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5-25-2007 @ 2:40PM
I have to say I didn't know what to think about the issue until I saw the trailer for the video and read some of the stories.Overall, I see it as a positive thing that gang members are off the streets, venting their aggression in a forum where it's non-permanent, having fun without actually physically hurting someone. (And I think it's great that disgruntled white north american kids are playing WoW instead of terrorizing old lades at the mall, too).It's also great that WoW provides us the ability to actually meet and talk with these people. Wouldn't it be cool to find out about the life of the person who put your computer together? The person who sewed your clothes? These things don't just come out of the store - a person actually makes them, and they are a human being just like everyone else.I hate the gold spam, though. I hate the brazen, uncouth marketing efforts that annoy the !#@@% out of me. I wish Blizzard would provide a legitimate gold for money mechanism, where individual farmers could sell stuff directly, rather than going through these middlemen who add no value but scrape money off each end of the transaction.(I see this issue in a similar light to the one of "illegal immigrants" here in the US - do we punish the laborers, who are coming here to make a better living for themselves, or do we punish the people who are illegally profiting from them? I say we punish the employers, not the employees - drive down demand rather than try to drive down supply).
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