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Let A Friend Play For Free For 7 Hours.Starcraft 2 came bundled with "Guest Passes" that could you could give to friends.
These friends would get 7 hours (or 7 days, whichever came first) on the full product for free.
I gave out my 2 passes to friends and both of them purchased the game to continue playing after their trial had expired.
Those 2 friends also gave out their passes and have in-turn secured more sales. (And more multi-player fun!)
Seeing as Steam already has the system in-place for sending gifts etc to friends, surely a 7 hour trial wouldn't be too hard to implement?
(Doesn't have to be 7 hours obviously, it could be 4 or whatever.)
So to sum-up, people who own the full game can send a pass to friend via Steam, this helps boost sales, gives us a healthy server population and spreads the word about a great game.
"And so is the Golden City blackened With each step you take in my Hall. Marvel at perfection, for it is fleeting. You have brought Sin to Heaven And doom upon all the world."