Apollyon wrote:Yes, because paying the devs is increasing the life of the game and giving them incentive to make it better. Going into a store and stealing stuff to eat - what is the difference, you could have just worked a job for 8 hours and bought it, but instead you are stealing it so its all good. That is the logic I am hearing from you. It doesnt hurt the employees or other customers so what is the harm? Is that your logic?
Doesnt make sense to me.
I like the analogy but it's flawed.
First of all, you're contradicting yourself here. You claim paying the devs is fine and it's only unfair because I'm stealing (In your eyes). However, in your original post your problem is the massive advantage it gives people since it's a lifetime supply of free gold. But if I pay them money, it's the same massive advantage. So for YOU, the end result is the same.
As for calling it stealing, that simply isn't the case. Again, this is an MMO. EVERY MMO in history, people have made alts to boost their main. They invest time, and in turn get more resources on their main. If this was forbidden, people wouldn't suddenly start paying Lilith. They would stop playing.
Here's the thing. Some people have infinite money. They're the whales, they'll boost ahead of you and there's nothing you can do. Welcome to P2W mobile games.
Some people DON'T have infinite money, but want to stay competitive and are willing to put in the time to do so. So they make alts to try and keep up. Maybe they'll buy patron on the alts for some boost there, so lilith still gets some money (most will do this as it's 3000 linari which is 150k resources). If you take away their ability to do so, and they can no longer keep up, they will leave.
Look, I get it, I do. It seems unfair that you spend all night raiding and risking your armies to walk away with 20k gold, where someone else does a few extra dailies and has the same net result after a few weeks. But they're not doing anything wrong here. Nobody's exploiting the game, cheating or doing anything illegal. You can throw hundreds of analogies at this, but you can't compare a mobile game to going to the store, you're just making up scenarios to validate your way of thinking. It's just as unfair that people can spend a thousand dollars on the game and be infinitely more powerful than you and I will ever be. That doesn't mean it's wrong. In fact, you'll find that most people with alts are the ones that are serious about the game and in it for the long run; which incidentally will be the people paying for it. Ban alts and you're going to lose paying people.
This is something that in the end, people have to accept. There will be people stronger than you. There will be people paying money to annihilate your garrison. There will be people making alts to boost their heroes ahead of everyone elses. P2W is part of mobile gaming. Alts is part of online gaming. They both always have been, and they both always will be. You are perfectly entitled to find this unfair. But that doesn't make it theft. And even if it was, let's be honest here, you're not making this thread because you're so concerned about people stealing from lilith.