In our last blog post, we announced that users would soon stop to receive points on our CS:GO idle servers. The new Panorama update removed the MOTD functionality, that’s why we can’t show advertisements on our servers anymore. This means we also can’t reward you anymore for idling on our CS:GO servers.
Now what? I want to earn points by idling!
You can still earn points by idling on our TF2 servers! They work exactly like our CS:GO servers and TF2 is free to play. So you can go ahead and download it here. You can find all of our TF2 idle servers in our server list.
Idling in TF2? But I want to get CS:GO skins!
That’s no problem! As you earn points by idling on our TF2 servers, you can use those points for whatever withdrawal provider you prefer. You can use your points to buy CS:GO skins, TF2 skins, Dota 2 skins, cryptocurrencies, gift cards, or even games.
What happens to the CS:GO idle servers?
They will still be online for some time, so people can use them for normal idling. But you won’t receive points anymore. Use our TF2 servers for that.
Stay tuned for future updates! Maybe CS:GO brings back MOTD functionality one day? Until then, see you on our TF2 servers!
We have added a new withdrawal option – Perfect Money. Our first withdrawal provider that supports PayPal and bank account transactions! You can try it out now.
What is Perfect Money?
Perfect Money is a payment system that allows depositing and withdrawing through different third-party Exchangers.
When you choose the Perfect Money withdrawal option on our website, we will send USD balance to your Perfect Money account.
You can then use this balance to exchange it for bank account balance, cryptocurrency, PayPal, and much more.
Note: All exchanges are performed through third-party Exchangers. There apply extra fees and there is often a minimum exchange amount. We recommend you to inform yourself about Perfect Money Exchangers before choosing this withdrawal option.
What can I do with my Perfect Money balance?
You can exchange your Perfect Money account balance to bank account balance, PayPal, cryptocurrencies and much more through third-party Exchangers.
Note that there applies an extra fee and there is often a minimum exchange amount.
Here is a useful list to learn about Exchangers and find Exchangers:
We will be looking to integrate more useful withdrawal options to offer you the biggest possible choice to spend your points.
We have some good news for you – BitSkins has released a new feature which allows us to send USD balance to our users. BitSkins withdrawals are back once again and you can withdraw now!
How do BitSkins withdrawals work?
No coupons anymore! We send your Idle-Empire points directly to your BitSkins account in form of USD balance. After your withdrawal has been completed, you will immediately see the balance in your BitSkins account.
Can I already use BitSkins withdrawals now?
Yes! BitSkins withdrawals are live and you can make your BitSkins withdrawal now.
What happens with CSGOShop?
Nothing. CSGOShop is a great marketplace and it will continue to be one of our withdrawal options. Anyone who prefers them over BitSkins can continue to use them!
Idle-Empire is always looking to add more withdrawal options, we will continue to look out for awesome platforms that our users can withdraw to. Stay tuned!
We are forced to replace our CS:GO idle servers with TF2 idle servers in the coming days. The new Panorama UI update will break the functionality of our CS:GO servers. TF2 is the light!
What does that mean for me?
You won’t earn any points on our CS:GO idle servers anymore. We will host TF2 idle servers instead. Those servers will work like our CS:GO servers, you can just join the server and earn points while being AFK.
Why do I stop receiving points on the CS:GO idle servers?
Valve announced that the new Panorama UI will be officially released for all users before the end of the month. Unfortunately, this update will remove the MOTD functionality. This means we won’t be able to display advertisements on our servers anymore, and therefore we can’t credit you for idling on the CS:GO servers.
When will I stop to receive points on the CS:GO idle servers?
As soon as the new Panorama UI is officially released for all users. We will publish another blog post once that has happened.
Can I already join the new TF2 idle servers?
Yes! We just released one test server which you can already join and earn your points. You can find it in our server list.
Long live TF!
We are happy to introduce you to CSGOShop, our new withdrawal provider! It brings CS:GO skins and TF2 skins back to our platform.
What is CSGOShop?
CSGOShop is a simple and easy-to-use marketplace for CS:GO and TF2 skins. You can sign in to their website with your Steam account and buy or sell your skins with instant delivery.
How do CSGOShop withdrawals work?
When you choose the CSGOShop withdrawal option on our website, we will send CSGOShop balance to the account that is associated with the submitted Steam ID. You can then use your account balance to instantly withdraw any CS:GO and TF2 skins that you like from CSGOShop.
