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#12151 Eldredpe

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

I'm not sure that it's a good idea to have multiple Steam accounts with the same billing details.


Is that against any kind of terms of use?

What if it's an account that one of your children use or something?

#12152 spoderman

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

Is that against any kind of terms of use?

What if it's an account that one of your children use or something?


No, it's not against any kind of terms. Maybe he's just being paranoid or something, dunno.

#12153 Eldredpe

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

No, it's not against any kind of terms. Maybe he's just being paranoid or something, dunno.


People need to stop all this avatar changing.

I only just made the connection that it was you without the gas mask picture.

#12154 Severose

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

People need to stop all this avatar changing.

I only just made the connection that it was you without the gas mask picture.


There's a reason for all of the avatar changes. 'Tis the season to be trolling. Trololololol lolol lol lol.

Gotta change it up to keep us on our toes. ;)

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#12155 Detruire

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

Where are you getting your info?

My concern is not because I've read anything that explicitly forbids it, but rather because I haven't seen anything that explicitly allows it. Given how seriously it is taken by other online retailers, I am naturally wary.

Regarding the quote: Allowing multiple people / accounts on one computer is quite different from holding multiple accounts, or using the same billing details on multiple accounts.

#12156 asheskitty

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

It wouldn't add, it would instead apply one then the other. Not sure on the exact percentage that would make it 90% off, but it'd have to be a second coupon somewhere between 85% and 90% to get there.


If it's not going negative, then what's going wrong with the 90% & 15% stacking then?

There's a reason for all of the avatar changes. 'Tis the season to be trolling. Trololololol lolol lol lol.

Gotta change it up to keep us on our toes. ;)



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#12157 Mooby

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

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#12158 spoderman

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

My concern is not because I've read anything that explicitly forbids it, but rather because I haven't seen anything that explicitly allows it. Given how seriously it is taken by other online retailers, I am naturally wary.

Regarding the quote: Allowing multiple people / accounts on one computer is quite different from holding multiple accounts, or using the same billing details on multiple accounts.


Having multiple accounts to make legit purchases with the same billing info is perfectly fine. Obviously people would use that method for committing fraud, but they'd get flagged for fraud, not for having multiple accounts/same billing info.. Completely different things.

Most retailers don't care if you use multiple accounts. The only one I can think of off the top of my head that actually restricts you to one paypal account is GMG..

Oh and, here's a couple legit scenarios where someone would be forced to create another account:

1. You got VAC banned, need to make new account and rebuy game to not have VAC ban on account
2. You bought a game with crappy DRM/limited activations that can't be reset, have to make new account to rebuy game for new key with new set of activations

#12159 warreni

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

How is Death Rally on PC? I have it on iPhone, where it's a little clunky control-wise. Worth picking up again?


Picking up again? I don't know. I haven't played the game on an iDevice. My understanding is that there haven't been any substantive changes, so if you've played and finished it on another platform, it may not be worth a re-buy. For first-time buyers, $1 is a great deal for this oddly-fun top-down game.

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#12160 Motoki

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

*Edit: Okay I don't want to get into some stupid 'I'm right' 'No I'm right' 'No I'm right!' internet argument over this. I have a lot of money invested in my Steam account and I'm not about to even take the slightest chance of risking it for a 99 cent game because some guy on the internet says it's okay. After the whole shenanigans with the gifts and coal last Christmas I imagine trading from dummy accounts is something they look out for but the bottom line is

I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING IT AND THEY NEED TO FIX THEIR COUPON.

Let's not make excuses for them please.

Or you could just make another account, buy it, and gift it to your main account. Pretty simple process.


Maybe I am being paranoid but I don't want to risk having a shill account with the same payment info (even with Paypal you have to give your address) or otherwise have them notice 'Gee, there's this account with hardly any games on it that's trading to someone etc'

I'm sure it's against the terms somewhere to have a second account like that etc. I would feel more comfortable if another legitimate user did it but...

We shouldn't have to. They need to fix it. It's ridiculous to make us jump through these hoops and I don't think any supposedly "simple process" excuses that.


#12161 spoderman

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

I'm sure it's against the terms somewhere to have a second account like that etc. I would feel more comfortable if another legitimate user did it but...

We shouldn't have to. They need to fix it. It's ridiculous to make us jump through these hoops and I don't think any supposedly "simple process" excuses that.


I agree that they should fix the coupon, but it's not against the terms to have a second account with the same billing info. They state that multiple accounts are allowed, I'm sure the same goes for billing info, would make no sense otherwise. I think its just paranoia getting to you guys, but I understand if you want to wait until the coupon is fixed.

The only time you seriously risk getting banned or having your account restricted is if you're abusing the system or exploiting it somehow, like what people did back during the xmas event last year. And even then.. the only accounts that got banned were people that made hundreds of them.

#12162 The Assembler

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

They state that multiple accounts are allowed, I'm sure the same goes for billing info, would make no sense otherwise.

They state multiple accounts are allowed on a computer, which is completely different than saying multiple accounts are allowed per user. Not everyone has a personal computer that no one else uses.

I don't think it's against the ToS or anything, but what you said is misleading.

#12163 dfg

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

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#12164 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

They state multiple accounts are allowed on a computer, which is completely different than saying multiple accounts are allowed per user. Not everyone has a personal computer that no one else uses.

