maandag 1 augustus 2011

If you can't beat 'em, Join 'em.

The latest news on Diablo 3's Real Money-Powered auction house is probably gonna raise some rage in people (i only just read about it, not checked the blogs yet).
Personally i think, why should it be so bad, people are buying/selling stuff anyway.
Look at WoW and how much spam and phising is going on, we all know how big the gold selling market is.
Whether you buy gold or not, a lot of people do, otherwise there would be so much gold spam going on, admit it the market is huge.

To me it only makes sense, if you can't beat 'em, join them!
This way Blizzard will have control over the market, sure gold sellers might be selling cheaper, but when Blizzard is giving you the option to buy from them instead of some shady gold seller, many people are going to buy from Blizzard, simply because is is more trustworthy, Blizzard is likely not going to steal your CC info.

Sure they are probably going to make a lot of money from this, but hey, personally i would rather see the creators of the game making money off of their own game than some chinese gold company.

Personally i think it was only a matter of time, the gold selling business is huge and despite efforts being made so far, no company has succeeded in banning it completely and probably never will.
I think they would be stupid not to try get the monopoly in their own game's gold/item selling market.
People who have the money and want to buy gold/items will buy them anyway, no matter if it's legal or not.

Whether you like it or not i do believe this is the furture of gaming, this is were we are heading, and be honest, who would you rather see making money off of the ingame market: the creators of the game themself or some shady gold selling company.

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