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04-18-15 07:47 PM
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Being a Steam user has just became a whole lot trickier now that Steam has in acted a minimum purchases fee in order to access all the features of your profile.

That's right, Steam has enacted a $5 minimum purchase in order to fully enjoy all the amenities of your profile. If you do not have a purchase if at least $5 in your profile history, you will not be able to send friend invites, you won't be able to join group chats, and to top it all off, you won't be able to collect, trade, or sell Steam trading cards and badges.

Keys, codes, gifts, and other forms of getting games into your library or other items that have not been directly purchased with funds in your wallet will not count, so if that's the only way you have gotten games and such onto your account, then your account will be restricted until you at least put funds into your wallet.

You don't even need to buy anything from the actual store or market, you just need to "purchase a deposit" into your wallet and you will be fine, though its unclear at the moment whether Steam gift cards will count.

I dont like this idea at all, it restricts users who either can't get games on their own or don't want to. What are your thoughts?
Being a Steam user has just became a whole lot trickier now that Steam has in acted a minimum purchases fee in order to access all the features of your profile.

That's right, Steam has enacted a $5 minimum purchase in order to fully enjoy all the amenities of your profile. If you do not have a purchase if at least $5 in your profile history, you will not be able to send friend invites, you won't be able to join group chats, and to top it all off, you won't be able to collect, trade, or sell Steam trading cards and badges.

Keys, codes, gifts, and other forms of getting games into your library or other items that have not been directly purchased with funds in your wallet will not count, so if that's the only way you have gotten games and such onto your account, then your account will be restricted until you at least put funds into your wallet.

You don't even need to buy anything from the actual store or market, you just need to "purchase a deposit" into your wallet and you will be fine, though its unclear at the moment whether Steam gift cards will count.

I dont like this idea at all, it restricts users who either can't get games on their own or don't want to. What are your thoughts?
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04-18-15 07:49 PM
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This has got to be the dumbest idea they have EVER done. This really ticks me off, especially since some of the people I want to add on my friend's list don't buy games on there. This is just another stupid way for Valve to make more money. I now understand why Bara and most other people are angry with Steam right now. Thanks for posting this.
This has got to be the dumbest idea they have EVER done. This really ticks me off, especially since some of the people I want to add on my friend's list don't buy games on there. This is just another stupid way for Valve to make more money. I now understand why Bara and most other people are angry with Steam right now. Thanks for posting this.
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I love it.

It can be frustrating if you are a kid and can't afford five dollars worth of games, but it prevents bot accounts from bothering you. And that's why the feature exists.
I love it.

It can be frustrating if you are a kid and can't afford five dollars worth of games, but it prevents bot accounts from bothering you. And that's why the feature exists.
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I see it as both a good and bad. Bad because it restricts users who wanna play games with their friends like TF2, or Path of Exile or something. Good because it blocks spam bots from taking over an ignorant users profile.
I see it as both a good and bad. Bad because it restricts users who wanna play games with their friends like TF2, or Path of Exile or something. Good because it blocks spam bots from taking over an ignorant users profile.
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I agree with leggy. I get a few invites a week from bots and this will cut down on them. I heard stories of people losing hundreds of dollars worth of steam items to these bots.
LunarDarkness2 : The great thing about the internet is that you are able to find friends who buy steam games. I dont have any irl friends who use steam, but I have a lot of online friends who do.
I agree with leggy. I get a few invites a week from bots and this will cut down on them. I heard stories of people losing hundreds of dollars worth of steam items to these bots.
LunarDarkness2 : The great thing about the internet is that you are able to find friends who buy steam games. I dont have any irl friends who use steam, but I have a lot of online friends who do.
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I barely get invites at all, no more than 1 or 2 a month and they are all from people I know. I never had a problem with a bot before so I wouldn't really understand where any of this is coming from until I experience something like this myself.
I barely get invites at all, no more than 1 or 2 a month and they are all from people I know. I never had a problem with a bot before so I wouldn't really understand where any of this is coming from until I experience something like this myself.
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WHAT? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? I have never bought a single game on Steam. I have over 300 games. I love using Steam, but now...why? I'm not particularly offended, but I am shocked and hopeful that this isn't permanent. I don't even have $5 to my name or a job right now. I have about 60 card drops left...

