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"Controversial" skin takes
cadiaN | 
Denmark ENLIGHTENED_COMEDIAN_FAN 
NOTE: This thread is intended to be for people who at least moderately care about CS skins. So takes like "default skins bestest" gets really boring really quickly. Its valid to believe that CS skins are overpriced or whatever, but this thread presumes some interest in skins/stickers. Also it doesnt have to be "controversial" takes it can also just be "interesting" takes or just "takes" about skins in general. It was just to give the thread a title. I will add my takes continuously to the thread as I cant remember all my takes off the top of my head.
2022-07-04 20:11
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- There are 5 good knife types in game, rest are trash. Butterfly, Bayonet, Karambit, Skeleton and Flip knife (The 3 first are better than the 2 last) - M9 and Talon knife are the two most overrated knives in the game. M9 is basically a hybrid between Bayonet and Bowie Knife, Bayonet is a great knife of course, but Bowie Knife is one of the ugliest. Then you have Talon knife which is just a really bad karambit. It looks like such a clunky karambit and then the cream handle looks so bad on its own and contrasts so hard with the blade and matches no gloves. I cant wrap my head around the fact that these 2 knives are popular. They are BAD. - Systematic/Thematic inventories/loadouts are way better than just expensive skins, sometimes it doesnt make sense how some loadouts are put together. Nothing meshes. Of course its still better to have the expensive loadout (because u could always sell it and buy a more systematic inventory) but from a visual perspective its worse. - One of the best things about skins is that almost all skins have "flaws" or things that could be done better. This is underappreciated. For example, slingshot is a great pair of gloves, but the inside of the glove is beige/brown that doesnt match with a lot of skins. They could have chosen to make the inside just match the outside and the skin would be so crazy. But I love that they dont do that. All skins have flaws. Same for vice gloves (which is considered the best pair of gloves in the game) would be better if it had more pink. This is awesome about skins. And of course the fact that float makes skins have abrasions or not is great. Would be so bad if all skins of the same type looked the same. - Not all finishes look equally good on all skins (this is true for knife/guns). For example, if we take finishes like Doppler, Gamma Doppler, Crimson Web, Fade etc. These are skins that all have atleast a small scratch even at 0.00 float (I think this is true for all skins that can have different patterns/fades, its not true for skins that cant) This small scratch, in my opinion, does not look good on a Butterfly, but on a Karambit only the corner is affected so its not as noticeable. So for me, I like doppler finishes (and all other finishes that have abrasions on 0.00 float) more on Karambits (and Bayonets for that matter) than I do on BFKs. - "Kato 14 snobbery" people throw kato 14 stickers on a weapon and people automatically think it looks sick. In most cases it looks awful. Of course its sick for being expensive, but so many kato 14 crafts are poorly done and hyped for nothing - Combining stickers rather than 4x of the same is almost always wrong. It gives a messy impression. Even if u keep the colour scheme its just "noisy" and "messy" There are a few exceptions to this. For example, on a glock, if u have lets say 3x Navi stickers on the barrel/slide and then 1x s1mple sticker on the pistol grip, this is considered OK. Another exception is this: imgur.com/a/1nphiuN But for the most part, combining different stickers is garbage. - Its awesome how different people view skins. We see the same skin, but our opinions are so different. I think Fire Serpent, Vulcan and Asiimovs are garbage skins for example (I dislike many AK skins) but others hold these skins in high regard. Its good because it adds so much variety we dont always see the same skins (of course the price has something to say but even then its true) - Its a shame how similar Stockholm and Antwerp stickers are. Any hope of a good investment is gone. First, of course these stickers are much more invested in than stickers in 2014/2015 But they are also "substitute stickers" so lets say a Stockholm sticker became really expensive, the price would be dragged down because of how similar it is to an Antwerp sticker. So not only is the supply of Stockholms high, its also easily substituted with Antwerp stickers and vice versa. So for example, if I want Astralis golds from Stockholm and I see "wow theyre expensive" then I will just take 4x Astralis gold from Antwerp because they look almost identical. I dont like that. This is not true for other capsules.
2022-07-04 20:13
39 replies
Malding about m9, talon and bowie kekw
2022-07-04 20:52
10 replies
3 very bad knives!
2022-07-04 21:11
4 replies
bad opinion
2022-07-04 21:25
1 reply
Realistic skins = only good skins
2022-07-05 12:22
#168
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Poland EZ4Bard
1.5/8
2022-07-05 04:42
cringe
2022-07-05 05:08
#159
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Germany tilted_up
talon > karambit in every universe that exists.
2022-07-05 02:59
4 replies
only talon owners know this. <3
2022-07-05 10:04
1 reply
#190
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Germany tilted_up
had both, can only confirm that! Sold my Karambit doppler ph2 after just 2 weeks cause boring compared to the casehardened Talon
2022-07-05 10:58
Talon is so much more satisfying to use, even if the camo is bad.
