Team Fortress Wiki:April Fools' Day

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2011

Introducing, the first annual Australium April Update, adding a new weapon and playable class! First up, forget the Holy Mackerel, and come check out the newest TF2 weapon, the cow. Originally hailing from 2fort, the cow is ready for battle, inflicting bleeding and milk upon your enemies. Also added is the first ever playable character addition, the Demopan! Equipped with his trusty Stout Shako and Frying Pan, this trading expert can interrupt team communications with trade requests. Enjoy the update!
Latest Updates post for April Fools Day

This article is about the April Fools' Day event. On April 1st, 2011, the Team Fortress Wiki altered the front page as part of a fictional Australium April Update. The "featured article" rotated between the pages for the new class, the Demopan, and the new Cow melee weapon for the Heavy. The Demopan page was originally created by Benjamuffin for his User page, while the Cow page was created specifically for April Fools' Day by Focusknock. The trending topics were changed to Cow, Demopan, Frying Pan, Bounty Hat, Chargin' Targe, Dangeresque, Too?, Stout Shako, and For 2 Refined for the day. A fake update post, written by Stevoisiak, was added to the current events describing the fake update.

List of archived pages

April Fools' Day/2011April Fools' Day/2011/CowApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/cs
April Fools' Day/2011/Cow/deApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/esApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/fr
April Fools' Day/2011/Cow/itApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/jaApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/ko
April Fools' Day/2011/Cow/noApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/plApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/pt-br
April Fools' Day/2011/Cow/roApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/ruApril Fools' Day/2011/Cow/sv
April Fools' Day/2011/Cow/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2011/DemopanApril Fools' Day/2011/Demopan/es
April Fools' Day/2011/Demopan/jaApril Fools' Day/2011/Demopan/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2011/Demopan/ru
April Fools' Day/2011/Demopan/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2011/esApril Fools' Day/2011/pt-br

2012

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Happy April Fools' Day!

On April 1st, 2012, the Team Fortress Wiki followed its April Fools' Day tradition. We hope you enjoyed the event!

The entire thing was completely unplanned; the idea and its realization all took place in our IRC channel from March 31st, 13:45 to release on April 1st, 2 AM (GMT-5).

Collaborators

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The event was a collaborative effort between the following editors (in alphabetical order):

  • Askarmuk (Russian translation)
  • Asplode (Finnish translation)
  • Armisael (Circular Saw weapon demonstration)
  • ballad (Moral Support, general editing the articles, wrote some patch notes)
  • Drunken_F00l (gently trolling the channel)
  • Epic Eric (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  • Fashnek (Images, article and patch notes cleanup, secret IRC string pulling)
  • FreeXMan (Russian translation)
  • i-ghost (images)
  • GianAwesome (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  • Psyke (items)
  • Lent (Polish translation)
  • Lexar (Modelled the Ricochest)
  • Mr. Magoolachub (3D model render, images)
  • Moussekateer (cname record)
  • NeoDement (Modelled & textured the Crocketeer's Cloak)
  • NuggetWarmer (Heartwarming Headache Model)
  • Plummaster (Russian translation)
  • Quinnjdq (Modelled & textured the Circular Circlesaw, textured the Ricochest, did some images)
  • RJackson (organization, fake store and news pages, hidden ARG)
  • R4wrz0rz0r (Made the kill icon, item attributes and thought of the "deresolution" effect for the Circular Circlesaw)
  • Primrose (Heartwarming Headache Texture)
  • Razor-X (Polish translation)
  • Ryo (Spanish translation)
  • 'Stache (French translation)
  • Sparkwire (Heartwarming Headache Model)
  • Stevoisiak (Noticed we didn't have any April Fools plan, continual pushing of wiki cape resulted in Crocketeer's Cloak)
  • Stormbird (Russian translation)
  • Svdl (Heartwarming Headache Texture)
  • TheRealDoctor
  • Weegeetnik (French translation)
  • WindPower (organization, hosting, photoshop)
  • ~www~ (Chinese translation)
  • Yjy950105 (Korean translation)

Release

All the contributions of this event were all publicly visible on the recent changes page. Somehow, nothing leaked, until it was released on the following mediums:

Content

The following content was made:

Reactions

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Other than on the release pages, other reactions to the event have emerged:

Trivia

List of archived pages

April Fools' Day/2012April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 PatchApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/es
April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/frApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/plApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/April 1, 2012 Patch/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular CirclesawApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Circular Circlesaw/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's CloakApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Crocketeer's Cloak/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/Current EventsApril Fools' Day/2012/Current Events/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Current Events/ruApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming HeadacheApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Heartwarming Headache/zh-hantApril Fools' Day/2012/RicochestApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/es
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/fiApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/ko
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/plApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochest/ru
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/esApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/fi
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/frApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/koApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/pl
April Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/Ricochet 2/ruApril Fools' Day/2012/es
April Fools' Day/2012/koApril Fools' Day/2012/pt-brApril Fools' Day/2012/ru

2013

Happy April Fools' Day!

On April 1st, 2013, the Team Fortress Wiki still followed its April Fools' Day tradition. We hope you enjoyed the event (again)!

Collaborators

The event was a collaborative effort between the following editors (in alphabetical order):

  • 'Stache (French translation)
  • AgentBull (German translation)
  • Alexelgeco (Spanish translation)
  • ALEXMIRONENKO98 (Article(ru): April 1, 2013 Patch)
  • Ashes (Articles(en): Easter Bundle, Ranger's Returner, Eggsterminator, Egg Basket ;; General organization)
  • Asplode
  • CaptainObviouslyObvious (Images: Backpack Eggsterminator, Backpack Lagomorphic Listeners)
  • Cobaltcakes (Images: Egg Basket, Eggmill)
  • Darkid
  • Dio (Image: Ranger's Returner)
  • Djjak90 (Image: Lagomorphic Listeners)
  • Eels (Articles(en): Eggmill, Easter Mode) (Image: Crit Egg)
  • Epic Eric (Brazilian, Portuguese translation)
  • Emrfish6 (Image: Exploding bunny)
  • Fuzzy (Article(ru): Easter Mode)
  • Godisme (Article(en): Eastralian Update)
  • Hinaomi (Articles(en): Exploding bunny, Extraordinary Easter Eggs, Lagomorphic Listeners, April 1, 2013 Patch ;; Idea: Patch note)
  • KOSOY (Articles(ru): Ranger's Returner, Eggsterminator, Lagomorphic Listeners, Extraordinary Easter Eggs, Egg Basket, Exploding bunny, Eastralian Update)
  • Liquid Fire (Danish translation)
  • Mecha the Slag (Kill icon for Ranger's Returner)
  • Pumpkin671games (Article(ru): Easter Bundle)
  • Stevoisiak (Article(en): April 1, 2013 Patch) (Image: Lagomorphic Listeners workshop preview)
  • TheRealDoctor (Articles(en): Ranger's Returner, Eggsterminator, Easter Bundle v1 ;; Idea: Egg Basket)
  • RocketStickyJumper ("DancingEngie" - Eggs kit)
  • Ryo567 (Spanish translation)
  • WindPower (Organization, hosting, photoshop)
  • Wizzy (Article(ru): Eggmill)
  • Yjy950105 (Korean translation)

Content

The following content was made: