Blizzard made a bold statement against gold sellers and buyers today. Here's the full thing.
Players who buy gold are supporting spamming, botting and keylogging -- activities that diminish the gameplay experience for everyone else.
It's the same reason i have a button from nogold on this blog as well.
Of all the gold that is up for sale out there in the big ol' interwebs, most of it has been obtained trough illegal means. Whether it's by multi boxing 10-40 farm bots, hacking other players with key loggers, or paying some poor underage asian kid 0.10$ per hour to farm himself mindless.
If you are a blog or wow related site owner and use any kind of advertisements on your site, i highly encourage you to look at this block list on nogold.org It's been updated recently and should block off most of the scum from your site. There's an alternative list with some tips on how to set it up at the Blog Azeroth forums.
I could rant about all the reasons why buying gold and supporting such activities make you no better than the scum that's earning money off this, but nogold.org's explanation page sums it all up pretty neatly as well. Inflation, sweat shops, against blizzard's ToS (section 3c-v and 9) to which you agreed upon when installing the game are among the main reasons.
In short, don't be a jerk, don't buy gold
If for whatever reason you're short on cash and want to buy yourself an epic mount, check this blog's highlights section or have a quick look at wow jones. There are plenty of free helpful guides that can tell you how to become a rich player in no time, without the help of any exploits or hacks that would make blizzard upset with you.
Friday, February 22, 2008
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Great idea over at Blog Azeroth, BBR. Let's see if the blogosphere can't do more to raise awareness and fight back. Every little helps.
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