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Seriously? People will PAY for this? I call this being in a squad and using teamwork. I don't care how good one "body guard" is...a squad that isn't completely stupid and uses at least some team work will protect you better than one really good player will. Hell, they are basically using their "clients" as bait to pull out enemies to get their kills up and getting paid for it.
And it sounds like the couple the author hired might not have been all that good either.
...dang, I need to free up my weekends.
Note, I have nothing against the idea of this or the people providing this service. Great thinking on the provider's part, but...I think the buyers are crazy. Same goes for MMO sales. I have no qualms with the sellers...they see a demand and they meet it, but the buyers are completely nuts. I made an insane amount of money on Ultima Online...but I sure as heck never bought anything. though that was back in the days when real money deals were not frowned as much. It was often joked that a piece of UO gold had a value higher than a lot of real world currencies about ten years ago

A squad isn't consistant and teamwork, even with friends, is flaky.

The teammate for hire are pros and know the game very well. People who pay for their services clearly understand what they are doing, they do not lack direction and want to win. Most people are clueless play for fun and do stupid crap in game. These people take gaming seriously.

Totally different vantage points.
 
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Who wants to take my Consular Shadow to Level 50 for 140 pounds? smile.gifbiggrin.gif:D

I will, but that stuff better be the kine and taste really good...
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Teamwork isn't too commonly used, it's like real mercenaries so.
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Genius, being paid to game. I know there are people who are paid to game, but that is very hard to get into. This is a clever move and I wish them the best of luck.



I would offer a different service though: For the low, one off cost of $150 I will make sure that you never die in BF3, MW3 or any other MP game.

Paid the money? Great. Now cancel your internet connection and give me your computer and / or console. Sorted.
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I'm in the belief people should help others out of kindness and willingness rather than for coin.

Kindness doesn't put food on your table, or new hardware in your PC...
Whats wrong with kids having a job? If someone wants to pay them, then good on them!
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Genius, being paid to game. I know there are people who are paid to game, but that is very hard to get into. This is a clever move and I wish them the best of luck.
I would offer a different service though: For the low, one off cost of $150 I will make sure that you never die in BF3, MW3 or any other MP game.
Paid the money? Great. Now cancel your internet connection and give me your computer and / or console. Sorted.

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How delightfully silly. Fair play to those kids though, they're probably making more money playing games than working a ****ty job.
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I'm in the belief people should help others out of kindness and willingness rather than for coin.

Kindness doesn't put food on your table, or new hardware in your PC...
Whats wrong with kids having a job? If someone wants to pay them, then good on them!

I would hardly call this an inspiring career path.

 

I would also call it a bit immoral. It's a pay to win service. I don't see how people can actually support the idea of that.

 

I would also go as far to say that guy might not actually get better. I'm of the frame of mind that you should learn from your mistakes by making them, not have someone point out to you how to not make them in the first place for money. You lose out on the experience which makes you a much stronger person.

 

In my opinion of course.


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Now if only I could pay someone to be my pocket medic in TF2. tongue.gif
I kid. wink.gif
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This is beyond sad, people care more about their K/D ratio than actual teamwork. Gone are the days where people actually worked as a team to win, which is why I quit playing online FPS.
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