The creator claims that $500 offer is need for even consideration of more. Me thinks they are going to have a lot more offers of $500 than expected. Hell, I'm sure I could scrap $500 up to go to a great cause like this!
I logged in from my laptop last night. It's a little slow and the frame rate wasn't the best but I think that more has to do with the age of my laptop than anything else. I believe I got similar performance out of Windows 7.
Online multiplayer tends to stress me out, but you guys were almost always amazingly friendly and fun to play with. TF2 is one of my all-time favorites, and I'm happy I was able to play with you guys a bit!