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Are Steam teams scripted for suspense?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been noticing a trend, actually. Just yesterday I was telling my gf that if team blue is suddenly surging ahead in numbers the following day, it's obviously rigged for the sake of suspense. What happened?

 

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As predicted, blue is suddenly destroying everyone. Purple destroys on day 1, red destroys on day 2, green on day 3 and then pink for day 4. 

 

This looks as obviously staged to my eyes like a storyline out of pro wrestling. This feels like obvious build up, my prediction is that on the final day, that is when we'll see actual competition. As of now, the obvious gap between teams on separate days just feel staged. I mean, it's one thing to win because you're doing well, but to surge so far ahead from the other teams and then being average the next day just like that..something seems off.

 

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It looks rigged to me honestly.


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Yeah, obviously rigged considering everyone is getting a turn winning.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

No... Not at all...

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Just checked it and it's

 

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for me.


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Just checked it and it's

 

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for me.

It was yesterdays winners


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Just checked it and it's

 

for me.

That's what happened with pink.

They had been the last ones for 3 days and suddenly they were 3 TIMES AHEAD of everyone else...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Monitoring these in "real team" feels less honest now.

 

http://store.steampowered.com/promotion/summer2014faq/

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/28si6r/steam_operation_everyone_work_as_a_team_each_team/

 

Massive amounts of people cooperating together, not necessarily a steam rig job.

 
Interesting. So it's the result of reddit screwing things up. How boring to mess with competition like this. It's just as bad as those schools that say "everyone is a winner" instead of letting you compete for real.

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Let's face it, Reddit's only doing it so that the Red team doesn't mercilessly pummel all of you every day of the sale. >:0

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Would anyone care to explain what are these teams? The whole forum is obsessing over this and I have no idea what are you talking about....


 

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Would anyone care to explain what are these teams? The whole forum is obsessing over this and I have no idea what are you talking about....

Steam with their sales has started a competition by randomly dividing users into teams. As you buy items on steam sales and craft badges for summer sale or games your team is awarded points. At the end of the day the team with the highest point wins and each player to contributed to the winning team gets 3 trading card and 30 members of that team (randomly chosen) get three games from their wishlist. 


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"Craft"? " Items "?


 

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So, you need to spend like $100 on games to get 10 cards (and even then, it's not certain you will get unique, you can get doubles), you can also buy them in the market for about 30¢ each, use those 10 cards to "craft" a badge and then when you "use" that badge, it gives you and your team points/something... is that it? (can also get 1 card for every 3 votes)

If that's it, then there sure are a lot of people who enjoy wasting their money on a pointless competition... Unless they were planning on actually buying those games.


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So, you need to spend like $100 on games to get 10 cards (and even then, it's not certain you will get unique, you can get doubles), you can also buy them in the market for about 30¢ each, use those 10 cards to "craft" a badge and then when you "use" that badge, it gives you and your team points/something... is that it? (can also get 1 card for every 3 votes)

If that's it, then there sure are a lot of people who enjoy wasting their money on a pointless competition... Unless they were planning on actually buying those games.

it tells you how to get points. alot of people arnt just paying their way to points but do buy things and as a result get cards and will buy a few to get the badge. The badges do things other then just get points for this game they are playing. 

 

"Earn rewards and points

Summer Adventure Badge - 10 points

Summer Adventure Foil Badge - 100 points

any other game badge - 1 point

any foil game badge - 10 points"

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I don't think its rigged. If you go to the steam forum you will see the different teams coming with a strategy.


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