"Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

You have a limited number of Trading Card drops for each game that does not reset.

Additional cards can be gained through Steam Trading or purchasing them off the Community Market."

Well, shit.

bobofatt (Support) (1 year ago)

That should increase the value of cards/items methinks.

I hope.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

for non-free games at least

Suits

(1 year ago*)

As it seems all of the games are paid. You have to own TF2 and Dota 2 'premium' in order to get drops. So you'll have to pay for these free games to get cards anyway, lol.

mm3n

(1 year ago)

Or buy items ;)

Timmaeh

(1 year ago)

unless they invite a shitload of ppl since that group has over 100k members i think

quasarballz

(1 year ago)

But it means you HAVE to buy/trade cards to complete a set. Guess it depends how many people want to sell vs how many people want to buy.

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

yeah they'll see how much money they are making with the fees on the market and then they'll decide if and how to change something

painman01

(1 year ago)

Multiple accounts to get all the TF2 and Dota2 cards. Multiple accounts to get all the CS:GO cards since it's free weekend. I can't see the TF2 and Dota2 rising too much in price because most of the people who sell will probably have multiple accounts.

jatan11t

(1 year ago*)

Oh sweet! Free weekend for CS:GO! I can get the cards :)

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

Let me know if that works for you, it doesnt show up on my badge page :(

kataztrophik

(1 year ago)

I can't seems to even d/l it for the weekend, has it not started yet?

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

It has, I had to restart Steam before it showed up in my library

kataztrophik

(1 year ago)

Oh yeah, guess I shoulda tried that. Thanks :)

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

can you idle in cs:go for the cards by running text mode?

badaboom

(1 year ago)

Yes. But not in Free weekend, you have to own it.

MrCastiglia

(1 year ago)

Are you sure?

badaboom

(1 year ago)

I don't own CS:GO, played 2.6 hours with the free weekend and did not receive any card drops. You must own the game if you want cards to drop.

kataztrophik

(1 year ago)

welp, that sucks, guess my only card drops will be from tf2 and dota2. Anyone know if I can run dota2 on title screen in textmode for drops?

badaboom

(1 year ago)

yes you can idle for the cards.
go into the game in single player without bots and start the map.
then just click alt+tab and you can work on your pc like usual while waiting to get all the drops.

:)

P4INKILL3R

(1 year ago)

Don't even need to be in a map, idle at the menu also works... :)

fiftykyu

(1 year ago)

T__T I hope I get my invite before Sunday

jatan11t

(1 year ago)

Or run a few TF2 alts like a lot of people already do..

Ansatsunin

(1 year ago)

So ppl who have a numerous accounts will enjoy this...

Gawaine

(1 year ago)

Not really since they have to grind for the cards that takes up allot of time

Dzeeraajs

(1 year ago)

Not at all, ppl report getting cards for having the game idling on the main menu in the background while doing other things, even playing other games.

iqgobo

(1 year ago)

You don't have to grind, you don't even have to properly launch the game. Just leaving the One Source Game at a time message on will do the trick.

Like he said, this benefits multiaccounts and not really anyone else.

c00lizz

(1 year ago)

well, at some point they will add more and more games...

SilenR

(1 year ago)

Ateszmadman (1 year ago)

lol that suxs

IKR...

darkdude8

(1 year ago)

Cha0sSt0rm (1 year ago*)

Well, that's a bit shit. I'd have thought it would be limited drops per week for example, not permanently.

Laudes (1 year ago)

Good for value, indeed. I don't like dota anymore, but I can sure get those cards to trade them away for other cards/ or refined metals.

Skylark (1 year ago)

Oh crap, that sucks! I thought it would be something like TF2, a limit per week and not forever! -_-

olith (1 year ago)

How many cards does it take to complete a set?

It depends.

5 for Don't Starve.
9 for Hat Fortress 2.
8 for Half-Life 2.
8 for Portal 2.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago*)

Hat Fortress? :D

Skylark

(1 year ago)

you mean Team Hat Simulator 2013

olith

(1 year ago)

You mean the one with that shooting mini-game?

GiygasVan

(1 year ago)

LMAO

Viacoloris

(1 year ago)

Anyhoo (1 year ago)

Crap , i just sold 5 of them for 1 ref each

ppl are getting much more on the marketplace last I looked

Matrixomega

(1 year ago)

I make about 14 bucks, on Steam Market selling my TF2, HL2 cards

xXGatumadreXx

(1 year ago)

fredfioreze (1 year ago*)

Would you mind posting a screenshot of this? :)

I think I'll post this on /r/SteamTradingCards so...

