The third level for the orc campaign.The fourth is going to be fun considering its much much longer than the previous ones.
World of Warcraft is a MMORPG that was released in North America in November of 2004. It has since grown exponentially into the largest pay-to-play MMORPG in the world with over 8 million customer, 2 million residing in North America.
With this large of a player base it is only natural for black market elements to creep into the system. From gold farmers that spend hours grinding gold to resell, to automated scripts to level your character’s professions. Blizzard recently banned over 30,000 accounts for these dubious actions. However, that has done little to stop it.
While automated scripts should be illegal, should they ban those that farm their gold personally? Is it really so wrong for paying customers to also be able to reap some benefits from their playing time? Blizzard seems to think so. Many players, however, disagree.
The buying and selling of gold in World of Warcraft violates the EULA and Blizzard has recently convinced Ebay to stop allowing members to sell through their auction site.
“An eBay spokesperson said that “virtual game items” are now banned on eBay’s US and UK sites. This includes everything from accounts to characters to currency to items. The new policy was instituted “due to the legal complexity associated with these types of items.”
These changes are not as bad as one may think. When buying on eBay, many customers were scammed out of their money or their accounts due to the lack of tracking on virtual items. Certain companies would refund money without proof of delivery (which is hard with virtual items).