Why are all Dota 2 heroes free as opposed to LoL?

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SinsNotLies

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01-30-2013

Because Valve is swimming in cash.


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Dryad Soraka

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01-30-2013

because you have to buy the game and valve has other pipelines of revenue
and also, the original dota wasn't free, you still have to buy warcraft 3.


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HolyHand6renade

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01-30-2013

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Game costs 30 bucks. League is completely free. You can go your whole league career without spending a single penny, but you will have always payed that $30 for DotA 2.
Dota 2 is free you nitwit.


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Insentience

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01-30-2013

Because if you want to download and play Dota 2, you need to install the steam client, which advertises games on sale when you open the client, exit/start a steam game, etc.

More people on Steam = more games on steam being purchased = more money. Just like why TF2 is free to play.


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Map Awareness

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Game costs 30 bucks. League is completely free. You can go your whole league career without spending a single penny, but you will have always payed that $30 for DotA 2.
I'll be damned if anyone has bought one of those $30 invites ever. Especially with free Dota 2 invites being handed like candy.


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Dryad Soraka

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01-30-2013

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Dota 2 is free you nitwit.
because it's in ~*+*~+*~beta~*+~*+*~*~ smart one


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Homolous

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01-30-2013

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I'll be damned if anyone has bought one of those $30 invites ever. Especially with free Dota 2 invites being handed like candy.
Seriously. Like Halloween candy. I think he's thinking about HoN when it costed $30.

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because it's in ~*+*~+*~beta~*+~*+*~*~ smart one
It's been announced it's going to be free.


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Hashmäl

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01-30-2013

Because riot is run by Tencent with Morello at the wheel.

If anyone thinks morello can be given credit for working on guild wars this is what his previous employers think of him.
http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Murrellow
Murrellows are creatures that appear as a mix of dogs and moles. They are known to be disease-ridden and have a putrid smell to them.

Even HoN stopped charging for their heroes but Riot is a money hungry company and will continue to ask you to grind or pay cash for their champions.


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2pudge1cup

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Game costs 30 bucks. League is completely free. You can go your whole league career without spending a single penny, but you will have always payed that $30 for DotA 2.
the 6 free invites i have sitting on my account say otherwise


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Saccharina

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01-30-2013

Because Valve is not a greedy company run by communist chinese overlords.