PDA

View Full Version : So I'm walking down the hall...



x__CRASH__x
08-13-2005, 06:49 PM
at work, and I pass the "For Sale" board. And the word 'Everquest' catches my eye cause it seems out of place. So I stop to read it. Some dude is selling an Everquest character account for $250!!!! Are people f**king stupid??

A) Who sells a fanatasy game character for $250??

B) What moron buys it??

carguy_
08-13-2005, 06:53 PM
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

x__CRASH__x
08-13-2005, 06:58 PM
I live in Kerplunkastan

LeadSpitter_
08-13-2005, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by carguy_:
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.

and crash yeah people are ridiculous with that game like dugeons and dragons use tobe addicts. World of warcraft is like that too, I have relatives who plays those craps and they are older then me, some of them buy game money with real money becuase they dont have the many months of time it takes to get certain weapons.

I agree with you its so ridiculous.

Call_me_Kanno
08-13-2005, 07:02 PM
I wonder if he almost died from playing it too much is why it's for sale.

Ankanor
08-13-2005, 07:08 PM
it's the same with Lineage 2 chars. Basicly to create a char you have to spend days and days just killing AI beasts and gathering money to buy better equipment. I used to be a part of the game, it took me 1 month to gain 25th level. mind you, the time you spend on gaining every next level increases dramatically. For example it took 51 days for 5 guys sharing a char to go from 74th to 75th level. There are people who buy this stuff. You should do an ebay search. they sell equipment, weapons, parts and even money.

LeadSpitter_
08-13-2005, 07:08 PM
Kanno what artist drew that picture in your signature?

ComradeBadinov
08-13-2005, 07:10 PM
I'll give ya a dime for yours Mikey.... wait, no big expenditures this month... hows a nickle???? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

BeDubya....

Tully__
08-13-2005, 07:15 PM
$250 is cheap, I've seen reports of the price going over $1600 for online characters in some games.

Ankanor
08-13-2005, 07:26 PM
it depends entirely on the character level, his equipment and the cash in his stash http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif A Lineage 2 45th level character with good equipment is "worth" about 250$. 1600 will be for a "big boy", say 70 level.

Xiolablu3
08-13-2005, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He isnt being biased really, its CALLED CAPITALISM. You CAPITALISE on people, IE you rip them off for as much as you possibly can.

Communism is people (whether they are scientists or dustmen) giving their services to the people/state for free/a common low price.

You can see why the communist states think the West is so bad when you look at it properly. They dont see why you should rip off your fellow countrymen.

Great idea in theory, unfortunatley it doesnt work, shame tho cos its a great theory, everyone helping each other out.

Hoarmurath
08-13-2005, 08:03 PM
This one isn't for sale http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7347/notforsale5dv.jpg

BTW, buying a lineage 2 character is rather stupid, as it is not allowed by the EULA. So if the seller take back the account (and he can do so), you can't get the char back, and you can say bye bye to your money.

But yes, some people buy characters and virtual money with real bucks. And it is a big market, millions of dollars each year.

LEXX_Luthor
08-13-2005, 08:04 PM
I dunno. The other thread talked about pilots gaining Gee resistance with increasing Online kill score. A high score count pilot that could pull 25 Gees could be sold for much Profit on these boards.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Call_me_Kanno
08-13-2005, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
Kanno what artist drew that picture in your signature?

Not sure who the artits(http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif)is. I got from an old CFS2 squad mates site. Plenty of good stuff here if it doesn't weird you out.

http://www.angelfire.com/mi3/tomboshadows/shadow.html

WarWolfe_1
08-13-2005, 09:14 PM
Anyone see the grilled chesse sandwich that sold on ebay for i think $45,000? Just proves that people will buy anything.

a river float operation near where I live is up for sale at ebay also. Its called SparrowHawk, go check it out.

Dew-Claw
08-14-2005, 04:49 AM
I beta'd Ultima Online, and Administered over at Stratics in the Ultima Online forum areas.
The stories I could tell about some of them.

I have a friend that averaged $500.00 a month from just setting up new accounts and Ebaying them.

