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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:05AM (Unverified) said

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I suppose this makes sense in a twisted sort of way. If you ever run into a goldfarmer, they never ever talk to you.

I find it hilarious that the government "denies" these claims... as if they would ever come out and admit that they participate in a semi-illegal activity (I imagine all governments do this to a certain extent, but none will admit it).

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Posted: May 26th 2011 10:39AM real65rcncom said

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I asked about the reputation of 'The Guardian' as a news outlet. Anyone know if they are reputable or not? Had never heard of them before. Do they pay for stories?

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Posted: May 26th 2011 11:01AM Lenn said

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Posted: May 26th 2011 11:22AM kalipou134 said

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Yet another reason to hate China
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Posted: May 26th 2011 12:32PM TheDoughboy said

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@real65rcncom The Guardian is on the UK's top papers. As far as credibility, it ranks with the top of US papers: New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun-TImes.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 3:24PM Degu said

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@TheDoughboy
Damning with faint praise :p
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Posted: May 26th 2011 5:41PM Ryukan said

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@kalipou134

Don't hate China, hate the people who run China.
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Posted: May 27th 2011 3:57AM jblackyear said

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@kalipou134 Why do articles like this always instill hatred in peoples' hearts? Not only that, but they seem to create a false picture of their subjects, in this case that China and Chinese people are bad in some way. Why should we hate China? I realize this site reports on MMO related topics, but negativity like this just encourages an ignorance that, unfortunately, a great deal of the American people suffer from. In fact, a lot of the comments are ignorant and inaccurate, yet highly rated by fellow readers. I also realize that I can't possibly hope to find peace and harmony between peoples of all origins on the internet, but I believe it wise and courteous to refrain from hatred for our fellow man to keep from losing what little progress we have made toward acceptance and respect for one another.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:36PM (Unverified) said

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@real65rcncom

The guardian has an awful reputation.

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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:12AM supersonic124 said

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:13AM j1083 said

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I did think that Cataclysm seemed liked cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted: May 26th 2011 3:10PM NeverDeath said

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Yeah, poor bastards. I'd much rather pump iron or walk the yard and get some exercise or even just push-ups and vertical sit-ups in my cell than play the horrendous pile of shit that game has long become.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 4:24PM Faction 3 said

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@NeverDeath Better yet, I'd take "The Box" before WoW these days.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 5:18PM Klearwater Killer said

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@NeverDeath
I would rather be gangraped than play WOW for 12 hours.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:22PM Icemasta said

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@NeverDeath
These are chinese prisons we're talking about.

You're either forced to work in a factory 14-20 hours a day, on little food, and you get the shit beaten out of you regularly or executed.
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You can work 12 hours a day in a coal mine and die of black lung after 12 months of intense exposure with little to no safety measures.
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You can play WoW for 12 hours. Yes, it might be mentally exhaustive, but it's a vacation compared to the other options.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:14AM (Unverified) said

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Unfortunately as long as there is demand for people who need in game currency this problem will not go away. I'm curious to know the acutual numbers behind RMT operations such as this and how they effect the games economy. Having played EvE Online it has become the norm to run accross multiple constelations that are being "Botted" by macro ratters. Granted CCP does try to clamp down on it, they are not doing enough. Pretty sick seeing that prisoners are forced to do the same.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:49AM GrokThis said

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@(Unverified) Not true. If they REALLY wanted to rid the game of gold farming they could. It wouldn't be cheap, but identifying gold farmers and identifying gold transactions is certainly possible considering they have access to every bit of data that happens in their world.
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Posted: May 27th 2011 6:44AM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) : CCP encourages RMT via the Plex system. As long as you can spend maybe $6-$7 on black market Isk and use that to buy a Plex and play for a month (rather than paying $15 for a subscription), there is an enormous incentive for RMT. If CCP wanted to get rid of RMT they'd remove the ability to buy and trade Plexes.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:14AM Yellowdancer said

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This has to be a lie. Screenshot or didn't happen.

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:22AM Fabius Bile said

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I knew China didnt have respect for human rights....but forcing people to play WoW...c'mon, thats a whole new level of sadism,

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