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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


I agree with you, however since the world isnt perfect I see it as a good thing that people are taught not to trust people who offer them free crap over the internet or real life. Can you honestly say that OP getting scammed is bad if he learned this lesson of how to survive in this imperfect world.

Stop being so nearsighted and focus on the whole picture and you will see why i condone it. Pretty sad that you cant see that

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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


I agree with you, however since the world isnt perfect I see it as a good thing that people are taught not to trust people who offer them free crap over the internet or real life. Can you honestly say that OP getting scammed is bad if he learned this lesson of how to survive in this imperfect world.

Stop being so nearsighted and focus on the whole picture and you will see why i condone it. Pretty sad that you cant see that


I don't know where this belief comes from that getting scammed in a game like Runescape gives you transferable experience to apply to real life situations. If someone is intent on taking your money in real life, they aren't going to try and scam you, they're just going to take it.

Unlike real life, you can't be mugged or assaulted in a video game. People need to stop acting like Runescape is an invaluable tool in teaching life lessons lol.

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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


I agree with you, however since the world isnt perfect I see it as a good thing that people are taught not to trust people who offer them free crap over the internet or real life. Can you honestly say that OP getting scammed is bad if he learned this lesson of how to survive in this imperfect world.

Stop being so nearsighted and focus on the whole picture and you will see why i condone it. Pretty sad that you cant see that


I don't know where this belief comes from that getting scammed in a game like Runescape gives you transferable experience to apply to real life situations. If someone is intent on taking your money in real life, they aren't going to try and scam you, they're just going to take it.

Unlike real life, you can't be mugged or assaulted in a video game. People need to stop acting like Runescape is an invaluable tool in teaching life lessons lol.

In real life, you can attack the scammer outside of wilderness.

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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


umad?

You're the [bleep]ing epitome of the idiot generation. There's nothing wrong with being mad over something you care about. In fact, I'd argue that apathy is far worse. That meme is old, annoying, and taken way out of context.

I took a Dexter Morgan approach not too soon after my first lure. And I would never steal IRL.
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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


I agree with you, however since the world isnt perfect I see it as a good thing that people are taught not to trust people who offer them free crap over the internet or real life. Can you honestly say that OP getting scammed is bad if he learned this lesson of how to survive in this imperfect world.

Stop being so nearsighted and focus on the whole picture and you will see why i condone it. Pretty sad that you cant see that


I don't know where this belief comes from that getting scammed in a game like Runescape gives you transferable experience to apply to real life situations. If someone is intent on taking your money in real life, they aren't going to try and scam you, they're just going to take it.

Unlike real life, you can't be mugged or assaulted in a video game. People need to stop acting like Runescape is an invaluable tool in teaching life lessons lol.


The tool isnt about how not to get mugged, its about how not to give your personal information online.

Just because someone is offering you free crap, or is your runescape buddy doesnt mean you should tell them sensitive information. Thats the relevance of getting scammed to being a life lesson, its a reminder that internet people are [wagon] and you should never fully trust someone from the internet.

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umad?

You're the [bleep]ing epitome of the idiot generation. There's nothing wrong with being mad over something you care about. In fact, I'd argue that apathy is far worse. That meme is old, annoying, and taken way out of context.


THANK YOU! :rolleyes:

On Topic; Sorry to hear your loss. As they say, if it's too good to be true, it probably is. In what world do you think someone you don't know
will give you lots of money for absolutely nothing? Exactly. Take this into account and rest assured you will never fall for it again.

If you want advice, just be thankful you witnessed this sooner or you might have lost a lot more later. As dumb as you are feeling today might be different
tomorrow.

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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


umad?

You're the [bleep]ing epitome of the idiot generation. There's nothing wrong with being mad over something you care about. In fact, I'd argue that apathy is far worse. That meme is old, annoying, and taken way out of context.


Oh thank you, I'm glad there are still mature, considerate people.

Also, thanks for the encouragement, to those who said "chalk it up to expirience."

I was surprised and disappointed with the responses condoning scamming. Earn an honest living, both runescape and irl. Yes it's a game, but it's something people put a lot of time and effort into.

For those saying "lol n00b ur stupid," just try to imagine how you would feel if you lost most of your wealth next time you log in. People make mistakes, stuff happens. This time, it happened to be me. Karma and honest dedication, I'll get back up there.



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thanks, that's the kind of stuff I like to hear,

I know I was stupid, I said that.

I guess this just reinforces the "hard knocks." The world will screw you over and no one will care.



The world didn't screw you over though. You screwed yourself over when you handed some random person 40M and thought you'd really get anything back.
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Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


I agree with you, however since the world isnt perfect I see it as a good thing that people are taught not to trust people who offer them free crap over the internet or real life. Can you honestly say that OP getting scammed is bad if he learned this lesson of how to survive in this imperfect world.

Stop being so nearsighted and focus on the whole picture and you will see why i condone it. Pretty sad that you cant see that


So in a nutshell: It is acceptable and even desirable to inflict suffering on an individual now if possible, greater suffering is to be avoided later.