People will buy anything

Ankanor
08-14-2005, 04:58 AM
Originally posted by Hoarmurath:
This one isn't for sale http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif what level is she? A Shilien knight, right? What sword is that?

BaldieJr
08-14-2005, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He isnt being biased really, its CALLED CAPITALISM. You CAPITALISE on people, IE you rip them off for as much as you possibly can.

Communism is people (whether they are scientists or dustmen) giving their services to the people/state for free/a common low price.

You can see why the communist states think the West is so bad when you look at it properly. They dont see why you should rip off your fellow countrymen.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats what they say. "Look at these americans screwing each other! They have no honor!".

But we can decide to be screwed, by who, and to what extent. Or, we can keep our cash and not get screwed.

That makes all the difference in the world. You can't be taken advantage of unless you want to be.

With communism, the guy with all the money chooses who gets all the money. Yehaw.

carguy_
08-14-2005, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.

LOL stop it,you crack me up!Seriously I have nothing bad towards USA.USA never did anything wrong to me.Well,I kinda don`t like this vis thing but you can`t possibly let all the poor guys in,huh?Just little bit of autoirony malicious humor to the new Big Brother.You know,the richest always get malicious treatment heheh http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Hatred is I believe a very strong word to describe feelings I think I can apply only to Polish politicians.Polish government is like US corporations.Make heaps of cash,whatever the damage you cause other ppl.
I can say this cuz we got freedom of speech,you know.CIA contributed to this if you know what I mean.
Besides,you possibly can`t accuse me of hating you since majority of my JZG23 buddies are US citizens.No,I possibly couldn`t chat with ppl I hate.


Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
He isnt being biased really, its CALLED CAPITALISM. You CAPITALISE on people, IE you rip them off for as much as you possibly can.
Communism is people (whether they are scientists or dustmen) giving their services to the people/state for free/a common low price.
You can see why the communist states think the West is so bad when you look at it properly. They dont see why you should rip off your fellow countrymen.
Great idea in theory, unfortunatley it doesnt work, shame tho cos its a great theory, everyone helping each other out.

Capitalism I will not explain.Communism however is something different you describe.Your description matches utopia by Thomas Moore the most and maybe socialism a bit.
Communism favors the main role of one party at power which governs EVERYTHING.First 20 years after 1945 showed what communism is about.RIPPING OFF the whole nation.

The "government" and the USSR were ripping off the whole Polish nation and after `89 it still happens(without USSR part) on a GRAND SCALE.Not only in government - people relations but also in people-people relations.

MEGILE
08-14-2005, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:


Thats what they say. "Look at these americans screwing each other! They have no honor!".

But we can decide to be screwed, by who, and to what extent. Or, we can keep our cash and not get screwed.

That makes all the difference in the world. You can't be taken advantage of unless you want to be.

With communism, the guy with all the money chooses who gets all the money. Yehaw.

No doubt Baldie.
after all..

"all men are created equal.. but some are more equal than others".

Work hard, get a degree, earn big $$$, buy a 21 inch moniter, an X-52 and a Geforce7800GT.
Capatalism is where its at.

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oooooo! Look! Perpetual motion. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:

A) Who sells a fanatasy game character for $250??

B) What moron buys it??

A) someone who wants it
B) someone who wants it

What sort of moron spends the time and money we do on and for the IL-2 series? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Daiichidoku
08-14-2005, 11:28 AM
i have right here in the back of my van,

an Fw 190 A9, with correct 20mm DM and NO cockpit bar

let the bidding begin!!!!!


if you act now, the first 10 bidders also get a wonderful free gift of your very own DIY spar reinforcement kit for P 51s! YOURS FREE!

Xiolablu3
08-14-2005, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
That is what USA is all about dude!MAKING HEAPS OF CASH WHATEVER IDEA YOU COME UP WITH.

Once again carguy shows his complete ignorance and bias hatred of the US.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He isnt being biased really, its CALLED CAPITALISM. You CAPITALISE on people, IE you rip them off for as much as you possibly can.

