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12-12-2008 @ 3:22PM
As if the regular game has people on "equal footing". That is a terrible argument against RMT. People that have little money and feel they would be at a disadvantage currently have a huge advantage over those that have plenty of money but don't have the one thing the game uses as currency: Time.I say let people pay for items (and not just cosmetic items) if they wish. Just make sure the items are in the game and available to those that don't have money. Don't feel like raiding for 12 weeks straight to get your set and you would rather pay for it? Fine. Or if you don't feel like dropping $50 real life dollars on the gear, then feel free to farm for 12 weeks.
12-12-2008 @ 3:41PM
Agreed. There is nothing more valuable than time. I don't really see the big deal with letting people who have the financial means purchase items they may not have the the free time acquire otherwise. Lets say a person only has an hour to play a day because they are so busy with work/family/obligations, but they happen to make enough to spend extra on their hobby as they see fit. Why should they be shut out of the upper tier stuff simply because their real life schedule does not allow the time to spend hours on end in front of the computer? They enjoy the game for all the same reason "hardcore" people do, why can't they have the same rewards?Lets say Blizzard offered a full tier set for $200. Seems like a lot on the front end but take a closer look. Lets say it took someone 8 weeks of raiding 3 nights a week, 4 hours a time (pretty modest) to get the same set.3 nights x 4 hours = 12 hours a week12 hours a week x 8 weeks = 96 hours$200/96 hours = $2.08 dollars an hourNow I don't know about you, but my time is worth more than $2 per hour. That doesn't even include farming time and other activities involved with raiding. I say if someone can afford the cash, but not the time...let them pay.
12-12-2008 @ 4:03PM
Don't take this wrong but... you're an idiot. People with less money have less money. They do not necessarily have more time. They may have LESS if they work two jobs to make ends meet. Or they may simply have a job that pays less and have about the same amount of time as someone else... a 22 year old early in her career will usually make less than the a 45 year old in the same field who's gotten promotions and raises over the years. So, yeah, it's called thinking. Try it next time.
12-12-2008 @ 4:12PM
Absolutely no. Everyone is on equal footing. I'm extremely upset that greedy EA is destroying Star Wars Old Republic with this.
12-12-2008 @ 6:19PM
Clevins: before calling other an idiot, try to apply that "thinking" by yourself. Yes, it is hard, but you may realize that people who work two jobs to make ends meet (for half the minimum wage) are not likely to play WoW. And among those who do play, there's a correlation indeed - younger people tend to have less money and more time to spare, and the older folks have more money but less time.Anyway, the only problem with selling in-game items for real money is that those item used to be the only indication of player's achievements, so, for those trying to prove the world how uber they are, it's disheartening to see others getting the rewards without playing hard to get them.If this can be sorted out somehow, then I don't see any issues with allowing rich people with less time to buy items/service/whatever that help them enjoy the game.
12-12-2008 @ 8:32PM
yeah, i was pretty mad about the star wars thing, but it looks like it was a mistake, so we'll have to wait and see
12-15-2008 @ 10:44AM
Why should someone who is willing to put in 12 weeks of time, get screwed over by someone who is not willing to put that time in but just buys his gear? Sort of seems a bit unfair if you think about it, who is the guild gonna take on runs - they'd picked the outgeared tank and priest over the poor guy who is trying to do runs to get his gear so that he could tank or be the healer.If you pay a subsciption fee, these costs should be included in that fee. You're already paying - why pay again on top of that?
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