A very interesting article, indeed. Thanks for it, Mr. Tito.
I'm not too surprise that this is happening in China, but it is rather sad. However, the hope I get from this is that at least it would seem that many gamers in China can look past the bad ratings.
Makes me wonder how many stars WoW has, or had...
It's both that Chinese massively manipulate ratings by using the equivalent of clickfarms, and that piracy is so wide-spread there that the legit products get downrated because the thieves either fear the competition, or miss "features" from the pirated copies like the cheat tables.
China = Weird.
This happens everywhere. Just some companies haven't been caught yet. Any online rating system can be manipulated. It isn't necessarily individuals but can be bots.
In China, it is possible to buy ratings,"
That's a little more accurate. As if buying ratings and spamming fake reviews is something that only happens in China.