Steam: Better restrictions for new accounts

Valve updated the policy for new Steam accounts recently. From now on you won’t be able to do those things in the list below until you actually pay at least $5 on Steam (probably 5€ in Europe?). Adding retail CD-Keys to the account won’t remove those restrictions either, which is good because there are tons of free CD-Keys on the net that you can add to your account.

Limitations for new Steam accounts are:

  • Adding friends
  • Creating a group chats
  • Voting on Steam Greenlight, Reviews and the Steam Workshop (yes!)
  • Market share in the Community
  • Frequent writing on Steam forums
  • Unlocking higher levels of Steam Levels and Trading Cards
  • Adding materials to the Steam Workshop
  • Writing in the comments to the Steam Workshop materials
  • Access to the Steam Web API
  • Using the browser and mobile chat

I know that paying for those things might seems stupid but at least the spamming accounts won’t be bothering us that often. Good job Valve.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Good Guy Al

    Makes sense. Hope it will really stop those annoying fuckers.

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  2. trancemansion

    it kinda make sense and it’s good because of these flooders and BTW: and in matter of truth what would you do in steam if you not playing games / which leads you will buy atleast one game and most of them are 9.99 euro/dollar so it is not a big deal.

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  3. It sure looks like good idea now but if these restrictions were up when I 1st registered on Steam and started using it, I dont think I would stay with it/use it at all.

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  4. egon099

    I find it kinda a good idea tbh.

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