• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Valve adds Sprays back to CS:GO, with a catch...

XANDER CAGE

Member
Mar 21, 2011
21,046
0
0
This is pretty vile. I'm resigned to our microtransaction-riddled future, but this goes a bit beyond the typical monetization of customization.
 
Apr 19, 2011
21,368
1
530
I'm waiting for a Overwatch ad showing off infinite sprays.

"For only $39.99, you can get up to 100 okay 50, that's fifty non-dupes of sprays instead of the skin, emote or highlight reel intro that you actually wanted, but hey you can use them as much as you want!"
 

rackham

Member
Jun 19, 2016
2,150
1
370
Literally shit tier company now. It's enough that they left half life in the ether. Fuck em.
 
Aug 29, 2009
37,723
1
710
Not GAF, lol
Sounds like the river vials from TI6 to me.

In the entire time they were active, I never saw one used, ever.

- Limited use item
- Only lasted 15 minutes
- Had an expiration date
- You have to use an item slot and physically walk to the river to use it

Seriously, why even bother adding the feature to paint rivers at all with all those dumb restrictions! When having it work like literally every other map item in the game would have made them so much better as items and a better value.
 

epmode

Member
Jun 7, 2004
28,470
0
0
I like Steam and Valve's work with VR but it's pretty amazing to see how awful they've become.
 

Yukinari

Member
May 11, 2015
4,440
0
0
They don't care enough about it to even bother lol.

They stopped caring for a lot of features they add to TF2 then immediately stop updating or improve upon unless it makes money. So if its not an unusual or strange item nobody cares.
 

SoundPulse

Banned
May 14, 2015
2,733
0
0
For what it's worth, sprays haven't been a thing in CSGO. This is probably more a case of just not thinking of a way to implement them (sans the porn) back in until they saw Overwatch do it.

Doesn't excuse the consumable bit, though.

They don't care enough about it to even bother lol.

Hey, they still care about TF2. Valve finally noticed that pl_swiftwater was a good map. It only took them like seven years.
 

GoldandBlue

Member
Dec 22, 2007
5,060
1
0
Man the more I read from the FAQ the worst it gets.

How long does my graffiti last?
One application of graffiti lasts 7 minutes and degrades over time until it is no longer visible.
 

TheRedSnifit

Member
Nov 21, 2012
10,793
11
700
35
Fun fact: Since your last installation of TF2 or CSS, every spray that a player has used in a server you were in is saved onto your computer. All of them. Warning: sprays may be nsfw.

Man the more I read from the FAQ the worst it gets.

Wat
 

Whales

Member
Nov 10, 2015
2,837
0
0
Rofl and people here still act like Valve and Gaben are gods

Valve is one of the greediest gaming company around
 

Kard8p3

Member
Jan 22, 2008
11,663
1
1,090
In the entire time they were active, I never saw one used, ever.

- Limited use item
- Only lasted 15 minutes
- Had an expiration date
- You have to use an item slot and physically walk to the river to use it

Seriously, why even bother adding the feature to paint rivers at all with all those dumb restrictions! When having it work like literally every other map item in the game would have made them so much better as items and a better value.

valve has clearly shown to be stupid at times.
 

Tagyhag

Member
Aug 21, 2013
17,881
4
465
Los Angeles
I can understand not allowing custom graffiti (Although they should for private matches).

I can even understand monetizing it.

But limited uses? Now that's just going above and beyond in greed.
 

BibiMaghoo

Member
Jan 20, 2012
13,027
91
605
Wales
www.twitch.tv
If I could use any picture under the same terms as avatar images on Steam, then I would consider this a good thing.

But no. It just isn't. Reticules are next for sure.
 

Nzyme32

Member
May 23, 2013
18,286
1
0
Rofl and people here still act like Valve and Gaben are gods

Valve is one of the greediest gaming company around

Where are these people? That hasn't been the case for ages when concerning these microtransactions. Only good thing is that CSs still exists!
 

Nickle

Cool Facts: Game of War has been a hit since July 2013
Jun 17, 2013
7,474
2
0
Belleville, Illinois
I don't think there's a company more out of touch with their fans then Valve. It's almost like they are actively trying to spite CS fans.
 

Nzyme32

Member
May 23, 2013
18,286
1
0
I can understand not allowing custom graffiti (Although they should for private matches).

I can even understand monetizing it.

But limited uses? Now that's just going above and beyond in greed.

Yeah, I never understand the consumables. And they know full well people loved expressing stupidity through custom sprays.
 

Hip Hop

Member
Jan 14, 2013
10,842
51
760
U.S.A.
Rofl and people here still act like Valve and Gaben are gods

Valve is one of the greediest gaming company around
They've been one of the worst companies for a while now.

People say Ubisoft and EA are bad? That to me has been Valve instead.
 

soultron

Banned
Jul 24, 2007
20,418
0
0
Toronto
People have been asking for these ever since they've were removed, which was when CSGO shipped without them. But what they seem to forget is that sprays can be used to bait players in competitive play, since any change to a surface fucks with map memorization. Hell, back in older CS games, people made sprays that were fake 2D versions of in-game character models so it would look exactly like a real player peeking their head over something.

It's a bad idea in pretty much everything but casual MM modes. Don't even get me started on the monetization aspect of limited uses.