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(Mashable)   Why does China make it impossible to compete in the global economy? Because they have 100,000 slaves mining for gold in Everquest around the clock   ( mashable.com) divider line
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2012-12-14 03:54:59 AM  
3 votes:

Krieghund: Hassan Ben Sobr: No Pandaria jokes?

That's probably the reason subby mentioned EQ in the headline and not WoW.

So you gotta stick with cat-men, rat-men, and frog-men jokes, sorry.

That's exactly what I came here to say.

Article: Picture of World Of Warcraft, a paying sponsor.
Headline: Everquest, a non-paying sponsor.

Whaddya bet Subby's headline was edited by admins so as to not piss off the people who buy and sell Fark to us?
2012-12-13 06:47:23 PM  
2 votes:

Elzar: People still play these games?

Why did you post this?

Are you stupid?
2012-12-13 04:46:59 PM  
2 votes:

Elzar: People still play these games?

In some of the games, you can be in an area with 200 people and be the only non-farmer or non-bot there. It's pretty sad.

Back when I was playing WoW (close to when it just came out) you knew the gold-farmers because they had Chinese names, spoke Chinese, and spent every waking moment in an area farming the exact same creatures. I picked up enough Chinese to be friendly to one of them (also a rogue) and say hello as we both farmed in an area - him for gold, myself for a rare crafting schematic. I'd help if he needed it and sometimes he'd help me. I guess I impressed enough of them in whatever hellhole they operate out of that occasionally one of them would run up to me and offer to trade me some bandages or just say hi.

I thought they were just friendly. Turns out I was probably their only non-beating interaction of the day. It also sets in now that my activity I used to do for fun was the exact same activity that some people do to avoid being beaten to death.

2012-12-13 05:12:18 PM  
1 vote:

poisonedpawn78: Subby you should feel bad about this greenlight.

It's the first I've heard of it so what difference does it make? I'd rather read an interesting piece of old news than half the crap that gets greened because someone thought up a clever headline for a boring or pointless story.
2012-12-13 04:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
But it's totally cool to outsource every goddamn job we can, to a country that throws people in jail to be beaten and abused for "illegally petitioning their government" about corruption.

Totally won't backfire on us!
2012-12-13 04:46:55 PM  
1 vote:
SO, if I went to prison in China, I would get to play video games all day?

Sounds like a pretty good deal.
2012-12-13 04:44:53 PM  
1 vote:
Not 100000 for Everquest specifically. 100000 Chinese prisoners doing it for all MMO's.

So, when you buy WoW gold, your money goes to Chinese prison guards, not the gold farmers.
2012-12-13 04:42:41 PM  
1 vote:

Elzar: People still play these games?

They used to. Now they just buy the gold and experience necessary to advance. Somehow, it hasn't dawned on these people that if you're using money to skip significant amounts of the game content, you should probably go find a better game to play.
2012-12-13 02:49:55 PM  
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