Why you should NOT spam/beg for a beta key
1. It prevents people with something to say (besides beta keys) from reaching me.
Same applies to other sites/forums/pages.
2. It prevents you from getting a beta key.
In some cases, it will make you ineligible because I will note that you are spamming me and not give you one, even though I might have if you didn’t spam. (This has happened.)
3. Your post will be deleted/ignored anyway.
4. You might get banned/blocked.
In order to try to improve the experience for others, as well as myself, on my page, I might have to do this, though I would rather not.
Please stop spamming and begging for beta keys. Be patient and see if you are lucky or want to join in any mini contests. Patience and respect are two very important life skills that I encourage. Therefore, I will be taking a harder stance on spam. Also, for the sake of people who want to say something besides ask for a key.
I am not giving keys because I want people to flock here or like my various pages. I believe that people should like/follow only if interested in what I actually do or am trying to achieve. The main reason why I decided I should give keys is because I wanted to make sure that the deserving people I know have them. Then, after that to help passionate people get a chance to get one. It was supposed to be a simple way of giving to the community.
However, it is becoming counter-productive to what I want to do. Many might think that it’s cool to be able to give away beta keys, but it’s actually not as fun as it seems. You get verbally abused and have a responsibility to make sure they don’t end up with someone who is just going to sell it. I have seen beta keys make people argue, including someone who I thought was my friend. People are spamming me and it’s using up my time to actually get bigger things done. After much thought, I will continue to do what I can, but I hope the situation improves.
I am so happy that many people love DotA and want to play DOTA 2. I really look forward to the day that our entire community is combined and playing the same game with awesome new features. I really appreciate your patience and understanding. I hope that all of you will get your beta keys soon.
Thank you for spending the time to read this.