Steam User PalmDesert has broke steam level 1,000. This is huge news and a massive undertaking if you’re familiar with Steam.
PalmDesert is a 35 year-old man living in Japan. He’s amassed 5,029 games and 3,372 DLCs—a respectable chunk of Steam’s 9,000-strong catalogue and that’s not to mention his 58,666 items. He recently became the first person to hit Steam level 1,000, something only he has done so far (his closest rival is closing in with a Steam level of 993). Currently he’s at level 1,046. As is often the case, he crossed a new threshold before Valve even got around to designing a graphic for it.
PalmDesert has been at or near the top of the Steam level rankings pretty much since the system was implemented in 2013. The man does not eat or sleep, apparently. He does, however, play a ton of Rocksmith.
A person’s Steam level comes from owning games, participating in events, and crafting Steam badges from trading cards that come from games. Higher Steam levels earn you things like friend slots and the ability to showcase things (items, favorite games, achievements, etc) on your profile. As you can imagine, PalmDesert’s profile is decked out.
Yes, Valve has very effectively game-ified the act of spending money on their store. It might strike you as a bit icky, but it’s hard not to respect PalmDesert’s dedication to staying on top for three years. And counting.
This man knows a steam sale.