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1-21-2011 @ 1:53PM
A lot of people get their accounts compromised without ever buying gold, or going near to gold selling sites or even 'dodgy' websites. There are lots of legitimate sites that have had their adverts poisoned to load malware onto visitors machines. Banning them is a little extreme don't you think?The gold spam in chat is blocked to a degree, but there are limits to what Blizzard would filter. It's so cheap to buy domain names, that gold selling websites would buy names with more common words, and then we'd be trying to chat and have their own words censored due to unfortunately saying a word matching a gold selling website.Gold farmers don't hack or steal - they farm the gold, hence the name. Criminals using malware steal accounts and gold, and then sell it on to the gold selling sites.There are two ways to stop it1 - don't make gold worth much. If there's nothing to buy, then there's no reason to buy gold. Of course this will kill professions etc.2 - Blizzard sell it themselves for a low sum, and allow players to sell their excess gold back, in exchange for game time.The first won't happen, and I would have said once that neither would number 2, but having seen Blizzard sell pets and mounts, it wouldn't actually surprise me to see them selling gold.
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