Wasted on Steam

Am I understanding this right that we're logging in to Steam through a completely unrelated 3rd party website? Seems...risky...

In any case, the totals are totally wrong for me. Some games like HL2, etc, show zero hours played. It says I've spent 30 hours playing America's Army 3, which is only possible if it ran in the background for about 28 hours. Other games are exactly right. Weird.

Am I understanding this right that we're logging in to Steam through a completely unrelated 3rd party website? Seems...risky...

Thanks for reminding me to change my password. I couldn't do it from work yesterday.

InspectorFowler wrote:
Am I understanding this right that we're logging in to Steam through a completely unrelated 3rd party website? Seems...risky...

In any case, the totals are totally wrong for me. Some games like HL2, etc, show zero hours played. It says I've spent 30 hours playing America's Army 3, which is only possible if it ran in the background for about 28 hours. Other games are exactly right. Weird.

Depends. You don't have to log in.

All it needs is your profile URL, which needs to be public for this to work anyway, then presumably either scrapes the games page or uses an API. I think all logging in does is save you having to type in the URL each time you visit. If you do decide to log in, it redirects you to steam and the verbiage made it sound like OpenID, so wastedonsteam never actually sees your steam password, just an auth token.

But, we have the dev in the thread, so perhaps they can explain it better.

The "login through steam" thingy has popped up about two or three months ago with the TF2 film event. If you look at the urls that are being called up, under the hood its some form of Openid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openid

bordone

Has logged 362.9 hours of playtime — that's 15 days, 2 hours, and 54 minutes worth
Has spent the most time playing Feeding Frenzy 2 Deluxe, which accounts for 18.0% of their playtime
Has played 38 games, while 260 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 298 games for a total worth of $3288.54 (at the games' current prices)
Twenty games bordone currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $9.06

I'm a sad cat. This makes mine the most expensive per time account and my main game is FF2. Damn kids.

[GWJ] Sparhawk

Has logged 902.7 hours of playtime — that's 37 days, 14 hours, and 42 minutes worth
Has spent the most time playing Team Fortress 2, which accounts for 44.0% of their playtime
Has played 53 games, while 225 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 278 games for a total worth of $3087.46 (at the games' current prices)
Seventeen games [GWJ] Sparhawk currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $3.42

And I log in via Steam. So I suppose they don't get any info from that.
Changing passwords anyway, just to be sure now.

Stengah

Has logged 3684.0 hours of playtime — that's 153 days, 12 hours, and 0 minutes worth
Has spent the most time playing Team Fortress 2, which accounts for 52.0% of their playtime
Has played 46 games, while 45 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 91 games for a total worth of $1054.70 (at the games' current prices)
Seven games Stengah currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $0.29

That's right, nearly 80 days worth of TF2 (no clue as to actual game time vs time spent idling for hats).

Thanks for having the hours right up there with me... although I only have 71 hours of TF2...

Also you need more games. You're on my Christmas list.

Prozac wrote:
Thanks for having the hours right up there with me... although I only have 71 hours of TF2...

Also you need more games. You're on my Christmas list.


While I'll never turn down free games, there are surely more deserving people to receive them. I've got the following games that I haven't even touched:

Portal 2, Dragon Age 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Space, Divine Divinity II, Risen, Alien Vs. Predator, Alpha Protocol, Assassin's Creed 2, Bioshock 2, Just Cause 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, Zeno Clash, Amnesia, Thief 3, and various assorted indie games.
Needless to say, I do not lack for games to play, just the time to play them.

I notice Secret of the magic Crystals isn't on that list

Prozac wrote:
I notice Secret of the magic Crystals isn't on that list :D

D:

Regarding all your questions:

  1. You don't have to sign in, only if you want to sign up for the giveaways. This is safe and uses OpenID, as it redirects you to steam (notice the URL in the address bar) to login, so, as long as you trust steam, you can enter your info on THEIR SITE ONLY. When you log in through steam, it just shows me your SteamID (64bit identifier), and nothing else, no password, not anything else. My SteamID is 76561197970634000, and if you were to put that in on Wasted on Steam, it'll bring up my profile.
  2. The amount of games you own is accurate, but not the same as what you see in Steam itself. Within Steam, it counts things like movies, etc, you've viewed. I might have this backwards, I can't open Steam to check at the moment.
  3. Steam Started tracking Time in March of 2009 (give or take), and even then, doesn't always work 100%, most notably if you use any kind of loader or trainer to load a steam game. When you realize this, then it helps explains gaps in your playtime. I'm missing a lot of hours from HL2: all of them, because of this. However, for games released after March 2009, I feel this is a very good estimate of how much time you've spent; all the data is scraped from steam itself.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
[GWJ] Quintin H. Stone

* Has logged 1262.2 hours of playtime — that's 52 days, 14 hours, and 12 minutes worth
* Has spent the most time playing Plants vs. Zombies GOTY Edition, which accounts for 12.0% of their playtime
* Has played 30 games, while 68 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
* Owns 98 games for a total worth of $1121.55 (at the games' current prices)
* Eight games [GWJ] Quintin H. Stone currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
* Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $0.89


REVISED DATA:

[GWJ] Quintin H. Stone

* Has logged 3688.2 hours of playtime — that's 153 days, 16 hours, and 12 minutes worth
* Has spent the most time playing Team Fortress 2, which accounts for 65.0% of their playtime
* Has played 32 games, while 67 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
* Owns 99 games for a total worth of $1097.99 (at the games' current prices)
* Eight games [GWJ] Quintin H. Stone currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
* Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $0.30

Quintin Stone is a TF2 nerd.

