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General: Tired of Gaming Alone? Rent a Game Friend

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  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    I thought this was illegal in most games O.o

    Smile

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,633Member Uncommon
    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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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh

    Paying for a friend.. That's just sad lol

    And the oldest profession.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper LondonPosts: 2,751Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by WolfClaws
     

    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.

     

     Paying someone to be an "advanced pet" in a game? Good lord.

    "Come and have a look at what you could have won."

  • FlawSGIFlawSGI Woodstock, GAPosts: 1,378Member Uncommon
      I am with Vesavius on this one and think it's a pretty good idea. I don't see it as someone is socially inept or can't find friends, more as someone who want's to do things their way and has someone to help out. Although a lot of the themeparks don't really need other people for the majority of the game, there is some content that it helps. I also play with my wife so I don't suffer from being solo, but I can see how boring it is when shes not around and my guildies aren't interested in my antics for the day. All said though, I wouldn't pay for this. I would just find others in game of like mind really.

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  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper LondonPosts: 2,751Member
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh

    Paying for a friend.. That's just sad lol

    And the oldest profession.

    Paying representatives of the oldest profession to sit down and grind grauls (pardon the pun) in a galaxy far, far away. Nice.

    "Come and have a look at what you could have won."

  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAPosts: 1,159Member Uncommon
    I laughed, but you hafta admire the entrepreneurial spirit.  Oldest profession is right.   :)
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,451Member Uncommon
    It's extremely reasonable. I only wish I thought of it and could rent my services. Still, 33.00 for 20 hours is not really going to pay the rent.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member

    Rent your slave?  This site is silly, but the idea is sound..

    "We are looking forward to play with you Lord.

    Enjoy the game with our honor :-)"

    ^ LOL

  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,534Member Uncommon

    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?

     

    Seriously?

     

    Good lord.

  • Pratt2112Pratt2112 Mt marion, NYPosts: 1,534Member Uncommon
    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?

     

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,175Member Uncommon
    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.

  • FluxiiFluxii cocoa, FLPosts: 184Member

    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

     

  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,613Member Uncommon
    Ripper x is my best friend, but i do not know if i could play with an anorexic dolphin
     
  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    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?

  • OgreRaperOgreRaper Detroit, MIPosts: 376Member
    Call me old fashioned... but I'd rather actually make a real friend rather than pay for one.
  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    "Slave" and "Servant"? Yeah, no thanks....
  • gravesworngravesworn charleston, WVPosts: 324Member
    It isnt any different than frats or sororities, rent a friends lol.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    "Slave" and "Servant"? Yeah, no thanks....

    For once, we see eye to eye lol.  The whole thing sounds ridiculous.

  • ZyzraZyzra Madison, WIPosts: 354Member
    "Ah, so you're interested in our powerlevelling service?  Excellent, let me transfer you over to our Asian Department."
  • SoulStainSoulStain Tampa, FLPosts: 202Member
    Does it have to be just for the game? I'm lonely.
  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member
    why rent someone to be your friend why not actually ask your friends?? is it really that hard O_o or maybe  strike up a chat with people in the game and team up that way....  i know its rocket sciene but we all have to start sometime O_O

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  • MethiosMethios Brandywine, MDPosts: 157Member
    wtf.........
  • DarkOmegaDarkOmega Comox, BCPosts: 28Member
    This has already been done before and then some. Gamecrush takes it to beyond what started this thread and it's been out for awhile now.
  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 8,418Member Uncommon

    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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