What you speak of is not insider trading.<br /><br />If a developer manipulates an item to drop for him this is an entirely different crime altogether.<br /><br />And how would we even know ?
This is a hilarious thread.
Why don't we just apply all real-finance and real-world related to a damn GAME? Hm, how about I start trading currencies and use triangular-arbitrage?
Why don't we start to create some derivative point-system and hedge against future price movements in ANOTHER game's currency?
I work in high finance. You're a FA? good for you. Be a good one and you can make $500k-$1mm/yr. How about you stop worrying about the few hundreds of dollars that that someone may "POTENTIALLY" make?
Buffing a rune is NOT the equivalent of J&J coming out with a miracle drug. It isn't the same as breaking the "Chinese wall barrier" in the IBD. You're in finance, and you speak as if this is high-frequency trading or merger arbitrage, or some M&A event driven hedge fund.
Diablo inspired "market-maker?" What's your P&L? Track record? Lots of people on this forum pretend to know about financial markets and that is stunningly comical
Go back to cold-calling.
11/22/2011 12:50 PMPosted by JmanSay for example Blizzard decides to buff some piece of raw material. A Mod from China is given advance notice of the patch changes and he lets his farmer friend in on the inside information. He then buys up all the raw material in advance then nets a tidy profit when the patch notes get released to the public. Earning a couple hundred dollars where the cost of living is no where near New York can be life changing.
11/22/2011 12:50 PMPosted by JmanThe pressure to cheat the system will be high make no mistake.
11/22/2011 03:39 PMPosted by ReefusLOL<br /><br />This is just about the weakest fear for a game I've ever encountered. <br /><br />OMG NO insider trading! Will be the end of it all!<br /><br />Time to be not-so-much tryhardnerd and just play the game.
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