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Valve's new business model. Makes jerks pay

posted by Gman5852 on - last edited - Viewed by 525 users
So Valve have announced their new business model in which nice people get free rides, while jerks have to pay for their games.

http://www.develop-online.net/news/40568/Valve-DOTA-2-will-be-a-new-kind-of-free-to-play#after_ad

My response... WTF? This is going to get exploited so easily! I love the idea of me getting more freebies, but really? Valve better have some genius plan up their sleeves for this business model.

What are your thoughts on this?
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  • Troll votes everyone down. Jerk with lots of friends get voted real high. THIS IS MADNESS.
  • Valve can probably rat out the trolls though.

    They're good at that kind of thing.
  • I was okay reading this until I got to the $100 for voice part. What.
  • DrRocketGenius;606509 said:
    I was okay reading this until I got to the $100 for voice part. What.
    Seriously I would pay that much to rid the world of some of these annoying micspammers.
  • Sounds like an April Fools except, yeah...
    If this is for real I can't imagine it going on very long before terrible downsides emerge.
  • Don't see a single negative.
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    They can't train their customers like that - and it fucking isn't their assignment anyway. Some people are just great, but are somehow perceived very differently on the internet. Cliques of jerks have formed and support each other. Casual players, hardly finding the time to play, are at a massive disadvantage.

    Seriously, let them try it. Valve has too much of a monopoly anyway. Time to lose some customers. But I guess only one half of that plan will be put into effect (by rewarding some 100 "good" community members with the free game) and the heretic rest of this "idea" will justly vanish off the plate.
  • We will see how this works out or if it ever will be realised.
    Not interested in their multiplayer titles anyways. Also: this will not stop a lot of people. There are players that bought CS 20 times just to cheat again and again.

    Also Valve has no monopoly. Not for a very long time now. Just think of Origin, GamersGate, GoG, Battle.net, OnLive...
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    Vainamoinen Moderator
    ORIGIN IS STILLBORN. Just so we're clear on this. image

    And it's pretty clear that Steam, at the time, has no real competitors.
  • Vainamoinen;606537 said:
    And it's pretty clear that Steam, at the time, has no real competitors.
    And that from you. A faithful GoG customer. :D

    Submit to your Digital Distribution Overlords.

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