Steam Winter Sale 2012 - Seriously Guys, It Was Over Two Months Ago! Move Along!

Tallying

Gifted:
Ys: Origin
Hotline Miami
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Borderlands 2

Received: Thank you
Tales from Space (Mortal Groove)
Castle Crashers (Jamos05)
Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition (TekDragon)
Bard's Tale (Garden Ninja)
Offspring Fling (Peedmyself)

Bought
Fairy Bloom Freesia
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
Skydrift
Capsized
eXceed Complete Pack
Anna
Binding of Isaac Wrath of the Lamb
Scribblenauts Unlimited (Free)
Resonance
Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Prince of Persia Complete Pack

No really expensive game. I did really good.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

Thank you again to all who sent gifts my way, we'll have to do this again next year ;).

Why wait next year when there's the Steam Summer Sale?

Jarpy wrote:

About the quests in SotMC: When you accept a quest for your priceless mystical golden unicorn to go pull somebody's dirty old plow, it just wanders off for a while and then comes back to the same screen. Do I fully understand the quest system?

From what I gather, there's a cooldown period when your horse leaves on quests (and this is supported by the ticking clock and the countdown on the information board). The amount of time your horse is away increases as the horse's class increases (a class two horse is away longer than a class one horse). It's ridiculous, it's a silly mechanic, I hate it.

This was a great sale, folks. Hopefully next year (or in the summer sale if I'm lucky enough to get a job) I'll be financially able to do some real gifting instead of little $4 purchases and whatnot.

thanks again to all.

Oh my goodness!

So...I don't get a chance to be on steam much because I work long hours and my husband is currently obsessed with ME3, so I sorta let him run wild on the pc while I go pass out or shower or whatever. That being said, I don't know how to use steam very well, and I did not really grasp what wishlisting a game will do.

I got that game gifted to me many times. You guys. YOU GUYS :tear:

Thank you so much for Legend of Grimrock, everyone. I declined a few before I realized I have no idea what the appropriate protocol is. Rallick and MisplacedBravado: Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser.

Again, thank you so much. You guys are amazing.

I think I'm mostly done for now, tomorrow I'll use some of my left over flying money to buy a $20 Steam card. Trying to decide is Anno 2070 is worth it. From the few videos I seen it really intrigued me, but I'd appreciate a little push from this great, wise, community.

JillSammich wrote:

This was a great sale, folks. Hopefully next year (or in the summer sale if I'm lucky enough to get a job) I'll be financially able to do some real gifting instead of little $4 purchases and whatnot.
thanks again to all.

In my experience, it's not so much the monetary value of the game as the thrill of that little green envelope and the whole "wow, for me?" feeling that does it.

Amoebic wrote:

Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser. Again, thank you so much. You guys are amazing.

I don't think there are any rules set in stone, but usually, you can either return the gift to the sender who will find another home to it, or simply pass it along to another deserving goodjer.
You're really in for a treat, Legend of Grimrock is an awesome game.

Gifted:
The Stronghold Collection
Ace of Spades
Botanicula
Mirror's Edge

Bought:
Skyrim+Dawnguard & Hearthfire
Stalker:Call of Prypiat

Received:
FTL
Civ V
HumbleBundle THQ
HumbleBundle 7

Biggest Regret:
Missing on Deus Ex HR at 5$ : (

It was nice to finally give something back and pay it forward as well, gotta love this place.

I didn't have time to say anything when it happened (had to run to work), but thanks to Crhis for the gift of Sleepy Dawgs. I had just bought it seconds earlier, and had to decline, but it was definitely appreciated nonetheless. I should have been off to work by the time the day's sale started!

A big "thanks" to m0nk3yboy for the "gift" of Bad Rats. It will sit in a place of distinction alongside Sparkle Ponies.

You know, I would have settled for one of the $5 Sleeping Dogs, but I never expected this.

Thanks, man!

