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I'd much rather spend that $16K on hookers and blow.

This lol
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If this dude can afford to drop 16k on an in game sword I'm willing to bet he's somewhat rich and in that case he's probably slept with more chics then just about every dude on this board who has been making fun of him.
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They are probably from the future, and traveled back time. the MMO will probably be the new sensation, and they will be the only ones with these special weapons. thumb.gif In a few years it may be worth millions of dollars, because they changed the future!
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

I could spend 16 grand on a house...or a car....or a 1337 rig...or save it...nah I want polygon swords.


What if he owns 2 houses, 4 cars, 3 top tier computers on water cooling, and now he wants a virtual sword out of a game he's gonna play?

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Originally Posted by Lifeshield View Post

If I was spending 16k on a hooker then it better be Rihanna or Holly Valance.


If I were you I would take the middle ground, get some good ones that cost 1k - 1.6 k a pop, spread all those "trials" in a month and that month, my friend, would be a sweet sweet month biggrin.gif


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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post

The guy is likely in league with the publisher/developers in some way. Probably agreed to splash out a stupid sum of cash (his or not, who knows) as a publicity stunt to get the game attention before release, ya'know, for hype.

Considering the kind of stunts some of these devs have pulled
, this is hardly an unreasonable thought.
This is a more realistic take on it anyway. I Don't believe someone with wealth like that would spend most their time gaming. I know wealthy people (Sadly i'm not one) and i know that they certainly wouldn't - there's PLENTY of other more fun and expensive things to do.
It's all about the money people.
And if this is true, calling them stupid isn't very smart, cos they're getting exactly what they wanted out of you.


the first part : ya that's something to think about, good for publicity

the second part : you're right about people that get rich from pretty much nothing, the ones that really worked their way up. Their children on the other hand.....

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Reminds me of this.


that pretty much nailed it


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Originally Posted by Escatore View Post

Paintings garner respect from other people - they're collectible, and they represent somebody's artistic input. I would say that somebody puts emotion, effort, and thought into a painting. Most importantly, they're timeless, whereas this game is going to be outdated in ten years, and the sword will mean next to nothing. Cars are, at the very least, a variation of something practical or useful. Not to mention, having a neat car is also respectable to most other (normal) people - it's a hobby that people can understand and get behind. Spending $16,000 on an item that isn't even corporeal...That isn't even worthwhile to most gamers. I can't say that I consider it very wise.
I hope that this is the case - that it's just one big publicity stunt.
Because every young boy is taught to idolize that red italian supercar, or maybe that 500horsepower musclecar that can break the speed limit in four seconds. However, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of societal admiration for people who play video games.
Now, I often wonder how people can stand to spend thousands on an SB-E/quad SLI GTX 580 system for ten extra frames per second or a few thousand extra pixels, when there are far more... practical applications for such money. I contain my criticism because I understand that this is a tech forum, and people can do as they please with their money.
But this is just a stupid way to spend money that could've helped somebody.


italics : Seems unwise to most, that's right, but its definitely not what he thought is it

underlined : ever thought of the possibility that this guy doesn't social at all?



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Originally Posted by Craiga35 View Post

The thing is when people buy things like paintings and cars, they know they will get use from them, as they know what they are getting. This game is unreleased, and he has no idea if he will even like it. For all he knows, he could've just spent $16k on something he'll use once and realize that the game isn't what he thought and be out $16k for nothing. And I highly doubt he'll be able to resell it, and even if he was able to he'd get nowhere even close to $16k for it.



not so fast

the iphone 4S was not sold locally in mainland china and hong kong when it was first released. The demand was so high and yet supply was absolute zero, you know something crazy's gonna happen. australia is the closest place to HK with unlocked 4S for sale. People bought them, take an immediate flight to HK and sell them to phone stores for profit, and those phone stores get to list ridiculous prices for them. The first few 4S sold on the first morning of its release was $1770 each, to people that know damn well the price will drop every single day.

if that is possible, I think it's likely that he can sell it for more than 16k if the game turns out to be any good, especially if he's selling a high level acc with it. It depends what the real currency in this case was, like the other guys said. if its either RMB or HKD, then 16k isn't really that bad. It could have been worse. (i played a game before where the guy at the top spent roughly 500k - a million HKD in the game, it made the news)

it's a chinese thing(mostly), if something is with very little supply, people that like it will go crazy and pay whatever price it takes, this give a chance to businessman to take advantage of the situation. it's like guys selling overpriced concert tickets right outside of it
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its cool, he used a fake credit card
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That's a lot of hookers and blow.

Depends on the quality of each product involved wink.gif



If I was spending 16k on a hooker then it better be Rihanna or Holly Valance.

 

 


Rihanna? Holly Valance? You'd be lucky to get Amber Rose.

 

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Even if I was stupidly rich I would never spend $16K on a virtual sword....especially for a game I haven't played yet.

I'd much rather spend that $16K on hookers and blow.

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I don't find it surprising. People spend ALOT in chinese F2P MMO's. I used to play a little free 2 play game called silkroad online where they'd spend 1500+ for these certain "uber" weapons. Granted it was player to player trades and not money to the company, but people will pay crazy amounts in these games for power or aesthetic items. It's all a bit silly to me, but oh well, there money not mine rolleyes.gif
    
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I'd much rather spend that $16K on opana and blow.

Fixed that for you.

I have to agree this is likely a publicity stunt.
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Lmao, merry christmas
    
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