Added picture to the OP.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago*)

Thanks!

fredfioreze

(1 year ago)

xarabas (1 year ago)

I expected weekly drop reset at least, this is bullshit

I assumed weekly as well, same as tf2 item drops.
Actually, I still assume weekly, it doesn't make sense to limit them and have them used in crafting.

TheShobo (Support)

(1 year ago)

it'd decrease the value of the cards too much, and make trading pointless. as it is they're only worth like 1$ a piece. when it opens to everyone. gg.

beebs

(1 year ago*)

At least a monthly reset would be interesting, none is kinda brutal.

KaiserTroll

(1 year ago)

They did it to make the steam community a bigger part of steam. So non resetting card drops is a logical step, so people who want badges have to TRADE their trading cards with community members.

olith

(1 year ago)

Aeternum (1 year ago)

Arent you supposed to get 1 card per 20 hours in a game? I had a pool of 5 card drops for TF2 (102 hours) and none for dota2 since I only played it for 45 minutes.

I got like 6 TF2 cards in few hours.

Ateszmadman

(1 year ago)

No, you get 3-4 cards per hour.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

I see. Thanks :)

Aeternum

(1 year ago)

Observe that you have to have DOTA2 premium to get cards from that

Laudes

(1 year ago)

Jozzz (1 year ago*)

Do you think there will be a flood of invites soon like there was with the new community beta?

I doubt it.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

well i just got one emailed to me from valve so it looks like they're coming out quickly

Jozzz

(1 year ago)

They just said they're sending out another 10k invites right now.

bobofatt (Support)

(1 year ago)

50k invites today, similar number tomorrow.

ThreePipeProblem

(1 year ago)

yep, i got mine and sold 3 invites on the steam marketplace for $2 almost instantly.

Jozzz

(1 year ago)

RainBoom (1 year ago*)

So at last it's only profile backgrounds that we'll have to buy in real money as we can only get up to half a set by ourselves ? Or in the better cases trade half of a set for another half-set from which we have the other half to complete the set and get the background we'd want.

Seems more shitty than the first impressions.

This isnt clear at all srsly..

Never played magic or any other TGC, have you? That's the point of trading cards.

olith

(1 year ago)

yes i did, and you say bs

RainBoom

(1 year ago*)

Peroxide (1 year ago)

TF2 idlers rejoice!

Limited amount of drops means the idlers with countless accounts will be getting the most out of this!

Dis lol

Delorian

(1 year ago)

If I'm not mistaken, each account needs to at least made an in-game purchase for the F2P game to drop cards.

fadillzzz

(1 year ago)

Multi idlers often have premium accounts because they cannot trade otherwise. I think

MrCastiglia

(1 year ago*)

Yep, you need premium accounts for proper idling. TF2 farmers rejoice!

c00lizz

(1 year ago)

+1

Idling is rather useless when you can't get the items from the account.

Peroxide

(1 year ago)

<3

Raiden (Support)

(1 year ago)

Foils will still have value then.

pielord17

(1 year ago)

I have no clue what you're trying to imply by that.

I never said anything would be devalued, I was celebrating because I'd get tons more cards than the average user.

Peroxide

(1 year ago)

But getting tons will of course devalue it.

pielord17

(1 year ago)

If there were more idlers than legit players, it'd be possible, but since you only get half the required cards you'd need a 1:1 of idlers:legit for everyone to complete their sets.

Unless of course no one has any interest in the cards and then the market would obviously become flooded.

Peroxide

(1 year ago)

Tsok (1 year ago)

Yeah... what if someone have 10 acounts with TF2 and dota2?

You only get cards from TF2/Dota if you bought something from the ingame-shop (or if you bought TF2 before it was free)

flip972

(1 year ago)

isnt it only 5$

badaboom

(1 year ago)

More like 40 cents each actually. But you do have to put 5$ on the wallet. Also it's being rumoured that you'll get a drop every 9$ spent.

MrCastiglia

(1 year ago)

flip972 (1 year ago)

Is it already known how many cards you can get per game?

5 for Don't Starve. 9 for Hat Fortress 2. 8 for Half-Life 2. 8 for Portal 2.

Tsok

(1 year ago)

Thanks, but i meant how many cards can drop if you play a game, until you don't get any more cards from playing that game.

flip972

(1 year ago)

You can look it up under badges. 4xtf2, 4x Dota2, 4x Portal 2. Even if I have to admit: I droped 5 tf2 items so there was a reset. Also: you can drop dupes.

Infernotoni

(1 year ago*)

Ah, there it is. Thank you!

flip972

(1 year ago)

50% of the total (rounded up).
i.e. 3 for Don't Starve, 5 for TF2, etc... etc...

