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Old 05-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Weird? I can trade from unactivated account

I just turned on an alt account for some TF2, although I'd never activated to Premium by buying anything.
I read non-premium accounts couldn't get rare drops, so when I got a can of color No. 216-190-216 paint I was surprised (never got paint on my premium main account).
As this was weird, I decided to try and trade it to my main account and see if somehow this account went Premium - as expected none of my items showed up as tradeable - except the paint. Which I promptly traded to my main account.
How is this possible? I'd say paint falls into the rare/special drop category - and a trade is a trade is a trade.. right?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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.....what?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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They can't get hats. All hat drops turn into tools. As for why it can trade...no idea actually.

EDIT: Maybe Valve made it so tools and stuff can be traded...which, IMO, don't make much sense to me.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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F2P can trade if you trade from a premium account.

Also, F2P can't get hats. However, they can get tools and taunts. This is why F2P get things like tags and paint much more often than premiums.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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.....what?
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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F2P can trade if you trade from a premium account.

Also, F2P can't get hats. However, they can get tools and taunts. This is why F2P get things like tags and paint much more often than premiums.
eenteresting, to say the least. Might be a strategy somewhere in there for us collectors.

Also, I thought we couldn't craft in these accounts but I was wrong there too - as I made a recovered metal without any trouble.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #7
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...do people really not know about this?

Tags, paints and duels that drop on a F2P account are all tradable
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #8
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F2P can trade if you trade from a premium account.

Also, F2P can't get hats. However, they can get tools and taunts. This is why F2P get things like tags and paint much more often than premiums.
Thus salvaged crates drop more often for F2P. Always suspected something like this was going on.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #9
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F2P can trade if you trade from a premium account.

Also, F2P can't get hats. However, they can get tools and taunts. This is why F2P get things like tags and paint much more often than premiums.
atually i got droped hast all the time, and i am on a F2P account what are you talking about

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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I just turned on an alt account for some TF2, although I'd never activated to Premium by buying anything.
I read non-premium accounts couldn't get rare drops, so when I got a can of color No. 216-190-216 paint I was surprised (never got paint on my premium main account).
As this was weird, I decided to try and trade it to my main account and see if somehow this account went Premium - as expected none of my items showed up as tradeable - except the paint. Which I promptly traded to my main account.
How is this possible? I'd say paint falls into the rare/special drop category - and a trade is a trade is a trade.. right?
Yeha, its funny how non=premium accounts get good drops. THe first time I used my secondary account, the second drop I got was Meet The Medic Taunt. No lie. Im tempted to make it premium, but i havent logged into the account for about ehhhh, 4 months? I made the account when I was bored and decided to attempt to farm items throguh long idle sessions. I foudn out that I really didnt have the time for idling, so I just stopped playing it, and kept to my main and premium account
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
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Thus salvaged crates drop more often for F2P. Always suspected something like this was going on.
Erm, no.

Salvaged crate is a crate

Not a tool

Not a paint

Not a taunt

Crates have a separate drop system. F2P players do not get Salvaged crates more often.

Tools and hats have similar drop rate, which they may share, that's why tools replace hats for them.
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