Well, yesterday's post was kinda a slap to the face, but lets give this another shot... There is another issue I deal with gaming, and it's becoming quite a hassle. Gold Buying. I have no problem with the company that makes the game selling gold, but it just doesn't work for a big diverse game like WoW. If my FPS drops from 120 to 6 because I enter Orgrimmar OFF OF PEAK HOURS because I am bombarded by spams about buying gold, powerleveling, and stat changers, we have a slight problem.
It's not like runescape where it doesn't matter if everyone has pots of money, because there will always be a demand for things. Think. If every level 20 player (we are talking level 20 main) in WoW had nearly unlimited gold, how screwy would things get. The economy would tank and there would be a big price inflation on everything from earthroot to primal nether. Then, because you can get the same money you could get before the inflation for half the work, the game would get boring because you could just buy everything. Then, after the hair-pulling boredom, would come the other side of the spectrum. There is too much of everything because of the boom, and not enough demand, so everything drops in price. And that's just half of it.
The other half of the problem isn't even paranoid possibilities. The problem with these sites is because it is ILLEGAL to buy or sell in game items, currency, characters, and services (like powerleveling) for realworld currency. Read the EULA. They don't just put it there for decoration. Think about it. If you buy gold, you don't just get an account ban. They can sue you for breach of contract, which is pretty big. Also, in the real world, if you pay 50 bucks for 5000 gold, that money is probably going to a gold farmer in a 2nd or 3rd world country like china, india, or korea. I am not being racist about this, that is just fact.
The current exchange rate on American Dollars to Korean Won is approximately 1 USD to 972 Won. That 50 dollars you paid just added almost 5000 Won to the South Korean economy that shouldn't be there. And no, you aren't helping people out by giving them money, because you are going to flood their economy with extra money.
What would happen if suddenly the United States got proportionately flooded with money? Well, there would be the good period of economic boom, then in about 3 hours prices would rocket up and people couldn't afford what they could before. Then, everything goes belly up because there is the same supply vs demand dilemma i mentioned above. Not so scary in a videogame, but when it hits real life, it is very scary. Your thoughts on the whole gold buying thing.