2022-07-05 17:06
1 reply
#208
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Germany tilted_up
+1, #190
2022-07-05 17:07
#50
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Austria nairolf
+1 on talon -1 on M9
2022-07-04 20:55
Sorry not reading that
2022-07-04 20:55
stopped reading after "the best knfie is [...] flip knife"
2022-07-04 20:59
1 reply
#256
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Poland sunba
lol +1
2022-07-09 16:09
actually personally I think combining stickers is cooler than 4x crafts when it's done well, there's much more thought put into this
2022-07-04 21:02
1 reply
+1 big dick nrg best craft
2022-07-04 23:09
that was actually quite interesting to read
2022-07-04 21:30
1 reply
thanks mens <3
2022-07-04 21:50
#77
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Nice CS:GO skin breakdown. ^^
2022-07-04 21:55
1 reply
thank you mens <3
2022-07-04 21:56
m9 literally best csgo knife, what crack do you evne have in Denmark
2022-07-04 22:22
1 reply
Bestest
2022-07-05 01:27
the pre 2016 update gloves + m9 vanilla is a very sexy combo, i miss the old models and gloves so much youtube.com/watch?v=wTwN-23UE8A
2022-07-04 23:12
touch some grass bro
2022-07-04 23:15
not really unpopular opinions but go off i guess
2022-07-05 00:49
1 reply
I mean u can literally check the responses above u
2022-07-05 01:05
#143
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Poland ARTEScs
I dunno, I like creative sticker crafts. I even made cheap "EZ4ENCE" AK Slate with 3 players autographs and a team sticker on the front of the gun.
2022-07-05 01:03
4 replies
got a screenshot? I dont really like "meme" skins tbh.
2022-07-05 01:07
3 replies
#206
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Poland ARTEScs
I will try to send it today. It's not a meme, I just call it EZ4ENCE. It's just craft with my favourite team.
2022-07-05 17:04
2 replies
ahh like that. I thought the stickers spelled out EZ 4 ENCE
2022-07-05 17:41
1 reply
#216
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Poland ARTEScs
imgur.com/a/zaJJ9zd I just need to swap Stockholm ENCE holo for Antwerp one. Players are glitter. Tbh your idea with stickers spelling ez4ence sounds interestend :D
2022-07-05 18:20
#147
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Poland r_e_x
ofc m9 > flip, wtf have i just read
2022-07-05 01:12
i just buy ence stickers
2022-07-05 01:30
Bowie and Ursus own your family sadly
2022-07-05 09:52
#213
NiKo | 
Portugal Jozuh
in the perspective of knifes my opinion is that for me just butterfly is tier S because of the animation. so for people that like nice animations i would recomend butterfly, talon, karambit and skeleton. then there is the knifes with the big blades like m9, bayonet, hunstman, survival and paracord, that are good for people that like to see the skin of the knife (lots of color). The rest i dislike pretty much. I agree with you on the aks skin take, but that skins are pretty likable for people that like sticker combos. Vulcan, assimov, redline... Fire sirpent its just trash. People just have because its expensive. I agree with you too on the katos and sticker combos, but there are skins that with 4 diferent stickers look very nice. One example is the usp orion with 4 yellow/orange stickers. Stickers like that make the weapon look unique.
2022-07-05 17:34
2 replies
Can u show what orion u think of? Orion is a great skin. It doesnt match with the rest of my inventory so im opting for a different USP but Orion is awesome
2022-07-05 18:11
1 reply
#248
NiKo | 
Portugal Jozuh
Im not talking about a specific skin, im just saying that that usp with no matter waht sticker yellow/orange like: flammeble(foil), crown foil, hf, thug life, phoenix reburn etc... thats a lot. four of them makes the skin unique.
2022-07-06 09:18
#244
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Finland SunMutsi
Idk if anyone else is like me, but I think Butterfly is awful and extremely overhyped of how "nice" it looks.
2022-07-06 08:14
Default skins bestest
2022-07-04 20:12
3 replies
predictable
2022-07-04 20:13
1 reply
WHY U BOTH NAMES ARE YELLING IN CAPS LOCK?
2022-07-04 20:14
Jim Beam best Whisky :)
2022-07-05 08:47
AK jaguar/ AK Gold Both seems like combat arms/cross fire weapons and ugly af
2022-07-04 20:13
9 replies
Very true. AK Gold arabesque is atrocious. It looks like plastic.
2022-07-04 20:22
2 replies
#48
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Austria nairolf
+1, looks like shit
2022-07-04 20:53
can't stand it aswell
2022-07-04 22:17
yes the gold ak looks so bad and when I heard there is a golden ak I thought it would be so cool, but the way they made it is just ugly :c
2022-07-04 22:06
1 reply
they should have made it more shiny IMO
2022-07-06 00:59
Indeed both suck
2022-07-04 23:26
#230
mhL | 
Russia Ishii
2022-07-06 01:01
1 reply
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Holy fuck, i didn't know about it
2022-07-06 15:30
#255
mhL | 
Russia Ishii
oh btw, crossfire has this one (it's called ak-47 knife turtle shell and it was released somewhere in 2015) imgur.com/a/aTGEolr
2022-07-09 16:06
blue phosphor m4a1 with astralis stickers best combo of all time - not biased astralis fan
2022-07-04 20:14
4 replies
blue phsophor is very good for stickers in general, prefer blue or green on it though
2022-07-04 20:14
1 reply
+1 Scrawny has one with MLG Liquid Holos and it looks sick
2022-07-05 01:02
I saw Hot Rod yesterday with 4x 2017 HR Holo Atlanta, it looked very good (even if its pink'ish on red it looked amazing) I think 4x 2017 Astralis Holo Atlanta would look good too.
