WoW: buying gold is cheating? -1 reply

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sserega

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#1 12 years ago

Hi ppls, just interested to hear wot ppls opinions are on buy WoW gold off those dodgy websites and ebay etc (eg 1000g for $89US, any US server etc)

Is it cheating? IMO it is basicly cheating, sending gold and items to an alt is sort of dodgy, but I cant see a problem with it if its stuff youve farmed legitimatly etc

Even borowing money off characters or your guild, sure, why not, I mean this is how the game is supposed to be played right?

Whats motivated me to post this is?

I was questing the other day in Tanaris with a 42 Warrior, this guy had like 5 or 6 different epics, including a Flurry Axe with Crusader enchantment, amongst other rare and valuable items, all 16 slot bags, all bank slots filled with 16 slots bags, and about 50g to spare.

He was trying to tell me and a guild member who was in the party, that all of these items he had got off drops, and none of them he had bought. He then linked about 5 blue items and tried to tell us he had got all of them yesterday as drops.

Me and the guildie where whispering to each other that it looked very suspect, and we belive it was highly possbile he purchased gold of the farmers. He did try and tell me later that he has a lv60 Priest, but still my server new and has only been online for about 2 months. He reacons he rolled a warrior because he kept getting all the warrior epics dropped.

Am I paranoid, or is this guys suspect?

And if he did buy gold, would you consider it cheating?

Unsurprisingly this guy was pushing some crazy DPS...




Fear-No-Evil

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#2 12 years ago

I don't think anyone is as lucky as this guy sais he is... sounds to me like he was buying gold. And yes, I consider it cheating. The main reason I play the game is to watch my character gain the most kickass gear and look awesome. Vain aren't I. Ah well...I have the warmonger, so I'm not bothered :D




Yannick

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#3 12 years ago

I don't even have any epic items yet (not through lack of trying), so 5 epics on a 42 is rare... (I'm 47 BTW).




Flodgy

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#4 12 years ago

Your 47 already? Jesus Christ. Holy Shit.

I have no Epics, but completely blue gear.




Elem3nt

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#5 12 years ago

I use my main to solo sm, I get about 8 gold per run then mail it to my alt. There is nothing wrong with this otherwise it would not be allowed. Borrowing gold/gear from your guildies is fine as well. Buying gold of a website, is totally different and imo is cheating.




Yannick

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#6 12 years ago

F|odgyYour 47 already? Jesus Christ. Holy Shit.

What d'ya mean already slowpoke :p




Fear-No-Evil

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#7 12 years ago
BlіtzkrіegWhat d'ya mean already slowpoke :p

You are leveling fast...You're the same level as me and I started some time before you :D And mailing gold to your alt is ok I think, at least you worked for it in the game, other than buying it off some site.




Flodgy

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#8 12 years ago
Fear-No-EvilYou are leveling fast...You're the same level as me and I started some time before you :D And mailing gold to your alt is ok I think, at least you worked for it in the game, other than buying it off some site.

I reckon, I have friends that started months before me and Im already passed them. But I started the same time as Blitz, and he had already leveled a mage to level 22 or so before his shaman!

Its not fair, im only at level 42, and I copped a fine for my Blacklisting. But the other guy got a much worse one ::D so Im not going to complain :p




Yannick

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#9 12 years ago

Oh, and remember that Hunter I started with your Shaman Flodgy? I think I forgot to mention I restarted him (with a bette name) and he's 19 now...




Phantomize

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#10 12 years ago

Blitz plays like all day. I was ahead of him in the 20's then he started playing non stop and got like 4-5 levels in 2 days. So now I kind of give up and just play at whatever speed I feel.

EDIT: Buying gold I don't think is cheating, it's just a fair trade of real money in exchange for virtual stuff. I mean it seems unfair for people like us who try farm our cash. But I mean they're the addicted ones that's wasting real money on a whole bunch of 1's and 0's which they never really own.