Steam Winter Sales/draws

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  1. Bonkman

    Bonkman Active Member

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    So, I'm quite disappointed with this damn contest Valve is running.

    Finally managed to get 7 pieces of coal.
    Craft them.
    End up with a -33% Valve coupon...

    ...OF WHICH I ALREADY HAVE 2 OTHERS!!!

    So now I have three -33% and one -25% Valve coupons...what a waste.
     
  2. PhatFreD

    PhatFreD Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the discount vouchers are totally worthless. People will give you games for coal on the steam forum. You get about 50 cents worth of game per coal.
     
  3. Jigoku

    Jigoku Retired Captain

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    Take care crafting any coal today. It may not be the case but the general consensus on the Steam forum is that the prize pool is out of games due to people farming coal and crafting right at the beginning of the sale ...

    There have been an extraordinary number of Valve coupons going out today. Personally, I got three of them today from objectives (+2 coal).

    One guy crafted 147 pieces of coal and only got Valve coupons ...
     
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  4. Rob.

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    Ouch glad I crafted some yesterday then....managed to snag Dirt 3 which I traded for Dead Island. :)
     
  5. BlackIce

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    There must be some games still out there. I got quite a few achievements today and managed to get Portal 2 and Half-Life 2 Episode 2 instead of coal. (which are games I already have, of course).
    I have 14 coal left, and am not sure if I should trade them in for 2 items or keep them for tiny chance of the comp entries.
     
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    Wow. I don't know how much coal that would give. Must have been at least 3 or 4 achievements that didn't require any games and only a minute or so to get, so it would add up quick.
    Hope he gets his main account banned and loses access to all his games.

    I tried my two Craft attempts. Exactly as was mentioned here. A 50% and 33% Valve voucher. :( They will go nicely with my 50% Rockstar Games, 50% Alien Breed 2 and 50% GlobalOps. ie, none will ever get used.
     
  8. QuestorNZ

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    Well, I still have
    Bioshock
    HL2 (x2)
    Portal
    Witcher EE

    To trade if anyone has anything to offer

    PM me :)
     
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    well I picked up 32 coal from 38 achievements total, there were a couple I had games for but didn't do for various reasons, looks like they're entries to the draw now.

    got 50% vouchers for Audiosurf, alter ego, x3 Gold, AaaaAaa(whatever) and Atom Zombie Smasher. If any TOG want's these let me know, I've either already got the games or don't want them. If I did I'd have already bought them.
     
  11. astrospud

    astrospud Sandpit Raker for Toy Box Captain

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    Coal? Crafting? Where? What do I have to do to get coal?
    I've already spent quite a bit on games during this sale, gifting several.
    EDIT: OK I see it now...says it's not too late. But...
     
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  12. QuestorNZ

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    RESULT!

    Crafter the BMOC and Ebenezer hats for TF2 a cpl of days ago.
    Just managed to trade them, with a Bill's hat, for Skyrim

    Super happy at that
     
  13. PhatFreD

    PhatFreD Well-Known Member

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    Why are these TF2 hats worth so much? Maybe I am missing something but it seems silly to me. They don't affect the gameplay at all, do they?
     
  14. QuestorNZ

    QuestorNZ Getting Started

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    Nope - just vanity items

    Now:
    Anyone have an Arkham City for my stuff wot is left?? :p
     

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