Giving should be a pleasant, life-affirming experience. It’s one of the qualities that separates humankind from beasts. Only, sometimes giving isn’t very straightforward. Under circumstances where it’s not straightforward, the giver can turn into a beast or, in worst case scenarios, start burning down buildings. That’s science for you.
Valve presumably doesn’t want its users to turn into beasts or start burning down buildings, so the company has made some changes to how gifting works on Steam. Now, instead of receiving an e-mail from the gifter, which can be redeemed into your inventory, it’s a more direct exchange.
„No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend,“ the update reads, „gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver’s account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won’t be available and you’ll know before purchase.“
Meanwhile, if someone declines your gift for whatever…