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[The Escapist] Valve Discusses Charging Customers Based on Popularity

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One of Gabe Newell's theoretical Steam payment methods would charge more for players that are awful people.
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"So, in practice, a really likable person in our community should get DotA 2 for free, because of past behavior in Team Fortress 2," Newell added. "Now, a real jerk that annoys everyone, they can still play, but a game is full price and they have to pay an extra hundred dollars if they want voice."
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...-on-Popularity

Hahahaha, funny. Would like to see that implemented... Most servers would be empty because of tons of asshats around...
Edited by mechati - 5/16/11 at 6:11am
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This would suck.. More sucking up to server admins, no thx.
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This would suck.. More sucking up to server admins, no thx.
Not sure if admins would have any say in this matter but since its so far only an idea... who knows...
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Valve is just trying to charge gamers more money. No one is going to get free games.
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Valve is just trying to charge gamers more money. No one is going to get free games.
Most likely. But I hope not, and I really hope they don't end up like Activision.
    
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Just like to say GabeN has no say in what happens here at all, so most likely none of this will ever happen.
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Valve is just trying to charge gamers more money. No one is going to get free games.
What? I got Portal for free.
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I think it would be a good thing, in theory. Who knows what it might be like in practise.

I See no wrong in rewarding good players and not rewarding bad players. sounds logical to me.

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This would suck.. More sucking up to server admins, no thx.
You shouldn't have to suck up to server admins if you a good gamer. Sucking up is a ploy used by crap gamers to make themselves look good.

Eddie.
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And here we go valve :S
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