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6-28-2007 @ 7:54PM
OK, now things are getting complicated up again.Brock Pierce founded IGE and sold his company to Affinity Media where he became the CEO. Earlier this year, IGE was sued by a group of players in a class action suit. It's not known whether that was related to another event: Affinity Media sold off IGE.But none of that is mentioned in this interview at all, except for the fact that Affinity sold IGE. Affinity is still involved in the customer to customer business, but in Korea, not in the United States. The division that now owns Wowhead is completely separate, we're told, from that Korean division.Basically IGE is out of the picture, Wowhead is owned by the content division of Affinity, and they have a completely separate division that runs a customer-to-customer auction site in Korea. Clear enough?The question is whether the division between the Korean auction site and Wowhead is far enough that visiting Wowhead means you're not supporting gold trading. For some players, it clearly is far enough (at least an ocean away). For others, it's not. But this has nothing to do with IGE any more-- both Brock Pierce and IGE are out of Affinity's picture. That's what I've been told in this interview and elsewhere, and it seems to be true.
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