Did you study Bentham and utlitarianism by any chance? The problem is where to draw the line:

If I dragged someone down an alley at knifepoint and only stole half of their money? Because it teaches them that people might mug them at knifepoint and steal all their money, maybe even stab them? Would that be ok? Does the lesson justify the means now?

Should I offer children sweeties in the park then only punch them in the face if they accept, thus teaching them a valuable lesson about how joyless the world can be - at least they won't be getting kidnapped? Undeniably being kidnapped and all that may follow is far worse than being punched in the face.

There is a huge difference between taking a positive lesson out of a negative experience and essentially wishing it upon them or being glad when it happens.



Dishonesty ruins this world. There's no difference between stealing someone's possessions IRL and in runescape, and people here seem to condone it and even admit to it. Pretty sad.


umad?

You're the [bleep]ing epitome of the idiot generation. There's nothing wrong with being mad over something you care about. In fact, I'd argue that apathy is far worse. That meme is old, annoying, and taken way out of context.

I took a Dexter Morgan approach not too soon after my first lure. And I would never steal IRL.


False distinction actually: You just admitted to stealing IRL. You sat at your computer (IRL) and willfully deceived someone (who also exists IRL) to steal something which they had invested time in acquiring. Just because it takes place across the internet and what you acquired cannot be liquidated for real world currency doesn't make it and less dishonest and frankly pathetic. The point is not that what you took had or didn't have monetary value it is that it had value to your victim. If I broke into someone's house and stole something of sentimental value but no monetary value I'm pretty sure it would still be distressing for them and, crucially, still theft. So in what sense is what you did different?

In a strict legal sense you are correct; you didn't break any laws except those of RS possibly. In every other sense you are an oxygen-thief.
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How did you make the 50m in the first place? I find it really hard to believe that someone who likely spent 50-100 hours gaining 50m would trust some idiot with 80% of it.
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How did you make the 50m in the first place? I find it really hard to believe that someone who likely spent 50-100 hours gaining 50m would trust some idiot with 80% of it.


That's just the money I've slowly aquired through the course of playing the game and doing the daily shop run for like, idk, probably over a year at least. Plus whatever I made doing w/e, minus what I spent getting the 99s I have.



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Sorry to hear from your loss. I think everyone has been at a point where they lost money due to other people's evilness. Been lured into wildy wearing a red h'ween, been hacked for over 500m because a guy I had been friends with for nearly 4 years suddenly hacked into my account with all the info he gathered over the years to solve my recovery questions... I mean: there's no limits to the greed of other people. Now I stopped sharing personal info and I'm not helping out people anymore. If a stranger comes to me for a helping hand I tell 'em to leave me alone. Sad how bad experiences changed my in-game behaviour and kindness...

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Sorry to hear from your loss. I think everyone has been at a point where they lost money due to other people's evilness. Been lured into wildy wearing a red h'ween, been hacked for over 500m because a guy I had been friends with for nearly 4 years suddenly hacked into my account with all the info he gathered over the years to solve my recovery questions... I mean: there's no limits to the greed of other people. Now I stopped sharing personal info and I'm not helping out people anymore. If a stranger comes to me for a helping hand I tell 'em to leave me alone. Sad how bad experiences changed my in-game behaviour and kindness...


wow, that's awful, I mean, losing that huge amount of time, cash, and effort is bad, but to have a friend do that, that's, terrible, to put it in clean language.

I've been fluctuating between being talking and being helpful and being only nice to my friends. Like, I've seen a few low level players being mauled by bears or whatever, I go kill the bear for them.

What kept you motivated to play after those kind of losses? being betrayed by a friend and losing 500m + a red mask and whatever else?



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Brewing is a good way of making a weekly million if you have a bit of the stuff from trouble brewing. Just do greenman's ales, 16 glasses of the mature stuff is worth 1M and takes about 2-5 days to brew. So cheap it's practically free. Collect in glasses, NOT kegs.

You could also try cleaning herbs with the scroll of cleansing from dung, if you can be bothered to get it (very possible at your dung level). Not sure if this is good cash anymore, but...it might be. Do some research on that, I would.


If you collect in calquat kegs, you can use glasses on them to get pints separately. This saves you the trouble of banking when doing a run.


Oh really? Thanks, I didn't know that: I thought the stuff got stuck in kegs forever lol.

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At least you learn from it.

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That sucked. I hope you learn a lesson from it. If you want to give strangers your money/items, you're better off letting a stranger like me hold on to it. :lol:

Anyway, good luck getting back on your feet. *Gives OP a big huggy*
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Someone that can't spell "scammed" gets no sympathy from me.



Jeez, chill out bro, have you never had a typo when typing? It's not cool to get flamed just for that.


This sucks bro, with your stats, it might be a good idea to kill those dwarfs that drop Dragon Pickaxes? :) I hope you're lucky if you do.


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This sucks bro, with your stats, it might be a good idea to kill those dwarfs that drop Dragon Pickaxes? :) I hope you're lucky if you do.


ooo, that's intersting, I think I'll head over there and see how that goes. Thank you



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I can't stand those scammer, couldn't we just play legit and have fun?




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