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Steam community choice dirty trick

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#1 cam5d


Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:14 AM

While legal - the following stinks of fooling the customers

In the votes they put one "attractive" choice (dazzle people with a METACRITIC score or a high discount percentage) that actually gives almost NO DISCOUNT.  Sometimes they are cool games, but games that you can already get on steam itself for roughly the same price, so they are just bait to draw your vote from the larger discounts.


Here are just the last couple of choices and how people were suckered to waste their vote on next to no discount:
1) The already 75% discounted "Sacrifice" was offered to be voted for 80%.  And people threw their vote on 5% of reduction!
2) "Super Hexagon" was already discounted at 80%, so they offered it at 90% and people wasted their vote on 10% diff or only 0.29$ reduction in price!!

These are just the latest two, but there have been several additional incidents that I have seen, and I certainly don't see every vote - so this is no accident.

  Basically steam uses the fact that people do not really check what they gain from the deal, and makes them waste a vote, in the process they fake a time-limited deal, without having to really tank any real dollar-discount for the votes.

So - PLEASE assess the real dollar gain of your vote, and when people post somewhere: "Hey, this rocking game X is offered for a discount steam choice", please alert them to the fact that they are voting for a few dimes worth of discount on game X, while voting for game Y would have gained them several bucks.  Just annoyed of this steam dirty play.


#2 JasonTerminator


    Not a psychopath!

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:29 AM

Why should people vote for games they don't want for a discount they won't get, since they won't buy the game?

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#3 The Carrot Cake Kid

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:30 AM

Shipping kills it and there's a glitched achievement
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#4 Drabelincoln


    Town Drunk

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:33 AM

I vote for whatever has the prettiest icon

#5 Darby27


    2 Legit 2 Quit!

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

I vote for whoever offers the better favors for voting for them!

#6 XCWarrior


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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

I'm just voting for the trading cards. Pretty sure no one is actually buying the games.


Don't worry about it.

#7 Corpekata



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:01 PM

Psst. Most vote deals show up as flashes or dailies in these big sales. Some have already been repeated. Relax.

#8 midloo


Posted 25 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

Totally agree, OP.  Some fantastic games have been passed over in favor of paltry community choice sales.  This sale has been a real disappointment this season for a few reasons. 

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