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8-01-2011 @ 1:45PM
You're taking this too lightly. FAR too lightly. This could single handedly lead to a mass exodus of folks from the game shortly after release. Why? What happens when you HAVE to spend real world cash to purchase gear to be even remotely competitive in pvp? And Blizzard saying that there is nothing to worry about, since there will be the option to use in-game gold. Oh yeah? Anyone remember what happened to the value of "gold" in Diablo 2? I was a pretty hardcore D2 player, like very very hardcore. The level of care that Blizzard showed with the game when it came to hacking and duping items was just absurd. And now we're just supposed to assume they'll have a fix for it, when in reality the only thing that is different from then and now is that they are owned by a money grubbing, greenback obsessed company. I'm not completely certain that they will be able to keep gold a real commodity in-game. The term "slippery slope" again comes to mind, and has multiple times in the calendar year 2011 when it comes to Activision/Blizzard, not just from me, but from the WoW community as a whole. I guarantee you this is a test run for something, and if not WoW, something else in the future.
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