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Tyson The King Feb 2, 2013 @ 6:52pm
Dota 2 on community market, should I buy?
I see that Dota 2 is 4 cents on the market, but it's also F2P. Is there a premium system, or a benefit to buying the game? Or just a waste of chump change? Is there any point to buying it whatsoever? Anything helps guys
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Faestus Feb 2, 2013 @ 7:14pm 
I don’t believe there is such system. The market is not only to sell the key, but items too. About the price, it’s great for buyers who can pay ridiculous $0.03 in comparison to the price on steam. But it’s also a ridiculous price for sellers who apparently don’t gain anything with this.

One more thing: I saw a thread on here which a guy told he could buy there because he hasn’t bought anything on steam within a year… You may need to check this.
CryHavoc&LetSlipTheCreepsOfWar Feb 2, 2013 @ 10:11pm 
3 cents is practically free...I don't think it's technicallt F2P yet, still in semi-closed beta.

The early access bundle that Steam sells comes with some in game cosmetic items, that's why it's more expensive.
2MuchCoffeeMan Feb 3, 2013 @ 3:01am 
pfff alot of copies lying around for free, u just have to meet the right person, if you really want one, pm me, i still have 5, those things are buttcheap, and you shouldnt pay for it ...

but....... i dont like supporting trolls, and leavers, by giving them more than they already have , since its a real trouble... everyone can, and will, with all those free copies, make seperate steam profiles, and troll away....... so thats why im kinda hesitating giving a copy to everyone who asks....
Last edited by 2MuchCoffeeMan; Feb 3, 2013 @ 3:03am
2MuchCoffeeMan Feb 3, 2013 @ 3:16am 
ye in the early days u got like one invite every 50 hours of playtime, nowadays they give like 5 every 100 some hours, or every month...... dont know ..
Zefar Feb 3, 2013 @ 3:18am 
Originally posted by Tyson The Derpy:
I see that Dota 2 is 4 cents on the market, but it's also F2P. Is there a premium system, or a benefit to buying the game? Or just a waste of chump change? Is there any point to buying it whatsoever? Anything helps guys

There is no pay to win in Dota2. All the items from the real cash shop are only for looks. If you buy it from Steam you'll get some items at the same time.

Paying the 4 cents it cost could be worth it as it's hardly gonna put a dent in your wallet.
Garthilk Feb 3, 2013 @ 7:13am 
What is the point of giving someone a free to play game? Better yet, what's the point of letting someone download 3gb of game they can't play yet?

Woo hoo, someone gave me Dota 2. Wtf, it's only an observer version? Pay 30 bucks to play the f2p game, double wtf. I'm completely confused.
Zefar Feb 3, 2013 @ 7:29am 
Originally posted by Garthilk:
What is the point of giving someone a free to play game? Better yet, what's the point of letting someone download 3gb of game they can't play yet?

Woo hoo, someone gave me Dota 2. Wtf, it's only an observer version? Pay 30 bucks to play the f2p game, double wtf. I'm completely confused.

The game is in Beta. So it's not available to everyone.

Buying it on Steam gives you some cash shop items and the ability to play the game.

People have gotten plenty of free gifts of Dota2 which they like to give out here. Where as we Moderator are not so keen on it due to the massive amount of spam it causes.


So it isn't that confusing. Also buying it from the market for the 4 cents it cost gives you access to the game as well.
Garthilk Feb 3, 2013 @ 7:42am 
Originally posted by Zefar:
The game is in Beta. So it's not available to everyone. Buying it on Steam gives you some cash shop items and the ability to play the game.

People have gotten plenty of free gifts of Dota2 which they like to give out here. Where as we Moderator are not so keen on it due to the massive amount of spam it causes.

So it isn't that confusing. Also buying it from the market for the 4 cents it cost gives you access to the game as well.
So there are 4 versions. There is a spectator version which is 3gb which you can recieve as a gift (like I have). There is a market version which is .04 cents which you can buy which will reportedly let you play. There is a $30.00 version which will let you play and give you some items. There is a free to play version which is coming at some point in the future.

Is that it?
Darxouls Feb 3, 2013 @ 7:55am 
@ToomuchCoffeeman i really want to play this game man...
Dondo doto best doto Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:20am 
I wish it was 3 cents when I joined. I paid $30 for my invite because I got sick of waiting and seeing everyone else get invited except me.
pilskeN Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Originally posted by Garthilk:
So there are 4 versions. There is a spectator version which is 3gb which you can recieve as a gift (like I have). There is a market version which is .04 cents which you can buy which will reportedly let you play. There is a $30.00 version which will let you play and give you some items. There is a free to play version which is coming at some point in the future.

Is that it?

There are three ways to get Dota2
1.Buy the Bundle from steam store which gives you some cosmetic items.
2.Buy the Gift from Community Market.
3.Someone gives you the gift for free.

Then there is Three "versions" of the Dota2 client
1.The Spectator Version (Everyone who has steam gets this version)
2.The Dota2Test Version (Basically a alpha client if you have the normal version you have this as well)
3.The normal Dota2 "Beta" Client (This is the one most people play)
Stalinator Feb 3, 2013 @ 8:32am 
Originally posted by Zefar:
Originally posted by Garthilk:
What is the point of giving someone a free to play game? Better yet, what's the point of letting someone download 3gb of game they can't play yet?

Woo hoo, someone gave me Dota 2. Wtf, it's only an observer version? Pay 30 bucks to play the f2p game, double wtf. I'm completely confused.
Where as we Moderator are not so keen on it due to the massive amount of spam it causes.

I didn't understand this rule until I made a post asking a question about giving my friend in Hong Kong a key (Chinese ban, and whatnot), and having 9 friend requests and 7 responses in my thread begging for keys, but not a single answer to my question.

People are vultures, and now I fully understand the reason.
Tyson The King Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:09pm 
Originally posted by Pilsken:
Originally posted by Garthilk:
So there are 4 versions. There is a spectator version which is 3gb which you can recieve as a gift (like I have). There is a market version which is .04 cents which you can buy which will reportedly let you play. There is a $30.00 version which will let you play and give you some items. There is a free to play version which is coming at some point in the future.

Is that it?

There are three ways to get Dota2
1.Buy the Bundle from steam store which gives you some cosmetic items.
2.Buy the Gift from Community Market.
3.Someone gives you the gift for free.

Then there is Three "versions" of the Dota2 client
1.The Spectator Version (Everyone who has steam gets this version)
2.The Dota2Test Version (Basically a alpha client if you have the normal version you have this as well)
3.The normal Dota2 "Beta" Client (This is the one most people play)

This is the most straight forward answer yet. Thanks a lot, this helped
Detrian Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:40pm 
Since the game ain't widely open to the public yet, there's two ways to get Dota 2 right now:

1- Go to the steam store and buy the early access pack, the one that costs like 30 bucks and gives you the game PLUS some cosmetic items.

OR

2- Get an invite from someone who already owns the game. This 'invite' is actually a copy of the game for all intents and purposes.

The Dota 2 on the community market selling for like four cents? Those are invites people decided to sell instead of gifting away.
Tyson The King Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
*isn't
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