I’ll just answer my own challenge

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?

About SynCaine

Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.
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21 Responses to I’ll just answer my own challenge

  1. Jenks says:

    Like any good F2P MMO, there are people not paying in, there are those paying in some, and then there are the whales:

  2. Matt says:

    I’ll send you mine tonight.

  3. 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?

  4. Happy to give you all my trading cards…if I can work out how to do it. Do we have to be friends first?

    • Kryss says:

      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.

        • SynCaine says:

          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.

  5. 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. :)

    • SynCaine says:

      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…

      • Anti-Stupidity League says:

        “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…

        • SynCaine says:

          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.

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