Greedy Goblin

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The blog was originally started as a pure WoW-goldmaking tips blog.
Later I extended it with philosophies of "goblinish", rational, non-emotional thinking. Economics. I play MMOs as simple simulators of economy and sometimes politics to show parallels between game mistakes and real world ones. I'm currently playing Black Desert Online.

As of 2016 June, my blog has over 2300 posts, having various labels:
New posts are new. Every post get this tag and it stays that way for a few weeks. After the discussion is over about the topic, it gains one of the final tags.
Gold collects my WoW moneymaking posts. Most of them are obsolete though as I left WoW for years.
ISK posts can help you making EVE money. Most of them are also obsolete and I don't recommend playing EVE.
Ideas are posts that I consider worthy of reading after months or years. These posts are listed below in the table of contents.
Random posts did not pass the test of time. They are either obsolete news or ideas that were found wrong or insufficient later.
Some posts still have old tags and I'm working on them.

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M&S means Morons and Slackers, if you ask it in a comment, it's you.

All ideas and works posted on this blog are free to use, copy, duplicate, create derivative work or print and use as toilet paper.

Below you can see the list of "Ideas" posts. It's not complete, I'm working on it.


2016

Set your boob size to max (if you play female)
What is a "fair game"?
The death of subscription gaming
Let's increase the pie!
You can make difference or money. But never both.
Unequal payment MMOs will always be pay-to-win
Having economy is a dangerous thing in MMOs
Experience
Research: Keeping up with the Joneses
The key of understanding psychopathy

2015

The house of nolife
Monetization kills meritocracy
Knowing doesn't help, acting upon the knowledge does
The medium shield booster exploitation
Most EVE opinion leaders are corrupts or cowards
Evil acts vs evil people
The content creator paradox in gaming
Changing "what" instead of "how" in the MMO scene
The Facebook Ghetto
Liberals: the worst form of communists
Seniority is barely anything. Attitude is everything!
High cost of living destroys low income work
Playing the game vs participating in its community
Combat SRP and dread subsidies are not welfare
I didn't want it anyway: reassurance for M&S
Immigration and the end of social democracy
Why not to perform war crimes?
The genocidal plan of Hiroshima-Nagasaki
A-social =/= alone
Being social makes you lonely
The magic of limited liability.
The culture of poverty and EVE
The refugees of democracy
Is this a scam?
Housewives
This blog used to be about objectivism and ISK making, now it's about "evil" Goons
Logical proof: selfishness is better than selflessness
Why doesn't democracy work in video games?
Why top 1% is not good enough?
On grief-wardeccing
Why can't liberal democracies liberate dictatorships?
Removing griefing without removing PvP
Free-to-play games are Bum Fights
Yield fit: saving cents, losing hundred bills
The target audience of the GRR project
Proper definition of "cosmetic item"
Died rich, died disgraced
Blizzard caught lying

2014

PuG raiding and what it means for guilds.
Death penalty in real world games
It must have been her period (casual sexism)
PvP isn't challenging out of tournaments
Pay to spectate: the real world game monetizing
Designers purposefully make games frustrating for good players to keep bad ones
I can farm it for free: F2P edition
Poor = irresponsible
Bad tank > good damage dealer
Meritocracy and genetic determination
Idiot guildmasters can ruin a game
The fundamental problem with pay to win
Laugh, ignore, copy
Content providers vs M&S
The value of ganking in games
I don't want to make people mad, I want them to be embarrassed
Class struggle in EVE Online
Back in the old days when games were better
EVE skill system and M&S
The reason of ALODs
The proper handling of official forums
Funny people vs 4 fun ppl
Misogyny at the extreme: 4 fun ppl vs women
Greater internet f.. theory vs 4 fun ppl theory
Goons in the closet
How does a basement dweller sound like?
You are only safe in the central corp
The one advice for newbies
Who controls nearly half nullsec?
Don't buy status symbols in games, buy power!
Tears and trolls
Feminists make the rich richer and the poor poorer!
Being social causes the blue doughnut
Being social shrinks your brain!
"Welfare" isn't an offensive word for recipients
I have powerful friends in nullsec!
Mudflation in EVE and real life
Botting vs no-life: the core problem of botting and RMT
The Orca that broke Burn Jita
Having social skills vs being social
Interacting with toxic elements in games can help you in real life
Why am I singling out Goons?
The difference between a prank and a bully
Why is there still money in trading?
Why scammers and manipulators exist
Active portfolio management is theoretically useless
Welfare epics motivate purposefully bad play
If you can't lead a group well, close it!

