1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    Mister Royzo's Avatar
    June 2007
    4,136 Posts
    Just read this on the Steam Forums, this would be nice to sticky or at least tell some friends:
    You have to be Online in Steam Friends to get unlocks. Otherwise you won't get jack shit.
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  2. Post #2
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,244 Posts
    Duh?
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  3. Post #3
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    Penguiin's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,916 Posts
    Your steam friends status?
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  4. Post #4
    fakedout's Avatar
    December 2007
    1,260 Posts
    there was a thread just like this... with nearly the same title

  5. Post #5
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    Mister Royzo's Avatar
    June 2007
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    There's plenty people who don't know this, so this should be on the front page. My apologies for not seeing the other thread and bumping it, if that would be any better.
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  6. Post #6
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
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    There's plenty people who don't know this, so this should be on the front page. My apologies for not seeing the other thread and bumping it, if that would be any better.
    it only makes sense considering the unlock system uses steam cloud, something that is ONLINE.

  7. Post #7
    Grape Crunch's Avatar
    December 2008
    79 Posts
    Just read this on the Steam Forums, this would be nice to sticky or at least tell some friends:
    You have to be Online in Steam to get unlocks. Otherwise you won't get jack shit.
    ummmmmm. because of course you can be playing in an internet server if you are offline/
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  8. Post #8
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    Mister Royzo's Avatar
    June 2007
    4,136 Posts
    ummmmmm. because of course you can be playing in an internet server if you are offline/
    Steam Friends. I thought people'd figure that much out. *changes*

  9. Post #9
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    February 2007
    4,322 Posts
    Hurr durr, I can't read hurr.
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  10. Post #10
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    Dennab
    October 2007
    831 Posts
    am i missing something

  11. Post #11
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    June 2007
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    Hurr durr, I can't read hurr.
    Interesting. So you have no idea what the fuck you just said

    Edit: Assuming you randomly bashed keys: statistically impressive
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  12. Post #12
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    This is actually helpful, I know alot of players that go offline on friends and play anyway to avoid getting messaged.

    Will deff pass this on

  13. Post #13
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    February 2007
    4,322 Posts
    Interesting. So you have no idea what the fuck you just said

    Edit: Assuming you randomly bashed keys: statistically impressive
    waytytm5ytudrhi5y6utg8ioy87y89p89py

    Headbuttin' the keyboard. :sax:
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  14. Post #14
    Sam Tilgan's Avatar
    September 2008
    678 Posts
    But... but there are people who are looking to yell at me through steam friends... :saddowns:
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    jonschmiddy's Avatar
    December 2005
    63 Posts
    any other solutions?

  16. Post #16
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    September 2007
    8,387 Posts
    any other solutions?
    Play more

    I have 36.1 Hours on my TF2 and I got a Kritzkrieg

  17. Post #17
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    March 2005
    128 Posts
    It's true. If you ever get signed out of steam because some one else logs on, you can re-log in by relogging into steam friends. It does function as Steam's main login system.

  18. Post #18
    Play more

    I have 36.1 Hours on my TF2 and I got a Kritzkrieg
    i have a 125 hrs on mine and i have only a bunch of shitty dupes. I WANT THE HUNTSMENN.

  19. Post #19
    Barbwire's Avatar
    March 2006
    157 Posts
    Never knew this, thanks!

  20. Post #20
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    February 2005
    378 Posts
    Well, THAT explains a lot. >.>;;

    Thanks a bunch! I'll have to give this a try.
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    August 2007
    698 Posts
    Who the fuck doesn't has steam friends on.
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  22. Post #22
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    May 2009
    2 Posts
    No, actually I was offline and I got
    - Killer Boxing Gloves
    - Death Ringer

    Edited:

    i have a 125 hrs on mine and i have only a bunch of shitty dupes. I WANT THE HUNTSMENN.
    Perhaps I could take some off your hands if it wouldn't be a problem..
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  23. Post #23
    peatear's Avatar
    December 2007
    201 Posts
    I got Dead Ringer and Ambassador while being idle and offline from steam friends.
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  24. Post #24
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    May 2009
    1,801 Posts
    Hey guys, being signed into steam friends isnt the problem.

    This is:



    It's been happening to me whenever I try to access my backpack/loadout on a non-vanilla map.
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  25. Post #25
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    March 2006
    188 Posts
    I'll try this out. About twelve hours of playtime and found nothing at all, and been appearing offline in friends the whole time.
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    May 2009
    2 Posts
    It's been happening to me whenever I try to access my backpack/loadout on a non-vanilla map.
    That doesn't sound delicious at all.
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  27. Post #27
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    November 2008
    402 Posts
    thx 4 tip prozyo

    (User was banned for this post ("Shitposting" - TH89))
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  28. Post #28
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    October 2007
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    Useful, I guess.
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  29. Post #29
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    June 2009
    633 Posts
    A lot of the time, I have it off so I'm not messaged when I'm not there, or if I'm using the "reconnect script" and I don't want my friends constantly getting reminded every time it reconnects, and I still get items.

    I don't know. I might yield more results with it off, but I have to question if it's true or not. Thanks in advance if this works.

  30. Post #30
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    July 2008
    2,699 Posts
    thx 4 tip prozyo
    Why would you necro bump this?
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  31. Post #31
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    MILKE's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,573 Posts
    Informative, Rated i

  32. Post #32
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    February 2009
    18,248 Posts
    Why would you necro bump this?
    :yohoho:

    Also it's nice to know they have more varying lengths for bans
    TH89 banned Vault-tech for 1 Month
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  33. Post #33
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    February 2008
    11,254 Posts
    Hurr how do i durr change hurf to online durf.
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  34. Post #34
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    June 2008
    891 Posts
    I tend to go offline while idling. I've found items while offline. To get items, you need to be connected to the steam cloud with your account I think.

  35. Post #35
    Panda.'s Avatar
    November 2009
    512 Posts
    You don't have to be online in steam friends anymore.
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  36. Post #36
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    June 2007
    4,136 Posts
    :yohoho:

    Also it's nice to know they have more varying lengths for bans
    TH89 banned Vault-tech for 1 Month
    Glad they got rid of the little bugger. He keeps following me around complaining about things.
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  37. Post #37
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    menneb's Avatar
    August 2005
    476 Posts
    While this is true, you can SET your status to OFFLINE and still receive drops. Because technically you're still connected, just LYING TO YOUR FRIENDS.

    And something interesting to note, when Steam Community is down for maintenance you can still receive items, you just won't get them in your backpack. You will keep receiving the same YOU HAVE FOUND ITEM message after every death, but it won't be in your inventory until SC comes back up.

  38. Post #38
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    July 2009
    12,429 Posts
    Uhhhh...
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  39. Post #39
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    September 2009
    8,223 Posts
    While this is true, you can SET your status to OFFLINE and still receive drops. Because technically you're still connected, just LYING TO YOUR FRIENDS.
    Isn't that what friends are for?
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  40. Post #40
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    October 2007
    3,206 Posts
    Your steam friends status?
    Nah, you can't be away or busy, I guess. You just have to be connected.