Recommendation: If the smaller GoldSrc games are being ported (Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic, TFC) release them free to play
Glancing at the more or less vacant server lists of these niche GoldSrc titles, I thought to myself, "Valve might as well release these for free as their communities are practically dead and I can't imagine they're profitable anymore." Then I realized that that wasn't such a bad idea in and of itself. In fact, given the advent of the recent GoldSrc SDL port, it actually sounded kind of cool.
So, how about it? This is of course, assuming that the titles are going to be ported to begin with... or not. Releasing the titles f2p either way would work too. I guess the timing just felt appropriate lol.