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    Hilarious (IMO) Reddit thread about players doing pump and dumps via the trading post

    Basically a player created a Reddit post about a get quick rich scheme about creating a cheap Legendary, bought up all the mats he claimed he used at a low price and sold them for high before the Reddit users caught on to the scam. I thought it was pretty damn funny that people can get sucked in like that.

    http://i.imgur.com/4jXBO.jpg

    Here's the Reddit post about it. The post does have interesting things to say about how the market can be easily manipulated if you don't do proper research.

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    Last edited by Fencers; 2012-10-08 at 06:40 AM.

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    I find none of this funny. However i would find it funny if he logged on to gw2 and found all his items missing, but thats like just my opinion.
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    While I agree you have to be an idiot to go for something like this without some research in a supposed to be rare item (I don't play GW2 so I don't know how much 80g is either.) I don't find it funny. I'm strongly against scamming people, I almost kicked out a guildie on WoW for scamming people...it was on a small scale so I let it pass this once.

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    I find this absolutely brilliant that he was able to even do it.
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    Those lemmings got what they deserved.

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    This is not funny, this is sad and pathetic, I hope anet does something to this guy, like takes all his money and real leggy progress away.

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    Wahahahaha, what an idiots. Deserverd.

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    Why does everybody on the internet have to be such a horrible cunt? Not hilarious imo, makes me sick and ashamed to be a gamer

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    Hilarious. I'd be fucking gutted if it happened to me, but it didnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphyjj View Post
    Why does everybody on the internet have to be such a horrible cunt? Not hilarious imo, makes me sick and ashamed to be a gamer
    Why does everybody in real life have to be such a horrible cunt when it comes to making money? Not hilarious imo, makes me sick and ashamed to be a human.

    No wait, it doesn't. That's the way we've evolved and why're we're alive as species today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vice80 View Post
    This is not funny, this is sad and pathetic, I hope anet does something to this guy, like takes all his money and real leggy progress away.
    Indeed. Why do people find it amusing to destroy someone's enjoyment to such a degree that they end up quitting? Real scum of humanity, right there.

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    Ee-yeah, this is pretty awful and something should definitely be done about that guy if at all possible. Just because you CAN scam someone (and people fall for it), doesn't mean you should. Let's have some basic decency and respect for our fellow humans, yeah?

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    I'm in two minds about this. On one hand, you should never trust random strangers giving you a "get rich quick" scheme for free, and anyone who falls for it is, in my honest opinion, fully deserving of losing their money because of it. Like the saying goes, "a fool and his money are easily parted". On the other hand, this is an obvious case of scamming to acquire personal gain due to intentionally spread misinformation, which is against the rules and grounds for suspension.

    Le edit: I do think the case of "I was scammed, therefore I will not enjoy the game any more" is horribly extremist and an overreaction, but that's simply based on how I would react if I was in that situation. A less emotionally stable person could surely lose the desire to enjoy the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky_ View Post
    Why does everybody in real life have to be such a horrible cunt when it comes to making money? Not hilarious imo, makes me sick and ashamed to be a human.

    No wait, it doesn't. That's the way we've evolved and why're we're alive as species today.
    You're justifying being a complete jerk with survival of the fittest? Bit of a stretch bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky_ View Post
    Why does everybody in real life have to be such a horrible cunt when it comes to making money? Not hilarious imo, makes me sick and ashamed to be a human.

    No wait, it doesn't. That's the way we've evolved and why're we're alive as species today.
    So you are all good with those scammers that send you phishing mail or e-mail? All those people scamming the government and use your precious taxes for their own personal benefits.

    Those people don't keep us alive.

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    Hilarious, always nice to see scams go through. In EvE scamming is something pretty normal; however, when it happens in other games where people are frowning upon such practices I can't help but smile.
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    You all read what actually happened right ?
    Guy claiming: Combine 4 exotic staves -> Get legendary prereq

    People eating that shit up, thinking they can cheat the game and throw money away doing it.

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    Easy guys, this is not a real life issue. No one is starving, no one died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braxx View Post
    Easy guys, this is not a real life issue. No one is starving, no one died.
    So, if you'd paid for gems with real money, changed them to gold and then got scammed, it's okay because nobody died? If a bank ends up stealing thousands, it's okay, because nobody is starving?

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    This is the reason why 'hidden' craft recipes was a bad idea to begin with. Rare drop recipes are 'ok' but hidden recipes are definitely not.

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