I don't understand where your theory that gold buying and their subliminal messaging are related. But for what it's worth, they keep adding tools
to block out gold sellers... they are suing (and have won) gold selling companies, they do not want to have anything to do with it.
And you are mistaken that it's more beneficial to buy gold. I make more gold in game in less time, than paying actual cash for it. Not only do I
consider it cheap and cheating, I'd have a loss.. I make more money legitimately in the game, when compared to how much an hour I make, if it were
used to buy gold.
As far as addiction goes, it's no different than any other entertainment addiction. Tell me, if someone in the tropics chooses to say, surf 7 hours
a day, because it's their hobby, how is that different than playing on online game?
And you are really hitting low when you assume that those who play an MMO are completely ignorant to the state of world affairs, what a narrow-minded
and ridiculous statement.
I do not think there is any subliminal messaging. There does not need to be. It's just a very well made game that is quite popular.
Oh, and the theory that a game company uses a game to make people ignore critical events.. I guess to make them more sheeplike, is quite laughable.
Um.. who are they working for? The U.S.? Hmm.. you DO realize that MORE people play in coutries like China and Korea, right? Out of the 11 million
players, only 2.5 million are in the U.S. I guess they are part of an international plot to dull everyone's senses!
There are too many people that play this game in too long of time periods. There is no doubt of this. However, there is also too many people that
watch too much T.V., gamble too much, heck, even sleep too much! Why nap when you can be doing something productive?!
At any rate, I think the OP theory is full of bunk.