Amoebic wrote:

Thank you so much for Legend of Grimrock, everyone. I declined a few before I realized I have no idea what the appropriate protocol is. Rallick and MisplacedBravado: Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser.

Enjoy playing it, or enjoy passing it on! 'Tis the season.

Oh...man. Thanks for Legend of Grimrock. Hooks thoroughly in me. This community is the best!

Spoiler:

The skeletal sentinels scare the piss out of me. Something about the wonky controls and the speed at which they pursue and stab you. I've felt actual pangs of terror from it.

Final Tally:

Gifts recieved:
Indie Game: The Movie
Legend of Grimrock
Mark of the Ninja
Orcs Must Die 2
Thirty Flights of Loving

Bought for self:
You Need A Budget 4

Gifted to others:
Ace of Spades
Bards Tale
Flight Control HD x 2
Legend of Grimrock
Limbo
Lone Survivor
Magicka
RAGE
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II x 2
Terraria x 3
Zeno Clash

I've beaten Mark of the Ninja already. Holy hell that game is amazing. I'm cleaning up the seals and scrolls, then I'm going to start a New Game+ run.

Garden Ninja wrote:

Bought for self:
You Need A Budget 4

Wow, a sim about living paycheck to paycheck? That's gotta be an even better everyday-life parody than The Sims!

(Googles title)

Well, fitting, then. It will probably tell you to spend less money on Steam gifts.

Amoebic wrote:

Oh my goodness!

So...I don't get a chance to be on steam much because I work long hours and my husband is currently obsessed with ME3, so I sorta let him run wild on the pc while I go pass out or shower or whatever. That being said, I don't know how to use steam very well, and I did not really grasp what wishlisting a game will do.

I got that game gifted to me many times. You guys. YOU GUYS :tear:

Thank you so much for Legend of Grimrock, everyone. I declined a few before I realized I have no idea what the appropriate protocol is. Rallick and MisplacedBravado: Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser.

Again, thank you so much. You guys are amazing.

I thought that someone might have beaten me to it. Ah well, Just find another deserving home for it. I'm glad someone else hooked you up with the game. It sounds like you're enjoying it!

Prozac wrote:

Woke up this morning toi the gift of free child labour from Stengah (Skyrim Hearthfire) and some amazing Sleepy Puppies from Niseg! Damn timezones making me sleep through those amazing deals. You guys are princes among men.

I wasn't really planning to buy it for myself or as a gift but for 4.49~ I bought one for me, you , and RoughnekGeek(RNG on IRC) sent one to Edwin. A few minutes later the buggy deal was gone.

my stats

Bought for myself
$7.50 Torchlight II ( part of 4pack).
$4.49 Sleeping Dogs
$1.49 Warlock Armageddon DLC
$5.09 Castle Crashers
$3.39 Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
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$21.96
sent to Father in law
$4.96 Warlock DLC, Warlock DLC Master of Artifacts, Warlock DLC Return of the Elves, Warlock Armageddon DLC
$9.99 Torchlight II
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$14.95

Received as gifts
Tropico 4 (Garrion333 if I'm not mistaken )
Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition ( peedmyself if I'm not mistaken)

Gifts sent to GWJ members
$3.39 Awesomenauts
$4.49 Sleeping Dogs
$3.39 Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
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$11.27

Total: $48.18

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Bought for Myself for a total of $158.95
Alan Wake Bundle (Summer 2012)
Bastion + Soundtrack DLC
Chantelise
Dawn of War Franchise Pack
Fortune Summoners
FTL: Faster Than Light + Soundtrack
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Hotline Miami
Max Payne 3 (ROW) + Max Payne 3 Season Pass
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Sleeping Dogs + Sleeping Dogs Dragon Master Pack
Symphony
The Bard's Tale
The Witcher 2
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
Thief Bundle 2012
To The Moon Game and Soundtrack Bundle
Torchlight II 4-pack

Gifted
Ace of Spades
Analogue: A Hate Story Game and Soundtrack Bundle
DETOUR
I Am Alive
Red Faction: Guerrilla
Thief II
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Tidalis
TRAUMA

Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

PRG013 wrote:
Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

If you are married your wife will do the job of tallying how much you spent on steam. After the summer sale my wife said to me "100$+ on steam?! Did someone steal your credit card number?". I told her it's a time sale that happen once a year. I think she accepted it. On this sale I was more careful .

