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Has This WoW Fan Gone Too Far?  
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I personally don't play the game but have many friends who do, but this was a first for me. This guy has over 30+ different accounts of WoW that he plays simultaneously!!! This guy is going to remain a virgin for the rest of his life with no girlfriend or any hint of a social life...  Wink Who honestly would pay $5k + a year just for membership accounts? Well we know of at least one...  Smile

http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/...ver-30-warcraft-characters/1255554


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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
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I like the game but that is insane! Didn't read the link but what some people do is level up the characters and sell them on like ebay. They make really good money too.
Blue



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5988 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

This is obviously a case of taking it to the extreme, but if he gets a challenge out of managing them all at the same time, I'd say go for it.

Besides one can never take WoW too far  Wink


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1738 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Thread starter):
This guy is going to remain a virgin for the rest of his life with no girlfriend or any hint of a social life... Wink Who honestly would pay $5k + a year just for membership accounts? Well we know of at least one... Smile

I knew a guy who was not far off from this guy in the article, but he was smart about it and made money out of it instead of spending. He was ranked something really high like #8 worldwide. He would get several characters and build them up to whatever high levels and then sell them for thousands.

The part that ticks me off is that he was like 30 years old, had a GF (who had a WoW fetish as well and yes he did get laid), and is a pilot for a major and very reputable airline.

It doesn't get any weirder than that.


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
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Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
some people do is level up the characters and sell them on like ebay.

And this I find more pathetic than the guy in the article... How the hell can you justify paying $$$ for an online identity. Crazy I tell ya.

Kev.



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1608 times:



Quoting FlyKev (Reply 4):
And this I find more pathetic than the guy in the article... How the hell can you justify paying $$$ for an online identity. Crazy I tell ya.

I know it may be a bit different, but didn't we all on a.net pay for this at one point...



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1572 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 5):
I know it may be a bit different, but didn't we all on a.net pay for this at one point...

True, but in regards to the amount of money we spent for membership, it's far less than what some people will spend for a character online. A 1 time expense of 20 something dollars for a.net membership compared to up to thousands of $$$ for an online character...



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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2783 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
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Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
up to thousands of $$$ for an online character...

Those characters take while to level up all the way ,too. I heard of one of my friend's friend bought one and it was outrageous the amount of money. Plus they charge you to switch characters to different accounts.
Blue



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

My question is how the heck does he pay for this?

If he's so busy playing this game, and according to the article there is no clear indication that he is selling any of these accounts, where is he getting the money?



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1444 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
True, but in regards to the amount of money we spent for membership, it's far less than what some people will spend for a character online. A 1 time expense of 20 something dollars for a.net membership compared to up to thousands of $$$ for an online character...

Yeah, but your membership doesn't come with +8,000 mana and +240 hit points!


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1432 times:



Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 5):
I know it may be a bit different, but didn't we all on a.net pay for this at one point...

No, originally a.net forum registration was free. Grandfathered members never paid to register their usernames, although some like myself are now First Class Members.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11639 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1417 times:



Quoting Continental (Reply 9):
Yeah, but your membership doesn't come with +8,000 mana and +240 hit points!

And there was me being pleased when I got to +5 mana whilst playing on a mates' game the other day  crazy 



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