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  1. #121
    I think a lot of people here are overreacting. The issue here is the fraudulent bank accounts, not the gold farming itself. That's a very serious crime.

  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by Cursingmonk View Post
    First off Helium is not explosive it is a noble gas that is lighter than air... I believe you are thinking hydrogen?

    Secondly, there is a realistic threat with terrorists using MMOs as channels for laundering and planning because cell phones are so closely monitored. They can bury chat in an MMO very easily and using coded language can go unnoitced in MMOs. This really is not a media embelishment and has been discussed before now.

    While the gov't does some funny things sometimes this one is probably justified. Fun article though =)
    Agreed. There has been stranger things that have happened.

  3. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by underdogba View Post
    I think a lot of people here are overreacting. The issue here is the fraudulent bank accounts, not the gold farming itself. That's a very serious crime.
    But....but.....we wanna make fun of "the man" =(

  4. #124
    This is awesome but i wonder:

    What class is Bin Laden playing? I'd go with a lock tbh

  5. #125
    Quote Originally Posted by FattyXP View Post
    People forget that the FBI wasn't called because the kids were gold selling/farming/etc. They are suspected of fraudulent bank/credit accounts (ie identity theft) being setup/used to buy chinese gold.
    Sadly I don't think any amount of repeating the truth will do any good.


    As for the whole terrorism angle.. nowhere in the original article was terrorism mentioned once. It was added in the article for G4, and it isn't even an quote by someone within the FBI or any other government agency. It was a statement by the article writer.

  6. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klog View Post
    Why is the FBI raiding low level content?
    lol'd in the middle of class, for the second time today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destron View Post
    This is awesome but i wonder:

    What class is Bin Laden playing? I'd go with a lock tbh
    Frost Mage. You know its true. His profession is a Goblin Engineer.
    Opulence. I has it.

  8. #128
    Quote Originally Posted by Cursingmonk View Post
    Helium is not explosive it is a noble gas that is lighter than air... I believe you are thinking hydrogen
    Across the pond, we stereotype the average US citizen as being quite dim-witted, albeit due to the poor education standards subject to them by their curriculum. I'm merely playing on my sarcy humour towards the FBI.
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  9. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by Papalenin View Post
    This is just ridiculous. Public education in america is being absolutely massacred by budget cuts and union busting, yet the cia has enough surplus funds to crack down on college students buying wow gold?

    The government needs a SERIOUS reality check.
    The CIA =/= The FBI.
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    Well..it is quite obvious...."Boob"buille
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    I saw Mankrik vs. Saurfang...I thought the apocalypse was supposed to be coming in 2012?
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    Once in church when priest went to get more candles I whispered to my friend "Priest ran out of reagents" and heard someone laugh very loud behind us.

  10. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by Klog View Post
    Why is the FBI raiding low level content?
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!!! love it

  11. #131
    So now if you buy gold you support terrorism? Very interesting.

  12. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by Linaver View Post
    Blizzard doesn't sell gold, gold sellers cost them nothing. It's their effort to maintain quality in WoW. Hacker yes maybe, gold sellers no.
    This is where people get confused though.

    Most Gold Sellers are hackers. That is how they get their gold to sell. They steal peoples accounts and strip them of gold, rob the guild banks, and then start botting/farming on the account.

  13. #133
    Quote Originally Posted by Cursingmonk View Post
    First off Helium is not explosive it is a noble gas that is lighter than air... I believe you are thinking hydrogen?

    Secondly, there is a realistic threat with terrorists using MMOs as channels for laundering and planning because cell phones are so closely monitored. They can bury chat in an MMO very easily and using coded language can go unnoitced in MMOs. This really is not a media embelishment and has been discussed before now.

    While the gov't does some funny things sometimes this one is probably justified. Fun article though =)
    If it wasn't justified, then we wouldn't know about it.


  14. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by Klog View Post
    Why is the FBI raiding low level content?
    +10000000 internets to you, sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klog View Post
    Why is the FBI raiding low level content?
    i died....

    btw i was told that they wiped on Hogger
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    Congratulations to Egypt, who after many wipes over a very long raid lasting most of the week, resulting in some very close attempts earlier this morning, has finally downed Mub'arak, earning a tribute to insanity. Now that they have completed trial, will Paragon beat them to the punch in ICC? Only time will tell. According to a very credible source, some of the loots included liberty, freedom of speech, and, most importantly, the internets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klog View Post
    Why is the FBI raiding low level content?
    This is the best response ever written on MMO!
    Quote Originally Posted by Azerox View Post
    Hahaha this is funny.

    In daytime i am Varian, King of the Alliance ... but @ night i dress up like a mage and troll arround in Origins of Order.
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    Proof the justice system has failed us(and blizz to for not banning them quicker).

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    Glad to know we pay taxes so the FBI can raid gold selling college students.
    Quote Originally Posted by qu1rex View Post
    Across the pond, we stereotype the average US citizen as being quite dim-witted, albeit due to the poor education standards subject to them by their curriculum.
    Sad to know people think I am stupid.

  19. #139
    How retarded do you have to be to set up fraudulent bank accounts to do this. How ridiculously unnecessary and stupid. I hope they are raped in prison for their foolishness.

  20. #140
    Aside from the terrorism thing (which is paranoid bullshit imo), it seems to me that gold farming would probably just be a civil matter between Blizzard and the farmer. If Blizzard could show that the gold farmers' actions somehow devalued Blizzard's stock or profits, then they'd maybe be entitled to damages, but remember that a ToS isn't a legal agreement. Blizzard is a private corporation and it's up to them to enforce their ToS, the government has no say in it (unless of course enforcing the ToS would somehow violate law).

    EDIT: just read deeper about the bank accounts. If that's what they did, well, that's indeed illegal.

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