Originally Posted by Johro
I'm weary. Sounds good, but in practice? I'm not so sure. Fake accounts, buying votes, down voting, so many ways to exploit it. I guess we'll see how it's handled.
Participation in the system requires an authenticated Steam account, that is, a Steam account where you own at least one game. Granted, you could "buy" votes for 75 cents during the Steam summer sale or for a dollar during any Humble Indie Bundle, but the returns on this kind of practice are diminishing. Spending $1,000 and tons of time for 1,000 votes wouldn't be worth it if this thing is actually used by even a smallish faction of Steam users.