Valve To Introduce A New Payment Model For DotA 2?

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Valve logoValve is known for implementing new innovative ideas for the game promotion and development. Recently, they gave a hint of a new payment model for purchasing online games which might be introduced for DotA 2 in the near future. This model provides more room for older players who contribute much in the Steam community means, they will have deducted pricing for the games & addons.

Here is what Gabe Newell said:

“The industry has this broken model, which is one price for everyone. That’s actually a bug, and it’s something that we want to solve through our philosophy of how we create entertainment products.”

“An example is – and this is something as an industry we should be doing better – is charging customers based on how much fun they are to play with. Some people, when they join a server, a ton of people will run with them. Other people, when they join a server, will cause others to leave. We should have a way of capturing that. We should have a way of rewarding the people who are good for our community.”

This pretty much clarifies that community contributors will get more doughnuts as compared to the beginners. On the other hand, it raises many questions, How it will attract newer audience?, Is it Legal? etc.

If you are more interested in reading about this Payment model, You may check Gabe Newell’s full interview.

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  • personally I thing this new idea isn’t very good for a project like dota2. We all know what is dota so every unnecessary change will make dota2 different from dota itself, so for me that is bad idea! But also think that nobody cares 😀

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      I cant remember clear who claimed that a new payment model will be but he said clearly that the old model is rubish and point some features about the new one…chek dota 2 updates

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  • Rejuvination

    So leavers will have to pay a bigger fee to play?
    will there be “quests” for lowering the fee? like :”Win 20 games” or “kill 50 heroes”?
    so many options…
    well at least we can be sure there is a ranking for this payment type…

    • Rejuvination

      for lowering the fee i meant for a monthly fee cause im sure this is going to be like.

  • Agamixer

    can some1 hlp me how 2 have beta keys her? need payments..?
    i think im lost haiz sight im ure num 1 fans seens it was a warcraft before.. hope some day i have 1