Gaming Gamer Drops $16,000 on Virtual Sword for Unreleased Game

FireCat

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o_O Hi troll Hmm Just the "word virtual sword for 16.000" Isn't that crazy enough that someone spend money on. And what's logical on a virtual Sword? Go ahead and explain.
 

Slapshot136

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o_O Hi troll Hmm Just the "word virtual sword for 16.000" Isn't that crazy enough that someone spend money on. What's logical on a virtual Sword? Go ahead and explain.
spent 16k on a game - may end up playing game for 2-3k (~6-8hr/day for 2 years) hours, thus paying ~$6/hr for entertainment/enjoyment - some people have the time & money to spend on stuff like that - granted not many people, but why do you feel that it's crazy? other rich people may spend 100k to go to space for an hour or something - it's their money to spend, why do you criticize them for it?
 

FireCat

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some people have the time & money to spend on stuff like that - granted not many people, but why do you feel that it's crazy? other rich people may spend 100k to go to space for an hour or something - it's their money to spend, why do you criticize them for it?
If you would know the value of money, then you might even think, It's a crazy story.
 

FireCat

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Sure ^
These brilliant sword "are such great value" you won't even believe it.
 

camelCase

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FC doesn't have money; see's man acting like Tony Stark IRL. Is jelly.
FC only wishes he could get a proper meal every day.

FC should delete his account since it's just virtual anyway and he's spending money on Internet billz he could be using for useful stuff like food; FC, you're crazy! Why would you spend on internetz!? Just a worthless virtual thing!
 

FireCat

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I should delete my account since I am just virtual anyway
Fixed for ya. Does this sound right to you..? Hmm

Internet are pretty useful, If you didn't know that!! And Btw: Do you pay for your internet connection?
 

camelCase

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Ahh..
But, you see, unlike you, I don't believe that virtual stuff is useless stuff.
It's not useful to you, in particular, though; you don't use it to learn how to have a proper argument. I pay half the monthly internet bills, which is about 23USD.
 

Slapshot136

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These brilliant sword "are such great value" you won't even believe it.
FC, you don't understand what it is, thus you cannot place a value on it

1. it has been made clear that the sword is "unique" and "one of a kind", yet you refer to it as "These", as if there were more

2. you are buying more than just a virtual item, you are buying something that will give you hours of enjoyment, bragging rights, or perhaps just supporting a game studio that you like - some people choose to donate to charity because they like to - do they get any tangible benefit from doing so? no, but they get peace of mind perhaps, but by your logic that would be just as crazy, would it not?

3. I won't get into details of hacking, but just trust me that it would be difficult to re-create the sword without the developers help, and that any hack/etc. of "I have one too" would be instantly detected by the game - it's one of the simplest things to check for (should this happen? no? -> cheater! bring forth the mighty ban-hammer!!)
 

KaerfNomekop

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Simply put, the guy paid for $16,000 worth of reputation, which nobody else might ever have.
 

Fatmankev

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some people choose to donate to charity because they like to - do they get any tangible benefit from doing so?
Just want to point out that donating money to charities is tax deductible, since it sounds like you're not aware.
 

Varine

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spent 16k on a game - may end up playing game for 2-3k (~6-8hr/day for 2 years) hours, thus paying ~$6/hr for entertainment/enjoyment - some people have the time & money to spend on stuff like that - granted not many people, but why do you feel that it's crazy? other rich people may spend 100k to go to space for an hour or something - it's their money to spend, why do you criticize them for it?
Yeah more like a few millions to go to space. I found tickets for a trip to the moon at some point in the future for 100 million. But I'm still shooting for my spot on Mars One, I think I deserve it.
 

FireCat

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1. it has been made clear that the sword is "unique" and "one of a kind", yet you refer to it as "These", as if there were more

2. you are buying more than just a virtual item, you are buying something that will give you hours of enjoyment, bragging rights
No No! There's absolutely no value on it "unique" Or Not. "It's Just a Item for a game" What does he think, He would level up faster with it. eh?
 

Accname

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The value of an object is defined by how much money somebody is ready to give for it.

There is not a supernatural being giving price tags to all kinds of items on earth. God doesnt care about your money.
 

Dan

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I think the company should give him free game time for the life of the game to go along with it. and a free copy. If at all possible...

Yeah more like a few millions to go to space. I found tickets for a trip to the moon at some point in the future for 100 million. But I'm still shooting for my spot on Mars One, I think I deserve it.
Can we send FireCat to Mars instead? Now THAT'S something a wealthy man would pay $16,000 for.
 
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