2022-07-04 20:24
Personally I'm a fan of the Ak Casehardened with Navi holos
2022-07-05 08:49
Simple Designs >>>>> Complex Designs in the Vast majority of cases
2022-07-04 20:14
2 replies
+1 Slate is my favorite AK (just wish it wasnt such a common skin because u see it all the time it makes a bit boring)
2022-07-04 20:18
+1
2022-07-04 20:51
#10
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Korea seoul_air
adding stickers to ur gun is one of the worst things u can do
2022-07-04 20:15
7 replies
This was my opinion all the way until I cared about skins Now ive come to appreciate stickers a bit more. Though, I still dont like messy sticker combinations and there are many situations where stickers outright make the gun look worse. The general idea is this: - If its a skin with a lot going on on its own, u have to be very careful what stickers you apply to not make it look worse. - If its a skin with not a lot going on on its own (laminates, Slate), stickers can generally enhance the visual perception of the skin
2022-07-04 20:21
4 replies
#19
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Korea seoul_air
nah even with laminates, i dont thjnk so, a lot of the time people only care about stickers due to price etc
2022-07-04 20:23
2 replies
Fair enough
2022-07-04 20:24
Some skins it just feel like the base skin is so plain that it needs the stickers to be something Like AK/AWP redline with 4 red stickers
2022-07-05 00:48
+1 good approach in my opinion
2022-07-04 20:30
Depends on the skin, and also depends on if you care about its value or if you plan to sell it at some point
2022-07-04 20:26
1 reply
#31
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Korea seoul_air
yeah i shoulda specificied purely visual aspect
2022-07-04 20:33
ak47 fire serphant is the most overrated skin in the entire game, then AWP fade
2022-07-04 20:20
3 replies
Agree with fire serpent, but idk about AWP Fade. Out of the high tier AWPs, medusa, prince, gungnir, dragon lore etc. I feel like Fade is not talked about a lot. So I dont think its overrated.
2022-07-04 20:27
1 reply
even tho it isnt famous as the high tier skins u mentioned, people still considered it so beautifu even though it isnt colorful as the other fade skins. it is mostly red and purple
2022-07-04 22:03
+1
2022-07-04 20:57
skins are first NFTs
2022-07-04 20:22
6 replies
well it's different because volvo controls your skins, with nft's the nft is within a decentralized blockchain so no one is able to for example ban your account so you lose access to your skins
2022-07-04 20:23
5 replies
NFT are worse, because the blockchain doesnt store the actual image but just an image id, which links to a conventional "server" which hosts the actual images, so if the central hosting server dies, you get to keep a useless id.
2022-07-05 03:28
4 replies
if valve server dies you get to keep nothing not even id
2022-07-05 05:07
there is on chain hosting as well but not every nft projects wants to pay for that
2022-07-05 05:13
2 replies
its not about payment/cost, its about a technical limitation storing something more detailed than a "8bit retro" 64x64 resolution image would require too many bits to be able to be stored in each block of the blockchain (right now i don't remember the exact hard limit, but it is something like 32 characters, while a normal image encoded in base64 would require hundreds of characters) Oh, also if you are thinking about splitting the image into multiple blocks, that can be done but it is extremely slow to do at scale. Also since my comments are limited: #171 Yes, but the difference is that valve has an monetary incentive to keep maintaining CSGO servers, while NFT are just a fad that in 2 or 3 years nobody will care about and then the "owners" of the hosting services of all those famous NFTs will stop paying the bills of the images, at the end they already made their money, they cashed out, and left everyone else bagholding.
2022-07-05 05:21
1 reply
there are a lot of different blockchains and the technology is still evolving
2022-07-05 05:55
I genuinely prefer higher float skins because the wear makes them look detailed and unique than factory new skins and this isn't just because I'm poor either, I love 0.85 float awp hyper beast and high float ak legion of anubis
2022-07-04 20:22
4 replies
There can be some appreciation for skins that are beat up, its pretty nice for the immersion because its what u imagine it would look like on the battlefield.
2022-07-04 20:25
3 replies
I aren't think people in the battle field use skins with their guns XD
2022-07-04 20:41
2 replies
If they did, can we agree that some of the painting/design would be chipped off in combat? :D And some weapons do have skin/camouflage, though, this is mostly basic "Sand/Safari" themed and not stuff like Nightwish
2022-07-04 20:44
I mean we do cammo our weapons
2022-07-05 08:54
dragon lore ugly af, medusa 10x better
2022-07-04 20:22
3 replies
I like the colours on medusa but I dont like the medusa face :(
2022-07-04 20:30
2 replies
#197
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Russia shoras
You aren't supposed to look at her face unless you wanna turn to stone :)
2022-07-05 13:03
1 reply
touché :)
2022-07-05 23:50
Gold ak skin is FIRE
2022-07-04 20:23
#24
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Sweden EntonXD
older skins are alot better than newer ones because they are more subtle and less over the top. my favourite ak skin is the jet set. obviously lots of new skins are nice, but the older ones generally look better to me. sticker crafts > clean skins. and not sticker crafts that are there just to make an item expensive, real sticker crafts and signatures. like my krieg with brollan and fnatic holos named krieglan. its fun.
