As much as I love Steam, there’s one big problem with it: no “invisible” mode. Steam is always up and running when my computer is, so I never have it closed. I have not added any of my friends because my ratio of computer to games usage is very lopsided. All I will be getting is requests to play Left 4 Dead or Team Fortress 2 when all I have time to do is play a single-player game for thirty minutes, or get in a few brief sessions of CS: GO.
A four-hour game session every night is something I can only dream about. With the possibility of only one or two lengthy get-togethers a week, if that, adding anyone to my friends list is just leading them on.
I am also not in a clan or dabbling in the hat trade, so as you can guess, I have very few people on my Steam friends list. Aside from the token family members, there’s somebody with a Duke Nukem avatar and someone who hasn’t been online in fifty-five days. And one sole Russian friend. Since I don’t speak Russian, he is a source of mystery and intrigue.