|Quite an uncomfortable word.|
|“Evil” / Lawful scale|
The Evil > Lawful scale will be familiar to World of Warcraft roleplayers. I’ve relabelled it for wow gold making, however its origin does raise questions about RP in gold making: Do you RP in character in the Auction House, does your lawful paladin give pots and loot to new players? Yes, I know roleplayers who actually do that! Does your Warlock or Rogue ninja items in raids or practice inethical AH trading?
Here is the flip side of the Evil / Lawful scale:
|Flip side of the Evil/Lawful scale|
Is it ethical to buy the White Kitten for 40s from Lil Timmy in Stormwind, then resell it for 450g in the Auction House? Once, I would have said no. Players would have to save up to afford the item, and would be angry or upset to find it was cheap to buy. Then they would broadcast on /trade that you had ripped them off!
|S.C.A.M. Not us, hopefully!|
So does that make it ethical to buy the white kitten then repost it with a level one alt instead? It certainly raises some questions about whether it is morally right to use anonymous level one alts for our banking and AH mules.
As WoW and the player bases has matured, gold making has become more acceptable, even expected. This does depend on the server though. For example, on a small RP server, if you fish in my pool, you will be flamed to death for being a thief. A large PVE or PVP server, the reaction would be totally different.
Most of us would agree that buying gold from gold sellers is wrong. But what about the ethics of buying cheap stock from a possible Chinese farmer, or a bot, or from a possible hacked account? My personal opinion, and this is a very personal topic, on which you must form your own opinion, is that I “see no evil”. Unless someone tells me it is a bot, or a farmer, or a hacker, then I go ahead.
I believe in kindness, and in the business law of reciprocity, also known as the life law of karma What goes around, comes around. You get what you give. But I’m not a complete saint, I do slip up from time to time. In this recent post I even bragged about poisoning the AH statistics for my own benefit. Can you forgive me?
Be Humble. http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Humble Once you have sold your integrity, you cannot buy it back. At the end of the day, its not real money that you’re making here. It’s a game, and for a sacrifice of a few silver – is it worth it?Â Where do you stand?
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