thread: 2010-03-01 : Reliable vs Unreliable Currency

On 2010-03-02, Ben Lehman wrote:

Seth: Word.

Here's a ramble.

I think that the reason I'm much more likely to trust people to "call their own fouls" (or some version thereof) than I am to trust them to link currency and fiction even when it's not necessary (as described in my post above) has to do with social messaging.

We all basically understand sportsmanship, even if we don't practice it.

However, our cultural messages about currency are all tied up in entitlement. "The customer is always right," "I paid for it, so it's mine," etc. Hence, the decision to spend currency in a game necessarily comes along with an entitlement to a certain effect.



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