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News FBI crack down on gold farmers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Apr 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    lolwut?
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    ^^ LOL ^^ I always thought there was something fishy about MMO players
     
  4. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Interesting :lol:
     
  5. Deders

    Deders Well-Known Member

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    Terrorists in Azeroth? Is nothing safe anymore?
     
  6. Teh Noob Slayer

    Teh Noob Slayer New Member

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    I had to wiki 'gold farming'. Apparently it's the acquirement of 'game money' then sale of game money for real money.
     
  7. TheStockBroker

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    I think the race with the largest propensity for terrorism would be the Goblins.

    Start there FBI. Start there.

    TSB
     
  8. Pieface

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    I don't usually say this, but do the FBI seriously have nothing else to do? Shouldn't this be an internal WoW investigation, not an FBI thing on breaking terms and conditions. Next thing you know, the SAS will drop in on a house of gold farmers.

    FBI are just using the terroism links to gain public support.
     
  9. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    The FBI are using terrorism laws to grab gold farmers?
     
  10. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Think about it...micro transactions across millions of people spread around the world - sounds like a money launderers dream.

    Regarding terrorism, the FBI are simply following the old fashioned detective principle - follow the money.
     
  11. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    Why not? It seems they get used for everything else now......
     
  12. Picarro

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    Wait - WUT?! xD
     
  13. Woodspoon

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    Since when was gold farming illegal?
    Immoral probably always but illegal?
     
  14. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Well-Known Member

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    It just contravenes the Blizzard Terms of Service/Eula, but no, you're correct - it's not illegal.
     
  15. Paul2011

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    could you imagine the reaction of the uk people, if MI5 were wasting our money on such petty things when there are far worse crimes going on
     
  16. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Can imagine taliban screaming LEEEROOOOOY JEEENKINS as they drive a Toyota Hilux into a crowd of people.
     
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  17. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    What a joke.
     
  18. Droih

    Droih Your too close if you can read this

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    Yeah I get this feeling as well, I remember some old news that CIA was interested in watching MMO-logs since they thought that terrorists might plan/meet there...
     
  19. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    Now if this was April 1st I would laugh and say "Oh you Bit Tech, you had me there!"
    Can I still laugh anyways?
     
  20. Teh Noob Slayer

    Teh Noob Slayer New Member

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    Yeah, but they could prob get more money if they got a 'job' then used pay-pal, e-bay etc instead of earning fake money to sell for real money. (Although maybe less fun.)

    They will be raiding Blizzard HQ next.
     
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