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Mann Co. Keys at 9 ref a pop

Discussion in 'Trade Discussion' started by beebop, Oct 14, 2014.

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  1. beebop

    beebop A Little Darkly

    Price was just updated. I guess that'll be gg for the tf2 economy. I kinda saw this coming, and my guess is that they will stay at 9 ref for a while, then they will hopefully start to drop a little at a time. What do you guys think?
  2. zackychuu

    zackychuu TD Admin / Wanker

    This has been the quote since the first Key rise when they hit 3 Ref.
    "They'll go back down, it's just a phase..."

    The fact remains that there is more and more Metal being pumped into the game via new players, idle accounts etc etc.
    The main aspect of all of these price changes is the monetary worth of the item, the monetary value of Keys has been the same since day one, albeit there has been a few fluctuations either way occasionally. But the monetary value of Refined metal has been dropping since more and more players started joining the game.
    For example: If Refined was being sold for say 10 cents? Why would a person then sell a Key worth $2.50 for say, 5 Refined, which is 50 cents? As the real world cash value of refined drops, the refined value of Keys rises.

    It's all about supply and demand.
    The supply of Refined is rising exponentially, the demand is lowering as more people leave the game.
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  3. beebop

    beebop A Little Darkly

    Good example, never thought about it that way. And I suppose you're right, keys are destined to keep going up until something changes.
  4. Thanatos

    Thanatos TD Member

    The only thing that could change would be to remove metal from the game and force everyone to use the Market
  5. Fiend

    Fiend Senior TF2 Admin

    Annnnd this is why i only admin. No trading for me. :)
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  6. Steve

    Steve TD Admin | Bacon

    Glad i cashed out all that metal when it was still 90cents/refined
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  7. DARKLY | Pixar's Ham

    DARKLY | Pixar's Ham DARKLY Regular

    at least keys aren't as expensive as actual ones
  8. Wrath

    Wrath DARKLY Middleman

    Valve never fixed the idle problem, that much is certain.

    I know of one user who uses VM to idle about 80 accounts. There are probably far more accounts now and the mere fact of it is, anyone with the skill can do it, and when they do, it's far more damaging as there's literately nothing to stop them.
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  9. DarkPaladinPrime

    DarkPaladinPrime TF2 Staff

    Funny how keys are just about to hit 10 ref. I wonder what will happen once they do.
  10. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

    They already did. 9.66ref-10ref is the price now. Idle farms are stuffing more and more metal into the market and they control what is left of the economy. That's why I stopped actively trading. I collect stuff and unbox. That's it.
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  11. nb

    nb DARKLY Regular

    You should collect all the strange festives, then sell high on Christmas...
    Profit, right? :P
  12. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

    Nah, I collect things I use. Besides, I don't want to deal with lowballers.
    "Your SF Rocket Launcher is gifted, I offer 15 keys, hurr durr."

    I want them to make a SF Pistol and a SF Shotgun. SF Market Gardener :somuchwin:
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  13. nb

    nb DARKLY Regular

    YES! YES! I don't want a bs skin for it, tho. Like, I don't want a market gardener wrapped in wrapping paper ;-;
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  14. beebop

    beebop A Little Darkly

    A handle with a giant Christmas light on the end. Team colored of course.
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  15. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

    I like that. :loveit:

    I honestly hated last years festives, except the crossbow. I'll still probably collect them later on, just as part of my festive collection.
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  16. DarkPaladinPrime

    DarkPaladinPrime TF2 Staff

    Ya the festives last year were meh. I love my strange festive black box though but that is the only SF I actually use.
  17. beebop

    beebop A Little Darkly

    The fish, sandvich, amby, and gloves were the only good 2013 festive imo.
  18. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

    Fish, Sandvich and Amby were all 2012.
  19. beebop

    beebop A Little Darkly

    Shh, let's pretend I knew that :P
  20. Cmp™

    Cmp™ Retired Scrub

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