I’m currently semi-addicted to Steam trading cards and leveling up my Steam account. Why? Because I’m an idiot. F2P ALL THE WAY!
PS: If you are not into the cards, please send one or all to me and we can be buddies on Steam forever. Tag = Syncaine.
PPS: Totally serious about the above, please send me a card. Any card(s) will do. I’ll find a way to make them work.
PPPS: I feel like I’m approaching the F2P rock bottom of addiction. That’s a good thing right? On the way to recovery and all that?
Like any good F2P MMO, there are people not paying in, there are those paying in some, and then there are the whales:
(Terrifying amount of stuff on that profile to consider. 2k+ games owned and a 43 completion percentage? Almost 2k DLC? 658 f’n badges, including a ton of foil badges?)
Also, going down the Steam rabbit hole, this might be more impressive: http://steamcommunity.com/id/wzx052266
1 year on Steam, 1,200+ games…
I’ll send you mine tonight.
+1 for you.
I tried. It was too hard. I am too old for that intense f2p challenging nonsense.
I’ll send you the trade and you can hit accept.
Also thanks for kicking me off your house. Real nice of you!
It was too hard for me too, but now that I actually know how to do it…
How do you even send the cards? I see the option to put them on the market, but not to just hand them off to somebody?
You can go to their profile, next to send message click on the more button, and offer trade
Happy to give you all my trading cards…if I can work out how to do it. Do we have to be friends first?
Yep, you have to be friends first, then do as Jenks above said.
And it appears that trades are a real time thing, so you have to both be on and at your console at the same time. I tried to trade with SynCaine last night, but it was very late his time so I suspect he was only still online to AFK card collect. Heh.
Hmm I don’t believe that is the case. I’ve sent trades to people who are afk. Not sure if you can send them to people offline.
That said, when accepting a trade, I was getting an error saying the trade could not be made, yet when I closed the window the trade had in fact gone through.
I’ll try to send you a trade when I get a chance.
Well, when I tried it went into a “proposing trade” state which looked like it was going to sit around until you responded, so I bailed on it. I suppose I could have waited a bit longer.
Wait I can level my steam account?
I uninstalled a month ago since I don’t play EVE through steam and my PC wanted to update steam every single startup.
Think I have to actually play something though steam first to earn steam trading cards before I can give them away.
Feel free to reject my friend invite, I assume that is not needed to gift you cards once I have some.
Shouldn’t be to hard a task to spend some time playing the games I have. :)
Only certain games have cards associated with them (EVE has cards); generally it takes about 45min-2hrs to get all of the ‘free’ cards you qualify for when you buy a game… Not that I installed a bunch of games recently just to afk farm the cards and uninstall or anything…
“Not that I installed a bunch of games recently just to afk farm the cards and uninstall or anything…”
Apparently, this is more fun than Darkfail.
Just to throw some fuel on the fire, when I wondered why I wasn’t getting any cards when playing Star Conflict (don’t know what to do with the cards, but if I earn em, I want em!), I started poking around and found that with F2P MMOs, you only earn cards by spending money on them. Hrmm…
Same goes for any F2P game (Path of Exiles for example).
What’s interesting is that you earn about one card per $9 spent, while you can pick up a game for $2.50 on a Steam sale and get all 3-4 cards that come with it.
It’s not an EVE-economy system for sure; just something to waste time on and, for Valve, to hook a few whales on and make some easy profit.
OK under account name > badges I can see what games I have that have trading cards. Eve Online, Half-Life 2, Portal 2, Civilization V. (TF2 but never played that game).
If Blood Bowl: LE, Deus Ex 3, Farcy 3, Warhammer 40k: DoW II had trading cards I’d get them for sure. Most other games don’t see much playtime after I finish them once.