Incog

(1 year ago)

TheShobo (Support) (1 year ago)

This doesn't make sense, I think the person was misinformed.

If this was the case the supply of cards will run out far too quickly as you need a lot more cards than you can get on your own to level up even to level 1 of each badge.

Somehow, I think that's the point. They want people to buy those cards through the community market so they make a cut out of it.

Zomby2D

(1 year ago)

Well that's one day of making some money. After that the cards are gone and they won't get any money anymore.

rubber2006

(1 year ago)

They'd make a fuckton more if they had it reset. Sure they'd get a smaller amount per sale but they'd get thousands and thousands more sales.

TheShobo (Support)

(1 year ago)

Or they can sell them in the Steam store as well. Get the momentum going with a free teaser, then have the supply dwindle until you can only buy them directly from Steam.

jatan11t

(1 year ago)

On the one hand its hard to deny that there wont be a lot of cards at one point (if this information is correct) on the other hand it forces players to TRADE their trading cards (those sly dogs ;) )

olith

(1 year ago)

MrCastiglia (1 year ago)

This sound reallly stupid. Cards will eventually run out.

ssshikari (1 year ago)

Im happy for u guys. But give me an invite to Steam Trading something-something. lol.

fadillzzz (1 year ago*)

Nice response, there.

Cloonaid (1 year ago)

Level 5 Portal 2 badge reporting!

SPAAACE!

Jealous...

kataztrophik

(1 year ago)

How?

Stevoisiak

(1 year ago)

Buy cards, then craft them.

Cloonaid

(1 year ago)

CR7CAMIAO (1 year ago)

Support answered you in four hours? Holy shit

It's a miracle!

Grizzlywolf

(1 year ago)

Usually it takes 2 days. I was surprised too.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

HOOH (1 year ago)

It should reset once crafted a badge, for that game. That would make more sense.

E.g. Player 1 trades cards to Player 2 >> Player 2 crafts a badge >> Player 2 gets some from the reset >> Trades to Player 1 so he/she gets the badge as well

(Assuming that is an ideal case)

Gummydrop (1 year ago)

Sorry all of you who idled for cards before you were level 10!

If someone was below 10 (at least a few levels though) when this thing started what would it matter if he idled the cards or not? Waiting for new levels from steam events will take months if not years and things will change.

And if you were supposed to level up by cards you'd use the ones you got dropped, so still no level 10 cards dropped.

Unless, of course, someone would buy the whole sets before dropping so he would start idling with a small chance to get Foils. Then again I doubt that could be profitable as the chance is small and the cards are a bit expensive when it comes to a whole set.

ViciousCrow

(1 year ago)

"There is no extra benefit to having foil cards or foil badges aside from their rarity."

beebs

(1 year ago)

That is a pretty huge benefit when you can sell them on the market for quite a bit :p

BernardoOne

(1 year ago)

bibboorton (1 year ago)

But there's 5 levels per set, right? :o That makes these buying cards then and not trading cards.. I'd hoped it at least resets after you craft a badge set.

5 levels per set only till level 10. From level 10 to 20 its 2.5 levels per set, and so on.

Necroblight

(1 year ago)

He's means badge levels, not player levels. Each crafted badge can be upgraded 5 times. So you need 5 complete sets of game cards for a level 5 badge.

Gilgongo

(1 year ago*)

Dainius (1 year ago)

So if I got a badge, I need to buy cards to update it?

zelghadis (1 year ago)

They don't know what they're doing themselves...
Read here
look especially on this line: Future in-game purchases will result in more card drops.

It doesn't make any sense compared to this support answer.

You do have a point. We'll see how it goes.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

It depends on how you read it.

It says DOTA2 and Team Fortress 2 have a different mechanic because they are f2p games. It does still mention a drop limit, though. The only question is whether you can reset or increase that limit with future in-game purchases.

Valve might have decided that the number of cards should be related to the price of the game. In that case, they could have decided that continual in-game purchases should increase how many cards you can get from that game. (Which would also conveniently encourage people to spend more money in those games.)

It sounds like there are a lot of problems with the system, anyway. Features aren't working. Card drops aren't working right in some games. Crafted coupons have issues. (In the thread you linked, one commenter said he ended up paying full price for a game that he had a 90% off coupon for. Another commenter received a coupon for a game that isn't sold outside of a bundle, and the couple doesn't apply for the bundle.) Steam Support won't give clear answers, which is par for the course for Steam Support.

It looks like another half-thought out and poorly executed idea for Steam, like Greenlight. Or arguably like half the stuff that Valve introduces in general. It may be in beta, but Valve really should have had it in better shape, and communicated how it works (or at least is supposed to work) better than they've done.

