How Credit Sellers are Getting Smarter


spamA common problem in MMORPGs is credit/gold farmers and sellers. SWTOR is not alone in this scenario. As gamers, we know there will always be currency farmers and this market can have an impact on the credit market within the game and the servers as well. This has long been the nature of MMORPGs but some gamers have tried to find ways to minimize the damage done by it, such as microtransactions or World of Warcraft’s gold token system.

Still, credit spammers will try to find ways to get those customers coming in and while it seems there will never be a shortage of people looking to buy, they are still always looking for ways to sucker in a new customer. They even resort to trying to trick people into visiting their links and buying their services.

A new way that these sneaky credit sellers are finding to trick people is by making their accounts, emails and social media profiles look like official SWTOR accounts. They may have the same avatar, similar names, etc. This is similar to email phishing scams and unfortunately, some people are falling for it.

Some people take the position of “If you fall for it, that’s your own fault if something bad happens from it” but others stand by the fact that either way, it hurts the economy. What is your position on credit farming and selling? What do you think about the sneakier tactics some are using to help reach their target base?

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.