Trading in-game items for cash. What's your opinion? 19 replies

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P3t3r

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#1 13 years ago

Hi, I recently wrote an article on this issue. The article is here. http://www.eternalgaming.com/index.php/articlez/1779 It is fairly long so I didn't post it here. Please read all of it to know my full opinion. I am wondering about your opinion on this matter. Comments are welcome in here and on the link. (I perfer the link more :nodding: )




Grimme

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#2 13 years ago
Every level 1 character on your server will be wearing some uber-nice items and killing monsters that are way-above their level

Somehow I doubt that, most "Uber Items" can't be worn by a level 1. I think in that article your taking the issue a little too hardly. I mean it's still a minority of players, and I've yet to meet anyone on this forum who "ebays". There only ripping themselves off, the only solution is for MMOG companies to start up items for cash websites, where they get a small percentage of the profit [as EQ2 devs plan to].




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#3 13 years ago

it's pathetic to buy items ingame with real-life money.




Grimme

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#4 13 years ago

Tell us why then, you can't make a statement like that without backing it. After all it's their money.




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#5 13 years ago

Theres the old saying that fits grim grom, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? All these items in RPGs can be had by anyone who wants to get them, the point of these games is to have fun, what else will stretch your enjoyment then trying to get a hard item?




Grimme

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#6 13 years ago

Exactly, I don't really disagree with it because IMO it's there loss. On the same note, I don't belive it is wrong or pathetic, as the saying goes "Each to their own" and this truly applies, its the same with anything, you can make your own way in life an buy the new PC/TV etc. Or you can go and ask your parents.




Ekips

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#7 13 years ago

Well I think it's a waste of money but it does have an advantage. You can play the game for 10 hours to get 1 item. Or work for a couple of hours and use that money to buy the item. But then if you do that it's kind of pointless to be playing the game in the first place.




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#8 13 years ago

That's one BIG rant...




Myth

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#9 13 years ago

To be honest, I've purchased ingame currency for two MMORPGs I've played. Star Wars galaxies, and World of Warcraft. Wasn't too bad of a deal if I say so myself..




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#10 13 years ago

Buying items and in-game money sort of ruins the whole point of playing the game in the first place. The aim of many MMORPGs is to fight monsters, get items or money, trade in-game, get better items etc. Doing it over say e-bay, is cheating the system in my opinion. Plus, buying in game items with real money, is a bit obsessive.




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