I feel that there is an opportunity for the community to sell the best creations to other players via Steam. There are many issues that would need to be organized but let’s keep this discussion to the concept itself.
Imagine you are a talented modeller and animator. You have created a cool new weapon, with sounds etc and want to distibute it. There are plenty of websites that already do this but they often get ripped off and/or lost in the crowd. Now imagine that Steam started selling the best ones and gave the author 50% of the income. The price would be very small because nobody would buy them otherwise.
I would buy some, depending on the price etc and this week’s poll question is would you?
Perhaps the cash could be sent to a charity and the whole concept used to drive a Valve gaming fund. That way we could support people who need help, support modellers who create great models and allow easy customization of your Half-Life gaming experience.
Before readers start commenting that weapons are part of a balanced game, I realize that and the best weapons would retain that balance. Remember, Valve would have ultimate control over which weapons are made available.
So, what do you think?