2022-07-04 20:25
3 replies
I agree generally older skins are better, but I dont think it has to do with being more subtle, I think it just has to do with the last handful of cases we have had being utter garbage For example, the new AWP Chromatic Aberration is not an over the top skin, its a pretty simple design, its just god awful. I think Jet Set is a really bad skin, not sure what youre seeing in that one, way better simplistic skins imo, but cool that u like something else!
2022-07-04 21:23
2 replies
#79
JW | 
Sweden EntonXD
maybe im just really biased towards unique and "rare" skins, but you have to admit the new awp chromatic abberation is over the top with a striped hot pink pattern man. im a skin hipster i guess
2022-07-04 21:57
1 reply
It looks like garbage I just dont think it looks garbage because "its over the top". I understand that theres something going on, but I dont think this is what makes it bad, its just bad colours and garbage design Would we not say that Containment Breach has a lot going on, too, and I think it looks much better
2022-07-04 22:00
#29
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Europe xrnavkha
P250 Sand Dune bestest
2022-07-04 20:30
1 reply
A man of culture
2022-07-05 08:50
Safari mesh skins are underrated
2022-07-04 20:36
1 reply
+1
2022-07-04 21:03
my series of takes: fire serpent - doo doo skin printstream - HELLA overrated and skins like mecha industries and whiteout are way better bayonet > m9 bayonet talon > karambit best skin in game = usps kill confirmed bowie knife = solid budget knife
2022-07-04 20:40
3 replies
huntsman > bowie printstream look sexy in game
2022-07-04 20:41
1 reply
print stream looks eh in game, nothing special and i nut for animations so huntsman having default inspect is just soo disappointing, but looks sick and that take out animation "uuuuhhh" love it
2022-07-04 20:44
first 3 takes are average cringe hltv user takes but bottom 3 are good opinions
2022-07-04 20:44
Galil has the best looking skins overall of all the rifles in the game.
2022-07-04 20:43
4 replies
that's horrible
2022-07-04 20:44
+111111111 SANDSTORM
2022-07-04 20:51
#66
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Canada Juicemoose
+1 even the blue grade galils look nice, +cerberus was ahead of its time
2022-07-04 21:12
actually true
2022-07-09 16:13
these are only usable knifes (from best to worst) -butterfly -kara -m9 -bayonet -talon -stiletto -flip -huntsman
2022-07-04 20:47
3 replies
-having gloves without knifes is dumb -fire serpent hella sucks -ak neon revolution is the worst skin in existance -awp mortis and medusa are next to it -new souvenirs is ass -nametags are cool Edit: -buying pins is cool -black pearl fade karambit is the best knife in the game
2022-07-04 20:57
You burger
2022-07-04 20:51
1 reply
so i guess i'l just ate myself??
2022-07-04 20:51
#49
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World Tenshi_R
Baggage collection is so underrated
2022-07-04 20:54
3 replies
militia goated
2022-07-04 20:56
1 reply
modern hunter is one of the best patterns
2022-07-04 22:34
+1 😎🤝😎
2022-07-04 21:03
I dont care about the knife skins, i only care about the animation of knives
2022-07-04 20:55
1 reply
true as hell although dopplers are great
2022-07-04 20:56
bayonet is the shittiest knife , m9 myles better .
2022-07-04 21:00
#58
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Brazil Gravelord
Frontside Misty >>> Vulcan
2022-07-04 21:00
i think ak empress and m4 emperor are dogshit
2022-07-04 21:04
2 replies
I agree so much I dont think emperor is THAT bad, but Empress I just cant understand. Legion of Anubis is a bit similar vibe to Empress but its just sooo much better in every way?
2022-07-04 21:17
1 reply
agreed
2022-07-04 21:27
Bowie is my favorite knife
2022-07-04 21:04
Falchion knife is overhated Navaja fade looks pretty cool Souvenir skins are underrated, but the current souvenirs (stockholm and onwards) are boring, there's just something so nice to the older simple coloured skins with golden stickers Putting 4x stockholm holos on an AK slate is the most basic uninteresting type of crafts
2022-07-04 21:08
2 replies
4x stockholms on slate just looks so insanely good we can agree that its not very creative, but it looks insane? Especially 4x Golds
2022-07-04 21:18
1 reply
gold-wise I think the current gold shade used (from berlin 2019 onward) is pretty dull, I would prefer it to be like older gold like cologne 2015, MLG colombus, krakow for example And to me crafts on a slate are often pretty uninteresting. They might be conventionally good looking but I find them boring pretty quickly
2022-07-04 21:29
#67
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Serbia eliiiiii_
M9 knives are a waste of money
2022-07-04 21:15
Talon has so much better animations than karambit, nt
2022-07-04 21:23
#80
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I will admit outright that I really don't care about the skin-market because I believe it to be an overpriced scam; however I will admit that the knife skins have always been the nicest to look at.