Baines

(1 year ago)

+1.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago)

quasarballz (1 year ago)

ofc there will be resets, thats probably a bot answer lol
btw 10k were invited now so better sell your shit fast since prices will drop much

I'd rather expect Valve to make CardsShop where you can buy each card for $2 instead of resets.

PsyKo

(1 year ago)

each card no, but I do expect them to sell booster packs or something like that.

BernardoOne

(1 year ago)

That's better idea.

But for some reason, I think it will turn out to be "Missing a card? Buy pack for $10 hoping you'll get one missing, while we'll give you 4 copies of most common in market place and 5th you already have" :P

PsyKo

(1 year ago)

It's possible they're using a script, but I somehow doubt that was an automated message.

The current cards have "Series 1", so that would lead me to believe they plan on having more. I could see them resetting when the new series is released, but this is BETA so nothing is concrete anyway.

Peroxide

(1 year ago)

kt (1 year ago)

If it really doesn't reset, I can't see even a few percent of the steam users go after this further than the first few days, me included.

TwisttedElement (1 year ago)

Time to idle and trade or sell em :DD Idc much about these anyways does anyone really care?

The people who buy them?

NastyHero

(1 year ago)

TheRealDealReece (1 year ago)

No biggie I have plenty of metal I could trade to complete my TF2 set.

fredfioreze (1 year ago*)

FAQ updated - Drop limits & Dota 2

tf2/dota2 = 1 more card drop for around $9 in game items

other games = no reset

Sad :/

Moronic. People will make a $1 purchase of a TF2 item on an alt account and get 5 more cards rather than spending $9/card.

(edit to add, I'm calling the system moronic, not you... o.O )

ACorpse

(1 year ago*)

Premium accounts get the 5 cards only if they were premium prior to the trading card beta going live, I think. So no, you'd have to spend the $9 to get one more, and just buying a 50 cent item to become premium won't give you 5 card slots.

Celdiruen

(1 year ago)

Necroblight (1 year ago)

Well, screw that, I'm going home.

MattyMatt (1 year ago)

Why are people so hyped on these cards? I don't get it.

They seem to do nothing.

You could easily extend that; games only waste time, they don't do anything useful either.

ACorpse

(1 year ago)

There's always one idiot that exaggerates your statement.

MattyMatt

(1 year ago)

OK let's see then. They allow you to set a profile background, they let you spam chat with annoying icons, they make you money. That's quite a bit more than most games.

ACorpse

(1 year ago)

Yup these cards are buying me CS:GO which will give me more cards :p

McWafflez

(1 year ago)

:csgoanarchist:

MrCastiglia

(1 year ago)

:yay:

PE99

(1 year ago)

well, they give you free moneeeiiiiiiis

You can also craft them into a badge and you will receive emoticons for chat, background for your steam profile and a chance of getting a discount coupon for a game.

BernardoOne

(1 year ago)

How does it give you free money?

MattyMatt

(1 year ago)

Steam market

TheDopefish

(1 year ago)

So people sell the cards? Surprised it isn't hats for your avatar.

MattyMatt

(1 year ago)

De gustibus non est disputandum... :)

fiftykyu

(1 year ago)

What about my mother? You asshat

Say that to my face and see what happens

xarabas

(1 year ago)

yo mama so fat she has her own orbit

nosef

(1 year ago)

You can craft them and get a nice steam profile

ThreePipeProblem

(1 year ago)

MADNESSSsss (1 year ago)

A friend gave me his Dota2 cards saying he doesn't have any use for them D:

McWafflez (1 year ago)

The cards will be worthless once everyone gets into the Trading Card Beta

Yeah. It is prolly a good idea to sell them on the market now and rebuy the ones you need later when the prices drop to approx 0.2 €

TRUCKER

(1 year ago)

Yep made enough money off of cards to buy CS:GO and get more cards XD

McWafflez

(1 year ago)

yupignome (1 year ago)

Reminds me of that episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia when Mac and Dennis distribute Paddy's Dollars to the shanty-dwellers. Self-sustaining economy!..............right?

JosTheReal (1 year ago)

If they're not going to reset the counter per week I think this will fail.

leaderlord (1 year ago)

Valve, you dissapointed me... Im installing origin right now.

rgirvan864 (1 year ago)

What I'm confused about is the foil cards. If you only have a limited number of drops and you have to be level ten to get a chance at getting them and the only way to get to level ten is to have participated in past Summer/Winter sales or get complete sets of cards. Then a large majority will then have reached their limit before they reach level ten and then have no chance at getting a foil card without paying a large amount of money on the marketplace.

That's the point.

vidmavidma

(1 year ago*)

This topic is now closed.