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21. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 8, 2012, 10:39 NegaDeath
 
Prez wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 05:36:
but ultimately I don't feel I have the right to tell others how to spend their money, especially since I hate it when others try to do the same to me.

I'm not telling anyone how to spend their money, they can live their life how they want to. If a person picked up a piece of dog crap off the ground and decided to chow down that's their right too (I guess they saw "value" in it). Doesn't change my opinion that they need a psychiatrist.
 
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20. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 8, 2012, 05:36 Prez
 
If some middle class dude for whom $50k is a year's salary buys into it, yeah that's crazy. But if some curious, bored, rich guy for whom $50k amounts to impulse-buy money wants to buy in, who am I to say he can't, or that he's crazy to do so? The point could be made that it's a frivolous waste of what would be a lot of money to most of us, and I suppose I could see that, but ultimately I don't feel I have the right to tell others how to spend their money, especially since I hate it when others try to do the same to me.  
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19. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 8, 2012, 00:48 NegaDeath
 
Again, agree to disagree. Donations to church (are supposed to) get put towards the community. Antiques or rare items actually exist. Even a virtual sword in a game is there to enhance the enjoyment of a service a person uses. This is a social experiment to see who would pay them $50000 for nothing, I don't see the equivalency that you guys do. You can imagine a mentally healthy person finding value in that, I can't.  
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18. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 23:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 20:06:
Imo spending $50k on something that doesn't exist is insanity.

The term "doesn't exist" comes into question regarding virtual items.. but really it's existence is based on the faith of the supposed owner that it is tangibly theirs, even if it's comprised of 1's and 0's ultimately.

Take for instance someone who goes to church and donates every week, they could eventually donate $50,000 or more over a lifetime.. this is paid on the premise that God and Heaven exist..

Is that insanity too? It's all in the eye of the beholder, IMO.
 
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17. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 20:34 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 20:15:
I'm curious to know what's inside, but not curious enough to participate in this. I'll just be patient and wait for the story on Blues in a few months.

Exactly. In the old days (i.e. before everyone had the Internet on 24/7) it may have been possible to keep the contents secret among those who participated, compelling more people to give in to their curiosity. Now everyone who cares will know within an hour of the reveal.
 
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16. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 20:30 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 20:15:
I'm curious to know what's inside

I'm not, because that is his game. It will be a huge disappointment if it's ever unveiled. Guys playin others.
 
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15. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 20:15 jdreyer
 
I'm curious to know what's inside, but not curious enough to participate in this. I'll just be patient and wait for the story on Blues in a few months.  
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14. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 20:06 NegaDeath
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 19:22:
Why is that scary? How is that anymore scary than people paying a million bucks for a baseball? Or a hundred million for a painting? It's just some coloured oil on cloth at the end of the day. Value is relative and if someone gets their yayas from dropping 50k on a virtual item, bully for them. Just because it's not how you or I would spend it doesn't make it wrong. And besides if you have the kind of coin you can do something like that for a lark 50k is peanuts in that case.

Sorry but we'll have to agree to disagree. Imo spending $50k on something that doesn't exist is insanity.
 
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13. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 19:22 Cutter
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 18:52:
I have no issue with this, if people find enjoyment mindlessly clicking away blocks so be it.

If someone pays $50,000 to get that super chisel though? Yeah that's scary.

Why is that scary? How is that anymore scary than people paying a million bucks for a baseball? Or a hundred million for a painting? It's just some coloured oil on cloth at the end of the day. Value is relative and if someone gets their yayas from dropping 50k on a virtual item, bully for them. Just because it's not how you or I would spend it doesn't make it wrong. And besides if you have the kind of coin you can do something like that for a lark 50k is peanuts in that case.

 
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12. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 18:52 NegaDeath
 
I have no issue with this, if people find enjoyment mindlessly clicking away blocks so be it.

If someone pays $50,000 to get that super chisel though? Yeah that's scary.
 
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11. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 18:13 Prez
 
Fair enough but the game aspect of all this is so small as to be insignificant. Just the name "Curiosity" implies that this isn't a game in anything close to the traditional sense (in which it is played for fun) rather one that you partake in a menial task with virtually no reward simply because you are curious. The social experiment comes not from the activity itself, but in seeing how many people end up paying to do so little with virtually no payoff until the very end just out of "curiosity".  
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10. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 17:58 NewMaxx
 
Prez wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 17:24:
As a social experiment, Curiosity is at least intriguing. It just isn't a game at all, which makes me wonder why it really even gets discussed here. Molyneux hasn't been relevant in the industry for a long time now; he's just tinkering with tech and ways of vetting money out of people.

Games are inherently about the social experience. Yes, I know, we have "single-player" titles all the time, right? Let us look at the origin of games, the origin of "game" itself, not only what the word means but what it has meant throughout time. It implies multiple participants, both players and observers.

You might say a porno meets the same criteria, and yes, it does. However, a game also has rules, and more importantly, a victory condition. There is a winner and a loser, but both played within agreed guidelines. You could introduce honor and gentlemanly conduct within this framework with ease, but at the end of the day, it's about who gets to the finish line first without aggravating the crowd, and in this case the scenario fits the bill.
 
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9. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 17:24 Prez
 
As a social experiment, Curiosity is at least intriguing. It just isn't a game at all, which makes me wonder why it really even gets discussed here. Molyneux hasn't been relevant in the industry for a long time now; he's just tinkering with tech and ways of getting money out of people.

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8. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 17:16 HorrorScope
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 13:53:
I admit it, I downloaded Curiosity.

I'm a liberal and against banning in most cases, but banning you over this is for your own good.
 
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7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 14:46 Cutter
 
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 12:46:
Why can't I figure out a way to make money off of all the stupid people in the world?

Get into politics.
 
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6. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 13:57 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 13:53:
I admit it, I downloaded Curiosity. Because I was, you know, curious. I my defense, it's free to play and free to download, so I spent nothing but a couple of minutes. You know, trying to figure out why this is a thing.

I get Minecraft. I don't like it myself, but I can see the appeal. I watched Jimmie and Freddie Wong play it a bit, seemed like fun, but I can't get into it.

This? This is nothing like Minecraft. All you do is break blocks by touching them, endlessly. The description promises it will be more than that, but I don't see how.

I didn't know this came out.
Is there a game? Is it satisfying, or does it feel like work?

I doubt there's any game, right?
 
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5. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 13:53 Agent.X7
 
I admit it, I downloaded Curiosity. Because I was, you know, curious. I my defense, it's free to play and free to download, so I spent nothing but a couple of minutes. You know, trying to figure out why this is a thing.

I get Minecraft. I don't like it myself, but I can see the appeal. I watched Jimmie and Freddie Wong play it a bit, seemed like fun, but I can't get into it.

This? This is nothing like Minecraft. All you do is break blocks by touching them, endlessly. The description promises it will be more than that, but I don't see how.
 
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4. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 13:03 Ozmodan
 
You really have to wonder why people throw money away on games like this. I should open a website called please throw money at me.  
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3. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 12:56 NegaDeath
 
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 12:46:
Why can't I figure out a way to make money off of all the stupid people in the world?

I'm a Canadian prince and I need help getting $7,123,456 out of the country. If you can provide help I will give you half. All that is required is you send me a small one-time fee to transfer ownership of the funds.
 
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2. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 12:46 Bill Borre
 
Why can't I figure out a way to make money off of all the stupid people in the world?  
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