2022-07-04 21:58
11 replies
i havent had a knife skin in a long time now, but when I had them I also felt like I played better probably cause I enjoyed playing more since I could look at my nice knives :D
2022-07-04 22:09
1 reply
Yeah, makes sense. ^^ It's the philosophy of confidence in flexing your skins, so to speak.
2022-07-04 22:25
Overpriced scam hahahahaha, clueless
2022-07-04 22:10
8 replies
#99
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Just my opinion. I've seen the ludicrous prices people have paid for mere skin cosmetics, though admittedly "scam" is a little strong word choice given that, despite the obvious overpriced skins, people still have a choice as to whether or not to pay for them and nine times out of ten, they do indeed get the skin that they paid for.
2022-07-04 22:24
7 replies
I think you also believe that crypto is a scam. I've made a lot of money through skins, it's a market that will continue to grow like it or not. By your definition everything cam be considered a scam
2022-07-04 22:33
6 replies
Just because you can profit off of it doesn't mean that it isn't shady. Cryptocurrency, micro-transactions and skin-markets - all lucrative for business but still overpriced cosmetics.
2022-07-05 00:21
5 replies
You’re simply highly uneducated when it comes to this topic, where do you work? I have masters in business administration and work as a lead finance analyst, I know what I’m talking about. You can ask me anything about skins, crypto or regular stocks and I will try to explain it to you in easy human language
2022-07-05 00:32
4 replies
That's fantastic for you but not everybody nor the average consumer will profit off of shady cryptocurrencies, skin-markets and micro-transactions. The cosmetics are agreeably overpriced, even if others are willing to pay that much for them.
2022-07-05 01:03
3 replies
I think you are a bit too skeptic on CS skins. I dont think it can really be compared to NFTs in that sense (its an NFT in the sense that theyre unique to some capacity) But CS skins are assets. Assets that can be used in game. The depreciation on skins is very low, infact, there is no depreciation: theres an appreciation, meaning skins generally go up, and almost exclusively go up in price when looking at lifetime graphs. In that sense skins can be compared to watches, even tho one is a virtual asset and one is a physical asset.
2022-07-05 23:53
2 replies
I agree they aren't NFT's and in essence aren't a scam intrinsically but it was just my opinion based upon the inflation of some of the skins available on the market, and for mere cosmetics, no less. Utter madness. xD
2022-07-05 23:57
1 reply
Sure its expensive, but think of it this way. You buy a $1000 knife, which arguably is a lot for a knife, and you play with it from 2019-2022, you have now had 3 years of enjoyment from having a great knife to play with in the game. Now you decide you want to sell it. Woops! The price is $1150 and you just profited $150, so not only did u have fun with it for 3 years u sell it back for the full price u bought it from + 150 profit! Imagine if you were renting a car or bought a vacation, that would be 100% loss. Of course I understand that it may be a different joy u get out of that compared to a CS skin, but to me it makes no sense to be so skeptical about CS skins. Of course if u do it solely for investment, like if u invest $100k into skins, then u have to be careful and have considerations. But just buying skins to play with and have fun? I see no worries.
2022-07-06 00:01
Butterfly knife is nice, but holy snap it's way overused than it needs to be.
2022-07-04 21:58
1 reply
I love butterflies but I just dont like how common dopplers/gamma dopplers are on the pro scene. Its just not my favorite finish on this knife. I like butterfly knife lore/autotronic/black laminate/blue steel/vanilla etc
2022-07-04 22:07
#82
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Croatia VTZU
flip knife is by far the worst color themed inventories are cringe
2022-07-04 21:59
9 replies
My initial list only had 4 knives (the 5 I mentioned in #1 minus flip knife) But I think Flip knife is a good knife for AWPers especially and Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald flip knives look clean.
2022-07-04 22:02
2 replies
#93
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Croatia VTZU
it looks like a plastic trash toy knife imo
2022-07-04 22:12
1 reply
handle is not the greatest but good knife other than that
2022-07-05 00:33
falchion is like a better flip knife imo I get what you mean for colour themed inventories, imo it's nicer if it's like 2 colours because "full red", "full blue" and "full purple" inventories are pretty overdone
2022-07-04 22:32
5 replies
#109
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Croatia VTZU
its nicer when you just have whatever skins you like and not pick them because color only
2022-07-04 22:37
4 replies
Disagree completely Butterfly Knife Tiger Tooth is a great knife Sport Gloves Hedge Maze is a great pair of gloves But these do not go together very well. Just slamming together a bunch of colours is terrible.
