"r/wooosh"? What the blazes does that mean?
Anywho, sorry. I suppose I can see it from both sides. I, personally, see the realistic worth of what an in-game item is, and have no particular attraction to the idea of spending money to get them. I allways have. Therefore, I see no potential for danger in this.
However, upon thinking of it, many children lack the patience or the perspective to realise that they will get the item eventually, and that it's even a stretch to say it's worth the time it takes to get the item, let alone real money. Those personally attached to such issues would see great danger in such a practice.
However, I would not accuse the staff of "money grubbing". They need money, and thus they need to put some things in for ACs. As for the wheel itself, it was removed by the staff itself. On multiple occasions, they said it would probably never come back . It was the fans, constantly and consistently demanding it, that eventually got this back, not greed.
If AE is guilty of anything, it's underestimating both the ignorance of today's children coupled with the stupidity of today's parents. AE says, at multiple points, children should ask their parents permission to buy things they don't have money for. If a parent is dumb enough to let their children get a hold of their bank information, I wouldn't have expected it and prepared for it, and neither would they.
All I can be say is, if a child uses their parents money without permission, it is a criminal act. They may not be charged for it, they may not realise it, but using another's property or wealth without their knowledge or consent is stealing. AE is not at fault for this, AE is not even liable for this. It's all on the kids, and the parents who have to correct the behavior.
If you still have an issue, though, I might suggest trying to open a line of dialogue, either through Twitter or a discussion thread, with the staff or the community. Perhapse the implementation of a tracking system of AC purchases, so that if a certain package was reported as being made with stolen money, they could return the money and retract any items the person bought.
< Message edited by brotherinlaw -- 11/10/2018 0:50:20 >