I farm I don't sell or buy gold that is blizzard rules.
i buy gold... bars.not the coins though. only scrubs do that.
a ton of people been hacked and noticed all thier cash is missing from their characters, i never go to the websites and purchase gold or power leveling is a scheme that blizzard should file lawsuits for.its annoying to see dead bodies, lots of numbers and letters in trade, and be whispered to buy gold.
I find the original topic to be interesting; mostly regarding how the gold you buy happens to be from hacked accounts. I was hoping that there would be some more firm stance against this kind of service, but instead I'm letdown by random ramblings among the members.Meh, whatever.
Buying in-game gold is beyond justification. I would never do it. IRL, isn't it like money-laundering and fraud? Everyone goes through life having to be capable of making money for themselves in an honest, law-abiding way. WoW players are no different.I currently commit 3 nights a week for WoW - 1 for raiding, 1 for farming, 1 for achievements and doing miscellaneous stuff.If your WoW activity requires gold, you really need to set time aside to make some, or find someone with professions that can supply you with what you need at a cut rate.
The inherent problem with Blizzard's "Don't Buy Gold" stance is it obscures the actual issue: who's gold is it?See, Blizzard makes a very good point; using commercial gold-selling and power-leveling services is an invitation to disaster. But, that's not an argument not to buy Gold, it's an argument against buying gold from disreputable commercial services.The problem is that Blizzard's argument (and the bulk of the above) center on the peripheral problems of buying gold rather then spelling out the real reasons why it's bad. Imagine, for a second, that the only reason the government ever gave for not buying narcotics was that it supported organized crime. Well, that seems like a pretty good reason not to buy narcotics, right? Except that, if the only reason not to buy narcotics is you ought not to support organized crime, what happens when the local stoner offers to sell you some of his attic hydroponic crop so he can pay his monthly WoW bill? Not buying gold is similar; the line is pretty clear with most commercial services, but what about reputable services? As many people have noted above, it's easy to make gold for some people; why shouldn't they be able to exchange it with someone who finds making gold tedious and annoying?Under Blizzard's ToS, there is no difference between trading a royal with cheese to your roommate for 2k gold and buying it from a shadowy syndicate that got it by vendoring little Timmy's epics. Does Blizzard care about account security? Of course, it's good business.But... there is a reason they have made no move to facilitate legitimate gold sellers; an attempt to maintain absolute control of their Intellectual Property and your account.Read the ToS: the primary reason for not buying or selling gold/accounts/items isn't that it harms other players, it's that everything, from your character to your gold to your items is property of Blizzard entertainment. See, here's the thing, what will always keep you from being able to trade real world stuff for gold: if you can do that, you see, then, to some tiny degree, you have an ownership right in your account, and that's something Blizzard can never let happen. Don't get me wrong, there are innumerable good reasons they can't let that happen: if you have an ownership right in your account and your characters, if there is a data failure, Blizzard would be responsible financially for virtual losses.
you know, I'm saving up the money to buy the parts to make myself a mechno-hog. I'm doing dailies, selling stuff on the auction house, that sort of thing.Not once have I thought of going to a gold-selling site. F that. I want this accomplishment to be mine and mine alone.
I wonder how many of us just read all these comments just to listen to Rilgon complain. :PBut, seriously.. Buying gold is frowned upon, I know someone who used to buy it.. I also know a lot of people who've been hacked and had their accounts compromised.
Does Blizzard really think the people who buy gold give two craps about everyone else's gaming experience? That web page is pointless.