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10-11-2011 @ 12:15PM
Introducing more gold sinks inevitably leads to more people buying gold from websites. 10K gold is roughly 2 EU according to the gold spam on my main EU realm, and I doubt people will pay 50K for the pet, so it's cheaper to buy the gold and get the pet from the AH than buying the pet from Blizz. Guess what? People WILL go for the cheaper, if it's available on AH. And there WILL be pets on the AH. Blizzard might as well sell gold directly. That's the only way for them to properly reduce goldselling from dusky websites. Well there is that, and removing gold and trade from teh game completely.
10-11-2011 @ 1:01PM
Everyone keeps sitting around and speculating thinking "OH it may do this, but it may do THAT!" when the fact is we KNOW what it will do because its effect has been proven in many other games (Perfect World being one I played that did this).This one pet will probably do virtually nothing than help a few people that are severely lacking in gold and don't have the time to farm it. If they continue this, though, as people get more ways to legally turn real money into gold goes up, gold selling goes down. Sure gold farmers will always be cheaper, but they are also notorious for screwing you over later.And we all forget one thing: most everyone playing this game WANTS to support a healthy economy, I'm sure lots of people that buy gold will be willing to get a little less gold per dollar in order to support other players rather than account theft.
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