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7-02-2009 @ 11:55AM
Your interpretation isn't totally wrong, in my view, but there's a really strong argument to be made that you are paying for a service. Plain and simple, it's not virtual goods, it's a service, just like you pay your Internet Service Provider for the use of their infrastructure to access virtual content, you're playing Blizzard for the use of their infrastructure to access the virtual content. The main distinction is that Blizzard owns the content they're providing access to, whereas your ISP doesn't. The argument that you're paying real money for virtual goods is actually easier to apply to internet Domain Registration than to apply to WoW, from where I'm sitting.
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