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12-01-2007 @ 11:50AM
There is some sort of currency in nearly every MMO out there, maybe even every game, so eliminating gold is gonna make the game even more boring than grinding money and rep.Three main things i see in WoW are, leveling, PVE End-game and PVP.Without the need for gold i wouldnt need to do anything extra to pay for my skills, my professions, my repairs or new items.So im pretty much just having eveything given to me for free, and doing leveling, instead of working the cash/rep for it and also doing the leveling.Dont know about you but a game where theres very little challenge outside of the comabt system isnt fun to me.Also the PVP and PVE. I spent alot of time in the game, and if i had the skill probably enough to do raids everyday to get somewhere as good as SSC and arena long enough to get a good rating.If i only logged on to do that id get bored of it quick, because all the uber raid bosses and great arena teams arnt alone gonna keep me happy playing the game because eventually id find that boring and repetative if it was the only thing i had to do to play the game.Where now doing abit of PVP between grinding, and gathering mats and money between raid days keeps me in the game through the time sink, but i still get to do the fun stuff.Also PeeWee, Blizzard didnt add currency/rep into the game once they realised that goldfarmers would be a huge source of income. It was in the game from launch, when Blizzards goal for subcribers in there first year was 250k people. I wouldnt want to risk that low number (compared to actual subscribers now) by having gold farmers running around, so makes you goldfarming point kinda silly, seeing as the money was always there for farming.
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