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5-25-2007 @ 2:17PM
@7 - Applause! You just said everything that needed to be said.I think that there's a lot of hate towards this practice simply because the majority of gamers playing wow are suburban white kids who have no idea what life is. You've had a rough life? PLEASE. Unless there have been years of your life where you don't know if you're going to be able to have money to eat, you have no idea what a rough life is. Stop trying to 1-up people with your stories of woe. If you live in America or Western Europe, you've lived life in easy mode. Period.The real problem is that we don't have a way to regulate this. Blizzard needs to step up to the plate and realize that people are always going to want gold and people with work, families, and responsibilities should be able to play the portions of the game that they want to play. Blizzard has done a great job of adding content to allow busy players a way to progress in the game without a full raiding guild, but I think they need to address this issue of gold farming.Crack down on spam, but allow them to compete and actually advertise. Make there be an approval process where Blizzard visits the gold farming facilities and makes sure they have good working conditions, etc. It's not going to go away, so it's time Blizzard stopped assuming it can crack down on a black market and instead focusing on making it a legitimate off-shoot of the industries that are spawning from the WoW phenomenon.Granted, many people still won't buy gold. Why would I? I know how to play. I can go out and farm or play the auction house. I think that people with less time on their hands should be able to keep up with everyone else though. Stop thinking you're special because you play WoW 40 hours a week and raid religiously. That doesn't give you any special right to say that people who are working hard to make a decent life because you think it interferes with your game. Playing 40 hours a week is your choice, and doesn't entitle you to [unpleasant-smelling product of a bowel movement].[Edited! Watch that langauage! -DB]
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