Welcome to the forty second week of the 52 weeks of Christmas!!! What is the 52 weeks of Christmas you might ask? I will be giving away a new game each week for 52 week. To make things more fun, I will be asking a new question each week also. I hope that by doing this I may brighten someones week. I even create a group on Steam where you can follow every giveaway(link at the bottom).I hope you will have as much fun as I do with this.
New Week, New Questions
For some reason we haven't talked about this yet so let's get to it. Last month Steam introduced a new profile page as a beta. The beta introduced several new features including card trading and levels. The cards are uses to crafted badges that in return gives you XP to level you up. Each new levels gives you many different things including coupons (replaced by summer cards for the duration of the sale), backgrounds and more.
What is your take on this new feature? Do you like how the cards are implemented? What would you change about it?
Do you have a topic or a question you would like to be featured as the question of the week? Leave it in this thread.thread.
I like the idea and what it brings to steam but the implementation is not the best. I would have loved to have cards being dropped because of actions done while in the game, something akin to Uplay reward system. As it stands right now, its just promotes idling in game or being the cards on the market which in both cases doesn't really promote the game. This is the only thing I would change about it. I would make the cards drops tied to actions in game.
Overall though, I think it brings something else to the table for those who wants to chase levels without impeding much on the usability of the service.
God bless. :)