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Goldseller gets Sued

Posted Jun 01, 2007 by Keith Cross

Goldseller gets Sued

Another well known gold selling company in being sued in the wake of Blizzard's announcement earlier this week that they are suing Peons4Hire. A class action lawsuit has been filed against IGE, saying the company diminishes the game experience by depleting in-game resources, devaluing currency and making the game unfair for honest players. This lawsuit was filed independently of Blizzard.

Major MMO gold selling firm IGE has been targeted by a Florida class action lawsuit claiming that the company has impaired users of World Of Warcraft by its in-game gold farming, adding to a recent Blizzard lawsuit against gold-farmers Peons4Hire.

Specifically, the independently filed suit, which is not associated with World Of Warcraft creator Blizzard, claims that IGE is "...reaping substantial profits by knowingly interfering with and substantially impairing the intended use and enjoyment associated with consumer agreements between Blizzard and subscribers to its virtual world called World Of Warcraft."

Some of the specific effects that the suit is claiming to individual World Of Warcraft subscribers include those of time ("IGE gold farmers strip old scarce and limited virtual world resources and materials") and devaluation of currency, while also pointing out destroying of "the subscriber experience" through chat spamming, junk mail, and "honest subscribers [being] competitively disadvantaged."

Get the details of the lawsuit here.

Read more at Gamasutra.