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Steam Summer Sale Doesn't Make Trading Card Badge Crafting Easier

GG3 is active on the Steam Summer Sale, just like every PC gamer out there. This year, the usual badge objectives have been linked to Steam Trading Cards. However, it's not getting any easier to complete these tasks, not even a bit.

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ExCest1172d ago

It's not supposed to?

Badnik1172d ago

Maybe if you owned more game it'd be easier. I haven't had a problem crafting the badges that I want since I sold all of the cards from games I don't care about. Now that I've got a level 2 summer getaway badge, a level 2 meat boy badge, and a level 1 binding of isaac badge, I've made 8 bucks (which, while it isn't a lot, it's pretty good considering the trading card economy crashed). I for one am happy for this program, since it seems to be doing its job of thanking loyal customers by providing me with some chump change.

s45gr321172d ago

Okay I am new to this whole trading card system. Okay how does it work and how did you made money out of this.?

Zerotino1172d ago

Each game that is supported has a number of cards in its set, and as you play the game you have a chance of a card getting added to your inventory. However you can only get a certain number of drops which I believe is half of the total needed.

For example Borderlands 2 has 6 cards in its set, you can collect up to 3 cards. Then you have your options to complete the set. Trade other cards from other games for them or buy them in the marketplace. When you complete a set you get four thing in return:
- The Game Badge
- An Emoticon from the game
- A wallpaper for your profile
- Usually a coupon for a random game (but currently for the summer sale its replaced with the summer sale cards).

As for making money, as I said above you can sell your cards in the marketplace. They don't sell for much (like 20-30cents each) but if you have enough games you can get a fair profit from them. Also if your level 10 (steam levels determined by your badges which give you EXP) you have a chance of getting foil cards which are generally worth much more.

Daavpuke1172d ago

So, this argument is out there and I understand it to some point, but it always makes me think: Why in the hell do you own games you don't care about?

s45gr321172d ago

I don't know, how the trading card system works. So I am not going to judge it. I did read about it through steam but is vague as hell. I do miss the collection hints in the sense it allowed people to buy indie games they didn't really care about. Also missing thus far is the bundle packages. I love those. Damn it should of bought those need for Speed shift games when they were 75% off curses.

The Great Melon1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

You have played 91.8 hours in the past 2 weeks! That's a grand total 27% of your week that is entirely devoted to gaming. Color me impressed.