Item trading?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by PL-7764, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    From a few select posts here and a few results found when searching Google for info on this, it sounds to me almost as if the ability to trade found items between players in TF2 is up and active. I've seen a couple of postings here with people mentioning trading items around, and even more in Google results pages when searching for "Team Fortress 2 item trading" with people swapping Steam IDs, making bargains with 2 of this for 1 of that, etc. Is the item trade system actually functional as of right now? The last I heard of it officially was in Valve's old Sniper vs. Spy Update page where they mentioned it was intended as a future feature, and I can't find anything more recent suggesting its existence. Still, I can't help but wonder if I simply missed something since I see so many people out there talking as if it's already there and usable. :confused:

    If such a system is actually working as of right now, I'd really like to know how to use it so I can start swapping some weapons for hats rather than throwing out my duplicates! If not, I'd like to know so officially so I can stop wondering.
     
  2. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    No, there is no trading system... :(
     
  3. JosephOhSnap

    JosephOhSnap L1: Registered

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  4. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    Like the guys above me said. :)
     
  5. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    The trading system is actually ingame, but it's not fully enabled/working right now.

    There's some console cvars you can play around with that pertain to the trading system.
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    But dont think, anybody will give you a hat for all your weapons, because almost everyone has all weapons multiple times, while hats are still really rare.
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yea, most people are bound to get the weapons within a month of playing; and at a cost of time/effert, would probably just farm them in an achievement/idle server anyway.

    I can't remember when the original hat update was released but i've only got the Fedora, whilst i have pretty much every weapon 6 times over.
     
  8. Gaw

    Gaw L4: Comfortable Member

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    imo, it wont be added until all the class updates are done, more items to trade.

    So we still need to wait for the somoineer (Soldier-Demo-Engineer)
     
  9. Nerdbot

    Nerdbot L7: Fancy Member

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    The Soldier medal thing was probably Valve's way of testing to make sure that item distribution could work for trading. It's a good way to make sure that Steam can handle receiving items while a player isn't actually playing, so that way there's no bugs where people trade their hats and suddenly they disappear.
     
  10. Mexican Apple Thief

    Mexican Apple Thief L3: Junior Member<br>LEAD FARMER

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    And the medal didn't work well. Randomly not appearing in backpacks and constantly having to reequip it.
     
  11. ChronoTriggerFan

    ChronoTriggerFan L7: Fancy Member

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    The medal really wasn't testing anything new. It was sent out just the same as any other item, just how robin gave a certain someone here a hat :glare:
     
  12. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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