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7-02-2009 @ 11:24AM
"In our speed to celebrate the 'end' of gold farming, we largely failed to see the real issue"Yes you completely did. the REAL issue is here is a GOVERNMENT wanting to get involved and start controling VIDEOGAMES. No matter how much you hate farmers, is that what you want?Can a game company sue them in civil court? Sure they can and have. They just have to prove damages. Should the government prosecute for hacking accounts? Probably, hacking is a crime! But to prosecute for violating the EULA? Are you sure that's the road you want to go down? How many times have people here violated the EULA of a product they used? Probably every one of us has without even knowing it, I mean has anyone here read the EULA?EULA and TOS are matters for civil courts, not criminal.
7-02-2009 @ 11:49AM
This is China's gevernment and this is what a government like theirs does often. Worrying about how their laws will affect democratic countries is a waste of time.Maybe I'll get flamed for this but...Gold spammers are annoying, but remember this is how some people are able to feed their families. Pulling the plug on gold farmers could hurt a lot of people (a billion dollar industry!).
7-02-2009 @ 12:07PM
@Drob10I might be slightly more sympathetic towards the side of the argument that you are presenting except for the fact that these days their business model has changed. It is now leaning far more towards trying to secretly place malicious software on a victim's machine, hack their WoW account, and make off with the stolen profits. They are not farmers as much as they are thieves and not the Robin Hood kind of thieves either. I don't have sympathy for a thief losing his "job".
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