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  1. Arieswar on February 24, 2015

    Answer is NO. what valve did with this p2w event was basically to use the highten number of players to earn a profit in the players world i say this is a big backstab ofcourse valve might think this was a good move to earn some cash I am sure other players like my self feel the same way i played dota2 for over a few thousand hours and i can say that after they dropped the trade ability of loot drops and making stuff that drop non marketble + this yearbeast event p2w style i quit the game and havent looked back since, i most problably will be looking at another MOBA in the future. I am just one player but im sure some others feels the same way and im sure that the next announcement of big playerbase will be lower.

    Thanks.

  2. zeekf7 on February 23, 2015

    I think although pay to win is bad, adding a temporary pay to win feature is a way to make money.

  3. ron on February 22, 2015

    league of legends has 75 million active players not 7.5 million .
    who gave u that low and incorrect figure of 7.5m ? :O

    • Yawotm8 on February 28, 2015

      Concurrent does not mean total players….they mean’t 7.5 million players online at one time compared to dota 2’s 1 million online

  4. Not p2w on February 22, 2015

    Jesus christ, the game is not p2w. Yearbeast is somewhat p2w, but I’ve won 19 matches out of 2 without paying a single cent. I beated teams that did indeed pay to get more points, but I still rekted them. This year beast game mode comes down to picks, not on how many points you have, it is a fact, don’t argue it.

    • yup on February 23, 2015

      true , win 3 out of 3 games , decided to ignore the game mode but the reward is too good to ignore. So I played some , all thing they said about p2w is purely bollocksss. Cant wait to play more , that if im not missing them.

      I wonder why people get so mad over events/arg.

      The bright side , valve giving sets to 5 players like it was nothing. P2W ? please re-evaluate.

  5. someone on February 22, 2015

    I don’t think this event is “pay to win” because you can still still earn it up through game play. That said if this was also available in ranked, yea that would be kinda P2W

  6. TheNeon on February 22, 2015

    Whoever makes these posts deserves to eat a first, dota 2 is fully f2p, only the event is pay to win, and in my thirty – forty games i never met someone who had the arcana for twentyone euros, so stop making a fuss or ill seriously get mad.

    • Cory on February 22, 2015

      Oh noes u will srsly get man? WATCH OUT! Someone is brewing a tantrum of childish scale.

  7. Seanny Chwan on February 22, 2015

    Dota 2 YES it’s pay to win but it is only for the festival game. Nothing related to the main game. So please don’t make it sounds like as if the whole game became p2w.

    • TheHammer on February 22, 2015

      I’m surprised that mmobomb is writing about dota2 at all. I thought they abandoned it in favor of other “MOBAs”.

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