So, this might be a controversial suggestion, but hear me out I find that a huge problem about any multiplayer game is that very few of my friends generally have them. This makes getting together over a few beers and a LAN complicated. Once upon a time (and probably still to some extent) the solution was getting a pirated version of the game that everybody could install, these days it means going to gog.com (where there is no DRM) and picking an old classic. How about making that simpler? What if you could get a master license (worth perhaps 1.5 regular licenses) which would allow people to play with you in a LAN game without them having licenses? You could make all sorts of restrictions, like for instance it wouldn't work for more than 24 hours after the first peering, or the "freeriders" would have to buy a mini-license at the price of only one or two USD. You could say that it is a problem that you'd be handing out full games at very low prices, just waiting to be pirated, but most people only pirate if they don't see a low-cost way of being legal. I'm never going to get 4 or 5 friends to shell out 50 USD just so they can play some game they've never heard about for an evening, but I could get them to spend 2 USD, and if they had fun, chances are they'd buy the full version anyway so they could play once they got home and couldn't peer with me anymore. It's excellent advertisement. And whether people crack the 2 USD-version or the 50 USD-version must be pretty irrelevant to Uber. I'd really like to "sell" this game to my friends, but I'm not going to unless they can have a free taste first.