2022-07-05 00:45
3 replies
they do go well together, orange and green are a nice combo
2022-07-05 01:43
2 replies
what lol orange and green does not fit at all, those are not complimentary colours
2022-07-05 02:30
1 reply
it's not because they're not complementary colours that they can't fit, imo they look really good together
2022-07-05 02:34
#86
try | 
Solomon Islands de_mark
Gloves are much more important than a knife Awp fade is one of the best awps in the game Wood is the worst sticker position for ak Best ak slate is one without stickers (i fcking hate 2020 rmrs on it) Baggage collection GOATed
2022-07-04 22:08
1 reply
If I see a really good butterfly knife fade with low float and good pattern, lets say its 14000 RMB (roughly $2k) it still feels so meh if there is no gloves to go with it. To me its just insane to have a $2000 dollar knife and then u dont put $100-300 bucks into some budget gloves at the very least.
2022-07-05 23:56
expensive and rare = good, needs to die out.
2022-07-04 22:08
#92
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United States Andrew2
We need an M4 Boreal Forest or Safari Mesh. My inv is all camo skins but I have to use m4a1s cause there is no good m4 skin
2022-07-04 22:11
8 replies
modern hunter, desert storm, jungle tiger are all camo options
2022-07-04 22:30
2 replies
#111
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United States Andrew2
Nowhere near as good as boreal forest or safari mesh tho.
2022-07-04 22:49
1 reply
fair enough Also I just noticed but I feel like the safari mesh is only used for skins available to the Ts, aside from the awp there is the T autosniper and the ak, so idk if they'd put it on a CT weapon edit: you basically saw that already, I didn't see #134
2022-07-05 01:40
What about the new Poly Mag from recoil case, it has camo / army vibe
2022-07-05 00:46
4 replies
#134
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United States Andrew2
Not what I want. For the most part I have safari mesh t side and boreal forest ct side. I want a dark green camo skin for m4
2022-07-05 00:47
3 replies
okay
2022-07-05 00:47
#231
mhL | 
Russia Ishii
what about m4a4 jungle tiger?
2022-07-06 01:04
1 reply
#235
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United States Andrew2
too dark and brown. i want green
2022-07-06 01:57
controversial skin takes: The skin is not an organ to me
2022-07-04 22:14
Legion of Anubis is a bad skin and way overused just because it's cheap. AK Aquamarine Revenge is the best AK skin Cluj Napoca 2015 have the best sticker design BY FAR Print stream m4a1-s is garbage
2022-07-04 22:14
3 replies
Cluj Napoca stickers are definitely underrated
2022-07-04 22:30
#112
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United States Andrew2
Cluj Napoca has the best autographs but idk about team logo stickers being good
2022-07-04 22:50
1 reply
Yeah I meant autographs
2022-07-04 23:05
wild lotus, dragon lore and printstream skins are utter trash and overrated
2022-07-04 22:20
1 reply
Dragon lore is classic, there is no better awp than that
2022-07-04 22:33
Black Pearl is the best Knife finish Scout, m4a1, usp, cz and AK have the best skins in the game Souvenirs with sigmatures are cared about way too little Falchion Knife gets too much hate M9, bayo, Karambit, Talon and especially Skeleton Knife are boring M4A1 Knight is the best skin in the Game A lot of AWP skins suck ass Printstream is wack Old skins often are better than new ones Some mil-specs and restricteds are better than high Tier skins (especially from map Collection) Spitfire by far best famas skin Float collecting is awesome Come at me
2022-07-04 22:34
2 replies
sad none came
2022-07-05 11:22
M4 knight < nitro
2022-07-06 08:20
I hope they'll make more collections skins with older textures, like more orange DDPAT, arctic camo, brass skins
2022-07-04 22:35
1 reply
bro this is literally the DREAM knife imgur.com/a/6YVQZLU
2022-07-05 00:51
#110
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CIS ksyingo
when i first got into cs i thought gut knife was pretty cool and i liked it but in reality everyone hates it wtf men
2022-07-04 22:41
1 reply
Huntsman is an upgrade to that knife, same animation and sexier knife
2022-07-04 23:06
Case Hardened looks ugly and even if it's a blue gem there are better looking skins for 20 euro
2022-07-04 23:09
3 replies
AK 47 Case Hardened 661 with 4x titan stickers is listed at 2000000 RMB (roughly $300k) .. Its a good skin I think.. but not $300k good ..
2022-07-05 00:53
2 replies
Yeah not even close, i understand that i'm in the minority for not liking the skin but i think everyone would agree with you
2022-07-05 12:51
1 reply
Yeah its more like a "collectors" item more than its "this is the literal best AK in game visually" because of course its rare as hell
2022-07-05 16:27
Fire serpent is awful
2022-07-04 23:13
1 reply
That's the most common take about it already
2022-07-04 23:27
sus title
2022-07-04 23:14
Boreal Forest is an awesome knife finish
2022-07-04 23:27
#124
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Slovakia VladO.
meanwhile im here using a phase 4 gut doppler out of nostalgia, cuz I can't afford the flip doppler that I had back in 2017-18 lmao
2022-07-04 23:38
3 replies
whats the price difference between the two?
