cube Posted December 18, 2017 Share Posted December 18, 2017 No clue if this is the correct spot but it is discussion about the TF2 Economy. I've been playing TF2 I believe since it became F2P. I remember how fresh the game felt and how the whole big thing was getting your first hat as that was basically what everyone sought after. Then I began to want to get an unusual, like everyone else out there. When I was trading, keys were 4.22 refined and buds were I believe 32 keys, crazy huh? It's not like I'm any market expert as my run in the tf2 market ended after getting 200 keys pure NMS and then unfortunately gambling most of that away. I decided to check up on the community and market as it brings back nostalgia and such, and when I last left tf2 keys were at about 20 ref. Funny story is I remember someone posting on tf2outpost a key and asking for 20 ref saying they would eventually hit it and everyone thought he was crazy, well he was not. It's been 3 years since I stopped trading and keys are at I believe 35.11 ref now. That is actually insane, and buds are at 1.65 keys! Although when I stopped trading they crashed down. I just really want to know, what happened? How did we let the market get this bad? What happened to being able to save up weapons and buying a key/decent hat with refined metal and not having to spend so much time. 35 ref is a lot of weapons. Trading up is nearly impossible and the economy is very bad right now from a profitable standpoint, which is why the economy is "considered" dead and there isn't as much trading going on as there was in 2013. It just pains me to see this happen, I remember the excitement of going on severs and showing off your unusual you just got off a trade after spending so much time trying to get it. There was no reason to spend a lot of money on the game to invest, and even then, investing was profitable and fun! The entire game just felt so great and so alive. After coming back I've seen that most of the servers I used to go on and communities have completely died out, and a lot of the trading has died out as well, leaving you with what appears to be a bit of an "empty" game. While there is still activity, I still think the economy is a bit out of hand. I just wish there was a way to magically snap your fingers and revert the game back to the way it was. I do not believe 1 key should = nearly 35 hats. Unfortunately I believe that it may be too late and that keys will just continue to inflate, it really is a shame to watch one of my favorite games turn into this. How about any of you though, do you feel like the market has gone a bit out of hand? I think it may be at that point where we need to reflect on the old market and see if maybe, just maybe, keys will drop down once again. I just want to leave this threat open for any opinions or discussion, I think this is an interesting topic as I'm sure many of us miss how things used to be and then there are people that do not miss it as all. It just seems like the entire key situation is out of hand and everyone is standing by allowing the price to inflate. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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