More on Gold Farming….

Gold Farming – it’s not just fun and games! Here’s a great blog post by Cory Doctorow about the recent World Bank report on the ‘grey market’ in emerging economies. Gold farming and other services that can be sold to rich players who’d rather not do any heavy lifting is a really big deal.

http://www.boingboing.net/2011/04/07/world-bank-gold-farm.html

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  1. Alec Wilson
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 13:49:56

    Here’s another good follow up article on the infoDEV report. I particularly like the figure they include, it’s a nice visual representation that reminds me of a pyramid scheme. Also, in relation to cheating, the article notes that the report found that around 20% of virtual currency is stolen from other players by hackers.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/04/wow-players-could-one-day-buy-fair-trade-gold-from-chinese-farms.ars

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