CS:GO now has paid sprays with 50 charges

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Valve has just released an update with "Graffiti" for CS:GO.

Graffiti is the same as sprays for all other Valve games, however the difference for CS:GO is that you will have to pay to unlock them from cases and each spray only has 50 charges.

This update has caused outrage on places like reddit, with complaints about Valve taking a feature that was free in their other games and trying to charge you for and even worse charge you every 50 uses.

What do you think Bananites? Good update or is Valve being too greedy?

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    thats pretty fucking greedy but i heard they also fixed afew bugs in this update i cant update the game yet is this true?

    btw i think they changed the tf2 team with the csgo team

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    They took the fun thing and destroyed everything that was fun about it.
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    As someone whose main contribution on this site is sprays, I think this is probably the dumbest thing ever. Sprays are always a fun feature to have in a game, especially when someone like me can provide their own content for the public to use for free.

    You don't technically "have" to pay for some sprays

    Players have a chance to receive graffiti as a free weekly drop for ranking up.

    However

    There are two different types of graffiti patterns; monochrome and multi-colored. Monochrome (one color) patterns are received as rank up drops and multi-colored patterns are received when purchasing a graffiti box. Both types of graffiti can be traded and sold on the Steam Market.
    so you only have to pay for the multi colored patters.

    You can also rack up quite a (potentially) large amount of uses as the 50 spray limit will stack upon "unsealing" of duplicate sprays. The spray lasts 7 minutes and degrades overtime, which I think the degrading part is neat, however, still not worth having to pay for a spray.

    Also there is this bit of info on the FaQ

    Where can I apply graffiti?The graffiti preview shows where and how the graffiti pattern will be applied. If there is no preview then the surface does not support graffiti.

    I'm guessing it will work the same as in CS:S where certain objects/walls/floors just don't show your spray, but you can lay one down virtually anywhere. The awful alternative would be that you can only put a spray on designated spots on a map. With the way that quote reads I'm not sure which option Valve is going for.

    I like that there are community sprays and artists will be getting some money kickback, however, is that going to be enough to justify giving valve money for shit that is already free in their previous games? Those artists aren't going to be raking in stacks of money either, they'll probably get pennies added to their steam wallet for contributing and that's it, and that depends on how well this dumb shit sells.

    Also you can trade and sell unsealed graffiti, so Valve want it to eventually work like skins in the near future I'm guessing. That brings up the question of if certain sprays reach the price ranges of $50+ and sell for crazy amounts; will the community spray creator get a portion of that selling price, or will they only get the pennies made from the initial purchase of a "graffiti box"? If that's how things work out then some community members are going to get fucked on this system when their work proves to be not as popular as someone else.

    Anyways, I'm disappointed that one of my favorite features has finally been implemented into CS:Go, but in the shittiest way possible so that Valve can micro transaction the hell out of us. I haven't played CS:Go in quite some time after I purchased it on release because it lacked modding support, and this certainly isn't enticing me to boot it up ever again.

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    I've played with the update for the last two days. It's not too bad. There's no real reason for using them. I see no real reason to buy them, either. But valve charging for sprays is fucking stupid.
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    Talk with your wallet. Stop giving Valve money.
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    We have allowed this feature for free with purchase of the game for many years.

    GUESS WHAT NOW WE'RE GONNA CHARGE YA.

    Recall CS:GO, take it off the market. Just.... Valve...

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    Are they milking sprays? FFS, Valve, stop. You know, I won't buy any sprays since it's limited, anyways.

    FOOKIN STUPID, CHAP.

    EDIT: Permanent should do, ya know.
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    Valve went full retard...

     Never go full retard, kids.
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