2022-07-05 01:20
2 replies
#153
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Slovakia VladO.
around 100€ or smth, I dont remember exactly
2022-07-05 01:42
1 reply
okay thats actually more than I expected
2022-07-05 08:34
The nicest AK skin is Empress followed by Cartel and Cartel is severely underpriced
2022-07-04 23:47
1 reply
Cartel without stickers?
2022-07-05 00:54
people who say that skins from collections like ak47 wild lotus are good looking are just coping because the skins are mid at best and if they cost 30 euro nobody would like them
2022-07-05 00:29
#128
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El Salvador hyziug0d
cloud9 holo from dh 2014 > kato 14 titan holo autotronic finishes are hella underrated they even make gut knife look good
2022-07-05 00:32
1 reply
Autotronic Karambit is soooo sick I love the small detail where theres a Griffin and then it says GRIFF on it. So awesome man
2022-07-05 01:04
low-tier finishes can look pretty good on some knives,for example:a skeleton/flip knife with a boreal forest finish)
2022-07-05 00:47
I have a p2 doppler navaja and ngl contrary to popular opinion i like it, really nice pullout animation
2022-07-05 02:32
Awp gungnir looks like shit (no matter what sticker combo) same for fireserpent. Blue gem knifes are overrated.. blue Steel are often better looking imo. Karambit is not even top 5 of knifes, neither is flip knifes. Butterfly is only there due to animations. Falcion is so underrated its insane. Edit; overpass has the best souvenir skins of all time. Pink ddpat, masterpiece and road rash are all insane skins. Also, gloves are useless, and I will only start using them if they have team logos on them.
2022-07-05 02:55
1 reply
Interesting takes, although I disagree with all of them
2022-07-05 08:36
#158
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Portugal Diftann
Printstream is so ass and ugly. Its so basic and honestly the pearlescent effect makes it so much worse. Would be just better black and white.
2022-07-05 02:49
#160
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Hong Kong shmilx
Printstream sucks All of the graffiti-type skins suck Medusa > Dragon Lore A decent chunk of skins just straight up look better with higher float, nothing to do with details or immersion for a battle-scarred skin, they just look better. AWP Hyper Beast for example I really don't like FN, but it's my favourite skin by far with a .97+ float. Non-gem dopplers look nicer than gem dopplers, unless you have matching gloves
2022-07-05 03:02
3 replies
what is a graffiti-type skin? Just curious I agree sometimes with the dopplers. Butterfly Knife Emerald is not a good knife to me, but Karambit Emerald is insane
2022-07-05 08:39
2 replies
#186
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Hong Kong shmilx
Any Fever Dream skin, Mac-10 Toybox, P90 Freight, 57 Angry Mob, even AK47 Neon Revolution. Essentially anything that I'd expect to see on a wall, not on a gun. Although I actually don't mind the Neon Revolution too much, but it's not great. I could probably extend "graffiti-type" to any skin that looks like someone vomited 10kg of skittles onto the gun too. Also any "3D glasses" pattern makes my eyes hurt, so fuck the Chromatic Aberration skins and the SSG Parallax. Phase 4 Karambit with a good pattern > Karambit Emerald imo
2022-07-05 09:20
1 reply
Ahh like that, gotcha For me its: Karambit Emerald > Karambit P4 > Karambit P2 (Fake emerald)
2022-07-05 09:50
#161
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Argentina EnvyJ
i kinda agree with the Kato '14 part, specially with those Dig "crafts"
2022-07-05 03:08
karambit is one of the worst knifes in my opinion, i dont know why people like it. i just hate it so much for some reason, the game just feels slows mostly because of the animation being slow aswell, and the fact that theres no sound makes it even worse. desert eagle blaze is overrated asf, if it wasnt this overpriced and rare no one would actually use it. asiimovs skins are the best ones in the game
2022-07-05 03:13
1 reply
Karambit is not a good skin if u play with black bars so u cant see the blade With native resolution 16:9 its nice. Then again, all skins are nicer imo on native, if u have black bars 4:3 skins appear so big, I dont like it
2022-07-06 00:05
bowie goated
2022-07-05 03:13
#164
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Brazil hugoooo
No wonder so many replies... the worse the thread, more replies it gets
2022-07-05 03:20
2 replies
*Applause* way to make it more popular
2022-07-05 04:54
1 reply
#176
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Brazil hugoooo
I don't care if my comment make it more popular, I just wanted to share my opinion about it
2022-07-05 07:34
#166
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Indonesia ycrows
desert hydra > dragon lore
2022-07-05 04:26
#167
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United States Jaksin
Cheap and mid price skins are sometimes the best looking
2022-07-05 04:38
1 reply
Agree Its because Red skins are typically the skins that are more design heavy, and purple skins for example are less design heavy and simplistic. Thats why there are so many good mid tier skins.
2022-07-06 00:06
My hot take cause I’m a weirdo Slate is the best AK with certain stickers. If you’re broke buy a good looking Glock skin and run around with your Glock instead of knife so people will never know you have the default knife. Blackiimov is the best looking AWP, and I’m so glad I never sold mine. Falchion knives don’t get the love they deserve. People don’t know shit about floats but act like they do. Spending money on cases and keys is the dumbest financial decision ever. Pins are underrated. People collect all the wrong stickers most of the time.
