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News Adjustments to maps and trade

Discussion in 'CSGO Updates' started by Gaben, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Gaben

    Gaben Australium Staff Member

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    Today’s update includes a host of adjustments to Nuke, Dust II, and Canals, so jump into a match and see what’s new!

    Along with those map updates, we’re also making an adjustment to CS:GO item trading, described below.

    For details, click here.

    Revisiting Trade


    Steam trading was created to allow customers to easily exchange items with each other, and each day we see thousands of customers using Steam Trading in this way. Recently we’ve been looking into ways to reduce some negative unintended uses of trading in CS:GO (such as fraud and scams), with the goal of preserving trade between players.

    Starting today, CS:GO items received in trade will have the same seven-day trade cooldown as items purchased in-game or via the Steam Community Market.

    Over time, third-parties have developed services that use automated Steam accounts to mimic players and make use of Steam’s trading functionality. Unfortunately, some of these third party services have become a vector for fraud or scams. Unlike players, these services rely on the ability to trade each item very frequently. In contrast, a given item moves between actual players no more than once a week in the vast majority of cases.

    We want to make sure that Steam item trading is a useful feature that continues to provide customers with the freedom to give and receive items as they wish. However, we realize today’s change may also be disruptive to some players. We’ll continue to evaluate trading policies as time goes on, and if you have any feedback or concerns about the change you can email us at CSGOTeamFeedback [at] valvesoftware.com.

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  2. Noodle ball

    Noodle ball Boogie cat > Eraser cat Staff Member

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    Trading is ded
     
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  3. Philip

    Philip Wicked Nasty

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    GOOD THING TF2 ISN'T AFFECTED!

    Dies a little because Valve doesn't care about TF2 scammers
     
  4. emu

    emu Notably Dangerous

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    good job valve.
    stupid company lol.
     
  5. Aegeus Dusk

    Aegeus Dusk Epic

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    trading
    is
    dead
     
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  6. Melectrome

    Melectrome Gibus Lover Staff Member

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    Nice
    I wanna know what was the thought process behind this
     
  7. Daddy Puddin'

    Daddy Puddin' Sufficiently Lethal

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    - People are dumb enough to get scammed.
    - ValvE dumbs trading down even more.
    - People still get scammed.
    - Rinse and repeat.

    They've done this before, multiple times, 7 day restriction after buying an item, 15 day trading hold after activating Steam Guard, 15 day trade hold if no authenticator.

    It's just annoying at this point and serves absolutely no purpose in stopping scammers.