Will PWE follow Belgium and Netherlands law and forbid orbs? @anole300#5837

strachster#3940
strachster#3940 Posts: 18 Arc User
edited July 2018 in Cash Shop Huddle
Or will PWE just **** out and do nothing like usual?

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  • amarantos
    amarantos Posts: 3,067 Arc User
    this is a very descriptive and informative thread.
  • duskofdoom
    duskofdoom Posts: 141 Arc User
    Didnt know FW had Loot Boxes o;
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  • duskofdoom
    duskofdoom Posts: 141 Arc User
    Tell that to China? :/
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  • silnec
    silnec Posts: 248 Arc User
    edited July 2018

    Tell that to China? :/

    I don't think China FW got lootboxes.
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  • duskofdoom
    duskofdoom Posts: 141 Arc User
    silnec said:

    Tell that to China? :/

    I don't think China FW got lootboxes.
    Amen to that :lol:
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  • conterkiller
    conterkiller Posts: 2,479 Arc User
    yeah no more boxes.. in those countries.. **** em!! LOL give the rest of us Anniverasy 9th orbs with gold weapon drops!!

  • micca1976#0699
    micca1976#0699 Posts: 38 Arc User
    what is lootboxes? is it similar to orbs?
  • unusualsuspect1
    unusualsuspect1 Posts: 694 Arc User
    Is it just a sign of the modern online discourse where people have to start arguing over the definition of fairly basic terms to try to deflect away from the pertinent details in some bizarre form of denial? When people start arguing over the definition of pretty basic stuff, you know they're just trolling, or incredibly f..king stupid, and in either situation, arguing with them is just pointless.

    More details on the situation is here: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/players-csgo-netherlands-and-belgium-cant-open-loot-boxes-1202871592/

    However, posting a link is most likely pointless, though I will give it anyway. For those who care, would already have taken the time to understand. For those who are still arguing what a "loot box" is, well, I doubt that they have the willingness nor capacity to actually read and understand anyway.

    China DOES have "loot boxes" by the way. Dar Giugo literally carries boxes with loot in them that you can trade real world currency for, and China has that NPC with those items too.
  • conterkiller
    conterkiller Posts: 2,479 Arc User
    links in forums = Virus link...

    ITS A TRAP!!

  • botzlombe
    botzlombe Posts: 215 Arc User
    > @unusualsuspect1 said:
    > China DOES have "loot boxes" by the way. Dar Giugo literally carries boxes with loot in them that you can trade real world currency for, and China has that NPC with those items too.

    But China doesnt sell boxes For leafs in the Boutique. Thats against the law there for years.
    The boxes from npc can be bought with ingame currency so thats different.
  • unusualsuspect1
    unusualsuspect1 Posts: 694 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    botzlombe said:


    The boxes from npc can be bought with ingame currency so thats different.

    That's a very fine line. They do have a cash shop, and leaves, and their leaves can be converted directly into gold. With gold you can buy fantasy shards from Dar Giugo (essentially a 2nd form of in-game currency), and with those, buy the loot boxes.

    That's a pretty slim-**** set of steps to "launder" the process from what we have "spend $$ -> get leaves -> buy loot boxes(orbs) with leaves", as opposed to "spend $$ -> get leaves -> convert leaves to in-game currency -> buy loot boxes with in-game currency"

    That's like arguing that gambling using casino chips (in-house currency) in a casino is not gambling using real money (even though the in-house currency was obtained with real money)
  • botzlombe
    botzlombe Posts: 215 Arc User
    But U can obtain Gold without buying leafs. And thats the point in Chinas law.
  • unusualsuspect1
    unusualsuspect1 Posts: 694 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    botzlombe said:

    But U can obtain Gold without buying leafs. And thats the point in Chinas law.

    What does this have to do with the topic anyway? It was stated that China doesn't have loot boxes. It does.

    China's laws may be so utterly weak as to permit the practice of real currency gambling on the basis that a tiny percentage of the overall currency spent in game can be earned in game, but it appears that Belgium/Netherlands have rightfully seen through that flimsy sham, and are calling that for what it is, a flimsy sham that still allows for real currency gambling to happen.

    (Edited for clarity of meaning)
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