2013

Killers vs achievers: why EVE Online is the only successful Impact PvP MMO?
Looking good > Being good
"Pay to save time" in games is nonsense
There is no "respect number"
"Fun" is objectifying, goals are inclusive
Respect: the holy grail of MMOs
Society laws allow new players enter the field
Socials try to punish people but not NPCs
World of Warcraft: the working class dreamworld
“Skill” PvP is consensual!
Do you want to make history or do you want to mess with people?
The myth of "PvP skill"
Why there are no industrial corporations in MMOs?
The fundamental problem with the AFK cloaker
Bad players have skill, good players have doctrines
Corporations/guilds only have their restrictions to offer
Separate but equal
Rational self-interest in donation
Evidence that playing good has little to do with play time
Why there are no NPC teammates?
Why there are oppressive governments everywhere?
Sexism in games
Welfare in EVE
Why? (The purpose)
The players don't belong to one normal distribution
Disproving religions
I go to a bar to have fun, not to talk, dance or drink
The meaning of "playing for fun"
What's wrong with RMT?

2012

HTFU is a lie
The PvP-er problem
Why Atlas didn't shrug? (communism in nullsec)
What is the "cultural group"?
Authority in EVE Online (and capitalism)
Meritocracy vs elitism
How internet and shitposting killed democracy
Who is the actor in EVE?
The real difference between EVE and WoW
MMOs are not really games
Why shouldn't "leeches" vote?
The right definition of the leech
Tragedy of commons (and non-moon miner alliances)
PvE, PvP and griefing
How could the economy crash?
Highsec protects gankers from carebears and not the other way!
The great shitworm scam
The lossmail-M&S
"Anti-socials" have a group, socials don't
Sexist trolls are not sexist (and not trolls)
You can't help the M&S
A game must focus on one skill
Why socials can never be rich?
Small fails are fails
Spreading information is never in vain!
"Burn Jita"? Rather burn M&S!
MMO Economies use bartering
Oh noes we must produce all that we spend!
Start out small!
Why direct PvP is valued by socials
Owning up your mistakes
You must fine the failers!
The monolith of leeches
You call them newbies? I, Object!
I was in the hospital FFS
Why don't they teach instead?
Free player is not the player, he is the content
The myth of the "fail team"
Cheating and buying pro-ness
Strategy beats killing, even in a deathmatch
"play 4 fun" people can't have fun
Dancing causes yelling, berating and quitting
Why choose an intelligent girlfriend?
Why 20% owns 80%?
The rising tide lifts all boats

2011

What makes democracy democracy?
Buy nothing for Christmas!
The urge for "progression"
You must respect fellow players to have fun
The problem with dance mechanic in raids.
ipwnurass doesn't like arthasdklol
Newbies are unaffected by endgame design
Gear reset: the bane of casual gaming
Accessible content is casual unfriendly
The accessible gear makes the game inaccessible
The holy trinity cannot be undone
The true third way of economics
Government workers are not inactives
Atlas shrugged. For real
Smart Chinese, stupid Greeks
http://greedygoblin.blogspot.com/2011/10/purpose-of-raiding.html
Raid dance is inaccessible
What players REALLY want and reject
"The skill" and games
"The skill" and fun
There can't be community without difficulty
Why free2play is rising?