Mongrel wrote:Maybe you know about this, maybe you don't. I might as well ask, because I doubt it can make things worse.
Okay, so today we had to reset our modem and also to change our router. This causes Steam to think I am logging on from a different machine. This is ordinarily no big deal - Steam sends a validation email and I can enter the confirmation code to verify the new machine.
Only not this time. This time I instead get an error message stating that because I am logging in from a new machine, I have been banned from all trading for seven days. No way of triggering a verification email is offered, but reading the support page for this states you can trigger one by rebooting and restarting Steam. This did not work.
I have been trying for two weeks to trade for a seldom-listed and hard-to-find item for Starr. Today a kid finally came on with that item, but of course this is going to slip through my fingers.
Googling for an answer for this problem has not yeilded anything useful. Only ragethreads on the Steam support forums locked by moderators with no useful answers.
Is there any solution to this problem that I am missing? I am trying not to be mad at Steam at the moment, but the fact that my account has been frozen due to mundane system maintenance, with seemingly no option for redress or repair is a little... frustrating.
Mongrel wrote:Alternatively, if someone has 1.44 metal (1 refined + 1 reclaimed + 1 scrap) to trade and wants to trade with a dude on my behalf, I'll pay you back in a week.
EDIT: Okay a buddy picked it up for me. So if this doesn't have a fix it won't matter... I'll just wait.