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6-29-2007 @ 4:37PM
cyamarin,I'm sure you're all very nice people. But that's really not the issue. The issue is... Are the people that own your company and call the shots the people that had a very large part in promoting RMT and frankly from my experience in other games damn near destroying them.Granted that due to differences in mechanics in WoW (instanced bosses, most everything being BoP or at least BoE, valueable BoEs dropping from practically everything not just rare spawns) it's very difficult for the same thing to happen over here.I believe you are correct that Ultima Online and Everquest had no prohibition against RMT in their Terms of Service when IGE was started. However, other games did. FFXI and WoW have for the entire life of the game had a prohibition against RMT. Yet, IGE has for at least 5-6 years continued violating those terms.Brock didn't fight for RMT to be accepted, he just ignored the rules and did it anyway. I would have had a great deal of respect if he'd simply never had transacted in items for games where the ToS disallowed that and instead worked to get those rules changed. Worked with the publishers to get them to design their games so that RMT wouldn't hurt the games so much.You're right, Brock is a businessman. But I'd never call him a geek. There's no way a geek would do something as destructive to the games as he did. You can sit here and think that the exploiters and key loggers destroyed RMT as a legitimate business. You're right they certainly hurt it. But IGE didn't help either. Violating the rules of the game never was a step towards legitimacy.It was always a step towards greedy business without a care of the consequences.Again, I'm sure the people actually operating the ZAM Network are nice people who love the games and may very well have never had anything to do with RMT. But you're sticking your heads in the sand if you can't see the dishonorable way in which you ownership has behaved in the past 10 years.
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