Communism is people (whether they are scientists or dustmen) giving their services to the people/state for free/a common low price.

You can see why the communist states think the West is so bad when you look at it properly. They dont see why you should rip off your fellow countrymen.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats what they say. "Look at these americans screwing each other! They have no honor!".

But we can decide to be screwed, by who, and to what extent. Or, we can keep our cash and not get screwed.

That makes all the difference in the world. You can't be taken advantage of unless you want to be.

With communism, the guy with all the money chooses who gets all the money. Yehaw. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Very true Baldie...

Plus with Communism there is no motivation to do better at all, because everyone gets paid the basic same wage whatever they do.
With Capitalism the lure to get rich is what keeps everything going, which is why Capitalism will always win over communism because its all about making a superior product or finding a new product/service which people will want. With communsim things just stay stagnant.

Supply and demand is what capitalism is all about, Capitalising on someones wants..

Capitalism is the explotation of man by man. Communism is the other way around. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Hoarmurath
08-14-2005, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Ankanor:

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif what level is she? A Shilien knight, right? What sword is that?

Lol, yes, a level 54 Shillien Knight, but still using a +5 sword of limit. I plan to change it for something B grade as soon as possible http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ankanor
08-14-2005, 06:51 PM
I never got past Elven Long Sword, but everybody said it's more than enough for a 26 level Palus Knight http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif That and a Brigandine set really got the job done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I kinda miss it, a party with a 30 level Shilien Oracle and a Scavenger, it was fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif But it's all in the past and now I'm cured... hopefully http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

knightflyte
08-14-2005, 07:14 PM
That's it..... I'm selling my soul. I need a new computer for BoB.

knightflyte
08-14-2005, 07:20 PM
There ARE people in avery area of the globe who will cheat swindle and steal your money. Don't confuse THAT with capitolism.

I can buy any car I want....from any nation that imports into the US. I can invest monies if I choose to. I can keep my money myself and not buy or invest if I choose to do that.

If I buy a car from a crooked salesman does that mean capitolism failed?.....or does it mean I ran across a defective human?

Xiolablu3
08-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Not sure who you are arguing with here m8, we are agreeing that communism doesnt work.

Sorry if you dont like the phrase 'ripping off'

Shall we change it to 'making a profit off' your fellow human??

Rather than passing something on cost price (like a nice 'friendly' communist would), everyone 'makes a profit' by selling it for more, therefore 'capitalising' on the situation. Hence it is called 'capialism.

Its not pretty or lovely, but it works.

huggy87
08-14-2005, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
at work, and I pass the "For Sale" board. And the word 'Everquest' catches my eye cause it seems out of place. So I stop to read it. Some dude is selling an Everquest character account for $250!!!! Are people f**king stupid??

A) Who sells a fanatasy game character for $250??

B) What moron buys it??

Since we are both in the Navy, a better question would be: Who could possibly be that naive to let their peers and friends know that they are such an ueberdork.

knightflyte
08-14-2005, 10:39 PM
I actually didn't mean it to be argumentative, Xiolablu3. Sorry if I came off that way.

It was just a statement concerning how I felt about Capitalism. While I know people can abuse capitalism, in theory it's a pretty strong system that encourages growth....personally and professionally.

Xiolablu3
08-16-2005, 04:10 AM
Yeah I agree, well said KF

btw sorry if this got off topic, dunno how it got all political??

Fehler
08-16-2005, 04:22 AM
Leadspitter, I may be wrong but that pic looks like a "Boris Vallejo" to me...


Oh, and there is a saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure."

I sold my UO account a few years back for $1200.00 US

Badsight.
08-16-2005, 04:46 AM
last year , a guy in England was hiring out a place he made for some MMORPG , & it was costing hundreds of euros just for a months useage

then there are people selling their accounts in all different kinds of MMORPGs every week in the major online auction websites , they sell charaters as well as game goods (money amounts ect ect)

its amazing that people get that hooked that they will fork over actual cash for it

BSS_Goat
08-16-2005, 06:54 AM
Feel like a noob? Tired of the constant abuse? Want to be an instant Old Timer? Are you ready to act like you remember Smoke Jag, RBJ and the Pilot Lounge?

