Zombiez248 Mar 3 @ 10:09pm
Is it worth it to spend money on this game?
I've only spent 30 cents on this game to get premium but I'm getting that strange feeling I should pour my life's savings on virtual hats.
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Robotic Demopan Mar 3 @ 10:30pm 
First: If you want to spend money, BUY A KEY.
Second: With that said key, learn about the game's economics. That way hats will ALWAYS be cheape than on the Mann Co store.
Third:DON'T UNCRATE. You will almost always make a loss.
And lastly: If you want to get into TF2 trading economy, don't start on outpost. You will be harrassed by lowballers, idiots, trolls and a phiser will probably add you to attempt to phish you. Use Bazaar.tf instead.
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Noble Hatter's Violet Mar 3 @ 10:34pm 
Originally posted by Robotic Demopan#Roadtounusual:
First: If you want to spend money, BUY A KEY.
Second: With that said key, learn about the game's economics. That way hats will ALWAYS be cheape than on the Mann Co store.
Third:DON'T UNCRATE. You will almost always make a loss.
And lastly: If you want to get into TF2 trading economy, don't start on outpost. You will be harrassed by lowballers, idiots, trolls and a phiser will probably add you to attempt to phish you. Use Bazaar.tf instead.
Good advice, Only use outpost once you've learned trading, I prefer trading on outpost since you have a lot more visibilty on your trades since more people use it, but bazaar is much better in general.
Learn the economy. Only buy keys from the store, most other things isn't worth it. Use the keys to buy other stuff you want. If I were you I would start off with backpack.tf's classifieds.
Spending money on keys is a lot better idea than hats. Cheaper dollar-wise than most hats, and you can get a hell of a lot of hats for a single key.

Or be a cool kid and buy vintages from the market, because vintage hats are 2cool4school.
Twisted_Kid (Banned) Mar 3 @ 11:51pm 
If you can afford it and are not easily addidicted then yes imo it is worth it :)
Zombiez248 Mar 3 @ 11:52pm 
Ya I know about economics. But is it really worth my time and effort just to make you look different. Who is even looking at you closely in order to make this even matter?
Frozen Today Mar 3 @ 11:53pm 
Originally posted by Zombiez248:
Ya I know about economics. But is it really worth my time and effort just to make you look different. Who is even looking at you closely in order to make this even matter?
A lot more people than you realize, trust me.
Zombiez248 Mar 3 @ 11:59pm 
Originally posted by Frozen Today:
Originally posted by Zombiez248:
Ya I know about economics. But is it really worth my time and effort just to make you look different. Who is even looking at you closely in order to make this even matter?
A lot more people than you realize, trust me.
Well I have three hats for the 3 classes I main. I guess I'll save my money because I like playing more than I like showing the world that I have money to throw down. I think the experience far outweighs the cosmetics.
Flustig  Mar 4 @ 2:51am 
money spent- 30€ money made into steam wallet 100€+
Sentient_Toaster Mar 4 @ 2:59am 
Originally posted by Zombiez248:
Ya I know about economics. But is it really worth my time and effort just to make you look different. Who is even looking at you closely in order to make this even matter?

Of course not. Only spend money on this that

1) you don't care about, and
2) to support the devs and community, if you care to.

There are much more productive ways to use your funds.

I've bought a fair number of keys in my time, but essentially that's all play money to me; being rather gainfully employed and with a decent investment portfolio rather than a boatload of debt, it's a trivial indulgence and I don't mind supporting the devs a bit. The real cost for me is *time* that could be spent doing something else.

But if you don't have enough money that basically you're at the "not care" stage when it comes to minor gaming expenses, then you probably shouldn't.
TiMoN Mar 4 @ 3:32am 
OUR GABE LORD SHALL DECEIVE YOU INTO SPENDING YOUR MONEY.
BUY HATS, OR LIVE WITH SHAME.
node357 Mar 4 @ 5:01am 
don't be a follower. and don't forget as so many have, that TF2 is a game, not the stock market.
Flustig  Mar 4 @ 5:25am 
Originally posted by node357:
don't be a follower. and don't forget as so many have, that TF2 is a game, not the stock market.
its economy simulator
PsychotropicDog Mar 4 @ 8:23am 
No. I spent money on a hat and some keys ... then the patch made it so I couldn't play the game at all.
JohnTheN00b Jul 20 @ 12:16pm 
It is your decision. I am an F2P, with a premium gift. I did not want to spend money on the game, it is a FPS, not a trade whoring stock market.
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