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Title: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: steve58 on April 25, 2021, 02:42:16 PM
My Steam purchases have dropped somewhat the last couple years, but I've still managed to acquire over 12K worth of "Steam Points (https://store.steampowered.com/points/howitworks)".  Items available for cashing in points look pretty gimmicky, maybe other than some backgrounds.  Anyone find a good use for these points or am I just going to end up with some pretty backgrounds in my Profile?
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: z1812 on April 25, 2021, 02:48:54 PM
No. What they offer does not interest me a bit.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: al_infierno on April 25, 2021, 02:55:54 PM
I used them to buy about 50 emoticons for Steam and I regularly use 1 or 2 of them.   :P
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on April 25, 2021, 05:52:40 PM
I wish you could use them for discounts or sell them.  Got no use for digi forum glitter.
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Post by: nelmsm on April 25, 2021, 09:30:35 PM
Never use them.
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Post by: FarAway Sooner on April 25, 2021, 09:58:12 PM
I never use 'em.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Destraex on April 26, 2021, 03:03:51 AM
I got emoticons with them so I can occasionally message friends with those.
The interesting thing is that for emoticons, the game dev had to have created them and you are only allowed to use points to purchase them if you have had an hour or something in game. So you must own the game. Which is kinda cool. Some emoticons are really good and some very uncool.
I tend to go for fighters and knights helms and things like that. Holdfast had some really cool looking napoleonic troop busts. My complaint with emoticons is that when you buy them they look large, but when using them to chat they are tiny and thus a lot of the character and detail lost.
(https://i.imgur.com/ypi3IfY.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/4n6jxyL.png)
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Anguille on April 26, 2021, 07:31:51 AM
I only use them for backgrounds. Not sure what to do with the emoticons.
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Post by: Geezer on April 26, 2021, 07:38:27 AM
Never have used them.  Don't know anything about them or how many I have saved.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: steve58 on April 26, 2021, 07:49:20 AM
I wish you could use them for discounts or sell them.  Got no use for digi forum glitter.

Yeah, be nice if they'd give a discount. 
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Post by: hellfish6 on April 26, 2021, 03:29:26 PM
Don't use 'em. Ditto for trading cards. I'm not even sure what they are for.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Destraex on April 26, 2021, 04:35:53 PM
I only use them for backgrounds. Not sure what to do with the emoticons.
Emoticons are little icons you add to sentences when using steam chat. I might message a steam friend in steam chat and instead of manually using a colon and bracket to represent a smiley face 😀, I press the emoticon button and choose one of those I own.  \m/
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Dammit Carl! on April 27, 2021, 05:42:56 AM
We're grown-ass men, and don't need no emoji-whosits to talk.   :bd:
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Destraex on April 27, 2021, 04:13:37 PM
Another way to use steam points is to give peoples screenshots or posts awards. If I really like somebodies answer I will use steam points to give their post an award.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: jamus34 on April 27, 2021, 04:32:21 PM
I got a nice border for my profile pic box. Beyond that don’t care about ‘em

In all honesty your better off buying games off of humble or some of the other reseller sites. They will at least give you store bones credit for most purchases.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: -budd- on April 27, 2021, 04:42:03 PM
Got a frame and a background, still have 17000+ points left, no idea what i'll do with them.
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Post by: Boggit on April 27, 2021, 06:47:51 PM
I wish you could use them for discounts or sell them.  Got no use for digi forum glitter.
Best idea so far, I think!!! O0
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Yskonyn on May 03, 2021, 02:49:00 PM
Used them for avatar border and profile backgrounds a few times, but I almost immediately forget about the point system again. Its not something that interests me much.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Tanaka on May 12, 2021, 12:03:10 AM
Useless. Don't use them.
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: demjansk1942 on May 12, 2021, 03:21:57 AM
It would be nice if you could use them for certain games or price range
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Destraex on May 12, 2021, 05:58:07 AM
There should be a meme about wargamers wanting stuff for nothing  :o
Title: Re: Steam Points. Do you use'em?
Post by: Tanaka on May 12, 2021, 01:51:14 PM
Hey EPIC! Want to up STEAM and get more business? Offer EPIC points for discounts.