Why, Lord GabeN, why?

edit: Read Leggy's comment. It makes sense. But I wish there was another way.
WHAT? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? I have never bought a single game on Steam. I have over 300 games. I love using Steam, but now...why? I'm not particularly offended, but I am shocked and hopeful that this isn't permanent. I don't even have $5 to my name or a job right now. I have about 60 card drops left...

Why, Lord GabeN, why?

edit: Read Leggy's comment. It makes sense. But I wish there was another way.
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supernerd117 : I wonder what would happen with card drops. Maybe you just lose them, maybe they get stored somehwere else until you get the money onto your account or maybe card drops won't activate until you get the money that way you wouldnt lose anything.
supernerd117 : I wonder what would happen with card drops. Maybe you just lose them, maybe they get stored somehwere else until you get the money onto your account or maybe card drops won't activate until you get the money that way you wouldnt lose anything.
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zanderlex : I dunno. I'll try it tomorrow and report back.
zanderlex : I dunno. I'll try it tomorrow and report back.
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supernerd117 : This could have easily really affected me because I hate buying games with my own money because of how easy it is for me to get something and then just not download it. There was one game that I bought because my favorite youtuber was playing it and I really wanted to and that's when I first got steam actually, but other than that there was only 1 other game I ever bough on my own, but I didn't get it on steam but on Amazon, so if I had never bought that first game I would have really been in a lot of trouble since 99% of ny games come from other members here and maybe from some bundles that I buy on my own, but not from steam.
supernerd117 : This could have easily really affected me because I hate buying games with my own money because of how easy it is for me to get something and then just not download it. There was one game that I bought because my favorite youtuber was playing it and I really wanted to and that's when I first got steam actually, but other than that there was only 1 other game I ever bough on my own, but I didn't get it on steam but on Amazon, so if I had never bought that first game I would have really been in a lot of trouble since 99% of ny games come from other members here and maybe from some bundles that I buy on my own, but not from steam.
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04-19-15 10:03 AM
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zanderlex : Yeah, I bet it will affect a lot of people. Steam has become more and more restricted recently, especially in the trading community. The trading community (outside of bundle keys) has been dramatically affected by region locks and certain other changes.

Also, I got a booster pack between the time I last posted and now. It would seem that I can still get cards for whatever reason.

Edit: I can still send trade offers. It looks like I'm not affected.
zanderlex : Yeah, I bet it will affect a lot of people. Steam has become more and more restricted recently, especially in the trading community. The trading community (outside of bundle keys) has been dramatically affected by region locks and certain other changes.

Also, I got a booster pack between the time I last posted and now. It would seem that I can still get cards for whatever reason.

Edit: I can still send trade offers. It looks like I'm not affected.
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supernerd117 : I dont believe it said anything about trades because those would involve people you already added.
supernerd117 : I dont believe it said anything about trades because those would involve people you already added.
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I'm pretty sure this isn't in effect. I'm still getting friend requests by bots. Where did you get this information from?
I'm pretty sure this isn't in effect. I'm still getting friend requests by bots. Where did you get this information from?
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earthwarrior : First off, I never said this had anything to do with bots at all, other users are "suggesting" that this is why its happening.

And its from many, and I mean many articles including kotaku and polygon, and even major business publications.
earthwarrior : First off, I never said this had anything to do with bots at all, other users are "suggesting" that this is why its happening.

And its from many, and I mean many articles including kotaku and polygon, and even major business publications.
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Well that sucks I know Valve does this with good intentions but seriously this is really going to be a turn off for new members.
Well that sucks I know Valve does this with good intentions but seriously this is really going to be a turn off for new members.
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