arearanger Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:57pm
Halloween Spell on a Festive Holy Mackerel that came out after Spells expired?
I just recently traded for a Festive Holy Mackerel, and I noticed that there is the Halloween Spell Exorcism on it. The effect does not show in game (as in they don't turn into little ghosts when I kill people w/ it), and a description tag has been used on it. Help explain?
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TheNoobishNinja Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:13pm 
Nice.
arearanger Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
Originally posted by TheNoobishNinja:
Nice.
Can you help explain this to me, though?
Harley (Banned) Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Tell Steam Support, we and Merasmus can't help you.
arearanger Feb 20, 2013 @ 3:46pm 
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Tell Steam Support, we and Merasmus can't help you.
Mmk, I'll try.
Apple Plum Banana Face Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:22pm 
I like how novel it is. I'd buy it myself, but I'm broke right now.
Space Walker Feb 20, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Don't get attached to it, try to sell it off whenever you can before valve rolls out a patch that deletes the effects once and for all.
arearanger Feb 20, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
Originally posted by DFS Space Walker:
Don't get attached to it, try to sell it off whenever you can before valve rolls out a patch that deletes the effects once and for all.
Well, they've already released 3 patches to try and get rid of items like that, although I wouldn't say they'd keep trying. The only thing I'm most confused about is why there's a Halloween Spell on a Christmas item that came out after the Spells expired... :/
[RGU] JaCe!!! Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:22pm 
Originally posted by arearanger:
Originally posted by DFS Space Walker:
Don't get attached to it, try to sell it off whenever you can before valve rolls out a patch that deletes the effects once and for all.
Well, they've already released 3 patches to try and get rid of items like that, although I wouldn't say they'd keep trying. The only thing I'm most confused about is why there's a Halloween Spell on a Christmas item that came out after the Spells expired... :/
Sometimes spells stay in your Backpack(rarely tho)Its a glitch.
arearanger Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:11am 
Originally posted by JaCe!!!:
Sometimes spells stay in your Backpack(rarely tho)Its a glitch.
Thank You JaCe!!! this is around the best explanation I've heard, but there's been 3 patches released to try and get rid of these kinds of items. Why hasn't this one been removed (as in the spell removed, not the item)?
templar [pc under repair] Feb 21, 2013 @ 6:20am 
Originally posted by arearanger:
Originally posted by JaCe!!!:
Sometimes spells stay in your Backpack(rarely tho)Its a glitch.
Thank You JaCe!!! this is around the best explanation I've heard, but there's been 3 patches released to try and get rid of these kinds of items. Why hasn't this one been removed (as in the spell removed, not the item)?

It's also possible that the spell has been applied after the expiration date. If you store a spell on another account and don't run TF2, it won't expire. You can then start TF2 on another account, trade the spell to this account after TF2 has already started, and apply it to an item.
DeadPixel Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:14am 
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Tell Steam Support, we and Merasmus can't help you.
Don't waste supports time with a pointless question
[RGU] JaCe!!! Feb 21, 2013 @ 7:14am 
Originally posted by x64DeadPixel:
Originally posted by Tim Timsen:
Tell Steam Support, we and Merasmus can't help you.
Don't waste supports time with a pointless question
Yeah....
arearanger Feb 21, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by The Last Templar:
Originally posted by arearanger:
Thank You JaCe!!! this is around the best explanation I've heard, but there's been 3 patches released to try and get rid of these kinds of items. Why hasn't this one been removed (as in the spell removed, not the item)?

It's also possible that the spell has been applied after the expiration date. If you store a spell on another account and don't run TF2, it won't expire. You can then start TF2 on another account, trade the spell to this account after TF2 has already started, and apply it to an item.
Thanks! Didn't know that was possible. If anyone else knows anything else on how this could happen, please inform me on it.
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