. . . LOL. You know, you give people a wonderful tool. a SPECTACULAR tool. And what happens: begging.
Wouldn't you like the ability to give a friend something in this game? Like, say you just really genuinely liked someone in game, and it was their birthday. How cool would it be to be able to buy them a gift . . . even something small?
You can just see KI really wanting to give us a taste of this important part of social interaction . . . and the moment you give us all the ability to do "good." Someone has to come along and use it for "bad."
At some point I have to just sit back and marvel at this aspect of human nature. For the most part, we all just do our thing. We run around, play the game, and do the right things. And then you get a small handful of people who constantly try to buck the system or get a leg up somehow. "Schemers" for lack of a better word.
Before the test realm here, all we had was the ability to gift treasure cards, but now it appears the door to something more insidious could open.
. . . begging could very well just be a beginning here. Gold Sweatshops in Wizard101? Can you imagine? Well, that's exactly what some people at Central are imagining:
Central talks about gift giving. (Also must reads: Automagic talks about gift giving. mywizard101 talks about gift giving.)
So what do you think? Can you ignore the spam that's going to happen or is the ability to give a gift worth it?
Let me know what you think!