You would think that in all their glory, Arena net would have placed some safeguards in to attempt to thwart the botters in their tracks. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case. When in the town of Lion’s Arch, the chat is spammed all the time with these botters advertising their websites. Maybe I should explain what this means.
L.A. is the central hub in the New Game called Guild Wars 2. It is filled with things to do, armor and weapons to buy and stations to work on your crafting professions.
Now as for the spammers. Spamming is when you post the same message over and over and over. Yeah you know what that’s like. The spammers use a program that allows them to post these messages in succession.
So here we are with people running programs to advertise their websites repeatedly…. well that’s all fine and good but… and this is a big but… what are they advertising for? Gold sales and power leveling.
There in lies the problem. Guild Wars 2 doesn’t need gold sales. The Guild Wars 2 economy is based off of Copper, Silver and Gold. There’s 100 copper to a silver, and 100 silver to a gold. This currency can be purchased through the game. Seriously, you can put real life money on the game, like second life, pwi, or any of the modern games out there, and then convert it into game currency via an EXCHANGE. So your 200 Gems becomes 1 Gold. Well how much is a Gem worth?
Gems are bought in real currency form of Dollars or Whatever, it really depends on where you live, and it may not be the same for everyone. But in America, where I am, it seems to be 10, 20, 35 or 50 dollar intervals. And you get roughly 80 percent of that in gems. So 10.00 would be 800 gems. 20 would be 1600, 2800 for 35 bucks and 50 bucks would get you 4000 gems. Alright so let’s say we want to get a lot of money. 4000 gems /200 which would get you one gold and you have 20 gold for 50 bucks. And that’s at current market value, or rather the market value I saw when I decided to say “Eff this, I’m going to farm some mats” instead of buying a bank extension. This is contradictory to what it was about a week or two ago when it was at 400 per gold, which would mean you’d only get 10 gold. So there you go, no botters needed for that part. Lets look at the next part, Power leveling.
Power leveling is considered to be “Real” when you jump from the lowest level to the highest in a short matter of time. The highest level available is 80 at this time. How you power level the fastest in Guild Wars 2 is simple. You pick a crafting profession and you do it. I’d steer clear of cooking for now, as that’s the most expensive profession, and aim for something that’s done less to start. Any who, if you either build up your mats, or you buy them through the black lion trading company after putting money on the game and pick up some crafting boosters, Power leveling can go rather fast and have you leveling up to 80 in a day. Yes, that’s right, there were level 80s on the opening day of GW2.
So there you have it. My view on why the power leveling advertisements, and the gold sales advertisements are not only a waste of time, but a waste of resources…. I know now you’re going “Why buy an Account just to advertise.” and let me put that out there for those who haven’t been following the politics behind GW2.
These botters use stolen accounts. They will log in, spam chat for an hour or so and log out. How do they steal accounts? The old fashioned way. They guess the passwords. It’s simple enough when people don’t change their passwords and use them for EVERYTHING especially when they get spyware and don’t bother changing it.
Yeah I said it. The players are at fault this time… But I’m not among these fools. My password became more cryptic in style on day 5. And it will change by the end of the night! Why? Because I don’t keep a password the same for over a month on something that I don’t want to get hacked. I change it and keep it mentally safe and sound. I never write it down or use it on more than one location.
It’s a practice that was forced upon me when I was younger. I’m glad it was. Well that’s it for today.
Good Luck Gamers, and god speed.