For just 4 easy payments of $250.00 YOU can be ME!! YOU HEARD RIGHT!! The lucky winner gets this account and all prestige and/or ridicule that comes with it. Just call 1-800-F U ALL. 1-800- F U ALL. Call now! This deal will not last! Call now 1-800 F U ALL.


Note:All major credit cards accepted.

Ankanor
08-16-2005, 06:56 AM
Well, sometimes this gets REALLY addictive. I haven't poured in cash for ingame goodies, but I got so hooked up that I spent 16 hours a day playing... during the weeks when I had semester finals. I passed none out of 7. more than 6 months of my life were well, lost http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

p1ngu666
08-16-2005, 07:20 AM
its called evercrack for a reason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

captilism works, communism isnt so good in that respect. also u dont haveto have only 1 party. actshally through history i bet most captilist countries arent democracies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

btw captalist system, u end up with a few very rich, and alot of poor.

our greed for more will destroy the world, and money, the world financal systems are all amusingly dodgy and not real http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

how much is a dollar worth, if u dont belive its worth anything? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

B16Enk
08-16-2005, 03:09 PM
My brother-in-law earns near my earnings from Everquest.

37 and living in the basement (how apt?) of his parents.

Sold one character to a kid, who persuaded Daddy to hand over his credit card details, for $1500 or so. Few months later found the account had fallen by the wayside but password remained unchanged, so he re-claimed it.

Emphasisis the 'easy come easy go' nature some kids grow up with.

Now he takes orders for gold or whatever, goes online to get it and does the trade. In some ways I almost envy him...

NorrisMcWhirter
08-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Never mind the money...some people will kill:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4072704.stm

End poverty? Who are they kidding?

Ta,
Norris

adlabs6
08-16-2005, 03:58 PM
Didn't RayBan Jockey claim to have sold an online gaming account once on Ebay? Can't recall the game it was for now.

Still I guess people will do what suits them. That's what a heaping mound of saved cash is for, anyway.

Korbelz
08-17-2005, 11:26 PM
yea selling on-line stuff for real money can be pretty big money. my brother is in college living with a room mate, between them they have 4 computers. back in EQ(they play wow now) they could play 6 charcters at 1 time. get them all to max level in like 3 weeks, then sell em for 1,000 bucks, or use em to camp money then sell the money.

niether one of them have a job...so its their main way of making money, doesn't seem like such a bad gig...i mean they enjoy their "job"...it really pay that much when you look at it as a hourly wage, but it works for em. the one guy has a hella slick going to so he doesn't have to pay for his money farming accounts, he finds people that don't play much, and uses their accounts to farm stuff.....so its 1000% profit for him since he doesnt pay the monthly fee. sometime he will even camp someone with someone esle charcter, transfer it to one of his guys, then SELL IT BACK to the guy who's charcter got it for him!!!!

JuHa-
08-18-2005, 10:36 AM
So,

what would be the value of WC:WF account that
has 35+ streak on it?



Or that someone would play with your account
and get you extra, say, 100 kills ?



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hristo_
08-18-2005, 10:51 AM
OK, that's it, I'm selling my Ubi account !

Who wants to be me ? How much do you offer ?

I'm also giving bonuses in form of certain yet unpublished YAOI material HayateAce will surely like.

Ankanor
08-18-2005, 11:25 AM
only if you add the "Red red whine" bashing talent and your WC agenda http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Fehler
08-18-2005, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by adlabs6:
Didn't RayBan Jockey claim to have sold an online gaming account once on Ebay? Can't recall the game it was for now.

Still I guess people will do what suits them. That's what a heaping mound of saved cash is for, anyway.

Yep.. RBJ was an Ultima Online player way back in the day as well. I was never able to get him to tell me his UO player name, as I more than likely played against him at one point or another...

huggy87
08-18-2005, 03:48 PM
People who buy someone's character really need to come back to reality. They are missing the whole point of the game- the satisfaction of completing it yourself. I won't even use cheat codes.