We all know dupers ruin the game. They flood the economy and screw legit people out of their money when the inevitable wipes come. However, here's an odd question coming from someone like me - is duping ever justified?
Imagine you are level 65+, all +8 armors and +8 weapon, farmed for them legitly and purchased from people you trusted. You've spent billions but it was worth it, you're geared and ready to PK. A week later you log in and are NAKED. All armor and weapons gone.
What if you had the knowledge to dupe? Say you decided to get your gear back by any means necessary. CS refuses to roll you back for whatever reason, so with the last of your cash, you get legit +1s and dupe them so you can get all +8 gear again. You do not sell any of the dupes since you don't want to screw anyone over, you just want your hard earned gear back. After all your gear is +8 again, you NPC whatever remains to ensure the +8's won't get wiped and to make sure none of it is ever sold to honest, unsuspecting people.
Would you do it that way if you could? In effect, 'roll yourself back', with no harm to others? I'm wondering if those kinds of dupers really are so bad. After all, dupe wipes hurt the legit players the most, the dupers just shrug and dupe their stuff again.
The ones who sell their dupes can die though, they ruin the game.