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4-17-2008 @ 4:41PM
It's just my opinion but buying in-game stuff with real money is simply sad.
4-17-2008 @ 6:46PM
I assume pouring money into any other hobby is equally sad to you then.A set of new, top of the line golf clubs? Sad.A pair of sweet basketball shoes? Sad.A booster pack for that TCG you love to play? Sad.The only difference between WoW and any other hobby is that you can generate money much easier (i.e. in game gold is much easier to get than getting money playing professional golf).
4-17-2008 @ 7:04PM
@PzychotixImportant difference though: There's no chance for me to get basketball shoes by "grinding" basketball. I HAVE to buy them myself. Sorry, but paying money for shortcuts is cheating the system, IMO.Also, basketball shoes, contrary to what Nike tells us, do not dramatically improve your jump-shot.
4-17-2008 @ 8:18PM
You missed my last point.You can, in fact, earn basketball shoes by playing basketball. Just play professional basketball well, and you can earn those shoes from sponsors. In golf, it's the same thing. And there, golf clubs make a tremendous difference. Golf club technology has made it possible for literally any average joe to hit some long drives now.Same thing with TCGs. I play drafts with my friends at my local card shop, with booster packs for entry, and also as prizes. I earn booster packs through play.The only difference between WoW and any of these other hobbies is that Blizzard frowns upon cash transactions while others do not. But that's not the point here. The point is that it's cynical for one to view one action as sad (as in something to be pitied), whereas the same exact action in a different environment, it's perfectly fine.
4-18-2008 @ 2:56PM
I'm sorry did I miss the part where this is VIRTUAL money nad you are comparing it to the REAL WORLD where currency rules?Let me get out my imaginary pocket book and buy myself a million dollars. I could really use a boat.*rollseyes*
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