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AdmiralNaismith
Gallente
The Black Guards
Solaris Consortium
Posted - 2007.12.11 16:06:00 - [1]
 

Hey, just read my latest issue of IEEE spectrum, and it had an interview with a gold farmer. Now, I know this wasn't in EVE, but it does provide an interesting look into how far some of these people go...even to threatening other farmers / meta gamers. It certainly relates to the plague in our world (EVE is the real world, right?)

Article

lol...originally I wrote golf farmer. Ummm...yeah...

Yes, this might suit better to OOP, but I am nothing but a robot, incapable of looking at any other forum than GD. Laughing


Triksterism
Spacecataz.
Posted - 2007.12.11 16:23:00 - [2]
 

2400$ / hour....think im going to learn me some programming... D:

Moghydin
Silver Snake Enterprise
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2007.12.11 16:44:00 - [3]
 

May be I should quit my job. $2400 per hour is a lot of ISK... I mean a lot of $$$Razz

Vodun
Viziam
Posted - 2007.12.11 17:06:00 - [4]
 

Good article

Joss Sparq
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.11 17:37:00 - [5]
 

Hmmm, interesting. Now, is it too much to hope that ours all had XP installed? Wink

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2007.12.11 17:44:00 - [6]
 

I have to admit, I was a little concerned that this thread might be NSFW, judging by the thread title.

Nice job completely disappointing me. :(

(j/k, interesting article. Thanks for the link!)

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2007.12.11 18:05:00 - [7]
 

That's both fascinating and horrifying.

It's interesting how the guy relied on GTCs. Arguably, if accounts required a credit card to create (and pay for the first month), then specific cards could be banned, making it harder for guys like this... but it wouldn't really do much in the long run.

I'm actually glad the article didn't mention EvE.

Sadly, our tools for fighting ISK farmers are more limited than they should be. I'm really beginning to suspect that this is due to established players with large stables of macros, or who have cut deals with farmers and who persistently have posted against anything which might endanger the farmers efforts. Usually they claim that "unfair ganking" drives away new players. Yet remarkably few actual new players ever complain.

I think the community as a whole would be more than happy to deal with farmers if the mechanisms of the game were adjusted to allow us to do so.

I await with interest to see who hurries to decry this concept.


Meanwhile, all I can personally do is not buy ISK, and not tolerate ISk buyers. I have come to accept GTC trading, because it at least allows more people to play, the money goes to support the game, there's a limit to the amount of ISK that can reasonably be acquired, and it gives people some alternative to just buying from ISK farmer sweatshops. It's like decriminalising ******; it's not that we want people to take the stuff, but we can at least reduce the harm.

Sadly those same GTCs seem to be used by the farmers themselves... but if there were not GTCs, there would still be farmers and less playres.

AdmiralNaismith
Gallente
The Black Guards
Solaris Consortium
Posted - 2007.12.11 18:23:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: AdmiralNaismith on 11/12/2007 18:24:13
Originally by: Bish Ounen
I have to admit, I was a little concerned that this thread might be NSFW, judging by the thread title.

Nice job completely disappointing me. :(

(j/k, interesting article. Thanks for the link!)



Originally the link had to do with dwarves, kittens, and a 'dating' service, but I thought that was too related to WoW. =D

Venkul Mul
Gallente
Posted - 2007.12.11 18:50:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Malcanis

I think the community as a whole would be more than happy to deal with farmers if the mechanisms of the game were adjusted to allow us to do so.

I await with interest to see who hurries to decry this concept.



First.

Vigilante action is a bad solution.

I have already meet people advertising they will "accept contracts to kill macro" that will gladly admit that for them a macro is anyone they are paid to kill.

Nothing against a mercenary, but masking it as macrokilling is totally wrong.

Beside that I have big doubts about the player capacity of recognizing a macro from a isk farmer to sell them from a player farming isk for personal use (and any activity that get a player isk is farming).

BLACK D0G
First Flying Wing Inc
Posted - 2007.12.11 19:10:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: AdmiralNaismith
originally I wrote golf farmer.


stop the golf farmer plague! Very Happy

Kurogauna
Posted - 2007.12.11 19:40:00 - [11]
 

100% legal
100% $$$

damn !

SiJira
Posted - 2007.12.11 19:41:00 - [12]
 

in other news amarr approve of slavery


 

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