Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Bob The Skutter, Jul 11, 2013.
Dam you GABE
I've gone n brought Borderlands 2 to go with Skyrim, Dishonored and Chivarly
Just bought System Shock 2.
Anyone seen this
Praise the GABE
Get the seasonpass as well, all 4 expansions for the price of 1...
In for Fallout NV Ultimate and what the hell, Doom 3 BFG and Deadlight.
I got Fallout: New Vegas. Price was so hard to resist.
Got that in the Christmas Sale...
Just bought Dishonored for €10...
So far I've gotten LA Noire Complete, Just Cause 1+2, Civ 3 Complete, and I Am Alive. All for about $20, total.
There are some cool-looking games I'd like to get, but the sale isn't quite cheap enough for my tastes on any others I'm interested in yet.
My haul (some of which was given to me):
McPixel -- Seriously, get this game. It's a dollar, for crying out loud. You'll at least get a buck's worth of entertainment out of it. It's great.
Dishonored -- Top-rated game. How can you go wrong?
Supreme Commander 2 -- BECAUSE SUPREME COMMANDER 2!
Gnomoria -- I am not smart enough for Dwarf Fortress.
The Book of Unwritten Tales -- If they're unwritten, how can they be in a book? I hope the game will give me the answer.
Borderlands 2 -- Also a great game.
Up till now:
Borderlands 2 Season Pass + Collectorss add-on - €10 for all expansions and increased levelcap
Dishonored - Again only €10
Impire - Dungeon Maste/Overlord crossbreed game for €5
The Last Remnant - Square Enix RPG for €5
Reus, Deadlight, System Shock 2, Tropico Trilogy, Endless Space Gold, Toki Tori 2+, Kairo, Cave Story+. Myst pack so far.
Do any of you clowns want 10% off Toki Tori 2+? I have four coupons for this and I want to get rid of them.
PM me your Steam info if interested.
The date they're usable until has passed, hasn't it? I've got one spare too.
Today, Mark Of The Ninja and Orcs Must Die Franchise Pack...
The coupons are good until 2014. Check the year.
How is everyone on TRADING CARDS?!?!
Uhh. So I have, SIX Prison Architect cards from this sale. WTF. I have 2 of a couple of others, and then 1 each of a few more. I'm missing like 4 cards. Anyone want to TRADE?!?!? 5 PRISON ARCHITECTS MUST GO! Looks like I need a Torchlight 2, a Bioshock Infinite, a Chivalry, and a Kerbal Space Program. I have the aforementioned 5 extra Prison Architects, 1 extra Dead Island, and 1 extra Football Manager...
I want to CRAFT A BADGE! Whatever the hell that means
Yoda, I'll give you a BioShock Infinite for a Football Manager. Deal? PM me your Steam info and I'll send you mine and I should be around tonight to do the trade.
As for how the Steam "metagame" works:
It's based around two main things: cards and experience (XP). You normally earn cards by playing games that support them. You can find out which games you have that support cards by going to the "Badges" page of your profile. You earn cards simply by playing the games. You will drop up to half the number of total cards (rounded up) available for the game. For instance, if a game has 9 cards, then playing the game will drop 5. All drops happen within 2 hours of play time, though play time prior to the card rollout doesn't count. Some people have simply opened up several games at once and left them to run in order to drop the cards. You may get duplicates. You may get more valuable foil cards. You have no control over this.
Obviously, you cannot collect all the cards for a game by simply playing it, since the drops are limited. Instead, you have to trade with others or buy from the Marketplace. You can also get booster packs. These come to you at random based on your level. Your level is based on your XP. XP comes from how many games you have, how much community participation you've done, and how many badges you have crafted. Apart from the community badge, all other badges are crafted by collecting a complete set of cards, either for an individual game or for the Summer Sale. You can increase a badge's level (which makes it worth more XP) by crafting it multiple times, up to a maximum of 5. This requires, of course, gathering the full set again, through trading, Marketplace purchases, and/or booster packs.
Earning more XP unlocks additional profile benefits, such as allowing you to have a bigger friend list, and setting a background image for your profile page, along with other benefits I'm not familiar with just yet.
I guess this is Steam's attempt at a platform differentiation strategy. Although I think some aspects of it are neat, like the profile customization, I wouldn't be bothered if it all went away tomorrow. Still, my plan is to craft one game badge to complete my community badge, then sell all the others to buy more games. I got a foil card out of Universe Sandbox that's worth like $4.
Well, not too bad considering i have a steam account for 9 years:
My Steam Profile (from SteamDB)
Games owned: 260
Games not played: 81
Hours spent: 521.3h
BTW, i am a little underwhelmed/disapointed by the offerings this summer-sale...
me too. previously I've had to fight the urge to buy, this time I've not bought anything in days.
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