The Steam Summer Sale is causing frustrations yet again This time, Valve has apologized for a misunderstanding with its Grand Prix event during the Steam Summer Sale that's resulted in tons of indie developers seeing their games delisted from users' wishlists.
The Valve Grand Prix is a store-based mini-game that's going on alongside the Steam Summer Sale, where customers can win games currently Listed in their wishlists, the game is based on how much users shop, with every dollar spent equals and additional 1
00 points players can earn their daily maximum number of points. total score
At the end of the day, random members of the top first, second and third place teams will receive the top items from their wishlists.
But it wasn't always that clear. more than al ittle convoluted and difficult to understand, and as a result users have been scrambling to rearrange games in their wishlists in an effort to win the games they most wanted to be rewarded with. For many, this makes kicking smaller (and cheaper) in games to the curb and removing them entirely. This is harmful for indie developers, many of whom have worked some time to encourage users to wishlist their games, release hard-earned progress in the blink of an eye all in the name of a free game.
In order to lessen some of the confusion and make things right to the indie developers with such a move, Valve took to its official blog with a statement.
"We designed something pretty complicated with a whole bunch of numbers and rules and we should have been more clear," the statement read. "We want to apologize for the confusion that this has caused, and also apologize for the broken mechanics that have led to an unbalanced event." The confusion partially voiced from the main Grand Prix page, where the lengthy rules segment offers advice for players looking to participate:
"Be sure to update your list before you make the pedal to the metal, as the very best drivers will be awarded their Most Wished For games throughout the event."
Ongoing, it appears several Steam users had already misinterpreted the contest rules. Valve has made some changes to them as well as the Grand Prix event itself. According to the company, the event dashboard and manual on the landing page have been updated to offer further clarification on the rules. In addition, there was some balancing work on the back end to make it more difficult for one team to emerge victorious over another due to brute force attacks and coordinated efforts to break the game.
The new landing page rules state the following:
"If your team makes it to the podium and you are randomly chosen to win something off your Steam Wishlist, then we'll give you the top item. Just move your favorite item to the top of your wishlist and you should be good to go. There is no need to remove other items from your wishlist – you will be notified when those items are released or go on sale. " moved anything around during event effort effort effort effort effort effort effort It's only the top slot you should be concerned with.