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17 y.o. Indian wastes parent's hard earned money (Rs.1.6 million) on pubg mobile in app purchases.

I can't even imagine how tf he spent 16L on PUBG Mobile alone... My undergraduate education + IIT coaching + Laptop costs less than that.

There's always this temptation to spend a fortune on stuff you desire(which normally as a kid I had seeing others with consoles) but at one point you would(should) realise that it's not worth it. 

I remember asking for a PSP when I was in Grade 5, not because I wanted to game, but because others had it(and got a Cricket Bat instead).

I now have a decent laptop (i5-9300H, GTX1650, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) which is fine but crappily slow in running Fusion 360 but I'm not complaining, because that itself is a big investment in itself. I'm waiting for the moment where I can justify the purchase of a PC(eyeing R5-3600X/XT,GTX1660Ti/Super) for projects(I'm not a gamer), rather than spend rn and find out that the project is not viable in any state. My dad now really encourages me to build a good PC, but the self-restraint I built over the years to not spend lavishly brought about sense of trust that I wouldn't buy something worthless for me.(Like an iPhone, I own a Redmi)

TL;DR, it's not right to just blame the boy, but also the parenting. I've known pretty rich classmates(with humble parents) who don't spend lavishly on things they don't require or deserve. I don't think any sane person would spend money on something not at all worthwhile. More blame is to be put on parents rather than the guy. Sending him to a repair shop is something nominal and doesn't cover their sheer ignorance in finding about this earlier.

Apologies if my post is a stretch.

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On 7/7/2020 at 7:32 AM, Rune said:

I had to work my ass off for a twenty when I was ten. They knew what they were doing was wrong. Especially since they were already trying to hide it from the parents.

And the fun thing is, when I was 17, I didn't know how to hide things fro my parents. So this kid is like a Einstein compared to me when I was his age.

 

Kids these days are fucked by social media, lootboxes and microtransactions. But the authorities won't give a fuck about regulating it.

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1 hour ago, BharathA350 said:

I can't even imagine how tf he spent 16L on PUBG Mobile alone... My undergraduate education + IIT coaching + Laptop costs less than that.

There's always this temptation to spend a fortune on stuff you desire(which normally as a kid I had seeing others with consoles) but at one point you would(should) realise that it's not worth it. 

I remember asking for a PSP when I was in Grade 5, not because I wanted to game, but because others had it(and got a Cricket Bat instead).

I now have a decent laptop (i5-9300H, GTX1650, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) which is fine but crappily slow in running Fusion 360 but I'm not complaining, because that itself is a big investment in itself. I'm waiting for the moment where I can justify the purchase of a PC(eyeing R5-3600X/XT,GTX1660Ti/Super) for projects(I'm not a gamer), rather than spend rn and find out that the project is not viable in any state. My dad now really encourages me to build a good PC, but the self-restraint I built over the years to not spend lavishly brought about sense of trust that I wouldn't buy something worthless for me.(Like an iPhone, I own a Redmi)

TL;DR, it's not right to just blame the boy, but also the parenting. I've known pretty rich classmates(with humble parents) who don't spend lavishly on things they don't require or deserve. I don't think any sane person would spend money on something not at all worthwhile. More blame is to be put on parents rather than the guy. Sending him to a repair shop is something nominal and doesn't cover their sheer ignorance in finding about this earlier.

Apologies if my post is a stretch.

Lol I'm in grade 9 and I play PUBGM on PC with emulator (becuz I have a phone with 1 gig RAM), I had my interest in PC building since I was in 7th grade, and always dreamt of buying a dedicated gaming PC. But my parents refused and I started to do anything to get one(still doing). But being from a middle class family had it's good effects on me, I got the luxury of rich kids(When fitness band were in fashion, seeing others I also wanted one, but I knew they're costly so I ordered one of those m4 knock offs which look and function exactly like original, but it was defective on arrival so I had to return it, 1 month later my birthday came and my dad actually bought me a original Samsung fit e, even though I didn't ask)and also the humbleness of a not so rich family. Yeah I completely agree the parents had their faults, they should've taught them how to spend money carefully. I worked in a computer shop for 2 weeks(after final exam, they were paying 2000rs for just sitting and making part lists for non tech savvy people willing to buy a PC). And it was the first time I had the "things are expensive feeling".

 

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On 7/7/2020 at 9:17 PM, williamcll said:

I don't think kids are interested in esport titles these days. 

you should see my brother 😂

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On 7/7/2020 at 9:17 PM, williamcll said:

I don't think kids are interested in esport titles these days. 

you should see my brother 😂

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On 7/3/2020 at 6:30 PM, SeAsOn3 said:

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/punjab-teenager-spends-rs-16-lakh-on-pubg-107717

He should've bought a rtx 2080ti pc, or a car, or ordered some weed.

