Nardi studied the way WOW is played in China and found that many players spent time in internet areas named Wang Ba. They did this for different reasons: they lived in small places, their equipment wasn’t as good as in these stations and the social aspect was really good. Also, for the younger people, often parents didn’t approve of them playing the game. People would not only meet virtually but face to face as well. This is different to America where a lot of people play at home and make friends on line. One thing that was interesting was the number of players who were cheated in China and the way they dealt with it. They would denounce the cheaters on line to warn others and would be more active in announcing them than the Americans and Europeans would. Nardi thought that maybe this was because the economy was changing in China and that money was so important.
I was just wondering if anybody here had any experience being cheated or defrauded and what they did about it?