Posted May 04 2010 - 05:15 PM
Sorta I suppose. I understand the slippery slope argument, and I agree that it could potentially become a problem. It's kinda the same situation that's going on with Blizzard right now too, with them selling pets, and now a Mount for WoW. As long as it remains stuff that doesn't have any real impact on gameplay, I really don't care too much. If it migrates into the area of gameplay advantage, then it's a problem.
But I can't really see blocking the equipment manager in a negative light. It's definitely a shame that custom skins and hats are gone, no doubt about that. But if the equipment manager was giving access to promotional items that people shouldn't have, then I really can't blame Valve for wanting to protect their property any more then I can blame any game developer for wanting to protect theirs with DRM.
But yes, if this is just a path that will lead them into selling other stuff, then it could become a problem. But as you said Ratty, only time will tell.
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