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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.

Nice. Those who contribute and work hard are visually distinguished and it doesn't give them an unfair competitive advantage. That's probably the only way of avoiding community rage.
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I love the fact about Dota that you play the same map but still you don't get bored because you will not play the same game twice. Some many different heroes, abilities and players. The only downside to the type of game its the fact thats its Team based and 80% of the outcome its based on the team.
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Lol, with a twist....must be hats.
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It's already done.
Also; tournament mode has all heroes unlocked.
To be fair, it's not innovating at all. It's a port of a mod from wc3. Literally exactly the same. From 8 years ago.

Not the game itself, just the free to play model they are expressing interest in. I have played thousands of dota games smile.gif.
    
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I love free to play games. Glad DOTA2 will be one of them.

FWIW, you can buy ANY hero in LoL for free... you just have to work for it by playing lots of games to get the IP to spend on them.
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yep F2P is definitely the future
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“So, in practice, a really likable person in our community should get Dota 2 for free, because of past behaviour in Team Fortress 2. 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.”

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One problem with this model:
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"Dude I paid $100 bucks to be a jerk. Did you? No? Then **** noob."

I like the model, act nice, get a big discount, act like a jerk, pay a premium, but people are more then willing to pay a premium to troll and act like a jerk. I feel this would actually make things worse since people will being paying to act like a jerk. They will feel entitled to do it.
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“So, in practice, a really likable person in our community should get Dota 2 for free, because of past behaviour in Team Fortress 2. 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.”
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One problem with this model:
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"Dude I paid $100 bucks to be a jerk. Did you? No? Then **** noob."
I like the model, act nice, get a big discount, act like a jerk, pay a premium, but people are more then willing to pay a premium to troll and act like a jerk. I feel this would actually make things worse since people will being paying to act like a jerk. They will fill entitled to do it.
OTOH, it gives people reason to be nice while they are playing, so they don't HAVE to pay for it.

It goes both ways, really.
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This would be a nice addition if done properly. One of the biggest things people dislike about DOTA, HON, and LoL are those who rage and have poor attitudes. Honestly, I've been in games that people raged and called me a noob in the first 10 mins, and by the end of the game I'm carrying the team. It's this shallow attitude I get tired off. If there was a way for players to reward good team play and sportsmanship, I'd be VERY happy. Punish the jerks!!
Edited by whitingnick - 4/20/12 at 5:50pm
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