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    Hello there. This is not another thread about Russians and such shit, as I don't have such problems with them since I can speak both English and Russian.
    Here I want to suggest partial solution to this problem.
    My main idea is that instead of using restrictions(like region block) you should encourage people to play on their servers.
    So my suggestion is: give those who play on their respective servers and with language settings set to their language some bonuses, like bonus to Battle Points gain. Or maybe after X hours(or games) played in your region, you will recieve guaranteed item.
    I know that it won't solve this issue entirely, but at least it will make things better.
    I know that its not good for Valve, but if they still value community over money(at least to some extent), then it will be fine.
    Give your thoughts on this.
    P.S Sorry for some typos, if any, English isn't my native language.
    Possible solution to foreigners issue
    In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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    How will you determine which server and settings am I eligible to play?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by alxs View Post
      How will you determine which server and settings am I eligible to play?
      You can play on any server, you will just get bonuses for playing on your server. Steam knows your location. I'm from CIS zone, and we have different prices, so some games are blocked and some will only work in my region. In that case, Steam will say that this game is blocked in your region or that this copy is only available here.
      Possible solution to foreigners issue
      In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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      • #4
        Nope. The only solution is region locking. Starcraft 2 doesn't let you queue everywhere in the world at once, and SC2 isn't even a team game. No excuse for Dota 2 to let people queue everywhere.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by spudlyff8fan View Post
          Nope. The only solution is region locking. Starcraft 2 doesn't let you queue everywhere in the world at once, and SC2 isn't even a team game. No excuse for Dota 2 to let people queue everywhere.
          Its like saying that the only cure for any infection is to kill all infected people...
          Possible solution to foreigners issue
          In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spudlyff8fan View Post
            Nope. The only solution is region locking. Starcraft 2 doesn't let you queue everywhere in the world at once, and SC2 isn't even a team game. No excuse for Dota 2 to let people queue everywhere.
            If you think region locking is the only solution, why even bother comming into a topic that's trying to find another solution? If this starts to be a region locking discussion, I'll close it ASAP.
            As this seems to start with another idea in mind, I'll let it open for now.
            If you think I've closed or deleted a post unjustified, feel free to PM me and I'll explain it to you/discuss it with you further.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Redthirst View Post
              Its like saying that the only cure for any infection is to kill all infected people...
              No, it's like saying that you put the infected people with each other since they're already infected and they don't mind being around themselves.

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              • #8
                Can you give some actual feedback on topic. I will repeat it: this is NOT a thread about foreigners issue, its a thread about my suggestion on how to improve this situation.
                Possible solution to foreigners issue
                In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Redthirst View Post
                  You can play on any server, you will just get bonuses for playing on your server. Steam knows your location. I'm from CIS zone, and we have different prices, so some games are blocked and some will only work in my region. In that case, Steam will say that this game is blocked in your region or that this copy is only available here.
                  Well, come to think of it, it's not a bad idea.

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                  • #10
                    I can only see a reasonable point for foreigners queueing in US servers. I'm from Brazil and 100% of my games are in Brazil servers.

                    BUT many SA players that are outside or/and inside Brazil have better ping in USEAST servers. Some players says its a route problem between brazil and other SA countries and their ISP routes are going all the way up to Miami to come back again to Brazil. This must be the reason why SA players are queuing in US servers.

                    I don't have this issue, and my ping in fine, like 20ms.

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                    • #11
                      Giving, say, 25% more battle points and slightly more drops for playing on your recommended server can counter-balance real (or perceptual) ping issues.

                      So I am all for this idea. Pass it to Valve please

                      As for "not good for Valve economically" - pass them the Pay-to-Play idea too. We are practically begging to take our money...

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                      • #12
                        Hey man, i'm to lazy to read first post full, but all you problem is Russian schoolchildren... For us it is also problem, most of them are just maladaptive idiots.
                        I want to apologize for all the Russian, who were unable to learn English in school, because a lot of drinking

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Viste View Post
                          Hey man, i'm to lazy to read first post full, but all you problem is Russian schoolchildren... For us it is also problem, most of them are just maladaptive idiots.
                          I want to apologize for all the Russian, who were unable to learn English in school, because a lot of drinking
                          You should read the first post. I don't have problems with Russians ибо я сам с Украины. I just suggest solution for this problem.
                          Possible solution to foreigners issue
                          In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Noo View Post
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                              Don't you love such well-reasoned posts?

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