So,
this will not be about the Sale but about the new Profil, the new Pointsystem and the new Itemshop.

  1. The Profil got an update, you can now change colours and stuff

  2. there is a pointsystem that will stay even after the sale. for each dollar you get 100 points

  3. with these points you can buy different items (backgrounds etc) from games you own

  4. items will not expire (except for the Golden Profile that you only get in the event)

  5. you can't trade these items

  6. cards will still be a thing and can be used to get badges and items

  7. items from badged creation can still be sold, traded...

You can check the pointshop for a game with:
https://store.steampowered.com/points/shop/app/INSERTAPPIDHERE

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do you like it?

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Does anyone know if the points badge gives xp and if it's a regular badge or is it just showable on the ''mini profile''?

2 weeks ago
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Well I did buy the ''level 20 badge'' it did add 2 levels to my steam profile however when I look into my badges I can't find it for some reason (or the xp that it has given me)

1 week ago
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I can see it now so it probably just a delay due to server overload.

1 week ago
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Now two more badges to game...

2 weeks ago
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Want to play the badge game?

1 week ago
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No wonder my profile looked weird, have to look at everything more to see if any of this is a good thing

2 weeks ago
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Does the coin shop stay after the sale?

2 weeks ago
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Yes, it's permanent

1 week ago
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I like that you can acquire points all year round, and I like that you can use those points to reward others.

2 weeks ago
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Does the coin shop stay after the sale?

2 weeks ago
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yes

2 weeks ago
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Just a question: do you get an extra Summer card while crafting a badge like before?

2 weeks ago
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yes

2 weeks ago
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Thanks, it was not mentioned in the faqs!

2 weeks ago
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it is in the faq ^^

1 week ago
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I keep checking it but can't find it

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2 weeks ago
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New Profile? I hate new things... grmbl :[

2 weeks ago
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I can't tell the difference. How is it different?
Mind you, I do not notice small changes. There was some sort of grumbling about a colour change some months back and I was confused as to what that difference was as well :)

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2 weeks ago
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Some of those backgrounds are stupid as the profile isn't transparent.

1 week ago
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My thoughts :D Especially the "Starry nights" one which is animated but barely got its animations mainly in the center and almost none on the sides.
I got myself the Oceanside one tho 'cause it's not too much movement in general and having those waving banners and the air vent on the side looks pretty nice. You can see it in action on my profile.

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Does that mean that we can use a GIF as avatar now?

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I hope we get some Lite client soon. All this crap makes Epic launcher even more appealing.

1 week ago
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And that crap you are posting about steam, is making you even more unappealing xD

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I especially like that I can highlight my profile picture as it is now. I know it doesn't look too good, but it's good anyway :)

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Emoticons and Backgrounds that were previously associated with trading cards can now be directly acquired by using Steam Points

I wonder how this will affect the market price for these items; and whether devs/publishers will be compensated for items purchased with points (like they are with market sales).

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those items cant be sold or tradedQ!

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Addendum: The ones you buy through the point store can't be sold or traded. Ones dropped by crafting badges are still status quo.

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A centralized points system is smart thinking from their part, at least we won't have to wrestle with several seasonal currencies that might or might not carry over to the next seasonal sale, they can just have seasonal rewards instead.
But dammit, that shop page is a literal CPU killer, thanks to all those uselessly fancy animations... if it ever bother to load at all, that is.

Being able to buy emoticons and backgrounds you want instead of gambling with crafting is nice, though I find it odd that prices are fixed regardless of rarity, it literally kills the meaning of "rarity" if all items can be generated indefinitely for the same price. And even if they cannot be traded or sold, this will still deal a hard blow to the community market, since now you can effectively buy anything you want for free*.
Because who in their right mind would buy those pretty $20+ anime backgrounds, when you can just buy the game for $5 or so and get the background for free*?

* free = free with purchase, but I'm assuming you would buy stuff because you want it, with the points coming as a bonus, and not the other way around.
In that case, you can just check those $10 per level badges instead.

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Glad I sold all my backgrounds that were worth anything a while ago.

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Since the sale started card price of certain games has already dropped by 20%, and gems are following accordingly, they're down by 15%. This is going to cause a huge market crash.

In a way, it might be for the best, since this rarity thing causes huge distortions, like the P4G rare background that sold for $50 on the first week. On the other hand, I'm afraid that will cause interest in card farming to dwindle, making foils harder to find and shooting their prices up.

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I've been sitting on thousands of card drops because I don't like 'idling' my games, maybe it's time I work through some of them and sell the cards asap, at this point I've probably already lost hundreds of Steam wallet holding out and it's only going to go lower :(

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i listed a few a while back after a lot of idling .
I now have £80 sitting in my steam wallet with more to come no-doubt
Saving it for cyberpunk ...probably but i'm a cheap-ass patient gamer so i dunno :)

Takes a bit of time to do it though (not counting the actual idling).
You can list them reasonably quick ,well ,quicker (with script help) but it's also going through all the confirmations that eats up time.
PS.:
It can bug out after a few hundred even though it appears to have listed the whole lot.
Probably due to doing so many at once.

