Dota 2 will be Free-to-Play, but with 'Some Twists'Category: Gaming
Posted: April 20, 2012 09:22PM
Gabe Newell has been a busy man lately, as he shot down the rumor of Apple CEO Tim Cook visiting Valve and talked about Dota 2. Newell confirmed that Dota 2 will be a free-to-play title, but it will have "some twists" in the formula. Anyone will be play to play Dota 2, but Valve is looking into rewarding good behaving member's of the community. Newell said there are always people everyone wants to play with and others want to avoid entirely, especially those who do nothing but complain about every little thing. Rewarding good behavior is a novel idea and would certainly be a way to make sure everybody gets along in Dota 2. While Newell did not go into specifics on what he and the team at Valve are thinking of, he did mention individual games do not need separate communities. You can look at Steam's item trading for ideas in that regard, where people can trade Team Fortress 2 hats for entire games if you find the right person. I think we will need for Newell and Valve to spill more information, since speculation on the twists can go in any number of directions.