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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:07PM Saker said

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Insanity

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 3:48PM (Unverified) said

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@Saker

I agree^^ unless the two Asians hotties in the back come with it :D
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 10:42PM Addfwyn said

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@(Unverified) Pretty sure they are creeped out by guy spending 16k on a virtual item. By hey, if that's what he wants to spend his money on, more power to him.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:11PM (Unverified) said

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This is why we can't have nice things

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:12PM yavo said

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in the days of ftp mmos closing their doors almost as fast as they open, hope he got in writing if they close down in less than two years he will get a refund........

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:17PM Amlin said

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Did anyone check to see if this auction was for a charity?

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:18PM Space Cobra said

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Yeah, this is kinda crazy, but I can see it if people had "money to burn".

But we are not talking about paying to have about 30-60 minutes of playtime under a very large set of monitors in the roof of a mall or some mount in WoW that is ultra-rare. This is an unreleased game.

Granted, it was an auction and probably a way to drum up funds for developing the game (and it's quite possible some corporate folks asked rich people they know so this may've more been akin to "charity" for the company than anything).

I do remember Age of Wulin was one of the more interesting games coming out (with the craziest mounts I've seen in any online game) but PvP and still-to-be-tinkered action-based combat.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:18PM Tizmah said

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I could have made the same sword in 3DS Max for free dude.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:21PM InkSix said

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Wow. So, is this game supposed to be awesome? Never heard of it.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:23PM Terical said

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This reminds me of a player who paid $69,000 for a Virtual Egg.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 2:53PM (Unverified) said

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@Terical

That was... I forget the name... Entropia?

Did it ever hatch?
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:23PM yavo said

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with this sword i will farm gold faster than anyone......

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:34PM Utakata said

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You know and I hate to say this...but in a subscription model, this would never be an issue (presuming it's not sub + MT's that is).

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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@Utakata
What subscription based game doesn't have micro-transactions these days?
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:03PM Utakata said

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I think RIFT, SWTOR and Darkfall doesn't....but I could be wrong.

And that depends on what you include to define as MT's. The standard server tranfers or cash shops? The former existed before MT's became a industry catch phrase. But I am purely speaking from a MT free position. Since in my view subs with MT's are in many ways worse than poorly thought out F2P's.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:38PM Zel0us said

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Well it was for charity so I won't go start badgering the guy.

I look at Age of Wulin is it look another one of the chinese fantasy mmo.


Posted: Dec 30th 2011 5:20AM Fuzzz said

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@Zel0us by no means, it is not one of those fake martial arts mmo's it is probably the most realistic wuxia mmo to ever hit the market, I suggest you read about it cause there is way to many features
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:39PM edgecrusherO0 said

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BRB, making a F2P MMO and then auctioning off one of a kind, powerful items to the highest bidder. Then stopping development on it and swimming in my piles of money. Then repeating the process all over again.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:43PM Avantime said

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I have a feeling that this is a staged publicity stunt. No one drops $16K on a virtual item for a game that is still in beta.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:53PM Vandal said

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I guess they already have their own Sword of a Thousand Truths.

Is this really a PvP game? I wonder if that was PvP item. Talk about pay to win.

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