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Quote of the Day

“An example is – and this is something as an industry we should be doing better – is charging customers based on how much fun they are to play with. Some people, when they join a server, a ton of people will run with them. Other people, when they join a server, will cause others to leave. We should have a way of capturing that. We should have a way of rewarding the people who are good for our community.

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.”

~ Valve’s Gabe Newell

10 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. So what do you do if the “online jerk” is very popular with other online jerks and lots of them join in the games because of it? Do they get a discount for bringing in a good number of players? 😉

  2. snip
    “Some people, when they join a server, a ton of people will run with them. Other people, when they join a server, will cause others to leave.”

    And this is why the future will be Facebook

  3. If only it could actually happen. I don’t see how they could really know though, and sooner or later (probably sooner) someone would be penalized for something they didn’t do and others would be rewarded undeservedly.

    Besides which, it’s essentially discrimination (even if well meaning) and I’m not sure about the legality of it.

  4. This is basically what Aventurine does with DarkFall and it’s CPP. I have a lifetime sub and more just for writing blog posts about the game. Silly that more MMOs don’t do this, and cool that Gabe sees the value in it as well.

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