Vintage Spy Posted January 12, 2019 Share Posted January 12, 2019 This is very long, but please read this and let me know if I'm the only one or not since I genuinely am not sure that I'm the only one who sees it this way: So, here's the thing, I've played a lot of tf2, over 1000 hours in fact, and I got into trading a few years ago. Trading, in order to make profit, is literally just you sharking people. You know the whole selling an item for a scrap, selling an item for a few rec/ref higher, etc. After all, you're NEVER going to make profit by selling an item at the same price you bought it for, unless the price of the item you have goes up (like keys, for example), but most items you're always just sharking people. The entire basis of trading is based off of exploiting people! (Again, sharking) And, so many times, SO MANY TIMES I have people trying to scam me. I add people because I genuinely do make friends over tf2, as well as I trade back and forth with a few people. The entire basis of trading is just toxic because you have to exploit one another for profit! And that's just awful, I can't do it anymore. Plus, I literally go off of steam for two-three months and I come back, and the first thing I get when I come online is someone messaging me saying that I have a pending trade ban on my account for "illegal items" and to give me their steam username to remove it *sigh*. It's not like I even have anything in my backpack anymore worth taking, because I've cashed out months ago! So it seems that tf2 is more or less a catalyst for account hijackers as well. This isn't tf2's fault, but when I constantly get people from tf2 trying to scam me out of my three leftover items or my entire account, it's really toxic. Every time I made a trade in tf2, I was always trying my hardest to make sure I was never getting scammed/sharked/etc, and it just creates this paranoia with trading. Trading itself is just so boring and tedious and has you spending hours a day in a trade server. It's just not fun for me, trading really ruined my opinion of this game. So many times have I gotten the "You have a pending trade report ban" scam message, or just people pretending to be my friend and trying to shark and milk every single last bit of profit out of me. I had asked a "friend" of a friend during a MvM match if he was willing to trade me a certain item since I didn't have it, and it would have been more efficient to use it, and he was like "i'll give it to you for a scrap", and when I told him I asked him for it for the sole reason that it would be faster than going to scrap.tf and getting a weapon for .5 scrap (you know, an actual fair trade?) He just said "Sorry, gotta make profit somehow". That was a FRIEND of my FRIEND. We were FRIENDS. We were PLAYING A CASUAL GAME OF MvM and the mindset of "Gotta milk everyone for .0000000005 ref profit hnnnnnng" is just so toxic, seriously, that's all most traders care about in my experience. It just really made me hate this game's community, and now I can't play it anymore since it's literally just a multiplayer game. I know not everyone is like this, but in my experience I've just had too many negative experiences to count. Also, I know this probably might not be the right place to put this, but nonetheless I was curious if anyone else felt this way? Sorry for the long post, but yeah.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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