eric0d wrote:An interesting debate . . . it would appear that the only factor that creates the moral dilemma here is the required charge for services. Is it true that if given away for free nobody would find fault with this practice, or if monetary payment was not a requirement, but instead accepted if offered as a reward?
That is a point i would like to comment on:
The concept of a player being a banquetter to solely aid teammates is old. I have been one and still am in one sense for teammates and friends. It is simple and easy and you dont have to play cards as noone would excpect you should pay from your own pocket for his levelling up, so it is costless. Although noone sends their hard earned silk or spice (not even wine and salt in most cases) and all that do it, surely send a fraction of production or they will have nothing for their own upgrade and attacks, it is a help to those that receive it – a very mild boost, but still a boost. The main thing to remember is that this form of it is free for the person who does it. Doesnt have to play cards, buy crowns or tokens. Whatever he makes, whenever he makes it, when ever he feels like sending it...
What I do here is not just a boost. It is actually solving the matter of levelling up. If you come to me I dont send 30, 40, 50 or even 500k HP once- I send 8 millions a day, even more depending on cards. I make you a Prince, a CP or whatever really really fast.
So, time is of the essense here. This is the 2nd main “product” I offer. Power levelling isnt just helping you become a Prince in 3 months 20 days instead of 4 months...it is actually making you a Prince as fast as the availiable cards and overall mechanics of the game allow that to happen. There are no cheats here, no tricks or special codes. Huge banquet production -loads of cards– fast delivery: thats all! All in - game factors you already accept as well as buying Crowns, gifting Crowns or sending/recieving materials.
That on the other hand, is not free for the person who does it. A number of the most expensive cards have to be active 24/7 for everything you can imagine and almost constant presence is required to ensure production is not lost and delivery is on time.
My costs when serving an order are anywhere between 1,3k and 2k card points per day. That can not be done pro bono. If anyone of those who critisize me feel like spending their RL money on upgrading others for free, with the same production rate, speed and efficiency and the same costs, well they are free to put their money where their mouth is and go on and do it and on this server too- to put me out of bussiness and prove that they are as generous as they think other people should think they are.
If not then they should not compare apples and oranges...
I said that earlier and I dont know if it can be put more clearly: That is the game!