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Duped Runes are the Ladder Currency! Not SOJs!

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by core1000, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. core1000

    core1000 IncGamers Member

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    Duped Runes are the Ladder Currency! Not SOJs!

    Duped Runes are the Ladder Currency! Not SOJs!

    1) It's time that we wake up to the fact that Duped Runes have become the common currency.

    2) When someone quotes the price of an item in SOJ, the person is oblivious to the real trading values. SOJ is a pseudo-currency.

    3) Just goto eBay and you can find "Godly 400X ZOD Runes" for sale like US$100.You won't find "Godly 400X SOJs".

    4) Duped runes are like 100X to 1000X times more valuable than Tyrael's Might, or any other Unique or Set items.

    5) It's time that we give up on this game.

    6) If someone offers me an UNID Windforce in a Ladder Game, I would say that it's crap. Runes are the real currency.

    7) The Dupers are 1000X times worse than the Botters. In a single hour attempt, they can insert 1 million duped runes into the Ladder System.

    8) As for those players who can't even get a Steal Casque or Shaftstop, it's time for you to quit the game. Chances are that you will find them.

    9) Don't support anymore Blizzard Games like World Of Warcraft. It's the hackers that will be the ones who profit from the game. The hackers understand Blizzard's code more than Blizzard programmers themselves.

    10) It's time for Blizzard to disband.
     
  2. snowieken

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    Oh, just play the game and have fun, for crying out loud. Or maybe it is time for you to get a new hobby?

    Jesus, the things people occupy themselves with...
     
  3. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos IncGamers Member

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    That was one hell of a flawed statement
     
  4. Uriah_Heep

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    I see it more as a chipped.I haven't noticed THAT much duped runes on ladder.Unid Windforce is crap?Please give me a couple of those then.
     
  5. Cats-Are-Us

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    i dont see the point of this thread
     
  6. fatmantan

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    have u seen these duped runes?

    I know i havent.

    The most valuable rune i have is jah which was traded for my vex i found off meph. (jah found from meph too[friends])

    Sure i believe that there was some duping going on a few months ago thats why everyone(apart from me) have enigmas coming out their *** and botds.

    Wait did i just make a contradictory statement? Oh well its 3 am here so sue me :p
     
  7. syphon45

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    I would gladly take those "crappy" unid windforces off your hands.
     
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    I'm sick and tired of threads that say "XXX has completely ruined my game! It is now totally impossible to have fun because of XXX! We should all make mail bombs and send them to blizzard! Then we should hunt down the [dupers/hackers/botters/bnet employees] and scourge them to death!" It's time for blizzard to disband. Idiot. Yes, I am sure they will do that becuase some fans are upset about their four year-old game, that is played free on the internet.

    Dude. Give me a damn break. If your game is "ruined" it is your fault. You can choose not to use the items you dislike or traffic in them. Join a legit clan. Use the trade forum. Stop whining, you wimp.

    Mith

    P.S. In case no one told you, it's a VIDEO GAME.
     
  9. Newest Newb

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    So many contradictory/stupid things in that post, I'm not even going to try...
     
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    runes arent even duped that bad..if their were millions of runes duped like u say so the value of the runes themselves would go down like the soj did in late 1.09
     
  11. th5418

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    core1000, you deserve for your head to be burnt off.
     
  12. Dredd

    Dredd D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    1) Runes and PGems (which are becoming increasingly popular) have been the new currency since 1.10 went live.

    2) ...and so are runes, goofball. Some people have an easier time remembering the value of items in sojs -- and some people still trade for/with them occasionally. I do.

    3) You can also buy yourself a new kidney on Ebay. Ebaying for D2 items may be distasteful but it's not going to go away. If somebody wants to shell out $100 for a bunch of duped zods, so be it. We can all point and laugh -- then get on with our lives.

    4) That is true. But high runes are very valuable and quite rare, even when they were recently duped to high heaven. Supply and demand -- basic economics.

