Why is my account still not trusted?

I’ve been trying to figure this out for a while now and I just can’t find a concrete answer. I contacted Steam to verify if my Steam account was and trusted and they confirmed it was. I followed all the instructions to make my account trusted and yet I still get the dread “Account not trusted box”. Any way to possibly get my account trusted? Getting real tired of paying for busses through the auction house.

Hello and welcome to the forums @Jae1,

I am sorry to hear you seem to be having issues with getting your trusted status from Steam to reflect in Lost Ark. Please note that accounts that have not met certain requirements with Steam will have lower purchase limits and will not be able perform certain in-game actions as listed here:

  • Initiating player-to-player trades (requests can still be received)
  • Sending in-game gifts
  • Exchanging Royal Crystals for Gold
  • Sending in-game mail with attachments

Some additional restrictions were added with the Patch update on July 20th:

Added new preventions to deter gold sellers. Paid gold (purchased from the currency exchange) will have a 3-day withholding period. Gold that is under a withholding period will be called ‘withheld funds’. Gold without a withholding period will be called ‘available funds’. Withheld funds will be restricted in the following ways:

  • Cannot send withheld funds through mail
  • Cannot deduct from withheld funds when accepting billing mail
  • Cannot use on 1:1 trades
  • Cannot use in Auction House
  • Cannot use in Marketplace
  • Cannot use in Loot Auctions

This is part of a security measure that is in place to combat bots and of which you can further read about here:

In order to make your account trusted you will need to have performed a purchase(s) for at least $5 (less than a year ago), where sometimes Steam will require a period of 30 days to have passed from the date of the purchase. You will also need to set up the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator specifically for this status update to take place.
How to set up Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator

Please note it may still take several hours for your account to become ‘Trusted’ after activating two-factor mobile authentication for the first time and up 30 days depending on Steam’s clear time.

I hope this helps and see you in Arkesia! :wolf:

I have already set up steam guard mobile for a while now so I’m assuming at this point it’s all up to Steam to sort this out. What should I do if my account is still not trusted after, let say 30 days from now?

Hello @Jae1,

It is a matter of waiting if all requirements have been met. You can always check back with us but, unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to this.

Good luck! :wolf: