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|Posted by Sverdrup at Mar 26, 2012 11:21:09 AM|
Quoted For Truth.
This cash-for-poe selling is a hierarchical scheme akin to the drug trade:
1. The botters are the street peddlers risking their skins.
2. The powerful blockading monarchs without real crews/flags (but poes) are the drug king pins buying services from botters during high-pay blockades and paying botters with cash for poe (via cartels, see next).
3. The real-world "gambling" sites (making the bots and providing the poe-cash exchange) are the cartels creating, enabling, and profiting from every aspect of this. The cartels cut into OOO long-term viability as a financial enterprise in the real world.
4. High-stakes poker acts as the money-laundering scheme within the ToS.
All parasites eventually kill their host. As in the drug trade: seize all assets (poe, ships, islands, stats) that were used in any activity where as little as 1 poe has been aquired in violation of the ToS.
EDIT-4: Thank you, Setsusa and Chipharip for opening my eyes to these schemes the last few weeks as it put the blockading game(s) into a larger perspective.
Sverdrup, CPTN of Schroedinger's Cat, Heisenberg's Uncertainty, Meridian
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