So I'm sure it has been brought up before but I'd like to actually give the idea some kind of light. Greenlight to be exact.
Steam is a very popular program used for trying out new games, whether it be free versions or early access or alphas before a more prominent pay to play or one time pay to play version is released. I've noticed that most of the former Call of Combat players are from the days of old where the game was free and donations were accepted and AGs were paid for. This isn't the case anymore. Technology is advancing and so is this game and the work put into it has been upped as well. This costs money. It's essentially impossible to make this game free to play all around. At the very least a one time pay to play method would be established to play the game after it makes it passed demo status. Steam could be a big move for this game. Yes, there would be some obstacles to look at, such as sending over the files for steam to host the downloads for the game. Stats and many other of the games core mechanics can be handled through the same way we've been doing it for years. Most of steams more popular games have their own websites and forums as well. The way I see it, Steam would essentially do the advertisement for us, generating a player base that could blow us over the top.
This is just an idea. Ultimately of course it is the game developers choice. I think this could be a great way for the game to get out there and get noticed and get a lot of feedback. Something to think over guys.