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6-04-2009 @ 7:18PM
"And, please, don't buy gold. If these hackers didn't have a market to sell their ill-gotten goods, then they wouldn't waste their time devising these scams in the first place."^ This. When people justify buying gold by saying that it hurts no one, that it just makes the game more fun and actually encourages gold flow on a server, that it's all just Chinese guys in a warehouse overseas farming elementals and doing dailies I get so mad because its just NOT TRUE.Think about it. If you were trying to make money by selling gold would you spend hours farming or would you try to scam other people of the money they already worked for?Buying gold encourages the stealing of another person's time and effort. Sometimes it's hard to empathize with another person's loss when they are anonymous internet-goers, but try to remember that on the other end of the network are real people who love their characters and love the game as much as you do. Would you steal their gold personally? Even if it was their fault for being careless? (If your answer is "yes" because "they deserve it" perhaps you deserve your gold being taken away because you are a jerk :( )
6-04-2009 @ 8:19PM
Hey Frapter, just so you know this is all wrong what you have just said. I happen to have bought gold and during the process asked for screenshots, and guess what? Oh I just happen to see that it is a Chinese copy of windows!!!! Yes that's right, there are some legitimate gold buying sources (yes I see the eula irony of that)!!!
6-04-2009 @ 8:44PM
@sterny ya know... they could have oh I don't know. Took them in advance? Changed the settings to Chinese?
6-04-2009 @ 10:53PM
I honestly think that what Frapter said should be more widely spread to give people an understanding on what farmers are really doing and how they really attain their gold.
6-05-2009 @ 1:27AM
Sterny... "legitimate gold buying services"? Gold buying is illegitimate by nature (as well as by the EULA). Sure, there is a slim possibility that some Chinese player actually ground for that gold and is now selling it, but it is just as possible that you purchased from a Chinese hacker. Either way, what you did was stupid. It hurts other players and encourages a disruptive and game-degrading business enterprise.
6-05-2009 @ 9:17AM
This is not true. My cousin was hacked due to a keylogger and they would trash and milk every character he had except for one, who had mining. He would use this character to farm. If they farm the money or not, they've taken from other people. It's not like they have their own account to send the gold because they would be banned. They use hacked accounts. And they WAS a Chinese farmer because we got the account back and locked down with parental controls after the third time of being hacked and the idiot sent an email saying, "Tell me you parental control password please. I give it back in 5 hours." And there was some Chinese writing on the bottom of the email.By the way, anyone know what is a good way to get rid of a keylogger?
6-05-2009 @ 10:06AM
@damon.kf90Spybot Search and Destroy should help you with that.
6-05-2009 @ 12:01PM
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