    5) No. I am not excessively wealthy but I certainly don't have any trouble trading for the things that I want. I find excellent and fair deals here on the forums every single day. In many ways, the accessibility of trading is better than it has ever been. Nowadays, even the poorest player can amass a mule full of PGems and with a little patience, use them to get just about anything s/he could want.

    6) If I wanted that Windforce -- even if only to use for further trades -- I would take it if I felt the price was reasonable. As far as the UNID bit, ********! I never have, nor will I ever accept UNID items in a trade. I certainly would not accept an inflated price for something unidentifed anyway. UNID items can be duped just like anything else.

    7) Hogwash. There is no difference between the two. Dupers and botters are equally vile.

    8) Both of these items are cheap to trade for -- anybody could afford them. They also are not difficult to obtain by MFing.

    9) This comment is not even worth my time ...

    10) It's time for you to tell us what kind of bug crawled down your shorts today. Surely there is some backstory behind all this venom.
     
  13. Stumanchu

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    I'd rather see runes than the currency in non ladder, the idiots currency in non ladder is the 290.






    Stu
     
  14. wearethedead

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    I hate You

    I really do, if you hadn't noticed lately a soj costs at least ber+um meaning that a soj costs more then a dup[ed rune, therefore you should kill yourself for being so lame as to try and make ten points that mean nothing to anyone.
    sorry to everyone who had to read this, I'm just so angry that someone can sit here and try to sound "sophisticated" or anything like that when he is totally wrong. ok I'm done.
    I need one :drink:
     
  15. Shade

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    Give up? If so, it is not the game you should give up on, but those who trade items for a 'currency' which fails the one main requirement of currency in the Real World...

    there has to be a reasonable chance for everyone to get a decent amount!

    Needless to say that ain't happening.

    Perhaps, but then:

    - you could sell said WF for runes
    - you could (wait for it, this is a totally novel idea)... USE it. That's right, you can take these Unid'd items to that old geezer in a slightly-soiled blue robe and get them Identified. Then you can actually USE them!

    True. What's worse is that it's not the game, or even just the desire to utterly break the damn game, that drives them to it... it's real money (as in your American "dollars"). If eBay and item sites were hit with big lawsuits by Blizzard (*suppresses laughter*) duping would suddenly grind to a halt. Why? No profit...

    ...given time. Not everyone has patience for that though, how do you think botting became popular with the masses?

    The main difference with WoW is its subscription. Blizzard should thus have a damn good incentive to not screw this one up... but then again, all 'closed' online games of any size seem to have this problem.

    On the contrary... they turn out good games (D2, for instance, is well into its what, 5th, 6th year? And there are still people playing it? Granted that doesn't generate a huge income for Blizz, but with WoW, there's definite potential, with the above caveat), and they're generally a pretty good company for supporting their games (1.10 did come out...eventually...).

    Their problem is that their "aggressive stance against cheating" is like my "aggressive stance against politicians" - it's a stance, but unless I actually do something about it, nothing's gonna change.

    It's time for Blizzard to think very carefully about their future plans. A lot rides on WoW...
     
  16. snowieken

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    I stay with my original stance. I can't possibly understand why someone would post like this. People who occupy themselves with this crap can't possibly like the game anymore.

    It is time you gave up on it. Either do that, either find enjoyment in playing again. Man, am I glad that I don't trade.
     
  17. Ash Housewares

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    I wish we could go back to the days when dupe free sojs were the currency
     
  18. lone_wolf

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    currency currency. i rather trade for things that i use.

    but then again i play in a realm where barter is the way to trade and there is no currency.

    i find that that system works much better then yours.

    but that is my opinion you have your own.
     
  19. Dredd

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    Trading can actually be rather fun as long as you aren't obsessed with item-value. Of course, not using the BNet channels for your trading needs also helps. :D
     
  20. snowieken

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    Yeah, I just think it is stupid when you get so obsessed by it. On the rare occasion I do trade, I trade for stuff I can use. Hearing this guy rambling on, I don't believe for one second he still finds an inch of enjoyment in this game, and I just think it's... dumb.
     

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