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That banner is on EVERY SITE!!!

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did you even read the article? ^_)
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Eric Lam is a Chinese businessman who owns or is associated with a whole cloud of companies and websites. He was sued by Microsoft for online advertising click fraud. It is thought that Lam owns the gold farming company Wowmine and that he could be earning as much as half a million dollars a day from this alone.
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Eric Lam is a Chinese businessman who owns or is associated with a whole cloud of companies and websites. He was sued by Microsoft for online advertising click fraud. It is thought that Lam owns the gold farming company Wowmine and that he could be earning as much as half a million dollars a day from this alone.
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thats what i'm sayingf*ck*ng nuts
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WOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGonna have to do some research into this, is gold farming illegal? Wanna see if theres some way I can exploit it for my final project, and maybe make a few bucks

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That banner is on EVERY SITE!!!
It is u know:mellow:
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I'm not sure if I was reading it right, but basically people click on it and get the site they saw the advert on and any other site they go on bombarded with spam for the game. And then you buy items for the game rather than acquiring them over time which in themsleves are dodgy and may disappear on a random one.

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That banner is on EVERY SITE!!!
It is u know:mellow:
initmad neeky aswell, online rpgs ruin lives
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lol @ it costing 15p to send a message to another player

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just went on a tab journey through some of those articles, very interesting.if you are lazy here is the important info

Bruce Everiss, who works in video game marketing, has written up an excellent piece on the shady side of the "game", pointing out the fact it's owned by a guy who has been sued by Microsoft for click fraud and who also runs a gold farming company, that it steals assets from Age of Empires and that the game is spamming people's blogs and forums with unsolicited Evony ads.And what did Bruce get for his troubles? Well, of course, he's been threatened with a lawsuit by Evony's owner, Eric Lam.
Gold farming ...... is the practice of playing games to generate valuable in game items which are then sold in the real world to lazy Western players who can’t be bothered playing the game properly themselves. It is a massive industry employing around 400,000 people in asia, mainly in China.
Eric Lam is a Chinese businessman who owns or is associated with a whole cloud of companies and websites. He was sued by Microsoft for online advertising click fraud. It is thought that Lam owns the gold farming company Wowmine and that he could be earning as much as half a million dollars a day from this alone.Now it looks like Lam has decided to go first party with his own MMO, thus cutting out the middleman. That game is Evony. And its heritage shows. When you play the game, just about everything in the game can be obtained by paying instead of playing. A blatantly exploitative business model never seen before.The game itself is a rip off of some very well known games. The game mechanic and some in game content comes from Sid Meier’s highly successful Civilisation series. Much of the graphics came from Age of Empires.The game itself is so flaky and bugged that it is very easy for things you have paid good money for to just disappear. Lots of people are losing money this way. And, surprise, surprise, Evony never give a refund.Something very devious is iEvony. This is an application that you download into your PC to invite your friends to join the game in exchange for in game rewards. This could very well be a Trojan designed to harvest email addresses messenger passwords and much else. Would you trust a Chinese gold farmer inside your computer? Many gullible people are.The advertising for Evony consists of fairly lurid female imagery. These images were mostly lifted from lingerie catalogues and, amazingly, have zero relevance whatsoever to the game. Evony are carpetbombing game websites with these adverts using multiple accounts of Google AdWords. When website owners block one source of these adverts another appears. Site owners have complained repeatedly to Google, but to no avail.But advertising isn’t the only marketing going on. Evony are using automated spam programmes to add comments to articles on blog sites. Not once or twice. No, they are blanketing game related blogs with comments that advertise the game. Exactly what you would expect of a Chinese gold farmer.
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The advertising for Evony consists of fairly lurid female imagery. These images were mostly lifted from lingerie catalogues and, amazingly, have zero relevance whatsoever to the game.lol
sketchers.jpgIts the world of advertising brah.
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^^^ fair pointthese guys are nasty, they are suing this guy Bruce (2nd link in original post) for defamation over his blogs, even though they are based in china they are using a small town australian lawyer plus, the guardian wrote about them and they have made a legal complaint:http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/games...y-spam-internet

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