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I really was hoping for a flat price. I prefer my games not trying to constantly upsell me on marginal services, hoping they break down my will to resist over time. I'll also be very upset if heroes are thrown behind a pay wall.

Anyone who has played Dota knows just how awful and rageful the community can be. Honestly, it is the largest barrier to entry for many people (that and LoL people not knowing how to deny mad.gif ). If they can use this system to direct and focus the community in a much more positive direction then they could potentially have a grand slam here. Dota 2 is fantastic in its current beta form, and I really hope they don't screw the pooch with bad implementation.
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woah WHAT?...wait what?
Free Dota2?? interesting.... rolleyes.gif
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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.

This isn't an RPG.

This is DOTA. It's 5 v 5 competitive combat. There are no quests to complete.

My bad, I never played it at all as it is not my style, I've never liked Warcraft (I know it's not Warcraft, I'm just implying that I never bothered to play Warcraft games/mods).
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How do you know its not your style if you have never played it?
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DOTA is now classified under the genre of MOBA-Multiplayer Online Battle Arena and it isn't RPG.
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How do you know its not your style if you have never played it?

Gameplay videos?
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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.

Me and a few of my classmates came up with an idea similar to this in our Advanced Game Design class. Contributors and heavy players would be given access to higher tier aesthetic items that you could customize to make your self really well known. Other titles and such, new quests and what not. Like bonuses rather than core game mechanics.
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Gameplay videos?

Gameplay videos aren't the best source, but MOBA's are hard to get into for beginners.
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DOTA is now classified under the genre of MOBA-Multiplayer Online Battle Arena and it isn't RPG.

Disputed.I can care less about what the LoL team calls them.

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Gameplay videos?

Gameplay videos aren't the best source, but MOBA's are hard to get into for beginners.

Playing a DOTA-like game is like riding a bike.Sometimes you fall into lava but you don't cry about it.Life is fun like that.
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He said it would have a twist... must be bowties.
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