@Riot not wanting to reveal features before they're done because they'll get stolen.

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Xeatoa

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01-13-2011

You should really think about firing your current development staff if you're scared of this happening.

Riot works on X feature for X amount of weeks.
Riot decides to reveal feature that is partially complete.
Competitor sees it, then releases it before Riot and steal player base.

It's like Infinity Ward(or whoever is making this years COD) refusing to release any trailers or details because another company will copy them. If even Riot acknowledges that it's development team is extremely slow then why haven't they fired them? They're obviously not working up to industry standards.

What I'm referring to:

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Originally Posted by Phreak View Post
We don't want to give free ideas to our competitors if we have the chance. This doesn't change our release plans for releasing awesome features for you guys, but it does mean you get left in the dark a bit longer than we'd like.


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Jiggaboobs

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01-13-2011

riots just scared another company will have replays before them.. two 5 player maps before th... multiple announcer... riot just scared.


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Saffire

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01-13-2011

You couldn't post this in the multiple other threads on the subject?

Replays, observer mode and MC aren't secret, so I'm not sure why people keep trying to apply them to the discussion. We know they're working on those, the quote is in reference to unannounced stuff that we have no idea about.


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LionHearT

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01-13-2011

Oh no! The idea of Replays/Observers/Achievements will get stolen! Oh wait...

But seriously, there are more new features for the genre on the Q&A post on DotA 2's blog than here.


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Jiggaboobs

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01-13-2011

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Originally Posted by LionHearT View Post
Oh no! The idea of Replays/Observers/Achievements will get stolen! Oh wait...

But seriously, there are more new features for the genre on the Q&A post on DotA 2's blog than here.
exactly, the idea that a company shouldnt release previews because other companies will somehow fully implement and release the feature before you, especially when you are the biggest company in the genre is a flawed way of looking at this whole issue


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Enct

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01-13-2011

So Phreak said something stupid. Who cares? People make that mistake all the time. It's only a problem if he stands by it.


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Level99RaidBoss

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01-13-2011

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Originally Posted by Enct View Post
So Phreak said something stupid. Phreak makes that mistake all the time. Who cares? It's only a problem if Riot stands by it.
Fixt.


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nutCollectoR

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01-13-2011

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Originally Posted by Enct View Post
So Phreak said something stupid. Who cares? People make that mistake all the time. It's only a problem if he stands by it.
Which he did. Multiple times in that thread, in fact.


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Uccisore

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01-13-2011

This thread might be pertinent if games, movies, TV shows and etc. didn't steal **** from each other ALL THE GOD****ED TIME. Anybody who isn't living under a rock already knows this is a very real concern for anybody developing anything, and things are kept hush hush for precisely this reason. Anybody who's competitive, especially in the top of their industry, does what Riot described, and it has nothing to do with admitting their development team is slow.