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Diablo 3's real-money auctions attract get-rich cheaters

chryseschryses LondonPosts: 1,453Member Uncommon

Really interesting article not just on D3 but the comments around subscriptions and how companies are looking to make money from alternative avenues. 

Was really freaked reading about the gold farmer handling 100 accounts.  That sounds like too much work even if he as making $90 an hour.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18783069

 

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  • OldManFunkOldManFunk BFE, KSPosts: 894Member

    What ever happened to marrying a rich guy? image

  • chryseschryses LondonPosts: 1,453Member Uncommon

    Well...apparently there is a very rich guy who has 100 accounts for D3!

  • CorrineCorrine miami, FLPosts: 77Member

    "There are two more coming out this year I'm consulting on that are going to primarily earn their funding through peer-to-peer transactions and both are MMOs,"

    I would love to know which games he was refering to. And didn't the real-money-auction house thing start in Korea before they scrapped it all and said it takes the fun out of gamming?

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  • diabloOOdiabloOO Davao CityPosts: 13Member

    Cheaters don't win. they may be on top but when the right time comes they will all fall down..play fair and enjoy the d3 adventure.

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  • SouldrainerSouldrainer Elmer, NJPosts: 1,857Member
    Originally posted by chryses

    Really interesting article not just on D3 but the comments around subscriptions and how companies are looking to make money from alternative avenues. Was really freaked reading about the gold farmer handling 100 accounts.  That sounds like too much work even if he as making $90 an hour.http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18783069 

     

    There was a gold farmer interview where he explained the whole process. Some farmers buy 600 accounts or more. In the interview, he said that Blizzard was fully and 100% aware of all their techniques.. They ban them and implement bandaid-style fixes. Then, the farmers buy 600 more accounts.. rinse and repeat ad nauseum.

    So yeah... there is a certain massive chunk of boxed sale inflation happening for Blizzard in Asia.

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

    Wow... talk about following blindly like sheep..

    "You are all going to poop yourselves." BillMurphy
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  • FinnMcCoolFinnMcCool ManchesterPosts: 34Member

    We always knew this would happen though if it involves real money. I bet there are factories in China going 24/7 365 making money hand over fist out of all this.

    I really dont understand the whole fasination with D3. I bought the game as I was a big fan of the previous 2, infact Diablo 1 was one of the first PC games I ever bought. I actually thought D3 was the weakest of the 3 in terms of story and plot.

    I played D3 and got to the end of the story to see what happens next, I have absolutely no interest in playing it over and over at harder levels or with different classes and I really dont see the point farming bosses or wasting real money buying virtual items on the AH.

    I would much rather spend my money on a nice pint down the pub than waste it waving my epeen about shouting look at me and what I have been stupid enough to waste my money on.

     

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by expresso

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

    Wow... talk about following blindly like sheep..

    Bahhhh! Bahhhh! what do I care if some one buys 600 copies?

  • Cod_EyeCod_Eye jarrowPosts: 1,016Member
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by expresso

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

    Wow... talk about following blindly like sheep..

    Bahhhh! Bahhhh! what do I care if some one buys 600 copies?

    Try thinking laterally and outside of the box, the success of real cash auction houses and the success of RMT traders will have an adverse effect on the future of gaming, not that its already started.

  • thamighty213thamighty213 NewcastlePosts: 1,630Member
    Originally posted by ZekeAsukura

    "There are two more coming out this year I'm consulting on that are going to primarily earn their funding through peer-to-peer transactions and both are MMOs,"

    I would love to know which games he was refering to. And didn't the real-money-auction house thing start in Korea before they scrapped it all and said it takes the fun out of gamming?

    Yes a lieing cheating douchebag who has ran multiple scam sites for account keys and gold over the last decade and been sued for 1000s by Blizzard in Markus Eikenberry  is a really credible source.

  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member
    Originally posted by Souldrainer
    Originally posted by chryses

    Really interesting article not just on D3 but the comments around subscriptions and how companies are looking to make money from alternative avenues. 

    Was really freaked reading about the gold farmer handling 100 accounts.  That sounds like too much work even if he as making $90 an hour.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18783069

     

     

    There was a gold farmer interview where he explained the whole process. Some farmers buy 600 accounts or more. In the interview, he said that Blizzard was fully and 100% aware of all their techniques.. They ban them and implement bandaid-style fixes. Then, the farmers buy 600 more accounts.. rinse and repeat ad nauseum. So yeah... there is a certain massive chunk of boxed sale inflation happening for Blizzard in Asia.

    most of the accounts are the ones that are hacked . you will be astonished to know that there is a guy in our country (pakistan ) who has hacked 70 accounts by now and he is gold farming . he is making thousands of dollars through it and people like us who are working day and night in offices are earning less than him :(

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  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by expresso

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

    Wow... talk about following blindly like sheep..

    Bahhhh! Bahhhh! what do I care if some one buys 600 copies?

    because when they will fight you in game  .they will kick  your sorry ass so hard that you will remember your smurf  mama

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lotaparty
    Originally posted by expresso
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by expresso

    I say carry on sir, keeps money in Blizzard coffers to fund Titan (even though we have no idea what it is right now).

    Wow... talk about following blindly like sheep..

    Bahhhh! Bahhhh! what do I care if some one buys 600 copies?

    because when they will fight you in game  .they will kick  your sorry ass so hard that you will remember your smurf  mama

    Bah like to see em try, if....when blizzard add the PvP patch it runs on a match making system so I probably wont come up against players that outgear me too much.. thats the idea any way.

  • d3lord13d3lord13 Davao CityPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by chryses

    Really interesting article not just on D3 but the comments around subscriptions and how companies are looking to make money from alternative avenues. 

    Was really freaked reading about the gold farmer handling 100 accounts.  That sounds like too much work even if he as making $90 an hour.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18783069

     

     

    Thanks for posting this up. It is really true that many people is taking advantage on d3 by scamming hardcore players. I hope blizzard will do some action about it. thanks for sharing it with us.

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