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7-02-2009 @ 11:06AM
Hmm...pretty crappy deal it sounds like. The Chinese love MMOs so not being able to have a quasi-F2P MMO over there will hurt devs. I guess this will either increase the total F2P MMOs on the market or make them P2P. Either way it doesn't sound like it'll impact WoW at all.
7-02-2009 @ 11:51AM
I knew it sounded too good to be true.China would not kill one of it's biggest business industries for the sake of American game developers.Sounds more like they are protecting their OWN country from virtual good trading. China makes a pretty penny on these home-grown "basement businesses" that take advantage of foreign pettiness (aka North Americans/Europeans buying game gold out of pure laziness).
7-02-2009 @ 12:47PM
@Netherscourge - you need to get out of your mom's basement more often if you think WOW gold farming is one of China's biggest industries.
7-08-2009 @ 8:37AM
Not one of the biggest, but it makes sense to not just close down a fairly large industry for people in your nation. A lot of people there rely on this business, and anything that brings in foreign money is good for an economy.
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