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12-07-2009 @ 1:46PM
I suppose that the "slippery slope" argument is tired and overused, however the idea of a company making a guild in game in order to solicit ideas from WoW gamers for them to make money off of is a bit unsettling to me. "Sure we could make millions off of the idea you created and surrendered to us, but look, we've increased how many stacks per day you can pull out of the guild bank!" Not that I think SwagDog is going to be making millions off of anything any time soon, but the point is the same. Maybe it's just me, but I'm not a fan of this idea for all the places I can see it taking us. Billboards in SW? Oscar Meyer Chilled Meat? Not likely, but the idea disturbs me.
12-07-2009 @ 2:57PM
This idea vaguely skeeves me out for reasons I couldn't really articulate, but this right here is a fair chunk of why. They can dress this up however they want to, but all it really is is an intrusive marketing gimmick. The obnoxious buzzwords are even there. I really have to laugh at them trying to pass it off as anything more than that.Of course, I could be biased being a huge supporter of Adbusters, but this is just gross to me. More power to anyone that wants to be a free walking ad for a crappy t-shirt company, but it's not my cup of tea.
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