Just kidding, Rs. 1.6 million is a lot of money in India, his parents saved it for his college education. He has spent it all on skins. He tried to do it in such a way that his parents won't be able to know, but his dad got a sms from the bank.

Now his dad is making him work in a scooter repair shop, so he can feel the importance

there isnt even hopes of a refund and also thats a shit ton of money god damn, his parents must be woefully unattentive and he must be an idiot, this is why micro transactions shouldnt be in video games they are small enough that at a glance you dont notice the money being spent and the things they offer skins, etc. are just enough to keep coming for more but thats mobile gaming for you since its easier to make mobile games but impossible to actually sell them at a reasonable price, just make them ftp with a casino attached, and with smart phones being as accessable this issue is only going to get worse.

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:33 AM, Escanor said:

They really need to regulate micro transaction and digital stores so this cant happen anymore it keeps repeating it self its not just the gambling its kids having acces to stores without there parents consent that is the issue, it should by default always require 2FA authencation code which would usually run on mobile that parent has, this would probably be best option to avoid these situations atleast to some point different story if your kids steal your phone and know how to unlock it for it to acces 2FA.

It’s up to the parent to remove the cards info, not the app, it’s like the “McDonald isn’t healthy” argument, there are salads and things, but you have to pick them.

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On 7/4/2020 at 4:24 AM, SeAsOn3 said:

But how can they spend such large amount of money in virtual cloths and gun stickers.

Trust me there’s 100$ USD skin packs that come out almost evryday, you could drop $1000 usd easily on pubg in a day $5000 if you were trying hard.

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On 7/9/2020 at 6:38 PM, SeAsOn3 said:

You overpaid man, if I was you I should have bought a cheaper Mobo and got a 9400f , or get a ryzen build

 

70k is too much, a ryzen build with 3100 would have costed 55k

 

After GST, the price spikes. REALLY. Also, this COVID situation has made pc parts much costlier.(For that Mobo, well I wanted an ATX with just a little bit of RGB, and that motherboard appealed a lot to me, I could not resist buying it). Still if the dealer agrees, I will try to get a i5 9400f as a replacement for the i3)

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On 7/10/2020 at 5:46 PM, Letgomyleghoe said:

It’s up to the parent to remove the cards info, not the app, it’s like the “McDonald isn’t healthy” argument, there are salads and things, but you have to pick them.

Like i said before there are some country's that actually try and protect their inhabitants.
If that would happen over here the company would have had to pay it all back as the buyer isnt of legal age. Company's keep that in mind and are very careful.

 

Its very normal to protect people from their own stupidity. It might sound weird to you but thats how we roll in the civilized world. 😛

 

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I do feel that the kid needs to take personal responsibility. 

 

But also micro transactions and loot boxes and gambling in gaming needs a crack down hard. Targeting kids and teens is not okay. There are studies on this addiction in things like gambling and loot boxes with a dopamine rush to the brain.

 

My younger relatives have been fed advertising for sports and horse gambling so it's normalised for them.

 

All well and good saying that it's personal responsibility and free choice, except they use human nature and psychology on people. Weak minded or just a typical flawed human ?

 

Spending should be capped or large transactions flagged, I think they should get a refund, they essentially provided nothing and it would cost them very little to remove/revert skins off the account.

 

Ideally the whole thing needs to piss off, it's toxic.

 

 

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On 7/3/2020 at 1:36 PM, Escanor said:

So you would be fine with sending your kid to jail ?

 
 
 

Yes, absolutely. If they were under the age of 10 most likely not but this kid is 17 and pretty much an adult.

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22 minutes ago, SansVarnic said:

Yes, absolutely. If they were under the age of 10 most likely not but this kid is 17 and pretty much an adult.

you have severely underestimated the addiction indian teens have toward this game lmao

 

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3 hours ago, SansVarnic said:

Yes, absolutely. If they were under the age of 10 most likely not but this kid is 17 and pretty much an adult.

He has a brain of 12 y.o.

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I mean seriously though this kid is 17, almost out of the house, how do you think he’s gonna spend his money or act in the real if he can’t fucking control himself from spending his entire fucking college savings.

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When I was 17, I would be second questioning myself whenever I buy even a cup of coffee... Actually I still do that and I'm 24 now. 

 

17 year olds nowadays just spend money willy nilly on anything. 

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6 hours ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

 

17 year olds nowadays just spend money willy nilly on anything. 

He is 8y.o. mentally

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12 hours ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

When I was 17, I would be second questioning myself whenever I buy even a cup of coffee... Actually I still do that and I'm 24 now. 

 

17 year olds nowadays just spend money willy nilly on anything. 

especially ones who have never worked for their money...

i started working at 14, and realized how much money really does mean real quick.

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