Azure Fang
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If you can translate these, I both pity and applaud you.
For useful links, scroll to the infobox above my comments section.
Currently Online
Achievement Showcase
5,866
Achievements
44
Perfect Games
37%
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Achievement Showcase
5,866
Achievements
44
Perfect Games
37%
Avg. Game Completion Rate
Items Up For Trade
5,864
Items Owned
4,391
Trades Made
2,626
Market Transactions
Primarily looking for games that have been removed from Steam, Trading Cards, Emoticons and Backgrounds, but will entertain offers of TF2 keys and metal. Please see my trade threads for full trade details and offered stock. If you've come here from an outside site (SteamEP, SteamTrades, Bazaar.tf, etc.), please comment on my profile before adding me and mention the site or thread you came from. Thank you!

PLEASE DO NOT POST +REP COMMENTS ON MY PROFILE
Steam profile rep is 100% worthless. Steam profile comments are unmoderated, and users can delete -rep comments with no hassle. If you want to see my trade rep, look to my SteamTrades profile near the bottom of this infobox.

SteamTradeMatcher Quickmatch Link:
http://www.steamtradematcher.com/quickmatch/azurefang
Trade threads on SteamTrades:
https://www.steamtrades.com/trades/search?user=76561198028055986
My Barter.vg profile:
https://barter.vg/u/35d/

Direct Trade Offers (no friend request needed):
http://steamcommunity.com/tradeoffer/new/?partner=67790258&token=bsL3mZMa

You can tell if you're being contacted by the real Azure Fang with a simple profile check:
1) The name history will ONLY have one name change from "Azure Fang" to "Azure Fang"
2) The CustomURL will ALWAYS be "Azure_Fang"
3) Member since July 22, 2010 (can be confirmed through any number of stat tracking sites, or counting back from the unlock date of my Years of Service badge)
4) Profile and inventory will ALWAYS be PUBLIC.

I will accept NO TRADES from private profiles and private inventories! If you want to trade with me, you will have to make your profile and inventory public or at least friend visible. Friend requests made while I'm offline will be accepted as long as they follow these rules, but if you're offline when I come online I will not hold items for you if I get another offer.

If you are going to send me a friend request and I don't have an active trade thread (personal post in the last 2 days), leave a polite comment first. All requests that I deem blind will be rejected. I may also run your profile on SteamRep and check for rep on SteamTrades.

My SteamTrades Profile:
https://www.steamtrades.com/user/76561198028055986

My SteamRep Page:
http://steamrep.com/profiles/76561198028055986
Review Showcase
674 Hours played
I used to love Trove. And occasionally it sucks me back in. But even with closing on 700 hours of gameplay, I would not recommend this game to anybody in its current state.

Fact: Trove is a grind-centric game, and always has been. Progression comes from two primary sources:
  • Collecting weapon/armor/mount skins, allies and more, which all progress the "mastery" system, granting rewards and account strength
  • Levelling and gearing your class(es)
This would not be so bad if not for the fact that experience is throttled to incentivize buying a "subscription" in the form of "patron status", which effectively doubles progression rate. Then, in terms of mastery, you regularly receive premium lootboxes called "chaos chests" as dropped loot, however recent changes have account bound them and their contents, when their contents amount to more than a common crafting material.

When I started playing, monetization was relatively minimal. Patron always existed, but there were many players buying tradeable passes, driving the player economy. Most of the rewards and currencies could be traded, and the dev lead stated that monetization would not be a focus in the game. This has changed, rather rapidly, over the past year or so as more and more items are being locked to accounts, while cash shop equivalents in the form of loot boxes have popped up. Formerly fair sales have been replaced with a "loyalty currency" that pales in comparison. Tradeable premium currency and Patron Pass options have dwindled to incentivize personal purchase, killing the game economy. Double Experience Potions were added to "weekly sales", and experience gain silently decreased. And yet in spite of all of these revenue sources the servers function as bad (if not worse) today as they did before the monetization upscale, and content improvements are so infrequent that it's easy to believe the game has been abandoned only to suddenly see a news article about a major update some six months to a year later, with enough content to keep you busy for about two days.

