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5-01-2009 @ 5:49PM
"The entire situation could make an interesting case study for a college ethics class. What happens when you give power to someone with the mentality of a 12-year-old (Whether Karatechop actually is 12 or not, he certainly acted like a child.) Will they do the right thing or will they abuse the power? In this case, as with so many people who have posted comments in articles like this, the answer is to exploit for all their worth and damn the consequences."You are the one who is making the assertion that exploiting a game is ethically wrong. You make the statement as though it should be obvious, but it is not a judgment that I would agree with. Where is the harm in it? Who was harmed? How were they harmed? I wouldn't even agree that this is an exploit, but it wouldn't change my opinion if it were.This is a video game, and the only consequences that have real meaning involve interactions in the game with other real human beings. One-shotting an NPC causes no harm. The only people this affected were the other people in the instance. People who create situations that intentionally hurt the feelings of other players... That's immoral. People who wall jump to stand on top of the AH and dance... Not immoral, but is an exploit.Can someone please, please explain the ethical dilemma here. It's not cheating if you aren't in a competition.
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