2022-07-05 04:59
1 reply
Okay but it seems a bit insane to run around with pistol because u dont have a knife :D
2022-07-06 00:06
I think stickers are horrible I also think that people who use stickers are monsters and have 0 taste
2022-07-05 08:43
Dlore isn't that good, high price and looks very dated.
2022-07-05 08:46
I like the shadow dagger crosshair shake when you take them out. People complain about it saying "its a bug" but it's intended by valve.
2022-07-05 12:11
dreams & nightmares collection is fine
2022-07-05 12:19
1 reply
thats defo controversial
2022-07-06 00:07
I like the idea of having an inventory/loadout and never changing much. Get a nice StatTrak loadout and play with it, it's interesting to see how many kills you get per gun after like 1-2 years.
2022-07-05 12:58
2 replies
I agree with this. I also think its cool to know "ive played with this ak for 7 years" more than changing skin every 2 weeks
2022-07-05 16:30
1 reply
+1
2022-07-05 16:43
This dude is hilarious
2022-07-05 15:47
printstream skins are very overrated, for the price it has you could get a way better looking skin
2022-07-05 15:59
every knife released after butterfly is utter garbage and shouldnt even be in game
2022-07-05 16:49
Agree about most of the stuff. Antwerp stickers being an improved version of stockholm, being bad for investors is true, but hey- that gives casuals and skin fans like me more great looking stickers at much cheaper than overrated old holos
2022-07-05 16:54
1 reply
I dont think antwerp are better than stockholms I just think theyre very similar. Its just whether u want the slightly tilted logo or the horizontal. Though there are a few differences. For example, the furia holo of antwerp is green "robot"esque and the furia holo stockholm is many different colours like pink black gold blue etc. But on a base level theyre just so equal. Of course glitters are better than foils tho. And holo is the rarer sticker in antwerp and glitter is the more common.
2022-07-06 00:09
Stickers make guns ugly af
2022-07-05 17:00
I bought a nameplate for my deafult T knife, "butter knife" and I got a BS awp safari mesh that has no green on it other than that I dump all skins or crates into the market
2022-07-05 17:13
1 reply
What do you do with the money?
2022-07-06 15:34
Karambit overrated
2022-07-05 17:18
#211
Zeus | 
Australia NoLeS
There's only 1 good gun skin in the entire game, and its Empress
2022-07-05 17:21
3 replies
Mate, the m4 Poseidon
2022-07-06 07:47
1 reply
#239
Zeus | 
Australia NoLeS
doesn't flow nearly as well as the Empress + Empress still looks sick from a distance
2022-07-06 07:51
I think empress is the best of all skins
2022-07-06 09:08
#212
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United Kingdom Tormaz
Question. Why is Falchion knife bad? It looks solid in many iterations and has diverse animations. Not defending cause I got one, I posses Karambit and Flip, but I've been on the fence between Flip and Falchion and do not think Falchion is worse, frankly. Elaborate please.
2022-07-05 17:25
1 reply
Some people in this thread have said that Falchion is underrated. For me personally I think falchion is a bad knife, I just think it looks awful aesthetically. Cant really explain it beyond "its ugly" for me. But if u like it thats awesome!
2022-07-05 18:27
#227
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Andorra NDRnews
Classic knife, Falchion and Huntsman are underrated
2022-07-06 00:09
1 reply
Repping the huntsman and gut knifes since 2018, before was the flip. Huntsman and gut have the sick animations. And the huntsman is just sick af mate.
2022-07-06 07:49
#232
mhL | 
Russia Ishii
case hardened skins are ugly
2022-07-06 01:23
Butterflies are fucking garbage knives for kids who cant spend more than 2 seconds without spamming the inspect button to make knife go spinny
2022-07-06 01:24
1 reply
its actually addicting to do that yeah, like a fidget spinner
2022-07-06 10:11
-Fire serpent is nothing but a stock to invest in. One of the most overrated skins ever.
2022-07-06 01:31
1 reply
+1 Ugly af
2022-07-06 08:04
#237
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Faroe Islands v_v
Skins are a huge waste of money
2022-07-06 07:48
1 reply
#240
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Faroe Islands v_v
Also good glove knife combo>>>>>>> any skin
2022-07-06 07:51
I prefer a nice navaja knife than some other more expensive knives like gut, huntsman, ursus, shadow daggers and so on
2022-07-06 08:02
1 reply
ok, thats psychopath
2022-07-06 15:33
The most atrocious skin imo is the awp Capillary with RMR stickers I almost want to puke when I see them
2022-07-06 08:03
Emperor Nd empress are overrated af Knife animations are more important than skins Stickers sucks 95% of time, there are very few combinations that make sense and blend well
2022-07-06 08:19
Empress is dogshit and overrated
2022-07-06 10:13
Extremely colorful skins just look like water guns. Best skins are maybe two colors at most, best gray/black/white or anything else dark. Battlestar is best M4
2022-07-06 15:33
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