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post #21 of 61
I think this is getting blown way out of proportion. It was an offhand comment made by Gabe in a interview, and he never said that the company was looking to implement this sort of system.
post #22 of 61
This would make a terrific april fool's joke although such a joke would be way below valve's humor.
post #23 of 61
Change "popularity" for "reputation" in the title. Way to be sensationalist.
    
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I don't see how this system is going to work, first some developers admitted that today's pricing is premium and is partially the reason why piracy is so succesful and abundant.

Now they want to make things 'more' expensive to players that aren't favoured?
Perhaps hats for TF2 as a reward for being such an examplary player could work, but discounted games? -- not so much.

The only system I could see work is some kind of personalised discount system where discounts are offered based on your preferred games and those in your wishlist.

Eg. somebody playing RPG games would get discounts on the games that fall into that particular category and are not in the player's list.
That would really spike some sales, since everybody is winning something here, you are finally receiving an opportunity to cheaply buy that particlar RPG you weren't sure of purchasing.
And Steam is receiving more sales simply because that adapt to their users.
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post #25 of 61
This would be abused so terribly. Yea......NO.
post #26 of 61
Is it just me are you guys taking this waaaaaaaay too seriously? Seems like Newell just made a joke during the interview, they're not actively contemplating integrating a system like this....y u so srs?
post #27 of 61
Miiiiiiiiiiiiight want to talk to some economists before implementing something like this, lol.
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Been sourcebanned 200 times? That'll be $45.
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Been sourcebanned 200 times? That'll be $45.
Vacbanned?
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Most servers would be empty because of tons of asshats around...
I resemble that remark I'm a member of the team Asshat's bottom left is me.
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Back on topic though, it has it's pro's and cons. I could see it being abused if someone has it out for a particular player, and D-bag's would try to suck up to everyone just to get free or cheaper things.
    
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