R* is in the newspaper

#1loax555Posted 12/20/2013 5:25:27 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/gta-5-rockstar-bans-gamers-stealing-ingame-money-worth-millions-9015952.html
#2Spdwyblu05xrunPosted 12/20/2013 5:38:12 PM
Wow. R* got mugged. lol
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#3TookMyNamePosted 12/20/2013 5:42:19 PM
17 million in cash cards lol
#4shadyelfPosted 12/20/2013 5:44:36 PM
eh it's not as bad as for some other games where you get exclusive stuff for paying that you otherwise wouldn't be able to (usually skins).
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#5NineteenthCrossPosted 12/20/2013 5:49:02 PM
An online chart of the game’s richest players reveals one individual with in-game dollars in excess of $1 trillion ($1,109,674,917,679). Purchasing this amount of currency using the game’s micro-transactions would require 887,739 ‘Great White Shark’ cash cards, each worth $1,250,000 of in-game currency.

With each of these cards priced at £13.29 or $22 in real money, the sum above - accumulated by a player named “epiicmoddingtobi” - is worth just under £12 million or $20m in real money.



I just don't understand the logic in this.

There's no way to trade or "Cash out" of GTAO, Therefore the effective value is zero for any real person.

TF2, WoW, Realm of the Mad of God, World of Tanks, The Hentaiverse , Second Life, ZOMG, you name it, there's a way to "Cash out" of those games. Even if it by all legal means it could be considered money laundering but it exists.

For GTAO, there's none of that. You put money in. You get nothing out.
For 20 dollars, I could buy a shark card and get absolutely nothing. No special item, just the same crap everyone else gets.
or
For 20 dollars, I could buy some 100 stat pots, trade them with a pot trader for high end items, sell those items to an item trader for money, and make a profit.


At the end of the day, Linden dollars, the currency of a furry pornographic delusion simulator is worth more than GTA bux.
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#6Claimh_SoliasPosted 12/20/2013 5:57:55 PM
NineteenthCross posted...


At the end of the day, Linden dollars, the currency of a furry pornographic delusion simulator is worth more than GTA bux.


Oh God why?!
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#7proudgkPosted 12/20/2013 6:02:29 PM
The more R* implements their vision of what they want the final version of GTAO to be... the less people want to play it.
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#8ThrillKillFanPosted 12/20/2013 6:07:37 PM
I just have one thing to say about that article.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

It's a bleeping game, not the real world. You can't convert the in-game money to real money in any way, shape or form. I honestly get a kick out of placing $9k bounties on random players in open sessions I'm in since it's fun watching the vultures come outta the woodwork to try killing them to get that money.
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#9TookMyNamePosted 12/20/2013 6:07:51 PM
NineteenthCross posted...
An online chart of the game’s richest players reveals one individual with in-game dollars in excess of $1 trillion ($1,109,674,917,679). Purchasing this amount of currency using the game’s micro-transactions would require 887,739 ‘Great White Shark’ cash cards, each worth $1,250,000 of in-game currency.

With each of these cards priced at £13.29 or $22 in real money, the sum above - accumulated by a player named “epiicmoddingtobi” - is worth just under £12 million or $20m in real money.



I just don't understand the logic in this.

There's no way to trade or "Cash out" of GTAO, Therefore the effective value is zero for any real person.

TF2, WoW, Realm of the Mad of God, World of Tanks, The Hentaiverse , Second Life, ZOMG, you name it, there's a way to "Cash out" of those games. Even if it by all legal means it could be considered money laundering but it exists.

For GTAO, there's none of that. You put money in. You get nothing out.
For 20 dollars, I could buy a shark card and get absolutely nothing. No special item, just the same crap everyone else gets.
or
For 20 dollars, I could buy some 100 stat pots, trade them with a pot trader for high end items, sell those items to an item trader for money, and make a profit.


At the end of the day, Linden dollars, the currency of a furry pornographic delusion simulator is worth more than GTA bux.


Or 3/4 of a gram of some alright pot.
#10DrFeelgood1984Posted 12/20/2013 6:12:18 PM
GTA$ are actually worth absolutely nothing. LOL @ Rockstar acting like people are committing an actual crime. People just circumvented their idiotic attempt to implement micro-transactions.