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6-28-2007 @ 8:23PM
The issue primarily is that the anti-RMT environment that exists in the western world does not exist as such in Korea. As far as I understand it, the Korean market is very excited to embrace the auction platform that Affinity is developing.The RMT business as it is prevalent in the United States is a bad thing. I wholly agree. Gold farming, keylogging, exploiting other user's accounts, and the sleazy corporate politicking found in RMT companies in the US are a scourge to gamers everywhere.In the Korean market, though, the RMT trade is totally different. Games are built from scratch with RMT in mind--games that would flop in the US for the same reason. It's not just allowed, it's expected. This is not an environment that you or I would thrive in--but I don't think it's fair to to boycott a company on those grounds unless you're prepared to make the statement that ALL RMT--including consensual, above-board RMT between legally governed parties in an environment where RMT is encouraged--is INHERENTLY morally wrong. That seems presumptuous to me.
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