Valve have been trying something a little different this year with the introduction of “Steam Trading Cards.” While Valve are…
Valve have been trying something a little different this year with the introduction of “Steam Trading Cards.” While Valve are usually successful at anything they attempt to do, their trading cards have gone down pretty poorly. Most Steam users have simply chosen to ignore the cards, despite having plenty gathered up from the ongoing sale. Many have flocked to Reddit, where users have expressed confusion, querying as to what exactly these trading cards are for. While I myself chose to completely ignore the cards during the first few days of implementation, they soon started to pique my curiosity, as I had gathered ten or so without much effort. Although it took a couple of reads, I found the information on this page pretty clear and easy to grasp. What I think has confused people, is just how many uses these cards have. Players can choose to either keep, trade or sell their cards:
- Those who keep them can complete a set and earn a badge. Badges get you goodies such as coupons and profile backgrounds.
- Selecting to trade cards allows users to complete sets faster and earn rewards quicker.
- For those who want nothing to do with this new feature, they can simply sell their cards for cash.