MrBrianM Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:34pm
Is where the Community Market Beta going in the right direction?
(i am going to ramble a bit in the beginning but it has a point)
personally I hate aimless games, games that have no over-arching goal. But for some reason (and you can look at my account to check) I have played a ton of TF2 and love it. Even though there is no over arching goal, no preset progression, nothing that usually an make or break a game for me. so why do i like it? I think it is because there really is progression, just in the way of hats and accessories. If you are new you dont have many hats, but one you play for a long time you start building up hats for the classes you play a lot. would you really shoot rockets at a pyro sporting a flaming flamboyant flamneco and a last whisper? no, because he can obviously airblast like a pro, and wouldn't you expect a soldier that had a cloudy painted dr's dapper topper, plus chops and pipe to be able to rocket jump like none other? and if you have those botkiller guns then you must be at least halfway decent at MvM. This is why i'm a bit unhappy with the market place. Dont get me wrong I liked it when it first came out, but that was when you could only buy one off items like paints and keys. Now that items like vintage hats and the strange festive huntsman is being sold, i'm not so sure i like where it's going. A lot of TF2 is trading, this is evident from all of the trading websites and servers, ALL OF THE SERVERS. By making many of these weapons that you would otherwise have to trade good stuff for, you can just buy it. My biggest fear is that they would allow the listing of unusuals, because then I think it would basically Diablo 3 real money auction house TF2 to less of an extent but in the same way.
IMO I think they should change it back to the one off items and then make it a centralized trade hub. This could eliminate all of those annoying trade servers, people could find what they want easily without having to find out about an off brand website. Also by being able to research the price of what they have in their backpacks noobs wont get sharked as much.
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Zyroxeon Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
I'm sorry but I laugh inside whenever I see someone taking the TF2 eco so seriously even though I do it myself
Harley (Banned) Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Originally posted by Zyroxeon:
I'm sorry but I laugh inside whenever I see someone taking the TF2 eco so seriously even though I do it myself
Have to agree, although it makes me cringe.
What the heck is wrong with you, OP? You don't have to buy anything for playing the game.
Juraian Emperor Jan 29, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
nope all stuff goes for .02 and for 999.00
Weremantis Jan 29, 2013 @ 7:35pm 
What I truly hated about the market from the start is the way it deals with crates. There are hundreds of millions of crates on there, and there is NO WAY to search for the crate you want. I thought it would be good because i could wade through the 2 cent ones and find some halfway decent crates to unbox, since you can't search for crate numbers. I found no end to the 2 cent crates after a half an hour of skipping ahead through the pages. I then tried to start from the back and work my way to a reasonable price, with similar results. The problem is that you could never get what you're looking for and people who are actually asking for reasonable amounts of money for good crates won't get to sell them.
Quick!SaveTheChildren Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:10pm 
Originally posted by Land Mantis:
What I truly hated about the market from the start is the way it deals with crates. There are hundreds of millions of crates on there, and there is NO WAY to search for the crate you want.

I looked at the list of crates for sale for the first time last night. Page 1, crate #55, 2 cents, 2 cents... last page, crate #1, hundreds of dollars. Many, many, many pages inbetween. I clicked away from Market quickly.
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