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    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
    I am envisioning a plethora of new accounts from people in Bangladesh that all (coincidentally) move to Europe, Australia, and the U.S. shortly afterward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tscheuss View Post
    I am envisioning a plethora of new accounts from people in Bangladesh that all (coincidentally) move to Europe, Australia, and the U.S. shortly afterward.
    yeah. same as steam got ton of customers from russia and brasil before implementing region lock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tscheuss View Post
    I am envisioning a plethora of new accounts from people in Bangladesh that all (coincidentally) move to Europe, Australia, and the U.S. shortly afterward.

    I guess that would be niggardly huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taimasan View Post
    I guess that would be niggardly huh?
    I would think it more avaricious. It is a difference between holding on to what one has versus going out to get even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
    Why? My guess would be that regardless of geographical location, if someone has all of:
    1) a DDO capable computer
    2) a decent {for gaming} Internet connection
    3) enough spare time to play video games

    Then they can afford the cost of playing DDO (which does start at free, and only scales up as you wish).

    Now, I'm no world economist; and it may well be there's lots of impoverished folks with computers and Internet connections good enough for ddo, but that just strikes me as unlikely (and even more unlikely that their spending on ddo would be a good idea )
    I would still like to see... Something that tests character versatility and player adaptability rather than character focus strength and quest knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
    I would assume These 3rd world People will only have 3rd world Computers with a 3rd world internet-Connection not able to run the game even with everything for free. And if it´s really a 3rd world Country, they´re busy with "fighting for their lives" instead of us wellfare People breaking their heads about killing time with ddo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    Asia, South America etc?
    Surprised nobody has mentioned yet the large Brazilian Population on Cannith especially but also across servers. I'm sure I've seen Argentinian Guilds around too.

    There are also multiple Filipino Guilds in DDO and I'm assuming the Philippines are still counted as a 3rd World Nation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOhmsford View Post
    There are also multiple Filipino Guilds in DDO and I'm assuming the Philippines are still counted as a 3rd World Nation?
    I would say no since the USA colonized the Philippines but technically I guess they still based on their HDI http://brilliantmaps.com/first-second-third-worlds/
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    I thought the PC term was "Developing Nations". All you people using the term "third world nation" are going to trigger the snowflakes.
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    Pritty sure most of North America will be down graded to a 4th world soonTM.
    Al jokes aside, most of the world has caught up due to globalization, tho poverty is still widespread even around 50th Parallel North.


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    We don't really need to worry about other countries. DDO isn't the only online game and I'm sure those poor people have different things to do. If you want to see more (active) people, you have to think about how to keep them here and that starts with how to improve DDO rather than how to sell DDO in different countries.

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    Why are you focused on the poor? The dictators and corrupt elite running those countries will buy a lot more ottos boxes to help keep the lights on.

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    I have been to San Francisco, its definitely 4th world. Wont someone think of the Americans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slarden View Post
    Why are you focused on the poor? The dictators and corrupt elite running those countries will buy a lot more ottos boxes to help keep the lights on.
    I can just see Kim Jong-un now buying 50 Otto's boxes to get to completionist real fast and make all his senior officers join his guild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
    Cut costs to less than free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enderoc View Post
    I have contributed in my eyes a lot of money to DDO, not an issue even as a lower class American. However what about players abroad that live in poorer countries? Is there any incentive or even the means to distinguish them in order to cut costs for those that live in these countries?

    Like places in Asia, South America etc?

    I think that would generate more population and overall contribution, in my opinion.
    There are plenty of wealthy people in all those countries.. just as there are plenty of poor in countries considered wealthy..


    Third World is a fail terminology for poorer countries..
    its an old 1950's post war era term...
    First World: capitalist, industrialized countries, within the Western European and United States' sphere of influence, (e.g. member states of the NATO).
    Second World: former communist-socialist, industrial states, the territory and sphere of influence of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic (Soviet Union).
    Third World: ..everyone else...
    Saudia Arabia.. one of the richest countries of the world.. is a Third World country..

    It was just a coincidence that most third-world countries were considered poor
    http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworl..._countries.htm

    that said...
    DDO has FTP... so people can play with no money... to a certain extent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taimasan View Post
    I guess that would be niggardly huh?
    Need to chill on the word. 2nd post I seen with this word. Don't want to make people feel unwelcome. Not good for the community or the reputation of the game. Also rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryDude View Post
    Need to chill on the word. 2nd post I seen with this word. Don't want to make people feel unwelcome. Not good for the community or the reputation of the game. Also rude.
    I don't find many occasions to use the word "niggardly", but I do understand the point Taimasan is trying to make.

    Am I correct in saying that you are admonishing the use of a word because it sounds sort of like another word? If so, then I will position myself firmly in the same camp as the administrators at UW-Madison. Those worthy folks, in response to a hysterical complaint by a young female student against a professor who used the word "niggardly" during a discussion about Chaucer, elected to abolish the school's existing speech code. They did this because they recognized that open-mindedness and academic freedom are more important than policing the words that people use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryDude View Post
    Need to chill on the word. 2nd post I seen with this word. Don't want to make people feel unwelcome. Not good for the community or the reputation of the game. Also rude.

    I am also not cool with the word. It is something personal that has been discussed between me and another forum member and also through PMs. I am ****ed about the responses I have gotten.

    If your vocabulary is wide enough to use the word, it is wide enough to use other words. And if you do use this word I would implore anyone to be careful where you do it. Freedom of speech is protected but it does not protect someone from doing something to you when you do it. It is easy to be a keyboard warrior, but in this climate I have found that people think it is now "cool" to act "some kinda way". When they feel like it.

    But you were right to check me. I won't use it again.

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