Anyone ever deal with SAP? That anyone would hire their former CEO to do anything but wash windows is astonishing to me. Apotheker performed exactly as I would have expected him to.
Because they're increasing the money supply, and that is a primary driver of inflation?
Wasn't one of the big "selling points" of bitcoins that they weren't inflationary?
Undoing mod down. =P
FUCKING ASSASSINS CREED BLEEEEEAAAARG!
Worst. Controls. Ever.
That is all. Blah, blah, blah filter error. Looks like yelling? Well, duh, that was the fucking point.
Actually, the drug argument is the first thing that popped into my head. Can't beat supply and demand, so legalize and tax.
I'm not sure what you're talking about. If I wanted to buy a +40 jillion sword of epic wanking for WoW, I could go to any number of sites, and pay cash for that. I could do it *right now*. I could buy Diablo 2 items *right now*.
It is true Blizzard sells pets and crap like that for cash, but it is not true that they are selling anything different now. They're providing a cash auction house where PLAYERS can sell stuff to OTHER PLAYERS for money. In short, they're targeting the third party sites that sell items. That's it.
If Blizzard *themselves* were selling weapons or armor or something that they created, then yes, I would agree. This is just bringing the player-to-player exchanges that have been around since forever in-house.
Eh. If I was going to have to deal with a bunch of cash, I'd charge a fee too. It's a huge pain in the ass. They'll need new staff, and they'll have to pay fees, etc, etc.
All they're doing is hosting a player auction house, where items can be bought from players by players for cash. They're not selling items themselves.
Your point would be more valid if there weren't dozens of services that do the exact same thing already. I see this as Blizzard making a virtue of necessity: if people are going to sell their rare items, then why not facilitate that?
Nobody is making you play.
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People still buy porn?