Old, yet semi-recent news: Gold / Item / Hack selling has been made illegal in Korea. The punishment for breaking the law will be a 50 million won fine (£27,612) and a maximum jail sentence of five years.
I don't know... is it even possible (with enough of a following) to get this done within the US or any other country?
Even though I don't buy gold, it still greatly infects my gameplay.
- Gold farmers pump out so much gold that it destroys the virtual economy. The value of each piece of gold rapidly goes down. This makes it much harder for legit players to compete.
- Constant /messages, ads, and spam. It doesn't end. /ignore is pointless, as new bots or characters appear hourly to spam.
- Cheaters are the worse. However, almost every cheater has no idea how to program a bot. They buy them. Korea made this illegal as well. I see nothing but a positive here.
- Constant paypal and real money scams.
Gold/Item/Hack selling is just all around shitty for every legit player - millions and millions of legit players.
How can we come together to bring attention to this? Is there some legal petition one can create? lol. I don't know.