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Old 05-27-2013, 06:21 AM   #1
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Steam Emoticons

Is it me or the emoticons are totally useless and can't nearly fit in any discussion you're having with someone?

Unless you're saying IM FREAKIN' :jarate:

I mean seriously, how can you really use theese emoticons outside of showing them once to your friends and that's about it

inb4 my favorite class :sticky:

Beside, don't you find that awkward that you're kinda ''paying'' for theese emoticons (face it,only half your cards are given to you) when some late 90's messengers had real, usefull FREE emoticons.

They should come up with and stuff like that instead...
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #2
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I agree. One or two of them are actually emotive, but otherwise they don't really mean much. I mean, Alyx Vance is hardly a facial expression for anyone other than Alyx, right? Same goes for all the other blank faces.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:58 AM   #3
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
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The sad thing is people actually buy this crap, it won't go as long as people are spending money on it, the hilarious thing is that if EA did anything like this, they would be hammered down and laughed at... but not Valve.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #5
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They should come up with and stuff like that instead...
Not got that far on my profile extending yet, but I would have thought that those are the ones we're meant to be earning

If not, then maybe they should add the common smiley characters for everyone as standard, and leave the novelty ones for earning by those that want them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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they should have never introduced emoticons in the client chat
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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Are they one-time use? Or can I use one and then sell it? I don't get how they work.

Nevermind I figured it out. Lame.

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #8
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Well that's the great thing about valve, they can do whatever and we still love them
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:25 AM   #9
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I don't think the point is having these emoticons to help... augment the meaning of the conversation. I mean, does this not bring back the old days of MSN and having the most stupidest emoticons tagged with the most randomest of letter combinations?

The more creative uses of these are that I've seen people advertise their Steam Gifts using these emoticons as a border. It looked amazing...

Something along the lines of

:butterfly::butterfly::butterfly::butterfly::butte rfly:
:butterfly:___________AD HERE_______________:butterfly:
:butterfly:_________________________________:butte rfly:
:butterfly::butterfly::butterfly::butterfly::butte rfly:

I cbf editing that, you catch my drift... hopefully.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:20 AM   #10
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Emoticons...
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #11
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I'm fine with emoticons as long as I also get an option to automatically block anyone who uses one in a chat with me.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Here's how it will go...

-Noob A will play until he gets those emoticons
-A will overuse these emoticons in chat
-Since A's English is unbearable already his incorrect 3 word sentences (with 1 word in his mother tongue) will be followed by at least 5 emoticons

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