Here is a rant. I have been noticing this for a while, but let me put it forth so that everyone can read it. I even pmed Felix about it but I think he is busy so he probably just disregarded my pm or he ignored it.
Everyday I come here I see people complaining about macroers, cheaters, dupers, etc. It's perfectly alright to do so because they ruin the game. The newest trend is blaming everything on chinese farmers. Here is one of the quotes that I have read. "It's not babashopping anymore, it is china shopping." Funny quote and it is true because they are everywhere. Now the problem is, if you find these people to be stupid, why are you buying from them? Because they are selling it for cheaper prices? Ofcoarse, they can sell for cheaper prices, they are cheating for their gold. When you keep buying from them, they are now more inclined to hire more employees, more computers, and more macro keys to farm even more gold for an even more profit. By realizing this profit margin, more chinese companies enter. You think there is just one company who is doing this? No, there are atleast 20 - 30 individual companies who are macroing for gold. The average wage in China is $5 dollars a day. By farming gold, they are making atleast $40 a day. They will do this forever as long as you keep buying from them.
Felix came up with a solution. He banned chinese companies from the forum. However, when an average player such as myself who can never compete with these people try to sell something, some retard always shows up and says "the Chinese are selling it for cheaper." OH REALLY? I DIDN'T KNOW!!!! By saying that, not only are you breaking the number one rule of this forum which has been carried out since ranking days "Don't ruin other people's trades", but you are also showing what an ignorant hypocritical mother fucker you really are. If you want to buy from them go buy them, you will save $5-6, how the fuck can you expect those prices from normal players?
There are even some people who are openly discussing where to buy from and who they are even when Felix banned Chinese farmers from the site. I swear I have seen **666 atleast 10 times today. Don't you guys have filters?
We complain about K2 not doing enough to rectify this situation and putting an end to farmers; no, the farmers aren't stopping because morons like you keep buying from them. Who would want to stop when 15 year old kids in China make more than doctors by playing a videogame?