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    Question Hypothetical question to everyone about in-game rewards

    I have a simple question that I would appreciate if everyone gave some feedback on. It applies to MMOs but not Darkfall specifically. It can be any game that you put your time into.

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    -Keep in mind that the more you participate, the more in-game stuff you would get out of it. And let's just assume the in-game rewards were very nice and you would actually want them, like skill or experience gain or expensive and rare items. And for now please forget about how it would work in real life and just focus on whether or not you would do it-


    IF your favorite MMO company held a promotional where if you did ANY or all of the following at any big or small degree, and be rewarded with valuable items/experience/whatever in the MMO as compensation, WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

    -Recycle in general, and recycle old computer parts and such
    -Donate to charities and causes, or participate in a walk fundraiser (such as to find a cure for breast cancer, or tragedies like recently in Haiti)
    -Or participate in other small projects that make a difference in the world that you get directly rewarded back in-game.

    If you could recycle even $2 worth of bottles and cans, and in turn got a code to get something worthwhile in the game, would you participate?

    If you could donate even 1lbs. of old clothes to a charity and they gave you a code to turn in in-game for stuff, would you participate?

    If you could walk for 1/2 an hour or an hour in a "walk to cure cancer" and could get a code to get something badass in the game, would you participate?


    The more you participate, the more in-game stuff you got. And just for
    Let me know your thoughts and thanks a bunch for reading. If you have reason why or why not, they'd be helpful.

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    Yes, people are inherently self-interested and tend to not do things unless it directly (and obviously) benefits them.

    Get what you're looking for?

    Edit: oh yeah, and this is evil socialism at work because you'd be forcing others to do good things to keep up with the rest of the game's population. it is evil and unamerican and insidious and whatnot. rabble rabble, gtfo, russia is ->that way, drink bleach, etc etc
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    Frikkin Socialist Commie!!!

    This is my thread now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamural View Post
    Yes, people are inherently self-interested and tend to not do things unless it directly (and obviously) benefits them.

    Get what you're looking for?

    Edit: oh yeah, and this is evil socialism at work because you'd be forcing others to do good things to keep up with the rest of the game's population. it is evil and unamerican and insidious and whatnot. rabble rabble, gtfo, russia is ->that way, drink bleach, etc etc
    First off I said it's a promotion, which means it's not forced anything. And any cause to raise money for causes, clean up the earth, give back to society is the complete opposite of un-American.

    Can someone else give opinions that make sense?

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    The only way I can imagine that all of you twisted what I said into being un-American and "evil socialist" is either that you are all not reading what I put at all or you have a debilitating reading disorder. The whole point of this idea would be to spread the effort and effects of humanitarianism by trying to get gamers off their asses and even benefit from it. It's called "philanthropy" and it's through acts of philanthropy that great global improvements are made (and Nobel Prizes which includes millions of dollars). But I suppose if you are all against the encouragement (not force) of bettering the environment and humanity by simply recycling or small donations to any kind of good cause, then that's fine. Just don't make up crazy garbage like saying that it's communist, cause that makes absolutely zero sense.

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    That depends on if I think the effort is worth it. I generally don't like charity being too tied to business so I would only do it if I thought this was really, really worth it.

    I think the satisfaction people get from different forms of charity is very individual; a rape victim might get much more satisfaction if she spent all her "charity money" on helping rape victims, a black person might want to help black people in 3rd world countries, etc pp. The point is that if the products that the rape victim wants, she automatically helps black people and the black guy's wanted products help rape victims, while (if they spend just as much money) the same amount of money is spend on charity, but the individuals get less satisfaction from doing so.

    So I would personally favor having business and charity separated, but I'm also not totally against it and when I prefer the end product (product + charity) to the alternatives, I would still participate.
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    Great idea, Moose. I think that if people had more self-motivation to do kind or selfless deeds it would start some of the more selfish and cold people in the world on a better path, but even if it didn't, this would still be getting people to want to participate in more world-changing events and ideas. You've really got something positive going here.

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    Aww mods ruined a perfectly good thread
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    weird idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosetracks12 View Post
    The only way I can imagine that all of you twisted what I said into being un-American and "evil socialist" is either that you are all not reading what I put at all or you have a debilitating reading disorder. The whole point of this idea would be to spread the effort and effects of humanitarianism by trying to get gamers off their asses and even benefit from it. It's called "philanthropy" and it's through acts of philanthropy that great global improvements are made (and Nobel Prizes which includes millions of dollars). But I suppose if you are all against the encouragement (not force) of bettering the environment and humanity by simply recycling or small donations to any kind of good cause, then that's fine. Just don't make up crazy garbage like saying that it's communist, cause that makes absolutely zero sense.
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    I hate the ide of getting ingame items from any outher reason then doing something ingame and would stop playing if a game had it.

    I do my part of charity but thats nothing I would want to mix with my gaming.

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    So... I would play said mmorpg LESS, and get free mmorpg stuff to make up for the time that I lost?

    Lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate4449 View Post
    So... I would play said mmorpg LESS, and get free mmorpg stuff to make up for the time that I lost?

    Lame.
    I like the idea. You get greater rewards than you would in-game and you get to do physical stuff in the real world while still benefiting yourself in games. Sounds like a win win to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex Vertigo View Post
    I like the idea. You get greater rewards than you would in-game and you get to do physical stuff in the real world while still benefiting yourself in games. Sounds like a win win to me.
    If I enjoyed doing "physical stuff in the real world", then why would I be staying at home all day playing an mmorpg?

    Wtf man, I'd even have to go outside.

    And FFS, forced altruism again?


    I'd rather play the game than work in the real world for imaginary ingame rewards. Lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate4449 View Post
    If I enjoyed doing "physical stuff in the real world", then why would I be staying at home all day playing an mmorpg?

    Wtf man, I'd even have to go outside.

    And FFS, forced altruism again?


    I'd rather play the game than work in the real world for imaginary ingame rewards. Lame.
    Eh, I like volunteer work and charity things so I guess that's why it appeals to me. Also, I like mmos but while playing them I just feel my life wasting away as I do nothing to better myself.

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