R* is in the newspaper

#21joeharamatheoPosted 12/20/2013 10:50:43 PM(edited)
shark cards shouldn't exist, period

charging real resources for fantasy is a purely inflationary activity. in an intelligent political economy, such actions should be absolutely illegal

do you like when your money is worthless? essentially, R* is stealing from everybody

somebody needs to write THAT article...
#22GOTaSMALL1Posted 12/20/2013 10:59:23 PM
joeharamatheo posted...
charging real resources for fantasy is a purely inflationary activity. in an intelligent political economy, such actions should be absolutely illegal
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Really?

$20 for a lapdance or $20 for a phony $1.25m in a video game... what's the difference? They're both fantasies.
#23Claimh_SoliasPosted 12/20/2013 11:01:17 PM
GOTaSMALL1 posted...
joeharamatheo posted...
charging real resources for fantasy is a purely inflationary activity. in an intelligent political economy, such actions should be absolutely illegal
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Really?

$20 for a lapdance or $20 for a phony $1.25m in a video game... what's the difference? They're both fantasies.


I see what you're trying to do, but it doesn't quite work that way.
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#24SuplexKirbyPosted 12/21/2013 8:43:11 AM
Good
#25NineteenthCrossPosted 12/21/2013 11:21:24 AM
joeharamatheo posted...
shark cards shouldn't exist, period

charging real resources for fantasy is a purely inflationary activity. in an intelligent political economy, such actions should be absolutely illegal

do you like when your money is worthless? essentially, R* is stealing from everybody

somebody needs to write THAT article...



Look at TF2's "economy" it purely exists because there's someone too lazy to play the crate game.
This evolved into the easiest way to launder money since the invention of the bitcoin, Steam Marketplace.

Prior to Steam Marketplace, people were still using TF2 to launder money, but Valve wasn't getting a cut of it. Now, they take a 1 through 10% cut ( depending on how big the transaction is) and they're making money seriously from nothing.

It's quite hilarious because it completely ruins the whole " supply & demand" situation that exists in real life.

Infinite, yet artificially limited supply with a limited demand. It's amazing, it defies logic and loops back into a pyramid scheme. It's beautiful.. And all companies aspire to this.
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#26Master AlienPosted 12/21/2013 11:26:23 AM
GOTaSMALL1 posted...

I'm guessing Take-Two stock-holders are not very happy.


They probably dont care at all. GTA O is supposed to be self sustaining, all it means is they wont be producing much/anymore content if no one is buying the game cards. Only people that really care are the individuals who are currently employed by R* to work on various things GTA O, everyone else will just go on to the next project.
#27ScurixPosted 12/21/2013 1:14:44 PM
TookMyName posted...
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.


You need a new dealer
#28TookMyNamePosted 12/21/2013 1:25:29 PM
Scurix posted...
TookMyName posted...
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.


You need a new dealer


You have no idea...