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Old 05-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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your TRUE steam "level" is your time on steam

as a 02' user & beyond

registered steam date no longer displayed?

I think this is the start of downfall of steams look

starting to look more like console junk than pc
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Your time on Steam (join date) is still displayed in the "Years of Service" badge which is also a major contributor to your Steam level.

For instance my 8 year badge granted me 400 XP which (combined with previous badges) started my Steam level off at 10.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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not registered date just a "badge" with # of years
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Since when is a sleek interface bad? The old profile I wouldn't say was "more PC", just outdated and boring, and not showing the exact date you joined steam isn't that big a deal, especially because you can get a much quicker idea of how long someone has been on steam with the "years of service" badge.

Anyway, I really like all the changes Valve is doing to the Steam community. It really makes me want to spend more time on it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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If you click on the badge it'll show you the date and time.

Years of Service
400 XP
Unlocked: Dec 31, 2004 @ 3:08pm
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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If you click on the badge it'll show you the date and time.

Years of Service
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Unlocked: Dec 31, 2004 @ 3:08pm
that's true but Id rather see it displayed on its on for quick reference
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:10 PM   #7
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I always felt that the old rating from the two-week gameplay hours wasn't a realistic indicator of anything. Not everyone has time to consistently play, so the rating would fluctuate wildly for many between the 35-hour 10 rating to 0. Maybe if it had been over a few months, or a year even, it could have given a reasonable average score.

This new system is a lot better, although I'm not sure what exactly it represents... I suppose it measures Community participation and translates that as eXPerience points?
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #8
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I always felt that the old rating from the two-week gameplay hours wasn't a realistic indicator of anything. Not everyone has time to consistently play, so the rating would fluctuate wildly for many between the 35-hour 10 rating to 0.

It was a 'rating' though of how active you were.

The new "ages of service" just means that an account created in 2005 and never touched until this week is now 'more of a steam member' than someone who joined in 2012 and has 200 games and plays 20 hours a day, every day.

(at the moment)
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #9
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I suppose it measures Community participation and translates that as eXPerience points?
It measures people's willingness to waste either a crapload of time by trading for the cards or waste a crapload of money by buying the cards directly from the market.

All in all, the Steam Level is as meaningless as the old Steam Rating and since the whole thing is aimed at all those gamerscore fanatics, most people who didn't bother about a low Steam Rating won't bother with a low Steam Level, either.

This could've been a fun time killer even for casual Steamers, but the way it was implemented it clearly aims at people's wallets in the long run.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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I've never heard of Steam levels before, where do I find this?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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I've never heard of Steam levels before, where do I find this?
The old profile had a "Steam rating" based on how many hours of Steam games you had running in the past 2 weeks.

The new profile has levels based on the amount of money you spend buying cards to craft into badges.

Both are rather arbitrary.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #12
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It was a 'rating' though of how active you were...
In gaming terms yes, and spread over months or a year it would've been quite an accurate reading.

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...The new "ages of service" just means that an account created in 2005 and never touched until this week is now 'more of a steam member' than someone who joined in 2012 and has 200 games and plays 20 hours a day, every day.
Fair point. I wasn't really convinced on the Years of Service badge anyway, more or less for the reason you point out, and because it doesn't look particularly good design-wise

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It measures people's willingness to waste either a crapload of time by trading for the cards or waste a crapload of money by buying the cards directly from the market.

...This could've been a fun time killer even for casual Steamers...
I've always liked the badge collection feature since it was introduced to mark participation in special Community events

However, so far I'm not totally sold on the game specific badges as they aren't measuring anything because they can't be related to game progress or skill (due to achievement cheating).

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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mmm yeah
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #14
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Well I checked it out, I honestly don't understand the point. Although I never really understood game "achievements"
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #15
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"gamerscore fanatics" that's it

it doesn't give you a full year until you've passed your exact registered date

*so a 6/1/07 user is still 5 years i.e.
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