I am going to be in big trouble with the games I bought this sale. Good thing is almost every game I really wanted, I got with a good price and held off when it was first released (Borderlands 2, Dishonored). I was also able to get Prey and add to Steam which was cool.

Now on to find Singularity at a good price...*hides*

@Niseg - Well, for your in-law, as you told me, that's a good move. Tell me how much hours they put in TL2 in 2 months ;P I know you told me Warlock's time was quite high!

Oh, and I haven't put my tally here yet. Still calculating those sales, and eyeing those Encore sale, which I consider part of the winter sale.

Niseg wrote:
PRG013 wrote:
Cobble wrote:
JillSammich wrote:

Is it bad that I don't keep a running tally?

I dont either and now i feel bad.

Neither did I, until I went to: Account Details, Store Transactions.

If you are married your wife will do the job of tallying how much you spent on steam. After the summer sale my wife said to me "100$+ on steam?! Did someone steal your credit card number?". I told her it's a time sale that happen once a year. I think she accepted it. On this sale I was more careful .

You made sure she didn't see the statement this time?

How did I miss this 5 dollar Sleeping Dogs?

Amoebic wrote:

Rallick and MisplacedBravado: Should I regift them? I'm downloading one right now, but I'm not sure what I should do with the rest? I regifted one before realizing that may not be what the person wanted! I'm sorry about doing that without permission of the purchaser.

Feel free to regift it -- it's yours to do with as you please.

I can't believe it's almost over. In a way, I'm a little sorry to see it go.

My wallet isn't.

maverickz wrote:

How did I miss this 5 dollar Sleeping Dogs?

It was a pricing error. They fixed the price quickly.

Gift Given :

Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands
Orcs Must Die 2 - Complete Pack
Lone Survivor
Dead Island GOTY
Hamiltons Great Adventure + Hamilton's Great Adventure - Retro Fever DLC
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (x2)
Jet Set Radio
Penny Arcade's On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
Awesomenauts
Mark of the Ninja
Plants vs. Zombies
Tropico 4
FTL: Faster Than Light
Trine 2 Collector's Edition
Psychonauts
A Valley Without Wind (bundle)
Zuma's Revenge
Tropico 4: Modern Times

Gift Received :

Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium
The Sims 3
Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy
Sine Mora
Castle Crashers
CIM: Paris DLC
Cities in Motion: St Petersburg
X-Com: UFO Defense
Prototype
Dead Pixels
Magicka The Other Side of the Coin
MAGICKA: DUNGEONS And DAEMONS DLC
Swords and Soldiers HD

Games/Dlc bought for myself :

Hero Academy - Gold Pack
Little Inferno
Port Royale 3: Harbour Master DLC + Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates DLC + Port Royale 3: New Adventures DLC
Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs Dragon Master Pack

Bought from GMG : Borderlands2 Season Pass

Seems I gifted 4 times the ammount I bought for myself (Pricewise).. It was a nice sale.

Thanks to anyone I received from. I couldn't keep track correctly, but I was surprise in the gifts I received.

Manach wrote:

Urgh, just realize, Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion didn't make it in the "Encore" sales..

Anno is there tho.

Now, question for the masses.

Sims3 Showtime, or Anno 2070?

I want a simulation of some sort :)

Anno! I'm having a blast with it - enough so that I picked up the DLC expansion the next day.

I had a ton of fun during the sale. I really loved gifting to as many as possible, despite the budget constraints this year. It was fun trying to find stuff people wanted, but also to try and gift it to them before others also gifted the same item like a game itself.

This community is the best!!