Discussion in 'Trade Chat' started by mike-kirby, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. mike-kirby

    mike-kirby Totally Ordinary Human

    What happened here


    Is this real? Or is it just a joke.
    I don't do much when it comes to the tf2 economy so this was probably something old and I didn't notice but yeah
  2. decryption

    decryption Face-Melting F2Per

    People realised that its just a cosmetic. But still thats bullshit.
  3. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    No, this is old. Backpack.tf made an announcement a few days ago stating buds won't be used as currency anymore.
  4. Kyle

    Kyle Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    The reason why buds are cheap is because key prices kept rising. Keys are about 20ref these days.
  5. Silver Ag

    Silver Ag Australian Skial God Contributor

    Sure am glad I still kept my tf2 keys. Now if I ever play tf2 again I can buy shit I want
  6. Deleted

    Deleted Positively Inhumane Poster

    I am just waiting for them to start to drop again, so that I can sell them for ref, and then the keys crash back down to like 9 ref and then I can buy shit loads of them
  7. JohnnyGaloshes

    JohnnyGaloshes Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    I refuse to buy keys from people anymore. Fuck them. I'll pay a little bit more rather than support the crooks.
  8. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    That's not gonna happen anymore.
  9. Defibyoulater

    Defibyoulater Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    This is a plus for me. I like bribing with/and handing out hat raffles. Selling a few keys with rl money will suffice many more craft hats.
  10. Umity

    Umity Somewhat Threatening Sniper

    Buds have been decreasing for awhile now so this was expected.
  11. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm Legendary Skial King Contributor

    There won't be a decrease in key prices, in a VERY long time. The problem is that its not a rise in key prices, but a drop in ref prices. Refined is diluted, based on how many people run idle accounts and just flat out how many people play the game. The more people who break down all their items, and then want to buy the hats they want instead of crafting a random hat, means that valve's method of taking currency out of the economy isn't working.

    If no currency leaves the economy, then currency floods the market and the value of said currency drops. Unless valve finds some way to mass pull refined out of the market, keys will never drop in price.
  12. Cream Tea

    Cream Tea Banned Legendary Mapper

    I kind of agree with you since it's almost cheaper (In my eyes atleast) to just buy a key with real money than to waste time crafting loads of the weapons you've waited months to collect up.

    Valve needs to make refined more useful than just the ability to craft a cheap hat otherwise it will just keep going down in value.
  13. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Contributor

    Nice necrobump
  14. Cream Tea

    Cream Tea Banned Legendary Mapper

    Oops... I didn't realize this was made more than half a year ago aha, I just saw it near the middle of the page and assumed it was recent. Since this is still a thing with buds they're at 3 keys now.
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