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Trading cards
« on March 17th, 2017, 01:40 PM »
I'm not sure trading cards deserve a topic of their own, if no one cares (and I don't care even that much), it'll just be left aside.

I was mass-changing the prices of my last remaining cards and used the Steam client instead of my browser (which I was restarting). As a result I had to go through my inventory to resell stuff I canceled (instead of the very handy 'change price' feature in Steam extensions for Chrome). Guess what, instead of reselling a 0.05€ card for .05€, I ended up reselling a 0.12€ card for 0.05€, i.e. 0.03€ profit. And I didn't even want to resell it! Now I'll have to re-buy it for a net loss of 0.09€... If I care enough. I don't think I will. I just learned a lesson about:
1/ not using the Steam client to do fuck-anything, because it WILL reset the inventory to my first card in alpha order, when I'm finished with another, (And of course, that card was the first in my window...)
2/ Steam's strange ways of handling prices. The highest bidder offers 0.08€, and he doesn't get to have my card. Nope, a random user who bid 0.05€ is getting it. Thank you very much, Valve.

And I suppose I can't appeal to them, it's my fault for just mass-accepting the sale prices. Got to thank them for their tiny card thumbnails on mobile phones...
Re: Trading cards
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Did you guys notice any changes recently with card farming?
I left some games running overnight and noticed that none of them started dropping cards until after 3 hours (instead of 2).
2 hours is already a lot to wait for... Did they increase the refund window to 3 hours, maybe?
Posted: October 13th, 2017, 02:12 PM

I did another batch of games, and they haven't dropped anything after 2.8 hours, so... Yep, looks like Steam changed things.

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Re: Trading cards
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Can't really tell you something about this.
I never refunded anything, so i still have instant drops

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Re: Trading cards
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I learned of refunding before I learned of card farming, eh. Wrong place wrong time... I probably refunded some crap and then voilà.
Should be noted, though, that my son's account has the 2-hour delay too, *and* I never refunded anything on it (I only redeem keys).

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Re: Trading cards
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Im interested in trading cards more than games so i thought i inquire if its possible here?

more so trade my duplicates for cards i dont have to make badges.

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Re: Trading cards
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Possible to what? Trade for trading cards?
I don't really know how you'd do that anyway. I remember BVG tried to focus on that at one point, but it was needlessly complicated.
Usually the place to ask for card trades is the Steam community forums, no?

PS: farmed another batch of games tonight, and same there-- none dropped cards before the 3-hour mark.

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Re: Trading cards
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You could take a look at his implementation: http://www.steamtradematcher.com/

Should work like this:
- Inventory crawling of all members public inventories once a day / week / whatever, checking for duplicate Item IDs
- Storing Duplicate item IDs and member IDs in a DB
- Matching items from same sets (if you want to go further: Only match duplicates that are not owned by the other party), and offer automated steam trade offers.

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Re: Trading cards
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@Lestrade

Yeah ive noticed that to even if im not farming by any means, takes 3-4 hours before games start dropping cards & then drop between 1-2 hours intervals..... sometimes shorter... may be steam delay though?....

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Re: Trading cards
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@humpaa, LT is already doing a lot of scraping. If I do more, I'll do the Steam store. Other than that, it's a waste of server resources for a feature maybe just a couple people will use (as well as a waste of my development time.)
This would have to be a service provided by someone else, with their own server and goals, I suppose. I do my best to provide satellite features that I would have like to see at Steam (e.g. the ability to reset playtimes for games you only farmed and never played), but I can't be the alpha & omega of Steam services ;)

@finnen, used to be 2 hours until yesterday. Now it's 3. I'm switching back & forth between Idle Master and ASF to see if one behaves better, but no results for now. Doing another batch right now, I'll keep an 'eye' on it.
Re: Trading cards
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I just sold a 0.4€ trading card for 0.1€ because the frigging '1' key is just below the '4' key and I went through the confirmation process, clicked Confirm, immediately noticed the mistake, tried to hit Cancel instead... too late.

Gosh I just lost 25 cents or some just because I was too lazy to double-check...
I could have bought some random shit shovelware with that! lol who cares. Feels good to talk about it tho'.

PS: one thing I hate about the community market is you'll sell at the price you set. I set 0.1€, someone was buying for 0.1€, so I got 0.08€, even though someone else was buying for 0.12€... Yeah, Steam sells at the price you set -- not at the highest bidder's price if it's higher. Way to go...

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Re: Trading cards
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Shoot I just accidentally figured out how trading cards work. Someone send a rescue boat I have like 200 cards to sell and I really didn't need a new addiction.

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Re: Trading cards
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Lol, 200 isn't a lot...
Try to install Idle Master Remastered (I think it's the name)... You'll get tons of cards. There are also chrome add-ons that allow you to quickly resell your cards at the lowest price. Not usually recommended, because it kills the market, but if you have 1000+ cards to resell, trust me you'll be glad
Posted: January 8th, 06:24 PM
Quote from [Lestrades.com]Nao 尚 on January 8th, 06:24 PM
Try to install Idle Master Remastered (I think it's the name)...
Edit: Idle Master Extended. Just Google it...