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Just thought of this possibility:

You start off with a set amount of gameplay hours (say 20 hours for this example) and as you complete quests and other tasks, you earn more gameplay hours. If you run out, you have to pay for 5/10/20 hours with cash.
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Iam guessing some sort of a level up lock? You reach a certain point in the game and you cannot continue unless you pay $.

You don't have to guess. It's in the source. He says what it is.
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no shop item powerups please. will totally ruin the game

You clearly don't know the dota 2 community, the rage there would be if there is anything pay 2 win would be insane.
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We're trying to figure out ways so that people who are more valuable to everybody else [are] recognized and accommodated. We all know people where if they're playing we want to play, and there are other people where if they're playing we would [rather] be on the other side of the planet.
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How about if it became a gambling game! i would put $1 per ranked game to win. some sorta pay to win league, would be cool. if you think about it the game that all of these characters are based on...(Magic the Gathering) you pay at least $14-16 per match/event. might as well start with the MOBA setup too...
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I think there is alot of room to use Wager / Gambling systems in game genre's where it hasn't been seen before. Like a game where you only pay if you lose would be interesting. Or it doesnt have to be for money, you could gamble experience points, items, or something else.
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I think there is alot of room to use Wager / Gambling systems in game genre's where it hasn't been seen before. Like a game where you only pay if you lose would be interesting. Or it doesnt have to be for money, you could gamble experience points, items, or something else.

*BRAINWAVES LINKED*
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Very interesting. A gaming pseudo social network that rewards and elevates those that contribute and behave.
Looks like the full podcast for the 1 hour interview will be posted at 3PM PST.

Ahhhhhh...you mean that DOTA2 had just been facebook'd.rolleyes.gif

LINK FRIENDS TO DOWNLOAD DOTA 2 AND WHEN THEY HAVE PLAYED 10 MATCHES , YOU GET FRIEND POINTS TO SPEND ON GAMEPLAY HOURS OR BUY OUR PACKAGE TO GET ADDITIONAL PLAY HOURS.*Become the biggest joke in gaming rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

No , nothing that gabe can come up with can quell the rage playerbase that is the DOTA community.IWe like it this way. wink.gif

Because Hoot you for being bad, stop Hooting feeding the enemy team MotherHooter! That's what! devil.gif

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If you don't get my drift , anything that discourages or ban raging players (See:LoL) are toxic to the game and the community which is going to result in everyone being banned eventually.Its part and parcel of trying to play the game and mastering it , the learning curve is supposed to be steep(i don't see anyone complain about EvE) as you try to get the hang of it.Simply put , Carebears can just get the hell out because DOTA is a competitive game if you can't take a few name callings here and there as a chip on the shoulder.
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If it involves paying money for stuff then:

1) It's not free to play since the stuff you pay money for is usually essential to sucess

2) I won't be interested at all.

If it involves earning points and stuff to buy and/or unlock items then and doesn't need any money at all, ever, to play:

1) Indeed that is new and quite exciting.

2) Count me in.


My money is resting on situation 1, though. Nothing is free and I would much rather pay £30 for a game then end up paying £100 over time. Please, stay the hell away form our wallets with your constant sapping.
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My money is resting on situation 1, though. Nothing is free and I would much rather pay £30 for a game then end up paying £100 over time. Please, stay the hell away form our wallets with your constant sapping.

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