Blizzard should allow in game selling of gold/items in WOW

Philippines
March 14, 2007 10:02am CST
When you sell gold or items you obviously busted your a$$ to get, you end up being banned aka get your account deleted. Some people would not want to waste time "farming" gold 24/7 and would rather pay money so that they would enjoy the game instead of getting a headache thinking when will he ever accumulate that 1thousand gold so he can buy the things that would make his in game experience better. Can someone tell as to why blizzard would not allow me to sell in game gold/ items that I do not need to players who could need them and would gladly pay for them?
5 responses
@Latrivia (2888)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Because it gives you an unfair advantage, and you're selling something that doesn't really belong to you. If you don't like farming, then find a well paying profession, master it, and take advantage of auction house. Also, a trip to Outlands wouldn't hurt, considering that you can make up to 100 gold or more a day.
@jnetkris (213)
• United States
29 Mar 07
sad to say there are some players who were banned innocently....
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Well, if you still want to pursue it you can do so outside WoW. There are a lot of accounts and gold being sold in ebay and other sites and Blizzard has no control over that.
@jnetkris (213)
• United States
29 Mar 07
but don't you know that they're installing somthing in your computer to monitor things on what you're doing in wow & possible third parties? players said its in their EULA sigh...
• United States
14 Mar 07
i agree with the fact that it upsets the econemy, but people still do it. sadly people do it all the time and make a living doing it, and a man goes to sell 100 gold to get a few extra bucks to buy something and he gets banned. oh yes.. not the one who bought the stuff or the one who owns the sight, but the man who made 10$. THAT is retarded. and another thing. why dont they give a crap about people doing it on dioblo 2 LOD? because they dont really make money with that!! in all truth. i think blizzard is nothing but a bunch of snot nosed ediots looking to only benifit themselves. nice post by the way.
@jnetkris (213)
• United States
29 Mar 07
i strongly agree with you i hate blizzard banning players try visit gamersreunion.wordpress or seach internet about blizzards banning so pitiful why wont the ban the 3rd parties instead.. a lot of them is endorsing it in internet *i think they have this hidden agreement* & another sad thing is they ban even those innocent & players who are just into it like leveling so fast, farming gold for epic i hate blizzard now..
• United States
14 Mar 07
It's due to the selling of gold that things in the game cost 1000 gold. It upsets the games economy and makes prices skyrocket, which then creates an endless loop where people almost have to buy gold or be online constantly in order to get the really good items. However, if no one sold gold, then the economy stabilizes itself and people get things by earning them through playing, which is kind of the point.
• United States
14 Mar 07
Blizzard does not let you sell gold because it creates an unfair advantage in the game. Plus, you would be profiting from work that is technically not your own. Sure, you worked hard to get the gold, but you did not write the code for the game, therefore the gold is tecnically Blizzards property, even though your character owns it.. Its the same reason why you can't sell accounts and/or characters. They may be yours, but you didn't create the game, so you tecnically still don't own them. You can sell in game items for in game gold, and thats about it.