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QOTD: Do You Buy Online Gold for MMOs?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Gamers have been trading virtual gear for the longest time. Farming is also an everyday part of MMO life.

Gold selling however, really became mainstream when World of Warcraft hit the scene several years ago. Many WoW players feel the grind to big piles of gold simply take too long. Blizzard however, feels that buying gold takes away from the game, ruins it for other players and is generally a security risk.

Blizzard has been trying to put a stop to gold selling for a long time. Unfortunately for it, selling still persists and is still very much a popular way to get quick mountains of gold. Of course, besides gold, you can also buy online accounts and even gear. However, you can always be an honest player and grind your way to gold the normal way.

The question of the day is: Do you--or have you--buy online gold in MMOs like World of Warcraft?

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    GSaunders , 16 April 2009 07:04
    Never have, never will. It's cheating and it's funding the people who hack your accounts.
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    nolonger , 16 April 2009 08:42
    Nope. I have sold gold through Live Gamer before though (that's a legalized website on two of Everquest 2's servers, soon to be on Vanguard: SOH too).
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    cod1 , 16 April 2009 14:47
    a "respectable" TH page filled with wow gold banners...way to go guys.
    you may as well go nuke yourselves with this one.
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    plasmastorm , 16 April 2009 18:16
    played wow for 4 years, never needed to buy gold.

    Have to laugh when gold seller advertise crap like " we have 18k gold available on this server"

    Most people i know have 2x that themselves form doing hardly any work.
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    wild9 , 17 April 2009 02:35
    I don't, and never will. My philosophy is if you can't do it the proper way don't do it at all. It's not fair on other people.
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    stueyuk , 17 April 2009 23:00
    Don't play WOW but have bought gold on the free online game Travian.... Quite sad really, i think i go and rock in the corner for a while whislt licking the windows...