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Dota 2 will be free??



Before making any fast conclusions, please read this thread completely.

First to say, i am also uber skeptic about this info, but i did my homework and when i considered all facts and info regarding this one, things seemed pretty logical to me. Feel free to correct me if i am wrong.

So, let's start.

Valve's Doug Lombardi did an interview and said that Valve is currently developing their first free-to-play game.


Although we still don't know for sure which game will be free, but honestly, best candidate is dota 2. And why the community thinks that?

First of all, HoN and LoL will and are gonna be free-to-play games, once the dota 2 is out. To maximize the number of newcomers to dota 2, best way is to also make it free.

Second of all, smwn might ask pretty logical question, where is the profit for Valve with this? Well, imo, they don't even have to make profit from that game. Take google for example. Even though youtube doesn't generate any kind of profit for them, google is such a large company for which few hundreds of millions of loss doesn't mean anything. Similar things can be said for Valve and Dota 2. Dota 2 will be excellent self-add for Valve, which will passively increase their profit in other ways.

Third of all, there is earlier mentioned model of new-age costs for new products from Valve (more info here) although that directly doesn't mean that dota 2 will be free.

Fourth, and most important thing is that you must realize this is ONLY A RUMOR. We don't have solid proof for this, so take this info with high reserve, go over the facts for yourself and decide in what you ll believe.

There is also a fact that if dota 2 is going to be free it might not be as good info as we are hoping right now. (Pay for additional components...)

What do you think guys?
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

Between Dota2 being free but with pay to get content and Dota2 being a full price game, i rather go for the full price

and imo it wont be free, just the amount of money that they can get just by selling it super cheap makes me think that making it free would be dumb, and that it would be filled with ADs xD
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

Yay it's free to play :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

lancer60 wrote:
Yay it's free to play :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

It is a rumor! which means that there is a 2% of possibility to be real
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

Howlgram wrote:
lancer60 wrote:
Yay it's free to play :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

It is a rumor! which means that there is a 2% of possibility to be real

It's only free to play it not free on buying it.
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

i actually don't want to have free dota 2. that would probably mean tons of other content available for our download for which you will need to pay. and i hate that kind of system..
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

Before reading this article i was almost concrete in thinking that Dota2 would never be free. The facts are quite convincing; if LoL and HoN go free, then Dota2 should also do the same in order to attract the most players from that niche. My guess is that Valve can incorporate a similar payment system as LoL - it's free in the first place, but you gotta pay to unlock additional content (not game breaking advantages, just visual changes).

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Avalon wrote:
i actually don't want to have free dota 2. that would probably mean tons of other content available for our download for which you will need to pay. and i hate that kind of system..


Making Dota2 initially free and allowing the players to buy additional content would probably create some kind of separation between the players who payed and the ones who didn't...
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Avalon wrote:
i actually don't want to have free dota 2. that would probably mean tons of other content available for our download for which you will need to pay. and i hate that kind of system..

Exactly. And it would also bring people willing to try hacking into the game and a bunch of other stuff, like spammers maybe, and leavers that create new accounts after being flagged as leavers, etc...

it is easy what they can do, just like wow, free trial time for the win =D . . . but i dont know how that would work for a newbie on Dota, hehe.
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

like avalon said i think it will be not good if dota2 free but need payment to unlock taunt,custom model,etc...
(i say that system is 50% free coz we not get 100% content)

its better one payment (with reasonable and good price of course ^^ ) and get full content.
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

qassamzed wrote:
like avalon said i think it will be not good if dota2 free but need payment to unlock taunt,custom model,etc...
(i say that system is 50% free coz we not get 100% content)

its better one payment (with reasonable and good price of course ^^ ) and get full content.

yep, totally agree with that. better to pay once at start than paying later.
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

Please please please please for the love of everything, if DotA2 is FTP, have an option to buy all game content(champions/maps, not extras) for the full price of a game.

To unlock all champions in LoL costs $300 with their F2P system, and I really don't want to have to spend weeks playing a game just to unlock one champion(or spend $5-7 per champion). Uggh this is really depressing.
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Kissmonster wrote:
Please please please please for the love of everything, if DotA2 is FTP, have an option to buy all game content(champions/maps, not extras) for the full price of a game.

To unlock all champions in LoL costs $300 with their F2P system, and I really don't want to have to spend weeks playing a game just to unlock one champion(or spend $5-7 per champion). Uggh this is really depressing.

Yes ! exactly

and usually when there are special characters to unlock, instead of just cosmetic things, those special characters are imba and so if u got money, u win, and that is where a game gets totally screwed.
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Howlgram wrote:

and usually when there are special characters to unlock, instead of just cosmetic things, those special characters are imba and so if u got money, u win, and that is where a game gets totally screwed.

Thankfully LoL has never done something like this, and I doubt Valve/Icefrog would allow this to happen in Dota2, but regardless the money involved to get a full champion set in LoL is painful. I'm a little nervous now to see what they do.
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yep, i know that =)
and yes, this gets me nervous too, hehe ^.^U
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PostSubject: Re: Dota 2 will be free?? 

if dota2 is free but requires money for extra components (full version), isn't that the same as having dota2 not free (quality wise) if we are (and I think we all are) willing to pay for dota 2? it's like having to pay for dota2, with an option of getting a trial version for free. And we can't assume that the price of extra components is a ridiculous amount compared to what we would have agreed to pay (like the $300 for LoL) for a PTP dota2.

In other words, if dota2 is FTP and it DOES cost $300 dollars for the xtra components, then we can just see it as Valve releasing a very expensive PTP game, and we shouldnt blame it on the fact that they made it "Free to play."

At any rate, i don't believe this anyway. I think it will give the impression of low quality if they make dota2 FTP

Also I think youtube does make google money through advertisements. The ones before some videos start.
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