Yeah, so many people are going to change over from KT + LG ISPs and use inferior ones just so they can connect to generic MMO #665039. KT is the best ISP that is available in Korea, and one foreigner used a download/upload test to tell the difference between KT and LG (#2). The difference is huge, but then again, I'm not in a hurry to connect to FFXI. I mean, connecting would be nice, but I'm not going through the hassle of getting a new ISP and stuff.
While I do agree that this is a shady deal, Americans also have their shady dealings as well. Look at the Texas City Disaster that killed 581 people. Hundreds of people filed suits that held the US responsible for "a litany of negligent acts of omission and commission by 168 named agencies and their representatives in the manufacture, packaging, and labeling of ammonium nitrate, further compounded by errors in transport, storage, loading, fire prevention, and fire suppression, all of which resulted in the explosions and the subsequent carnage." The Daegu Subway incident killed only 103 people compared to the Texas Disaster. How about those Phillips Diasters in Texas, they didn't even have a gas/fire alarm. Crandall Canyon Mine incident ring a bell? No escape routes there.
Point is, there will always be shady business deals in every country. No need to be like SHADY KOREAN BUSINESS, but rather, shady business deals, I thought we've grown past the whole deal of, "SHADY KOREAN/CHINESE/JAPANESE BUSINESSES ARGH" but I guess we haven't. Maybe America just isn't ready for a non-white man to take up presidency--America will never be a melting pot of cultures, there will always be someone shouting racial slurs and curses and abusing racially-mixed children.
Maybe because of my contacts to the business and military worlds, I've been treated like a king, but I've always saw the brighter side of Korea in my 20 years here.
Edited, Sep 4th 2008 11:28pm by Demera