In this episode of CStM, we talk about how we leveled close to 65 without dinging so we could do it together in a Skirmish with some kinnies. Merric now has all his alts up to level 20 and is planning on moving them all to Lone Lands to run through the revamped zone and try the changes to Volume I Book 2.
Our main topic this week is discussing what we plan on doing now that we are 65. Things like working on gear, completing deeds for traits, finishing crafting, playing alts. If you have any ideas of what we should be working on now that we are 65 please let us know!
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Raise Your Glass:
Hiya Merric and Goldenstar,
I am listening to episode #20 and really enjoying your discussion on cheating and twinking.
One specific part of the discussion really intrigued me and I wanted to share my opinion.
Goldenstar asked what the difference was between a character who bought gold from another player/gold farmer and a character who receive the same amount of gold from an alt or another player as a gift. While the circumstances behind the transaction are different the in-game impact is the same.
Merric replied that the reason buying gold is cheating is because its against the rules Turbine has set.
While this is true, I also think it also comes down to the intent and social differences within each situation. In the case of buying gold, the transaction goes beyond the confines of the game into the real world. You have traded a real world value to a non-related third party to specifically gain an advantage in game. You would not have gotten the gold in game without going outside the game to purchase it.
While the net outcome (receiving gold) is the same, when you receive gold from an alt or a kinmate or friend, the result is within the confines of the game and is a social interaction. No ‘significant’ real world value exchanges hands (cookies don’t count no matter how good they are), everything is done within the game. The transaction would be between people who know each other and is based on the personal relationship between the two individuals. These social relationships are the cornerstone for any good mmo.
Anyways thats my thought.
Lvl 65 Elven LoreMaster on Arkenstone
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