Dota 2 LAN

Discussion in 'DotA Chat' started by Yuki, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. Yuki

    Yuki Well-Known Member

    First of all everyone that had watch The International would have know that LAN function was removed/not added into Dota 2. Many players are complaining of how lag it would be and etc etc. I have thought of the main reason why lan is not added into Dota 2. To prevent piracy, because if lan was added... Dota 2 would just be like WCIII, pirated. And icefrog/valve would not be earning money..

    Tl;dr ; would you want the LAN function or not?
  2. ~Maktor~

    ~Maktor~ Well-Known Member

    nobody that buys dota 2 would have a shitty internet connection... so, no, i dont want lan.
  3. ryhu

    ryhu Well-Known Member

    I'm reminding you - it's still beta.
    All of the valve games have a LAN option, why wouldn't dota2 have?
    Inb4 l4d doesn't, yes it does.
  4. Xezko

    Xezko Well-Known Member

    i plan to buy it and i have a shitty internet connection.
    and i want lan. or atleast a nearby server to my location.
  5. FaenT

    FaenT Well-Known Member

    Lan for offline play with (poor/testing/dontlikesteam) friends
    REquires a legit copy to play online
  6. Yuki

    Yuki Well-Known Member

    If you do take the time to read the post.. You would see that having no LAN function would prevent piracy. Yes it does. Valve would not wanna see their other games getting pirated
  7. Churrass

    Churrass Well-Known Member

    Erik Johnson already said there will be LAN
    stop spreading false informations
  8. Bardenne

    Bardenne Well-Known Member

    Online Lan
  9. muxmux-

    muxmux- Well-Known Member

    It will get pirated with or without LAN eh..
    Just enable LAN to get the consumers happy.
  10. Yuki

    Yuki Well-Known Member

    If there is no lan and it get's pirated... what do they wanna do? they cant play online nor they can play single player... i doubt that there will be single player
  11. ryhu

    ryhu Well-Known Member

    Do you think Valve really cares about 5% of the playerbase pirating the game? Even if it was ten times my estimated amount I don't think they would.
  12. Nizzem

    Nizzem Member

    People that want to pirate it will just make private servers if there is no LAN functionality.
    If someone really wants to pirate software it's next to impossible to stop them. So why piss of paying customers by not including LAN functionality.

    As well as I was under the impression that LAN was announced for Dota 2.
  13. Uncle_Zhuge

    Uncle_Zhuge Well-Known Member

    You may have the best connection in the world, but that doesn't mean the servers will be stable all the time.

    I wouldn't mind Valve making us connect to the Valve servers via internet to play the game, but a lan option after that will be nice.
  14. themanguydude

    themanguydude Well-Known Member

    You are underestimating the power of some hackers. Even with a cracked WCIII, some people are able to access BNET and create a different server there. Since you lived in Singapore, do you know what is blueserver? You should if you've been playing long enough.

    And the ability to self host would be nice

    @OP : You're too naive to think disabling LAN would stop all piracy.
  15. augenleet

    augenleet Well-Known Member

    I think a good strategy would be to add LAN after 6-12 month without announcing it so that most people have already bought the game before.
  16. muxmux-

    muxmux- Well-Known Member

    That's what i meant. Tho i'm pretty sure Erik said there will be LAN.
  17. Hemoxyte

    Hemoxyte Well-Known Member

    they said theyre not scared of piracy
    too lazy to look up source
  18. Mizure

    Mizure Banned

    no lan
  19. Sly_theK1ng

    Sly_theK1ng Well-Known Member

    it's really helpfull with tournements (LAN tournements, if u ever ehard for them)
    so why would some1 pay net usage jsut beacuse u have inhouse LAn tour????
    so yeah, BIG t-up for LAN
    and for piracy, i dont get what piracy u can make with lan?
    u still need key to install dota2
  20. Metztli

    Metztli Well-Known Member

    LAN ofcource ...
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