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Basically...

Play Steam games.
Get cards.
Use cards to get discounts on games.
Thanks. And what's the deal of changing your Steam profile page?
post #12 of 45
Once people discover how easily this system can be abused they'll flood the market with cards thinking they can make a quick buck.
Edited by John Shepard - 6/23/13 at 1:06pm
post #13 of 45
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Once people discover how easily this system can be abused they'll flood the market with cards thinking they can make a quick buck.

How exactly can this be abused....?

You need to spend money to get cards and your account can only get o many cards until you get lucky with a random booster pack.
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How exactly can this be abused....?

You need to spend money to get cards and your account can only get o many cards until you get lucky with a random booster pack.
You don't have to actually play games in order to earn cards.
Just run 4-5 games on the background for a couple of hours and you'll earn all the available drops without doing anything.
I tested this other day with hl2,trine 2 and magicka.
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How exactly can this be abused....?

tf2outpost me thinks?
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Or, they'll just analyze your key patterns in the game (or lack thereof) via the Steam Overlay and you won't get any cards.
This is Valve, I'm certain they've got plenty of safeguards in place to prevent abuse.
post #17 of 45
Of course flooding the market with cards is a good thing,that is if you are looking to craft badges though.
Cards will cost only a few cents each.
post #18 of 45
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Or, they'll just analyze your key patterns in the game (or lack thereof) via the Steam Overlay and you won't get any cards.
This is Valve, I'm certain they've got plenty of safeguards in place to prevent abuse.
Its not like they care about the abuse. People that sell them make valve money.
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You don't have to actually play games in order to earn cards.
Just run 4-5 games on the background for a couple of hours and you'll earn all the available drops without doing anything.
I tested this other day with hl2,trine 2 and magicka.

Right but I wouldn't call that abuse.

End of the day, your still very limited to the amount of cards you can get.
Cards drop often enough that it only takes around 2 hours to get all your drops anyway, afking doesn't change much.
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Awww yiss, soon the market will crash and I will mock all those who did not buy into the beta. Selling commons for upwards of $2.50 was great. Now the majority are already down to around 30 cents. Once the plebes get in I expect them to be down a nickel or dime apiece.

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Most of my friends just alt tab while a game is running to get the maximum cards you can get without trading...

Alt-Tabbing out of the Brütal Legend menu was an aural delight.
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