mrmasterful17 wrote:I don't see anything wrong with making people pay for for a service you're offering them. The only difference between World of Warcraft and (facebook)farmville is what the user perceives it to be. I know people who are not into gaming and would rather play farmville for free than get a chance to have a WoW account bought for them. Personally if I could create one of those crappy flash games and pay a bill around here to help my mom out I don't see why I would be a villain for that. On the flip side who the hell pays for internet flash games?
Ad partners, thats who pays for internet flash games. You crack at paying a bill or two, while the fact of the matter is that Zynga (the company that owns/designs farmville) has a TON of developers on the pay roll, owns TONS of servers and has landed a deal with 711 recently.
To say the least, Zynga is a reputable gaming company. I've actually been out to their HQ once to do a walk through and let me tell you, i wouldn't mind working for them. Their kind of like a young upstart google in the sense that they have tons of on site employee recreation, paid for lunches, snacks everywhere and yes, they have a FUCKING ZEN ROOM that you can go in to meditate and clear your mind, A FUCKING ZEN ROOM!!!!!!!!
So yes, if you can justify stealing from a company that pays the salaries of hundreds employees (zynga) more ethical then stealing from a company with thousands of employees (blizzard) then you might be correct. However i see it that your vastly wrong and it's more or less that the complete opposite would be true if any were to be true at all.
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