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10-15-2010 @ 9:43PM
People still sell accounts, gold, etc., on Ebay. It's just being able to fly under the radar that's the difficult part today. Difficult, but not impossible. I support being able to sell anything you've put your hard earned time into. I would love to see an economy similar to second life's implemented into all mmos.
10-15-2010 @ 10:20PM
I used to get worked up about this, but it's one of those never ending arguments that either Blizzard decides to police or not. It's like bots. Back in the day, you could report them for a week and they'd still be there farming in the Badlands or Felwood.The problem is that gold farmers are the foundation of the WoW economy since mat farming is the least efficient way to earn in-game gold and the least fun (not any fun at all) part of WoW. The previous sentiment has been partially echoed in at least one of the WoW Insider articles that I read about two months ago. Gold farmers are basically the result of terrible game design that's been carried forward for 10-15 years now. WoW has always equated to time = accomplishment = some value of $. If you want the accomplishment and don't want to invest the time, you pay $. That model hasn't changed since day 1 of WoW. It's even worse for raiding guilds. I was in a top 10 guild (not bleeding edge, but we cleared all the content before the next piece was released) that used to knowingly deal with gold farmers to get the mats for tank resistance gear. Great people that had to do some shady things just to get geared up enough to complete content. I love WoW leveling, but most of the end-game content is what causes these social problems. Either you invest the time to advance, you quit or you pay to eliminate/reduce the time requirement. You can't get worked up by the problem. You just need to evaluate how to live with it and make the appropriate decision about how to manage it going forward.
10-16-2010 @ 3:13AM
Account buying/selling is why bad tanks and healers exist.No. Just no.
10-16-2010 @ 1:48PM
"Account buying/selling is why bad tanks and healers exist.No. Just no."Bad tanks and healers exist because they won't put in the effort, won't do their homework and read how their class works.
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