"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.

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That should increase the value of cards/items methinks.

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I hope.

4 years ago
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for non-free games at least

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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.

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Or buy items ;)

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Are you sure?

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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.

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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?

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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.

:)

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

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T__T I hope I get my invite before Sunday

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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lol that suxs

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IKR...

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

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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.

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

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How many cards does it take to complete a set?

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It depends.

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

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Hat Fortress? :D

4 years ago
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you mean Team Hat Simulator 2013

4 years ago
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You mean the one with that shooting mini-game?

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LMAO

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

4 years ago
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ppl are getting much more on the marketplace last I looked

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

4 years ago
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Would you mind posting a screenshot of this? :)

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

4 years ago
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Added picture to the OP.

4 years ago
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Thanks!

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I expected weekly drop reset at least, this is bullshit

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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I got like 6 TF2 cards in few hours.

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No, you get 3-4 cards per hour.

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I see. Thanks :)

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

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

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I doubt it.

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

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

4 years ago
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50k invites today, similar number tomorrow.

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

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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..

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

4 years ago
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yes i did, and you say bs

4 years ago
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TF2 idlers rejoice!

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

4 years ago
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Dis lol

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

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

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

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+1

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

4 years ago
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<3

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Foils will still have value then.

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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.

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But getting tons will of course devalue it.

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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.

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

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

4 years ago
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isnt it only 5$

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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.

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

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

4 years ago
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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.

4 years ago
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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.

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Ah, there it is. Thank you!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 ;) )

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This sound reallly stupid. Cards will eventually run out.

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

4 years ago
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Nice response, there.

4 years ago
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Level 5 Portal 2 badge reporting!

4 years ago
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SPAAACE!

Jealous...

4 years ago
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How?

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Buy cards, then craft them.

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Support answered you in four hours? Holy shit

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It's a miracle!

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Usually it takes 2 days. I was surprised too.

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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)

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Closed 4 years ago by vidmavidma.