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Posted: Nov 22nd 2009 7:44PM Yoh said

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Hmmm, I might end up giving trading a proper go should I ever get back into EVE.
Might suit my personality better then mining or missioning.

~Yoh

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:37AM (Unverified) said

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This is going to ruffle a *lot* of people's feathers, but paying to participate in a virtual stock market is literally the anthesis of economics period.

I mean, if you are that eager to spend $15/month to make virtual money, why not spend $15 on a stock book, and invest $165 a year in real life?

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:58AM (Unverified) said

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Um, you completely missed the point here. It's a game, people can do whatever it is they find enjoyable, if that happens to be playing the virtual market, then so be it.

By your reasoning why spend any amount of money on any games? they're all virtual and not real. The money spent here is for entertainment, and what each person defines as entertainment is completely up to themselves.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 4:04AM (Unverified) said

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Ow. OW. My feathers. Stop ruffling them.

What am I thinking? Instead of paying 15 euros a month to have loads of fun, I could invest that into RL stock and make, maybe 10 euros a year. After tax, that could be as much as 8 euros a year profit!

btw, if you don't value the virtual world of MMOs, why are you on an MMO website?
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:11PM (Unverified) said

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I think you're right although in EVE you also have spaceships.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:21AM (Unverified) said

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Estevan, you have point-and-click spaceships, sure.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:22AM Dirame said

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Market manipulation is what I do in the area where I fly, buying people out helped my sales for a while but then you have to buy out another guy with 500 warp scramblers.... all you can think is "INFIDEL!!!"

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 4:58PM (Unverified) said

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Ian, point me to an MMO that has a true "persistant virtual world".

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