[size=1]I feel very confident about this thread resurrection.[/size]

Hyetal

Has logged 2242.7 hours of playtime — that's 93 days, 10 hours, and 41 minutes, with most of the time being spent playing Left 4 Dead 2, which accounts for 31.0% of their playtime

Ranked 1185th with 2242.7 hours played
Has played 150 games out of 262
Owns 262 games for a total worth of $2880.43 (at the games' current prices)
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $1.28

I think you're a winner as long as you don't reach top 1000 for hours played, right?

Hyetal wrote:
I think you're a winner as long as you don't reach top 1000 for hours played, right?

Ranked 430th with 3311.7 hours played

>_> You're not talking about me, right?

Has logged 286.3 hours of playtime — that's 11 days, 22 hours, and 18 minutes,
with most of the time being spent playing The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut, which accounts for 17.0% of their playtime

Ranked 8219th with 286.3 hours played
Has played 27 games out of 80. You can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 80 games for a total worth of $892.35 (at the games' current prices)
Five games Andrew currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $3.12

Hypatian wrote:
Hyetal wrote:
I think you're a winner as long as you don't reach top 1000 for hours played, right?

Ranked 430th with 3311.7 hours played

>_> You're not talking about me, right?

I'm not saying no, nor am I saying yes. I'll just say: Absolutely right.

Huh. Only 653 hours, that's 27 days and 5 hours. To be fair, I had about twice that in WoW.

I'm a little disappointed in this. Not only does it seem to track online hours improperly, it also doesn't track any hours spent offline which is where the majority of my play was the past year or so.

That's Steam's internal check, Schrensky. Nothing will be tracked in offline mode, except for achievements.

Edit: Nope, not achievements either.

Steam's clock is not really accurate either. It ranges from a few hours missing or added onto the real playing time. :\

Mine looks pretty common for goodjers

Ranked 3830th with 1057.6 hours played
Has played 115 games out of 183. You can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 183 games for a total worth of $2174.40 (at the games' current prices)
One game [GWJ] MrWynd currently owns is on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $2.06

Ok, its wrong. 0 hours in both Max Payne 1 and 2? I don't think so.

There's a few factors. Steam doesn't count hours played in offline mode, and it didn't count anything prior to some month in 2009.

Huh, it appears my profile has broken it... I can see other people's but not mine.

Guess I'm a late bloomer.

Has logged 325.7 hours of playtime — that's 13 days, 13 hours, and 42 minutes, with most of the time being spent playing Sid Meier's Civilization V, which accounts for 31.0% of their playtime.

Ranked 7963rd with 325.7 hours played
Has played 85 games out of 130. You can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 130 games for a total worth of $1264.72 (at the games' current prices)
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $3.88

Prozac wrote:
I'll kick off, I didn't want this in the opening post

[GWJ] Prozac

Has logged 3715.4 hours of playtime — that's 154 days, 19 hours, and 24 minutes worth
Has spent the most time playing Left 4 Dead, which accounts for 13.0% of their playtime
Has played 139 games, while 147 remain untouched you can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 286 games for a total worth of $3056.25 (at the games' current prices)
Thirteen games [GWJ] Prozac currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $0.82

Update!

[GWJ] Prozac

Has logged 4118.6 hours of playtime — that's 171 days, 14 hours, and 35 minutes, with most of the time being spent playing Left 4 Dead, which accounts for 11.0% of their playtime, their most played game with 471.8h played

Misc. stats

Ranked 198th with 4118.6 hours played
Has played 146 games out of 294. You can also view unplayed and played games
Owns 294 games for a total worth of $3207.39 (at the games' current prices)
Four games [GWJ] Prozac currently owns are on sale. View all of them?
Their overall account cost per hour of gametime of the games list below is $0.78

So should I be proud of my ranking?

Yeah, my steam profile is apparently so epic it broke the system. I suspect I'd be up there too, certainly for dollar value, I've sunk a lot of money into steam this past year.

Sorry to bump an old topic, but you guys can see what your "gamerscore" is now. I've incorporated an xbox-live-like feature for your steam accounts where points are assigned to each achievement based on difficulty. Difficulty is gauged by how much of the community has completed each achievement. The scale for each achievement runs from 1 to 50. 1 for the easiest, 50 for the hardest achievements.
My fake e-peen number score is 20k something.

exitbutton wrote:
Sorry to bump an old topic, but you guys can see what your "gamerscore" is now. I've incorporated an xbox-live-like feature for your steam accounts where points are assigned to each achievement based on difficulty. Difficulty is gauged by how much of the community has completed each achievement. The scale for each achievement runs from 1 to 50. 1 for the easiest, 50 for the hardest achievements.
My fake e-peen number score is 20k something.

NO!!!!!!!

I was going to make a site for that!

....so yeah, that's awesome. Thanks for doing that.