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It seems like cards prices are going back up again, as is usual, as interest in making badges increases with steam sale cards. But considering the initial dip I'm afraid of what will happen after the sale ends. Now might be the best moment to get those cards, look up ASF, it can idle cards while you're not playing.

1 week ago
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Yeah, my cpu went 100% load to the point that mouse cursor and sound (if played in background) just froze for half a minute...

1 week ago
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What is the mini profile?

1 week ago
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If you mouse over someones name on the steam client its the tab which shows up and tells you their level and their featured badge.

1 week ago
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Is a nice moving image. Just see my profile.

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At least we can drop items for free (daily) without crafting badges [1], [2], [3].

Question: How many points do you have on start? I have 2704 points.

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1 week ago
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I think it depends on previous acquisitions. I read somewhere after May 28th. They gave me almost 23,000 :D

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Do you buy a lot on the steam store?

Edit, this page explained all

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I have 0 points.

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overall, it's a positive for me.

  1. Don't really like flat design when the buttons blur with the background.

  2. Steam points is a welcome addition. I don't feel like missing out now if I buy before the Major Sales (Lunar, Summer, Winter)
    I see they've reverted back to purchase = point instead of wallet top-up

  3. It's interesting they provided this alternative. I wonder if it's last minute addition or has been planned for quite a while.
    Background $5 (500 points), Emoticon $1 (100 points). Finally, I can buy :weed: at a reasonable price.

  4. "no plans to remove them at this time" 🤔😔🤔 hopefully never

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TBH, I like it a lot. Neat, clean, easy to read Profile setting, and really modern.
Made my Gman GIF extra wide/buff but I'm sure the community will find a way around to fix the showcase thing later

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Some infos to add on the OP in case you think they're informative, MachinesAreHuman:

  • During the sale you can craft the Summer Road Trip trading card badge.

  • How to acquire trading cards for the badge?
    1 - Purchase them on the Steam Community Market
    2 - You can get 1 free card each day of the sale by completing your Discovery Queue each day.
    3 - For every ~10$ you spend on the Steam Store you will get 1 trading card.


  • The Points Shop
    In The Points Shop you can buy many different Steam Community items, some of which are game-specific.
    Everything you buy is permanent and does not go away like it was done in past sales, except for the Summer Golden Profile, which expires after 30 days from the time of purchase.
    You can also claim 1 free sticker each day of the Summer Sale.

  • Community Awards
    With Steam Points you can add animated reactions(Awards) to reviews on the Steam store and user-generated content(Workshop items, guides, screenshots, videos), and participating can earn you profile badges!

  • The Points Shop FAQ

Q: How do I gain points?
A: Specific amounts are different for every currency, but give or take a few points: every $1 USD you spend on the Steam Store will give you 100 points to use in The Points Shop.

Q: When does The Points Shop close?
A: The Points Shop isn't closing! It's going to stay all-year.

Q: Will items I buy expire?
A: No! Everything except for the Golden Profile is yours to permanently keep.

Q: Why do I have points from before?
A: All purchases you've made after the 2020 Lunar New Year sale ended has been tallied up and added to your account. For more information you can view your points history (https://store.steampowered.com/pointssummary/).

Q: Can I sell or trade items I buy from The Points Shop?
A: No, any items you buy from The Points Shop are bound to your account and cannot be traded, sold or otherwise transferred.

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Thanks for this summary, found it very helpfull :)

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My pleasure. I'm glad it helped :))

1 week ago
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I hoped for discount coupons selection from points shop what normal person care about steam profile background ect. ?

1 week ago
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The coupon is automatic from what I saw (don't know in dollars but it should be something like 5USD OFF when basket reaches 25USD). The points are just a plus.

1 week ago
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Man, I just waw this and Im so glad I dont sell Steam backgrounds anymore because this will kill the price of many items.

1 week ago
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The animated blackhole one is really unpleasant to look at, if I'm drunk it'll be worse. Gotta avoid those profiles.

1 week ago
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I like the new profil and even the shop but: I'm happy that I got rid of my cards in the last week.

Emotes, Backgrounds, Gems and Cards are hidden reserves on steam. It's money that is on the plattform, that is out of steams reach.
With this move steam destroyed the worth of some inventories and users can't do a lot about it.
Sack of Gems dropped around 10% in just the last hour and it will go down even more.

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In the past, steam did suggest that removing the market altogether might be an option to counter phishing and scamming. By reducing the overall worth of these digital items they might also reduce the amount of compromised trades and accounts.

1 week ago
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i made the queue but didnt received the card, anyone else with this?

1 week ago
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same

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I did a second queue and I got a card drop after that.

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