I don't think it's against the ToS or anything, but what you said is misleading.



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If you are using a single Steam account for your Stand-Alone Dedicated Server and your game client, you will run into the "Invalid Steam UserID Ticket" error which is presented to multiple users attempting to play simultaneously - if you intend to use a computer as a dedicated server, you must create a separate Steam account to run the dedicated server software.




That is in their official FAQs. So they do endorse multiple accounts for one user in certain circumstances.

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#12165 spoderman

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

As Fox said.. what I said wasn't misleading, you just have to read their FAQs ;)

Thanks Fox!

I'm pretty sure I've also seen a Valve employee post that you're allowed to create as many accounts for yourself as you want. They just don't want you exploiting or committing fraud.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I'm pretty sure I've also seen a Valve employee post that you you're allowed to create as many accounts for yourself as you want. They just don't want you exploiting or committing fraud.


I recall seeing a valve employ saying that as well. I wish I could find that post, but unfortunately I didn't bother to bookmark it.

As I recall, the basic gist of the post was that you can have more than one account, but you need to keep track of which account you buy a game for. You can't go crying to them if you accidentally buy a game for the wrong account. The valve employee seemed to be more concerned with getting a flood of people asking them to move such & such a game from one account and moving it to another. Of course, he might have been specifically replying to a question from another poster and thus tailored his response accordingly. I'm sure they also care about people using the account to commit fraud.

#12167 Mooby

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

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#12168 Jugglenaut

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

If it's not going negative, then what's going wrong with the 90% & 15% stacking then?


Nothing wrong with that, i was just being a pedant and correcting math. It really makes a difference of only $.15, so I don't know why they bother with not letting it stack. It's probably just left over from them making coupons not stack with sale prices.

#12169 asheskitty

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hmm, good news for Hitman fans, Hitman Trilogy HD seems set for release at the end of Jan, PS3/360. It includes the unavailable for some time Hitman Contracts (some licensing issue). Asl well and Blood Money and 2 Silent Assassin. Joystiq

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#12170 asheskitty

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Nothing wrong with that, i was just being a pedant and correcting math. It really makes a difference of only $.15, so I don't know why they bother with not letting it stack. It's probably just left over from them making coupons not stack with sale prices.


^_^ I know what you're saying. I don't think we're on the same page however. There's a facebook coupon for 90% off that people who own Alan Wake (who get an automatic 15% off) aren't able to use. It they stacked normally, say, $10 * (1 - 0.90) * (1 - 0.15) = $0.85 and I imagine people would buy it. However people aren't able to, so I assume it's working like $10 * (1 - (0.90 + 0.15)) = - $0.50 (get the game free and $0.50 for your trouble).

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#12171 walkonshadows

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

wow, this is getting confusing. asheskitty is using serverose's avatar, or is the thread glitching?

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#12172 SevereTireDamage

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

We're way above 500 pages, so glitching is expected...

#12173 asheskitty

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

wow, this is getting confusing. asheskitty is using serverose's avatar, or is the thread glitching?

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Nah, I was jesting. See below.

People need to stop all this avatar changing.

I only just made the connection that it was you without the gas mask picture.


There's a reason for all of the avatar changes. 'Tis the season to be trolling. Trololololol lolol lol lol.

Gotta change it up to keep us on our toes. ;)


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#12174 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

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#12175 gilby

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING IT AND THEY NEED TO FIX THEIR COUPON.


Yes, they do.

But Steam has no problem with you having multiple accounts. Indeed, if you want to have Steam running on multiple systems in your house--say a gaming PC and a HTPC--you will need multiple accounts. That, of course, might mean multiple purchases of the same game, which means more money for Valve.

#12176 bantheradio

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:07 PM

Death Rally coupon has been fixed.

It looks like the coupon, when added to your cart, changes the price of Death Rally to $9.99 with a strikethru above it for the original Alan Wake discount price of $8.49.
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#12177 Genocidal

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Just checked my cart, coupon is now working as intended.

Edit: Ninja'd. So, today's deal is Shad'O for 50% off ($4.99)
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#12178 asheskitty

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Yes, they do.

But Steam has no problem with you having multiple accounts. Indeed, if you want to have Steam running on multiple systems in your house--say a gaming PC and a HTPC--you will need multiple accounts. That, of course, might mean multiple purchases of the same game, which means more money for Valve.



I have one steam account with installs on two gaming PCs (new & old) and two laptops (Mac & PC). I tend to keep the secondaries in offline mode.

One thing I would caution if you use the same account over multiple machines, is that your categories will get reset often (total PITA if you use categories). I recommend keeping a backup of Steam/userdata/{userid}/7/remote/sharedconfig.vdf so that you can replace that file and get your categorization back.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

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#12180 Motoki

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

I agree that they should fix the coupon, but it's not against the terms to have a second account with the same billing info. They state that multiple accounts are allowed, I'm sure the same goes for billing info, would make no sense otherwise. I think its just paranoia getting to you guys, but I understand if you want to wait until the coupon is fixed.

The only time you seriously risk getting banned or having your account restricted is if you're abusing the system or exploiting it somehow, like what people did back during the xmas event last year. And even then.. the only accounts that got banned were people that made hundreds of them.


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