What is your stance on the sale of game items for real money?

What is your stance on the sale of game items for real money?

  • It is wonderful!

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • I do it, but only to keep up

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • Indifferent

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • Not for me, but not a problem

    Votes: 4 15.4%
  • It ruins games!

    Votes: 15 57.7%

  • Total voters


I'm a collection gamer! I'm mostly in it for the aesthetics, though. Stats are only important if using the item will significantly hinder my character's performance.
You forgot "These people aren't really bright, are they?"

Seriously, man. Half-ruin your game experience just to get that next uber l33t sword? I mean, in games with any kind of economy, this makes no sense. Because some people want instant gratification, it makes it harder for the next person to buy what they'd like. Which increases frustration with that person. Which makes it more likely they'd buy it that way, too.

See the cycle there?
Ruin might be just a little bit too strong, it unbalances the ingame economy by allowing other means of buying items which could never really be solved even if tryed. Where there is money, there is a way.


I agree. Ruin is a bit too strong. But it definately makes the game worse and is usually a sign of bad things to come.