To put it bluntly, the developers became greedy. I don't know if this is due to pressure from Trion Worlds (who do not have the best monetization track record) or the development team just fell to the dark side. Either way, I strongly recommend looking to other F2P games to waste your time. Warframe, Path of Exile, and Guild Wars 2 (not on Steam) are all highly recommended and survive and grow on completely non-abusive F2P models and are far more deserving of your time and attention than what Trove has become.

Should things change and the development of this game shifts to stop trying to milk every cent out of its users, I'll happily change this review. I fully understand that they the game has to remain profitable to remain alive, but there's a fine line between being profit-viable and consumer-abusive, and Trove sadly crossed that line a long time ago.
Workshop Showcase
All mods that I have produced for the game Starbound.

Collection formed for profile and forum linking purposes (read as: shameless self-advertisement).
15 ratings
Created by - Azure Fang
Favorite Guide
Created by - Azure Fang
30 ratings
With the total reveal of how happiness is gained and managed, this achievement can now easily be completed with an established game and a settlement with only 2 settlers. By following this guide, ANY ESTABLISHED PLAYTHROUGH can complete the achievement wit
Screenshot Showcase
One way or another, it blows up. I like this guy!
6
Artwork Showcase
Deep Dungeons of Doom Trading Card Concept
22 1 3
Useful Sites and Trade Links
My Trade Links and Info Pages

My SteamTrades Profile
http://www.steamtrades.com/user/id/76561198028055986/
If you're going to leave me rep, please do so here. Far more meaningful that profile comments.

My SteamRep
http://steamrep.com/search?q=76561198028055986

My STM Same Set Duplicate Matches:
http://www.steamtradematcher.com/quickmatch/azurefang

Direct Trade Offers (no friend request needed):
http://steamcommunity.com/tradeoffer/new/?partner=67790258&token=bsL3mZMa


Useful Sites and Links

http://www.steamrep.com
Reputation search for Steam profiles. Shows VAC and trade bans, reported offenses of users (scams, trade fraud, impersonation, and more) as well as reported issues from other well known trade sites.

http://www.steamtrades.com
Trading forum with a reputation system more reliable than profile comments.

http://www.steamcardexchange.net
Home of the last "free" trading card bot (uses the trade offer system), plus card set prices and a gallery of badges, emoticons, and backgrounds.

http://www.steamtradematcher.com
Match your inventory against other users automatically to find 1:1 same set duplicate trades.

http://barter.vg
Trade matching site. Complete with [H]/[W] matching and integrated SteamTrades rep and SteamRep links.

Trading Bots

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198162039981
[1:1 BOT] Trade Golem AF-7-19-15
My 1:1 same set card trade bot. Uses trade offers for 1:1 same set trades.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198058855906
1:1 Same Game Card Bot
Uses trade offers for 1:1 same set trades.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198107889055
Swappy
Uses trade offers for 1:1 same set trades.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198123781867
Peritus | 1:1 Trading Bot
Uses trade offers for 1:1 same set trades.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198116339914
[Bot] BlueRaja's 24/7 Game Store
Game trade bot that accepts various items as currency and gives change where applicable. Stock list can be found at http://www.steamgifts.com/trade/G8tRv/
Favorite Game
146
Hours played
39
Achievements
Salien Stats
Level Reached
9
Bosses Fought
0

Experience Earned
747,860
Favorite Group
Broken Brotherhood's Monster Hunter Group
15
Members
0
In-Game
8
Online
0
In Chat

Recent Activity

837 hrs on record
last played on Dec 9
6.4 hrs on record
last played on Dec 9
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last played on Dec 6
Achievement Progress   0 of 452
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Comments
Edrane Sep 28 @ 10:03am 
Hello there. I wanted to praise for the mods you created / restored :) your additions had enhanced my enjoyment of Starbound multiplied. Just putting a nice words for your service to the community. Feel free to purge this comment after you read it if you don't like on your comment board. Thanks again :)
Azure Fang Nov 14, 2016 @ 4:01pm 
To all who can read: I have just purged all +rep comments, all 150+ of them, from my profile. In the same way, any trader can equally purge any -rep from their profile with one click per comment. Profile rep is POINTLESS. ONLY trust rep threads on well moderated, established groups, or sites where the user receiving rep cannot directly manipulate the comments.