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Artifact - First details about "2.0" beta, including no longer selling cards/packs and always showing all 3 lanes

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  1. ThatFanficGuy
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    Not selling cards is an interesting choice. They used to give away cosmetic items (including very rare Arcanas) in Dota 2 at the end of the match, at random. Treasures were a thing, too: back then...

    Not selling cards is an interesting choice.

    They used to give away cosmetic items (including very rare Arcanas) in Dota 2 at the end of the match, at random. Treasures were a thing, too: back then you could get them for free but had to buy a key to open each. Now you rarely ever get an item at random: most of your cosmetics come from the player-supplied Market, the treasures (which no longer require a key but you have to buy the thing itself), or Battle Pass-based gambling.

    They also started Artifact with card-selling being one of the main points.

    Cosmetics are not game-defining. You can't buy a cosmetic item and see your win rate go up because it offers bonuses. Cards are the opposite: they are the game.

    Moving cosmetics from randomly-awarded to hidden behind paid treasures is mostly a money-grabbing move.

    Moving cards from bought to randomly-awarded is... peculiar.

    Sounds like they might end up selling cosmetics for Artifact much like they do for Dota 2, in one fashion or another. Board style, special effects from abilities, new portraits for heroes and units and items...

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  2. Deimos
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    Another news post today with some more info and some new cards: Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Another news post today with some more info and some new cards: Looking Forward, Looking Back

    3 votes