He was being sarcastic...
if you get hacked its your own fault... well atleast thats what i think...none of the accounts i have used for buying gold or power leveling services have been hacked, lost or banned...only time i actually were banned was when i temp traded accounts with a friend of mine and it somehow got detected...
Bottomline if your REALLY buying gold you are in fact stupid as sooner or later your account will be targeted by the hackers who will sell all the stuff you originally bought the gold to buy, or your guildmate or friend (who carries your loser butt) will get spammed, hacked or account stolen, so its all lose lose lose, sorry loser gold buyers. Have fun trying to get it back.
I'm always poor in WoW and IRL, so I didn't even think of buying gold IRL, but I really hate the people that spam their gold farming websites
Dunno if its already been said, but this a heartless economists view:Those companies that offer in-game gold against a valued currency are absolutely justified and have every reason to do so. Some people do not have time, whatever else... But they want/need gold. At a certain point, their need, the utility of buying gold, would be great enough to actually pursue it, not considering the long-term effects due to ignorance. The basic problem WoW is facing is that there is a valid market for playing the game, for paying the game for other, but Blizzard forbade the market of buying gold against valued currencies... As I said, some people don't care. Naturally, black markets are created; and seeing how many gold-buying websites there are, there is either a solid demand or an extremely easy supply.The solution I would really offer is one that has already been said: Let Blizzard exchange gold against hard currency. This might not extinguish the black markets, but they will definitely instantly vanish, at least most of them. If Blizzard is concerned of the addictive perspective of their game, they should promote the option to configure a time-limit on time played?Here, you mindless sheeps, have something to think about! *ehm*
By that heartless economist reasoning, people that fence stolen property are absolutely justified in doing so. There's a market for cheaper goods, and the people who buy them don't care where those goods come from. Professional Sports Teams should be able to bid as much as they want on any players that they want, so that the teams with the most money available will almost always win. There is a market demand for good players...This is a hobby, a game. NOTHING in this game is necessary. The rules against buying gold are a. an expression of the intellectual property rights of Blizzard and b. a way to balance the play of the game.In any game with an artificial currency, allowing real world wealth to purchase that currency skews the results in favor of the people with money.Blizzard has decided that allowing the purchase of gold with real money is wrong. It's their game, and their rules. By breaking the rules of the game, you're showing you don't really care about playing the game; you care about 'winning', no matter what.
I almost got hacked it was late at night and they said something like "You can win a free mount if you go to this site." So I did and it looked JUST LIKE THE World of Warcraft home page so I put in my username and password and what do you know i was getting hacked. I saved myself at the last minute and merged with Battle.net 1 week before the whole Mr.Chilly thing.
I've bought gold twice since playing WoW, 20k gold at a time, it's reasonably cheap, and I haven't been banned yet. It just gives me an alternative than spending hours on end farming, where I currently have JC and with the gold I just bought I lvl that in no time, to get a few epic mounts to stand in front of the FP. I see no problem with buying it, all this with the economy is nonsense.
Gold comes from 2 places:Botters/Powerlevellers.Hacked Accounts.By buying gold, you support the people doing this./discussion
He wants to be friends.