typescript
    • Game/Server Developers
      • With experience in creating Sourcemod plugins and/or knowledge in C++
    • Writers
      • Such as writing blog posts, landing pages, announcements, or even comics someday!
    • Linux System Administrators




Applications will be closing on May 20th, 2021.

digital directive: day 4

You know what son, I didn’t think we’d be standing here right now face to face, but we did it. You and several thousand other people have made it through four long days of words and briefings and boredom and… you get my point.

Mercenaries, line up! Here’s your weapons, upgrade canteens, and a funny looking hat. Board your lines and prepare yourselves for Operation: Digital Directive, now live on Creators.TF servers!

Check out the Day 4 event page. Get started with the event by ensuring you've got the asset pack, familiarize yourself with the Campaign page, and Find a Server to play!

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digital directive: day 3

Let me ask you this son, do you like Christmas presents underneath the tree and opening them in front of your loving family? Well good for you, because I've never had that experience as a kid.

On a warmer note, today’s briefing includes the magnificent loot you get as a result of your hard work out on the battlefield. It might not be pretty, it might look like a lump of sad metal looking for a family (like me), but it’ll have to do since we’ve already blown the budget 17 times over.

Check out what we have in store for you on the Day 3 update page!

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digital directive: day 2

So, Digital Directive huh? If you’re thinking that this is some weird technology-infused hiking trail, then you’d be completely wrong! Hiking is for babies, walking is for big, strong men!

Today’s briefing notes for our campaign include some of the more technical changes that you men will have to face out in that robotic wilderness. You may think that we’re entirely in the dust, but we’ve got some snazzy magic tricks up our sleeves that are sure to make Gray Mann go up in a puff of smoke!

File yourselves into the briefing room, and start reading the Day 2 update page!

digital directive: day 1

What’s better than shooting mercenaries in the face? Cream donuts? No! Insane riches? You’ve gotta be kidding me. A feeling better than killing people in cold blood is killing ROBOTS in UBER-filled revenge!

Announcing, Operation: Digital Directive, a community-made Mann vs Machine campaign created by Creators.TF and Potato’s Custom MvM Servers. With 30 new missions across 22 maps, plus some brand new gameplay additions, this is gonna be one hell of a campaign across the world!

What are you waiting for? Get into the briefing room and check out the Day 1 update page!

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION
2021 / 04 / 06 - MANN CO HEADQUARTERS
SOURCE OF TRANSMISSION:
UNKNOWN (2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334)

SAXTON HALE,

Hahahaha. You really think you’re something aren’t you? A big tough Australian man in a big skyscraper out in the middle of nowhere who has a baby for a brain.

I’ll tell ya something you old crook, your words mean nothing to me. They meant so little to me that I framed your strongly-worded letter that came right off the press and I hung it up on my wall. I proceeded to smash that frame with a sledgehammer, and the pieces of glass and wood that remained were discarded in the fire that’s currently making my new and improved ROBOTS.

I’m sure that the Russian meatbag, Boston boy, German doofus, and that wannabe Frenchman are gonna be just fine out on the battlefield. This is war Saxton, and the clock is counting down.

I would wish you good luck, but I don’t think you deserve it.

Your obedient servant,
GRAY MANN.

pickle + 'yeti growth hormone' = ???

screeeeeeeeeeeeech CRASH!

Mwahahahaha! It’s me! The blog post writer in a pickle suit! Now you might be wondering: “What the hell was he drinking last night, and did he just crash a car through a wall?”. To answer your questions: Pure ethanol and that crashed car will cost the Creators.TF team 2 gazillion dollars.

The reason why I’ve decided to crash through the wall today is because I have invented a brand new way of fighting other mercenaries out on the battlefield! Introducing… The Dell Pickle! Wait… why aren’t any of you applauding this massive advance in human technology? I’ve spent YEARS working on this concept! I had to learn how to weld, program and go through mental rehab all at the same time! You know what, you people are stupid and uncultred; I’m outta here!

Join me in pursuing this advanced human technology by going to the Creators.TF Store to buy yours today! Run quickly now!

pickle~!

Oh crap, I forgot I broke the car... It was Moonly’s fault, not mine!

closed beta test


Good [SPECIFY_TIME_HERE_MEATBAG] Mercenaries! Today’s update is a doozy, because we’ve got three crates of content for the price of one blog post!

First things first: we’re announcing a Closed Beta Test for our upcoming event!

  • From today to Wednesday, March 31st, patrons will receive a closed beta access ticket in their Creators.TF inventory allowing them to join and queue for what's to come! If you are a patron, follow the steps shown on our latest post on patreon to receive a ticket.
  • Following that, from April 1st to April 4th, the beta test will then be opened to a wider range of community members. Stay tuned in the coming days on our Discord for how to obtain an access ticket during this time.
If you’re not already a patron, you can sign up through our Donate page and pledge any amount. Then, follow the steps on our latest post on patreon, which is only viewable by patrons, and you'll receive access to the closed beta! Once a beta ticket is received, simply click the Find a Server button, and help us test the incoming rush for the rest of our mercenaries.

By helping us test new content, you’re making sure that our engineers haven’t left any critical bugs and that our servers won’t crash and burn on release.


Map Rotation Shakeup

Next up! It’s time yet again for a map rotation shakeup!

For this shakeup, we decided to travel back to some of the classics that we all know and love, but also introduce some fresh new death zones that you can poke around and splatter blood and buckets of guts all over.

Wanting to get a rush of nostalgia? Why not head back to some of the well known classics like Dustbowl, Freight, Highpass, Powerhouse and Steel? We also have a great community map, Cascade, joining our rotation!

As always, we welcome your feedback about the map rotation on our Discord.


New Project Lead

And now, an incoming transmission from Creators.TF new Project Lead, Nanochip:

"Hello everyone. For those who don’t know who I am, my name is Nanochip. I have been managing and leading the project internally since the middle of January. Moonly Days has designated me in this position so that we can make sure future events are released smoothly without issues.

A lot has happened in the past few months, both with the servers themselves and the internal structuring of our team. This has been in response to all the lessons we learned during last year. Furthermore, expect to see much more communication from the team moving forward.

Moonly's role as Lead Developer has not changed, he still is the creator and founder of Creators.TF. However from this point on, I will publicly bear the responsibility of leading the project and the outreach with the community, including the delegation of tasks to each team member and coordinating deadlines.

The next big event is just around the corner. I can't wait to show you all what we've been working on for the past few months. If you wish to contact me, I can be reached at [email protected] or poke me in the Discord."

- Nanochip

That’s all we have in store for this triple-flavor-fruit burst of an update, see you guys locked and loaded out on the battlefield!



Wait a second... Hey! Who left this letter lying around? Get rid of it!