Originally Posted by |MaguS|
From what I read valve only blocks user IDs, they never ban by IP. Servers can ban by IP but they only ban on the server, not globally.
As for the news, Meh. I stopped enjoying the game when they started making all these stupid changes. I liked it when they first released the game but now its too punishing to people who don't play it too often.
Yep, I uninstalled it around the same time they started adding hats.