Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 21
02-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhodes85 View Post
No. you do not have to win or have a chance to win, nothing, in order for it to be gambling. its about the method used to get the prize not the prize itself



correct.



no real money? where do you think they get the keys from? cstore points. those points an intermediary of monetary value. no different than casino chips, in relation to this situation



No. and actually you do know what toy will come with it if you ask.
This ^

/10char
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 22
02-09-2012, 02:37 PM
DS9 has gambling. EQ2 has a npc where you can gamble. Non-issue.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23 Tf2!?!?!?
02-09-2012, 02:46 PM
OMG Anyone else haveing Team Fortress 2 Crate's stacking up with no Keys to unlock them Flashbacks!?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 24
02-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Armsman View Post
Again it not gambling per se - because in Casino gambling you have the real chance of willing nothing. These boxes give you something 100% of the time - and (on paper) EVERY reward they give is of higher value (in the C-Store) then the 100 CP key. Ergo, technically , not real gambling.
Sorry wrong, there are games in casino's where you can win worthless or worth something rewards for betting, same as the casino grab bags in MMO's such as STO, and it is considered gambling.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 25
02-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebaron666 View Post
It's not gambling when you don't have to buy the keys............. nobody is making anbody buy them, they are buying them themselves of their own free will
Wrong sir, it is gambling, just because you personally do not choose to gamble yourself does not change the fact it is gambling and gambling is in an MMO we are playing.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 26
02-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhodes85 View Post
no real money? where do you think they get the keys from? cstore points. those points an intermediary of monetary value. no different than casino chips, in relation to this situation
I wasn't trying to argue it is not gambling, I was just pointing out that there exists a way to open those boxes without paying actual money. Even if c-points have monetary value, it doesn't mean you have to pay for them (anymore).
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
02-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Re posted the links to the story articles on this, for some reason the links stopped working. Pretty lame the topic got moved aswell.

http://gamepolitics.com/2011/09/22/s...-mmo%E2%80%99s

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/09...korean-mmo-ga/
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 28
02-09-2012, 03:55 PM
So what's the problem? Why are you guys upset about these boxes? I don't get it. Let's have a multiple choice poll!!

I don't like the boxes because:
A) I gotsta have the ship and I'm gonna lose all my monies to get it!
B) Gambling is wrong at every level.
C) These boxes take something away from me.
D) They break the feel of the game. Enemies should drop pancakes, not boxes.
E) The boxes are like females being given away for free while the keys are males and have to be paid for. It's a sexist plot!!
F) I just like to rage. My last heated argument was about the best flavor for a potato chip.
G) They make the game more difficult.
H) Other.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 29
02-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
D) They break the feel of the game. Enemies should drop pancakes, not boxes.
Most definitely!!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 30
02-09-2012, 04:39 PM
Quote:
DS9 has gambling. EQ2 has a npc where you can gamble. Non-issue.
neither of these is true. ds9 gambling? you mean dabo? dabo uses latinum or credits. neither are real currency and neither are an intermediary representing real currency. therefore they are not gambling.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:29 PM.