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Have a Problem With a Neighbor? (White Giant)

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Matt Crouch (Fearless Blue)

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 05:28 am Click here to edit this post

mostly, I think that is bullshit. The amounts are ridiculously trivial, and being able to be 'extorted' in a game is extremely different than being extorted irl - the threats in SC are IMAGINARY 'assets.' Quite different than being told to hand over your wallet or take a bullet in the brain. The kind of person who would get very upset at being "extorted" for insignificant amounts of money due to threats against imaginary assets is not the kind of person I am generally willing to take seriously.
Mostly. The fact that Its only mostly bullshit, and that I think you do have a point here (albeit a tiny point :) ) is all the more reason to remove the linkage to real currency once and for all. Ideally to remove the awards as well , since they also 'give Sim-Countries a real-world value.' After all, if you call Bks actions extortion, how is threating a first-place potential winner any different? (say, asking them for half the prize...or youll attack).


why does everyone get all shifty when $ are involved, no matter how trivial the amounts?

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