Originally Posted by villain I meant those who would authorize others to use their library would mostly be the ones who don't play games very often. It might also work well for people with different time zones.
Beside that, it takes a lot of confidence to trust someone with your entire library. If this feature applies to games that store the player data on a server, it could affect the lender in a negative way. Imagine someone stealing your TF2 items or getting your CD key banned
Therefore it would be better to let the lender choose which games he wants to share.
Originally Posted by Xiler Great news, will mean more people buying publishers titles and I can try out games when from a friend when they aren't on before buying!
Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz
regardless if your library gets locked, it's still an upgrade fro the current situation.....I'm stoked for this because it's something they didn't EVER have to offer by any means
Originally Posted by villain
It might not be a problem with games that rely on the SteamID, but some multiplayer games still use the CD key as an identifier.
Probably the latter. They would lose a lot of sales if people finished the latest AAA game in a few days and then let friends play it without any limitations.
It seems obvious to me that they had to put some restrictions just to not lose potential sales while giving the end consumer something more.
And the different time zones argument is excellent as well, besides, many people here do have a life outside home, hell even on summer so many people go on vacation and the few ones who can't could be a beneficiary of this.
[sorry for the bad multi-quoting, first-time use]Edited by damniel - 9/11/13 at 2:03pm