Steam Greenlight
Aroddo Dec 11, 2012 @ 2:59am
How are you voting for Greenlight titles?
Personally I give them thumbs up if I wish them success and thumbs down if I really dislike the title. I mostly ignore the vote if I'm not interested in either way.

And just because I thumb it up doesn't mean I would ever buy it ... especially if I don't know the price beforehand. :)

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LethalSaw Dec 11, 2012 @ 3:00am 
I vote for games that I think I'd buy if they came out
C0untzer0 Dec 11, 2012 @ 3:09am 
I kinda, y'know, answer the question asked.
Thordred Dec 11, 2012 @ 3:41am 
I vote for my 50 favorite Greenlight titles. When a new game is submitted that I like more than Nr. 50, #50 loses my vote and the new game takes a place among my favorites. Greenlit games are removed from the top-list to make room for games that can still be voted.
I use the "No thanks" button to clear my queue so it's always empty.
AusSkiller Dec 11, 2012 @ 4:32am 
Originally posted by C0untzer0:
I kinda, y'know, answer the question asked.
Oakreef Dec 11, 2012 @ 8:50am 
I automatically downvote then look at the images as my mouse hovers over to the next item in queue button. If the images grab my attention I look through them. If I'm still interested I watch the trailer. At that point I consider possibly changing my vote to an upvotes, but generally I just go to the next item in the queue.
Gorlom[Swe] Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:52am 
aroddo every pity upvote you give to games you will not be buying makes it harder for the games you really like to be greenlit.

every downvote you give doesn't do smack. it removes the item from your que, but it doesn't give them negative points or counter someone elses upvote.

you have completley misunderstood the system good sir.
Gorlom[Swe] Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:54am 
thordred that is impressive comittment to the system. I doubt I'd be able to keep that up for very long if i tried :p But it wouuld probably be for the best if everyone did something like that.
Thordred Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:46am 
Originally posted by GorlomSwe:
thordred that is impressive comittment to the system. I doubt I'd be able to keep that up for very long if i tried :p But it wouuld probably be for the best if everyone did something like that.

It's fairly easy, I use a collection to maintain the list. Collections actually because I have them sorted by genre. :D
Doesn't take much time, most of the time I just click the "no thanks" button anyway to keep the queue empty. Most games are incredibly bad, sometimes I'm under the impression the quality of games considerably decreased since the early 90s. But only when I'm browsing through Greenlight submissions. :D
C0untzer0 Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:01am 
I guess I'm a little odd in that I've actually bought quite a few games I have no intention of ever playing, (and wouldn't recommend), just to support promising devs. I greenlight the same way.
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Ultimatemoy Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:02pm 
Would I buy it at any point and at any price? If yes, then yes if no, then no.
Bouncer Dec 14, 2012 @ 2:06pm 
If the cover looks fairly uninteresting, I just click the 0:15 mark on the trailer. If there's a guy mumbling in the background, the trailer is still building up with BIG OVERDRAMATIC WORDS, I see a bunch of pretty landscapes and null gameplay, it is a genre I'm not a fan of, it's lazy pixel art or, if extremely unlucky, see a sketch, I click the 'no' button ASAP and get the hell out.

If not, I'll just watch the trailer and then vote based on that and the images. And if I'd pay money for it of course, which isn't always the case. I think I vote for only 1 out of every 50 games, but those are quality games I'd really like to buy and play.
AIMonster Dec 14, 2012 @ 3:28pm 
At first I only queued genres I like, but managed to vote on all the Greenlight games so I added the rest to my queue, despite downvoitng most of them.

I only votes on games I have the possibility to buy (however I do vote on some that are only remote possibilities). It needs a gameplay video and the game needs to be shown in a state close to release (or at least an Alpha stage ready for testing) with complete gameplay mechanics shown. If the game has a demo available that's even better. Indie developers should take note not to release games on Greenlight in pre-Alpha stage. This isn't Kickstarter.

Typically only vote on games with some type of unique interesting concept or gameplay; however I still have to want to buy it. Just because a game has a very interesting concept and looks well polished doesn't mean I'll vote on it if it's just not something that will appeal to me, because I take the question quite literally. There are a few games though I would recommend that I didn't vote for to others who might like that particular genre/style of game.
Skoardy Dec 14, 2012 @ 7:53pm 
Anything other that a fairly honest answer of the question posed (fairly - since they're not going to be holding you at gun-point until you buy it. Situations change, after all), skews the data Valve receives from Greenlight and renders it unreliable. You might feel good giving out 'pity votes' but you're not really helping.
Maurog Dec 15, 2012 @ 5:36am 
"At any time for any price" is a bit too inclusive, so I just ask myself "would I buy this for 3 bucks?" and vote according to the answer.
Vordus Dec 15, 2012 @ 6:18am 
It it makes me smile, it gets a thumb up. Anything else gets a thumbs down. It's not infallible, but it works.
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