The Team Fortress 2 Thread

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Brainchild, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Blasterpwns

    Blasterpwns Regretting my username...

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    Distance Traveled according to sources. I'm upset we have more stock stranges in Salvaged crates though. :V
     
  2. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    If that is what it does (and that makes sense), then I partially want it. Though, given how long it took me to get a Huntsman, good luck with that (maybe they'll make Festive Grease around Christmas).


    As for the rest, I am SO glad that Guillotine isn't in #50, as I need it. Though I do need a name and desc. tag for it, as it's time to upgrade my Infected Cleaver.


    The rest I can skip. Though I'm interested in some of that promo stuff, if they make regular versions. Also, the Portal Box apparently has a flattened Wheatley core to replace the Sapper.
     
  3. thecollector

    thecollector Will pet your dog

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    Cyber-Scream Well-Known Member

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    That's amazing.
    That's even more amazing.

    How can this day get anymore amazing?
     
  5. PaladinVance

    PaladinVance Watch your step.

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    Time to fire up the alt.
    Between this and a Badger in dota, I got tradin' to do.
     
  6. Hot Shot.

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    I sell u a key 4 5 ref add me 4 fast trade.
     
  7. thecollector

    thecollector Will pet your dog

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    Wonder if they'll actually rise to 5
     
  8. Blasterpwns

    Blasterpwns Regretting my username...

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

    After calming down a bit from the initial excitement, I'm actually curious where the crate 50 strange prices will settle. If there's another crate drought like we had, they'll probably go to around the crate 40 price range. If not though, these could be pretty rare stranges.
     
  9. thecollector

    thecollector Will pet your dog

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    Remember we got Yanis likely influencing a lot of things, so I don't expect 50 to be around for a year like 40.
     
  10. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Uncrated my Guillotine. So I'm pretty set on stuff, unless I come across a 50.
     
  11. Hot Shot.

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    I have no doubts that it will within the next three months.

    I suspect that most of the rise in value is artificial. All people have to do is say, "I sold X for X amount" and provide "evidence" to Backpack.TF. Surely there are key dealers making these trades with their alt accounts or friends to fabricate this evidence.

    People wouldn't normally pay 4.11 Ref for a key, but if the spreadsheet says it's worth that, it MUST be true! :rolleyes: 
     
  12. thecollector

    thecollector Will pet your dog

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    Of course it's artificial. The current justification for it is that metal is dropping, therefore keys need to be higher.
    http://forums.backpack.tf/index.php?/topic/249-the-cause-of-rising-key-prices/
    http://backpack.tf/vote/id/513a4006ba2536b86c000012
    But, that's happened since the drop system started.
    The problem is buyers are still putting up with the increase for whatever reason. We'll see how long that lasts and how far they'll allow it.
    EDIT: Actually, lookin around, nobody seems to have an idea they agree on. I think this was just started by some outposter that noticed the halloween bubble and thought he could push it a bit more, and all these explanations are just bad after thoughts. None of this would have happened if buyers stopped buying keys that high :V.
     
  13. bariprime

    bariprime Elite Guard Commander

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    Guys I am selling my soul to the person who trades me Strange PDA and Strange Fists of Steel
     
  14. PaladinVance

    PaladinVance Watch your step.

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    That whole argument for that price justification is kind of flawed though. Now, someone could go and do averages on how much metal is 'generated' per week, based on played counts, but what's to stop someone from buying thousands of dollars in keys, and selling them for 2 ref, just to flood the market? (Other than common sense, but let's not kid ourselves here). Point I'm trying to make, is that, short of people creating more idle/alt accounts, even factoring in hat drops, only a finite amount of metal is created in a weeks, while there's no in-store limit to how many keys players can purchase.

    And this is why I try to avoid thinking/posting before my coffee.
     
  15. Hot Shot.

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    Your soul? Ehhhh...I'll go get the Fists of Steel for you if you give me your buds.

    EDIT: Is Steam Trading borked for anyone else? Like, really borked? I tried to trade between my idle account and I couldn't drop any items in the trade window. It kept refreshing every few seconds and said "Waiting for ____" every time I took my cursor off that account's window.
     
  16. thecollector

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    Nope. Working fine for me.
     
  17. SAF7

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    If you're using sandboxie, then it does that sometimes. Try sandboxing a web browser, going to steam, log into whatever account, and then try to send a message to the other one. Then login from there. That might work.
     
  18. Hot Shot.

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    I don't think it's a problem with Sandboxie. I've been using it for a while now and this is the first time it's happened. Other people on the Steam forums are reporting the same issue when trading with their friends. Now, "friends" could mean alts, but I think it's a server-side problem.
     
  19. thecollector

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    If you have beta turned on turn it off, I guess the latest update screwed up trading or something.
     
  20. Hot Shot.

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    It has been turned off. :/