Counter Strike: Global Offensive Skin Traders Selling Their Stocks Due To Controversial Changes
Skin Trading is a major component of games like Counter Strike which allows players to potentially make real world money through buying and selling different cosmetics. Recent changes to the way the market operates has CS:GO skin traders selling off their stocks before the fear that the feature is dying becomes a reality. Previously, players could trade off any skins they received almost immediately allowing for them to quickly move items throughout the marketplace. Valve recently announced some new trade limits which has left participants less than pleased.
Valve released a blog post which explained that the developers have been trying to find ways to combat the “negative unintended uses of trading in CS:GO (such as fraud and scams), with the goal of preserving trade between players.” The solution they’ve come up with is to place a limit on trade, making it so players will need to wait 7 days after receiving new items before they can pawn it off onto the open market. Given that fraudsters heavily rely on the ability to move items quickly in order to turn a profit, it makes sense that these changes would severely hamper their progress.
The part that players are concerned about is that these changes will also hamper the legitimate traders ability to move items as well. This could, in theory, kill the feature off altogether as it will discourage people from trading out of fear of Value fluctuations. Some CS:GO skin traders are selling off their entire stock for real-world money before the market crashes. In addition to preventative measures, other players are beginning to speak out against this change in trade policy in the hopes that things will return to normal.
This is the email I sent to @csgo_dev. It takes 5 minutes to express whatever views you may have on the new trade cool downs and I would URGE you to let them know that the new policy does a lot more harm than good.
— ROFL (@roflm0nster) March 30, 2018
There are plenty of games out there that have a cooldown on items before they can be sold to another player. Will time-lock changes ruin Counter-Strike’s skin trading or will it continue on as usual, just a little slower? Let us know your thoughts CS:GO skin traders and the worries about the recent market changes in the comments section below. As always don’t, forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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