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Originally posted by WolfClaws Other than the leveling up characters for you and normal RMT shenanigans, I think the service is quite lucrative. I am serious. I even had this idea, where a "buddy" would be leveling up right alongside with you. It's like dual boxxing , but you only control one guy. Hell, that is such an awesome idea, I might even start up my own service...
Basically, it's an advanced pet that can do more than just kill. Why no MMO has added this and made complete bank on the idea is beyond me. There are several MMOs this would be great for.
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Originally posted by GwapoJosh Paying for a friend.. That's just sad lol
And the oldest profession.
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Originally posted by Loktofeit Originally posted by WolfClaws
Paying someone to be an "advanced pet" in a game? Good lord.
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Originally posted by Icewhite Originally posted by GwapoJosh Paying for a friend.. That's just sad lol
Paying representatives of the oldest profession to sit down and grind grauls (pardon the pun) in a galaxy far, far away. Nice.
Rent your slave? This site is silly, but the idea is sound..
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Have we really become this pathetic as a community that we now have to pay for a friend in a video game?
Is simply reaching out to others already on your own server and seeking help there so undesirable that people would rather pay for it? Are we really that antisocial?
Originally posted by Vesavius
In a genre where you are surrounded by literally hundreds or thousands of other players at any given time, and all it requires is some basic social skills to reach out, introduce yourself and befriend others yourself... it's pathetic to think that someone would have to pay for it.
In a genre where so much about it is based around "being able to play with my friends", and measures such as level-sync'ing and the like are introduced to make that easier, it's pathetic that people would have to go out and pay for a 'friend' to help them.
It's just ridiculous. It's a "company" looking to profit on anti-social behavior among gamers.
The website, the concept behind it, and anyone seriously promoting it deserve to be mocked. That you suggest that they should "call it something other than "friend"" only underscores how ridiculous the idea is.
A good, solid idea doesn't need to be obfuscated through tricky semantics to make it seem "more reasonable".
"Are your social skills so poor that you even fail at making friends online? No problem! Just rent one!"
I mean seriously... Does anyone else agree that the idea of milking players in any way these scumbags can conceive of has gone beyond being old? What's next? Renting your own live-in gaming buddy to log in and play the game for you while you're out?
Originally posted by GwapoJosh /facepalm Wouldn't this break a games EULA? How is this any different than Chinese powerleveling and other services?
Exactly. Stupid to lose an account for doing something dumb like this.
Just what I want to do, give my account info to some stranger so they can play for me... As if account issues weren't bad enough.
This sounds "safe" and "legit"... Good Lord
Originally posted by Vesavius Originally posted by Precusor Rent a slave isn't a bad deal.
But if you are paying them then they are not a slave?
Slave trade would not be slave trading if there were no monetary value for the slaves involved. Sure you could just enslave someone, but buying from a slaver is quite common concept too. I dont think it makes no difference either if these "slaves" are voluntary or not, only thing that matters is do these slaves obey you or not, right?
Originally posted by Yamota "Slave" and "Servant"? Yeah, no thanks....
For once, we see eye to eye lol. The whole thing sounds ridiculous.
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Well it sounds superficial but imo ,it is not a bad idea you know.
People are spending REAL money on what?Virtual items,that you will NEVER own,so if you spent some money on a real person,is it all that bad?
Is there any difference from the dating sites?How many millions using them?
I think people shoudl open up a bit,this is not selling porn,or trying to miselad people with advertising,it is simply offering a service.If they can deliver on their promise,which i beleive they probably will,then i see no problems here.
I know somewhere ,someone is getting all ancey thinking they don't want their 12 year old hooking up with some pedofile.Well is it any different than actual in game players?
I think al lthat is needed is perhaps proof of ID or age verifications.
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