Oct 15th 2010 11:11PM There was a time when I thought that purchasing or selling accounts, items and or gold was okay and in fact I thought it was a great idea. The problem is that I had this idea that the many person benefiting from this was another player who was getting something for his time and trouble and that the reseller was just a middle man.
The problem is that I failed to appreciate how much this changes when a company steps into this and creates a business model on it and that the need to generate money becomes their top and in most cases only goal and that the end result is the destruction of much of the economy in a game and frequently the endless spamming and account attacks.
Even the idea that bots farming low level mats for general sale is somehow helpful to the game's economy is false. What these business people are doing is creating huge inflationary pressures in the game by generating huge amounts of extra gold in large lumps where people no long really appreciate the effort involved in getting it so easily spend thousands of gold or tens of thousands of plat for an item.
In WoW I frequently see bots levelling up or grinding out gold and mats so I report them and Blizzard is pretty good about getting rid of them but within hours you find more of them back hard at work since after all this is a business for them they just hit their restart buttons and try again and again.
Now, I hate them with a passion and go out of my way to check up on suspicious activity and report it as soon as I see it. Death to all bots and gold farmers.