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8-01-2011 @ 1:22PM
I don't prefer the idea of using real-world earnings to get power-ups in a video game, mostly because at the core of shiny graphics, interactive storyline, social background, etc - video games are just games. It's like the Harry Potter movie where Malfoy gets an awesome new quidditch broom which makes him much better at the fantasy sport, not based on hard work or time spent training, just because he's rich. And that's the only problem I have with this, should players be able to buy the ability to exceed in a game? Should I be able to buy my way into the NFL draft?On the other hand, I can finally make money for playing video games... legally! I can play a video game to make money, and use that money to buy a sparkle-crack pony or some other battle.net transaction, which ultimately means that I just played a video game to buy an item in a different video game. So this once I wont argue with the spoiled rich kids kicking my ass at Diablo if I can get a crack pony from it :)
8-01-2011 @ 1:24PM
Now I don't need to go to my summer job next year, I can sit at home and play Diablo!
8-01-2011 @ 1:29PM
I agree with you and approve of your Harry Potter-based example. ^_^
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