Some news and some milestones on my end.
C-Fan wrote: now I just buy shit off SCM for myself since it makes me happy.
In August I bought a sunbeams towering pillar of hats off the market for about 100 keys. It turned out to be clean, and I was only the 6th owner. I really enjoyed that hat, but when I got an offer for 150 pure this morning, I had to take it. Not sure what I'll do with my keys (have 156 total now), but feel good about that sale. The beams tower will be missed though.
I also couldn't resist buying an aussie minigun off the market. I was trying to be good and resist, but when I found a pro one with daffodil firehorns (best sheen for aussies and my fav effect), with damage dealt on it to boot, I couldn't resist. Once I bought it though, it kind of made my current minigun (Malia) redundant. Since she was nearing 25K kills, I decided to retire both her and my strange toss proof towel once they both hit 25,000. That happened today. I decided to replace the towel with a strange beard for Heavy (unshaved bear), so now its like I'm starting fresh for Heavy. While this is a little sad, it's also exciting, and I can still use Malia in MVM since she has robot kills while my aussie does not.
Here are my Heavy strange counts as of today:
Malia: 25,000 kills, 2104 Dominations, 20,675 robots, 928 kills while ubered)- RETIRED
Mannceaux Signature Collection Toss Proof Towel; 25,000 points, 346 taunts, 1450 fires-RETIRED
Totally Ordinary Australium Minigun: 999 kills, 226,579 damage, 111 spies, 92 heavies
Fashionable Unshaved Bear: 984 points, 119 assists
Rage-inducing Natasha: 2383 kills, 365 pyros, 284 soldiers
I'll post again when I figure out what to do with my keys. Right now I have my Secret Toque for Heavy, the Roboactive Bonnet for Demo, and 156 keys. I want to hold onto the Toque, but I may use the bonnet with the keys to get something bigger. Or I may sit tight. We'll see.