AsadPANDA, on 14 January 2013 - 01:45 AM, said:
Haha you are being silly, call it error, glitch, bad recipe its the same thing.
So by your statement players STOLE from Anet? did i read that right? your logic here is completely flawed, i have a better example for you then:
I go to the GW2 gem store and i see there that they are selling 1000 gems for 1€, i say to myself "wow cool gonna get some" i click buy and i get 100000 of them, but then it was a mistake by Anet and those 1000 gems should have been at 10€, so someone made a mistake, whos fault is it? mine? did i exploited? or saw a good deal? should i get banned too? please tell me.
The analogy was about an offence committed, not about stealing.
Does "1000 gems for 1€" look right to you?
If you are a brand new player who has never bought a single gem before, your mistake could be understood; you are not familiar how much gems usually had been going for.
If you already have past experiences in buying gems from Anet with cash, then there is no excuse for not recognizing something is very wrong with the price, especially if there isn't any announced promotions stating such a discount.
Such issues dealing with direct cash transactions are usually handled differently to ingame mechanics exploits, being a great deal more sensitive, but technically you would be just as low as those who exploit bugs if you proceed to buy those gems in huge amounts knowing
how ridiculous the price is.
I had past experiences in retail where some particular items of mine were priced too low. It was not simply a difference of a few dollars that a customer would rightly have assumed to be correctly priced, those I would gladly honor because it was my store's mistake.
But when it gets into the range of a few zeros missing for a kind of product that is extremely unlikely to be sold for double digits...? Such a jerk actually did come into my store, went straight to the item that was priced a few hundred dollars off what it should have been, and demanded I honor said price, despite how hard my staff tried to explain the situation.
Well, then in that case I decided not to sell it to him, nor ever do business with him ever again.
Please leave my store.
Intent is key here.
What is yours?
Edited by Trei, 14 January 2013 - 03:34 AM.