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clearly no one remembers diablo ii back before gold farming was the accepted norm. When it became the norm is when i quit playing.
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Capitalism is a cruel, cruel mistress. This is obviously a quasi-unwanted side effect-- the game transforms from a relaxing, take your-mind-off-the-world experience to a money-making venture. I see this as inevitable: As our world becomes more and more digitized simultaneously that digitized world will become more politically and economically driven.

The way of the world.
Unfortunately yes. If anything it's because the masses are willing to accept it, if everyone refused to accept it, they'd announce offline mode and scrap the auction house tomorrow. That's pure fantasy of course, and will never happen.

At least some games are fueld by passion, as with the growing Indy scene.
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Thing is, it effects people in ways outside of the game. Game companies are no longer merry bands of rebels that didn't get a "real" job and are making games for the love of it, ie: early Blizzard or id software, but multimillion dollar corperations.

Corperations that will do anything that is deemed acceptable to turn a profit. They're like a child, constantly probing what is acceptable, it's only when profit is in danger that they will back down from something.
Hello, allow me to be the first to welcome you to capitalism.


But really everyone cries for innovation, but shoots down new ideas without even first trying it.
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Hello, allow me to be the first to welcome you to capitalism.
Why thank you, do you perhaps know how long it will last, it's starting to get in the way.
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Yesterday I decided to do a little math involving the possibilities of this new Auction RMT system that Blizzard is implementing. It is based off my own personal time constraints which at the present are kind of open due to a new contract being negotiated so I am sitting in limbo, well that was until 10 AM this morning.

If I played 4 hours a day, got to say near max level etc and started farming items I believe would sell on the AH. 4 hours a day at $5.00 a drop. If said drops sold each day for a total of say 20.00 - Blizzards cut which I would estimate to be maybe a 1.00 tops. 19.00 a day profit 5 days a week. To me, that seems like a decent little income enhancer. The weekends would only help but I tend to do more fishing than gaming on the weekends, I know weird right? I game during the week and fish/fix my truck/hang with the family etc on the weekend.

My only issue would be do we have to claim it at tax time lol.
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Why thank you, do you perhaps know how long it will last, it's starting to get in the way.
Psha, STARTING to get in the way. =P

Anyways OT:
Everyone's crying about Blizz raking in the $$$ on this, yet they fail to realize most people are only going to use their free listings for the week. (Also the fee for a transaction is a "low" flat rate NOT a percentage, I wouldn't imagine it being more than 0.10 per)
And most farmers won't pay fee's to Blizz to post an item, after the sale of an item, then to cash out. They'll continue using their own sites.
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It sounds terrible to me lol

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Sure thats fine and I understand that. Its just dumb, at least in my opinion, that people let things like this bother them when it does not effect them at all.
That is a terrible attitude to have, sir. That is like saying "screw all the poor, starving, sick black people in Ethiopia, it doesn't effect me at all".

The fact that Blizzard is contradicting themselves after being against this kind of thing for so long is ridiculous. All for the almighty dollar.
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My only issue would be do we have to claim it at tax time lol.
Now that is an interesting point...

Would they be able to attach your screen name to your real ID in order to report your income.


/yikes
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"Thanks for letting us make even more money off of you since we know you're going to be using this a few months in when you get frustrated that the drop rate is slow low on the amazing weapons you want you've resorted to buying the 1 of 1000 on the AH"
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