Try it out now
Missing your good old skins? You can check our Withdraw page and make your first CSGOShop withdrawal now!
We will continue to look out for more withdrawal options and you can be sure that more awesome providers will be added in the future.
BitSkins has been removed as a withdrawal method and we are therefore introducing Gift Cards as a new withdrawal method.
Why has BitSkins been removed?
BitSkins has been removed because they decided to permanently disable their coupon feature on their website. We have asked them about the reasons and here is their answer:
Removal of Coupons is permanent since the system was being abused on an increasing scale.
Coupons were intended for peer-to-peer use, but they become a withdrawal mechanism for sites that Steam dislikes. Those are the sites that we cannot support with direct methods like coupons.
We can’t police the use of coupons, unfortunately. It’s possible that we could whitelist sites that share their accounts with other third-party sites, and thus cause issues.
After Steam decided to ban OPSkins bots, BitSkins became more cautious. Gambling sites started to use BitSkins coupons, so they decided to stop offering that feature to protect themselves. We think that this is the right move for them, even if it doesn’t suit us very much.
Gift cards have been added
We decided to add Gift Cards to our withdrawal options. For now, we only offer a Steam Wallet Code but more gift cards will be added soon. Steam Wallet Codes are an easy way to put money into your own Steam Wallet. They can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, and any other item you can purchase on Steam. So you can still buy skins for your favorite games, or you can now buy the games itself if you like. You can take a look at it on our withdrawal page.
More withdrawal methods will be added
Some users were concerned about the future of Idle-Empire after we lost both OPSkins and BitSkins in a short timeframe. We can assure you, we won’t be going anywhere. We have chosen to support external withdrawal providers for a reason. It gives us flexibility and offers our users diversity. We are constantly looking for other useful withdrawal methods so that you have more choices, and we will add more withdrawal methods over time.
BitSkins withdrawals have been enabled on Idle-Empire again. This is due to the announcement from Valve to ban OPSkins. We will continue to offer OPSkins withdrawals as they will now focus on blockchain based items.
Enjoy and stay tuned for the release of other withdrawal options!
A few hours ago, Valve published a blog post explaining that they will lock OPSkins Steam Accounts by June 21st, 2018.
What does that mean for OPSkins?
This means that you won’t be able to trade, withdraw, or deposit any Steam items on OPSkins after June 21st. OPSkins will stop to deal with any items that are related to the Steam Community Market. They will not stop their service though. OPSkins will continue to operate and focus on blockchain based items. You can read their official statement here.
What does that mean for Idle-Empire?
BitSkins withdrawals will come back before the OPSkins ban on June 21st. That way, you will still be able to withdraw the items for your favorite games. Besides that, we will continue to offer OPSkins withdrawals as they will continue to operate with the focus on blockchain based items.
We are also planning to release new withdrawal options in the future. Stay tuned!
We are happy to introduce our automatic coupon system.
How does it work?
Our system randomly creates coupon codes from time to time. Coupon codes will always be valid for 24 hours and have a random value between 100 and 200 points.
What are the limitations?
Users can redeem an unlimited amount of codes. One code can only be redeemed by 1,000 users.
Where can I see when a coupon code is created?
Coupon codes will always be posted on our social media channels. This includes Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Reddit.
Where can I redeem the coupons?
Coupon codes can be redeemed in the User Panel.
Stay tuned for future updates!
Let me introduce you to our new Booster System!
What is a Booster?
- A booster temporarily increases the earnings of all users for one transaction type.
- Boosters are created randomly and they have random properties.
- When new Boosters are created, they will be announced on our Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
Note: Boosters can currently only be created during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
Boosters have a few properties: Transaction Type, Boost Percentage and Duration.
Let’s look at this Booster:
- Transaction Type: Survey
- Boosting Percentage: 100%
- Duration: 8 Hours
This Booster would be active for 8 hours and increase the survey earnings for all users by 100%.
The only possible transaction types are currently Survey, Server Minutes and Mining. The boosting percentage is always between 1% and 100%. The duration is always between 1 hour and 24 hours.
Active Boosters can be monitored here. As mentioned above, new Boosters will also be announced on Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
We will also add a more visible notification for active boosters to the Earnings page in the future.
Stay tuned for future improvements!