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Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:11:15 PM »
To be honest I don't think that this system acknowledges the actual problem and it won't work.  The devs think that people buy gold from gold farmers in order to get vanity items when in theory those same items are never available for ingame gold anyway.  Therefore moot. If someone is buying something from a gold farmer it is because they want something immediately and most likely rare.  There are two ways to combat this, 1) Make the economy worthless (STO), or tie to a realworld auction house (DiabloIII) IMHO.  The fact of the matter is though that no matter what the option the gold farming will never be truely eliminated.  See what the fuss is about here: http://pc.ign.com/articles/122/1221286p1.html

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 11:04:09 AM »
It didn't work in Runes of Magic, which I played briefly. In fact the opposite - since farmed gold could be traded for 'valuable' shop items, some zones were 100% bots.

I think the STO dilithium kind of solved the issue - there are no dilithium farmers in STO AFAIK.

On the other hand, RoM allowed you to buy reallly powerful stuff that affected PvP, so I cared more.

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 05:43:05 PM »
What do you use dilithium crystals get used for?

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 07:28:47 PM »
Haven't you played since dilithium came in? o.O

It can be earned in game from dailies and in doff missions, but you can only get 8000 per day per character. You can't trade it or send it around, but you can exchange it for C-points in a special exchange where the price floats based on demand.

Farming it would be difficult - in essence you would have to convert it to c-points, at which point you are trying to compete on price with the market.

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 09:39:25 AM »
I haven't played since last fall.  I thought about it, but there are just simply other games.  I gave STO 2 years of my life and I think it'll take 2 years to recover from the sheer ripped offedness that I feel for what Cryptic did to their user base last year. It's just something I'm not ready to forgive at this point.

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 03:08:28 PM »
To err is human, to forgive is divine. STO will always have a place for you Kalin. You know it's F2P now. :)
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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 05:13:14 PM »
Yeah, are you going to forgive Tor?  I know it's F2P now... just the swath of games on my to do something with is extensive!  I've got 6 games that are not opened.

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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 09:44:39 AM »
I may at some distant point in the future. It's still to soon. Not even a year. It's still an open, festering wound. :'(
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Re: Guild Wars 2 vs. Gold Farmers
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 04:11:40 AM »
 (IA) (IA) (IA)I think it must be hard,because  there is lot of money in GW2,so farmer will do it, gw2 official
 can't sell gw2 gold, it will destory economy in game (VV) (HT)