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Blizzard "Looking At" F2P StarCraft II Multiplayer

Blizzard is "looking at free to play as an option for the multiplayer" in StarCraft II, reports StarcraftN, quoting lead designer Dustin Browder during a panel discussion at the Valencia eSports Congress. He also notes that the nature of their RTS sequel may not make this worthwhile. "We donít know how we would monetize it," he adds. "While it might be good fun for me to play against someone with only half the units available to them, thatís not going to be an enjoyable experience for them." Thanks Eurogamer.

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26. Re: Blizzard Sep 22, 2012, 03:08 007Bistromath
 
Blackhawk wrote on Sep 22, 2012, 00:53:
A company making money isn't greed. It is their job, and with most companies, it is the law.

That is exactly the problem. Making money is a terrible goal for a company producing arts & entertainment. In other industries, the impact can be variable, but here it is always bad. I'm not talking about morality; pride of workmanship is a necessity for this industry, and the moment you are publicly traded, you're legally barred from having any. Every single thing you do must be calculated to squeeze the most money out of the least effort. It is a slow death sentence.
 
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