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Lt. Commander
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# 11
06-17-2012, 02:17 PM
/shrug this is because of South Korean internet addiction cases like the people that live in internet cafes, or die in them. Goodbye South Korean gamers, I see companies dropping that region left and right.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newswee...addiction.html
http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/22/world/...ing/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ual-child.html

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...w=1277&bih=857
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# 12
06-17-2012, 02:17 PM
But then south Korea is merely an airstrip for the USA anyway its population is tiny
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# 13
06-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by nooobsaibot
About time honestly, US/UK/everyone should adopt this law. I'd miss my free gaming, but if/when/if I ever become a paying gamer again, I'd like to be able to pay the same price for the same game everyone else is playing.
Everyone can suffer together so long as we're all equal in our suffering, hmm?
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# 14
06-17-2012, 02:18 PM
That practically outlaws all MMO's in Korea, oh well.
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# 15
06-17-2012, 02:18 PM
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Canada is planning legislation this fall.
Well, that would be hypocricy on the scale I've come to expect from our goverment. It's a shame they wouldn't examine the labour codes in some provinces. There doesn't seem to be any concern about how these allow business to exploit "unskilled" labourers. This happens in Real Life but it doesn't seem to matter if the right kind of people aren't affected.
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# 16
06-17-2012, 02:19 PM
From what I've been reading, this is for the sale of items for cash.

IE buying a MK XI console for 40 USD, or buying EC for xx amount of USD.

Since it's actively delt with I don't see this being an issue considering the micro transaction ideas really originated from that area

In any event, this is not an STO discussion and thus moved to Ten Forward
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# 17
06-17-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nooobsaibot
About time honestly, US/UK/everyone should adopt this law. I'd miss my free gaming, but if/when/if I ever become a paying gamer again, I'd like to be able to pay the same price for the same game everyone else is playing.
Completely disagree, F2P games that don't do pay 2 win would be outlawed as well e.g. Planetside 2 where all the money will come from cosmetics/XP Boosters.
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# 18
06-17-2012, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnBludd View Post
This hurt deeply... Being a parent myself... How anyone can be so stupid is beyond me.

But South Korea is not the only country with this problem:

http://mashable.com/2010/10/28/farmv...r-mother-baby/
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# 19
06-17-2012, 02:22 PM
This won't effect microtransactions as you are buying items for cash but not selling items for cash as in the case of Diablos AH.

Honestly, not much will come of this I expect.
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# 20
06-17-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Askray View Post
From what I've been reading, this is for the sale of items for cash.

IE buying a MK XI console for 40 USD, or buying EC for xx amount of USD.

Since it's actively delt with I don't see this being an issue considering the micro transaction ideas really originated from that area

In any event, this is not an STO discussion and thus moved to Ten Forward
Again we don't know yet, the exact wording of the law. They may include all microtransactions.

Even if they don't, what about the Dilithium Exchange? Again it's paying real money (buying C-Store points) then using that to purchase a virtual item (Dilithium). This isn't a system of just player to player trades, it's an actual in-game feature put in by the developers of the game. Would they have to remove the Dilithium Exchange? Or find some other mother of exchanging currency for currency?

And I really hate this being in Ten Forward, the potential outcome of this could possibly affect STO, and more people read General Discussion than Ten Forward
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