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Date: 11/25/05 02:16 AM

31 Responses to Virtual property market booming

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 1:45 am
    Link: Virtual property market booming - Interesting trend.
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    nursesue Female 30-39
    175 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 2:27 am
    first to post again
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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 3:35 am
    thats freaking gay... big time.
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    YouG Male 18-29
    2521 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 5:46 am
    When I saw the word `recouped`, I sighed.
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    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
    579 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 10:04 am
    only a a person who is so into the game would spend 13k on a house IN A GAME
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 11:49 am
    Good for him... Haha, Jon Jacobs...
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    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 12:45 pm
    Whats worse are the idiots he sold to!
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    dgamer Male 13-17
    4 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 2:36 pm
    Hmm, last time I checked, he EARNED money. Thats hardly pathetic, even if he risked 13k.
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    Aphecks Male 18-29
    641 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 3:17 pm
    Thats pretty nuts, I consider that guy more of an entrepreneur for making money off of his investment.
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    grreat Male 13-17
    47 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 4:30 pm
    I bet he was an AMERICAN.

    STUPID FAT AMERICANS!!!!

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    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 5:35 pm
    bet he was a gay euro who alawys bashes americans even tho euros just suck rooster
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 5:35 pm
    rooster? oh well, it works.
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 5:45 pm
    I bet he was a Canadian who always bashes gay Euros who "alawys" bash Americans even "tho" Euros hust suck roosters.

    You do know that Euros are the currency?

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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 5:45 pm
    just*
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    Shikikan Male 18-29
    215 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 6:07 pm
    I bet he was an effin smart guy who made money doing something he loved, instead of being some unemployed loud mouth on a website.
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    adelaida94 Female 13-17
    178 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 6:16 pm
    grreat, that wasn`t very nice now was it.

    some americans rn`t bastards (except bush, urg i hate him)... but u sure are!!

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    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 7:24 pm
    Too nerd for me.
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    selcrs_ Female 13-17
    102 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 8:25 pm
    id love to play a game like that!! just not with real money ... its all a bit sad for me if you used real money but if you actually make profits then good for the people that risked it!!
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    selfir Male 18-29
    119 posts
    November 25, 2005 at 10:24 pm
    wow, 2 comment strings that have been reduced to international bickering. What have we come to people - this is a freaking website about dumb shi*t to be found online - obviously some of the users arent that far removed from the content.

    Can I buy a cardboard box in some big city alleyway in this game - that would be a conversation starter ... "Bitch I live in a trash can!" - Oscar the Grouch (via Dave Chapelle)

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    tacuvo Male 18-29
    314 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 1:42 am
    This website is becoming just like big-boys.com A bunch of idiots ruined it when they started writing racial stuff every time a post was made. This whole virtual real estate thing is actually really gay and sadly is going to become another one of those annoying trends, but what does it matter if the guy is American, European or wherever the hell he`s from? Let`s just laugh at him and get on with our lives.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 2:06 am
    4 stars. The march of civilization, folks!!! Now can you imagine what this would be like if the government got involved?? Land management regulations; housing authority; property taxes; zoning laws; and most dreadful of all, "Affordable" HOUSING!! Can you imagine what would happen to the cyber-economy were the value of virtual properties forced to plummet due to an artificial price-floor being placed, through subsidies by tax dollars from the government, on housing prices in SELECTED neighborhoods, or even worse, new developments INTENTED to provide this type of foiled-market housing??
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 2:10 am
    Imagine how the owners of the virtual property, the gamers themselves, would feel about seeing housing "projects" sprouting up throughout their territory, and their hard-earned (or barted) "tax" dollars being ripped-off from a centralized "project-entropia" bureaucracy which forces them to pay by extorting the credit-card numbers given to them intentionally at will, charging compulsory "public service" fees based, of course, on the majority vote of other users based on how the money should be spent? Think anyone`d want to play that game anymore? Nope, everybody would leave, except the ones in control or reaping the benefits (same people, just different degrees of the power - individual ratio)... then, once everyone was gone, they`d probably just riot or try to stop the riot in the name of the only employment opportunity left: service to the police state.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 2:15 am
    At least gamers could leave, and sue to get the money back. Unfortunately, social contract is one drafted and signed with your pre-natal signature. In other words, it`s something you`re born into, just another level of tyranny. Can`t just quit that game, and sue to get your money back, can you?? No, that`s called heresy/treason. Government can`t be fired. Now isn`t capitalism a nice fresh breath of air compared to the stinking stench of democratic industrialism that we`re used to?? All Hail the Information Age!!!
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    loakitty1972 Female 30-39
    162 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 3:05 am
    WTF?
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    tacuvo Male 18-29
    314 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 4:25 am
    Suicism really is bored.
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    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 10:25 am
    im gonna start selling virtual dog poo and see where that gets me in life...
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    AngelicusD Male 18-29
    97 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 3:31 pm
    Okay Suicism, I just looked at the very length of your posts and predicted how much waffle they were. Kudos to you for that uneeded indulgent waffle.
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    Dizzy_K Male 13-17
    425 posts
    November 26, 2005 at 5:25 pm
    its not really stupid, this has been happening for a while now, in all MMORPG`s. in some of them, people would work hard and make lots of money (in game) then sell it to others for money (out game). MMO`s cost money to keep playing, so by working hard and having fun, when you are finished with your account you can sell it to make up your losses, even make money
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    thespread Male 13-17
    215 posts
    November 27, 2005 at 8:42 am
    I don`t know, this sort of thing looks pretty dangerous. You just have to look at the everquest player who shot himself because his buddy stole all his credits. People take this sort of stuff too seriously. Adding real money to the equation is probably just a recipe for disaster, in some cases at least.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    November 28, 2005 at 7:45 pm
    Only a European would say this. Guess we shouldn`t own or risk ANYTHING in life, because it`s too "dangerous." I`m sure, being in Europe, they`ve probably outlawed that sort of "risky" behavior anyway, but don`t believe big brother will be there to wipe your ass when you run out of credits in the game of life.
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    thespread Male 13-17
    215 posts
    November 29, 2005 at 4:52 pm
    OK... my point is that some dork is going to spend his life savings on this crap and end up on the street or something.

    And what the hell does being european have to do with anything?

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