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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For The Win

I’ve mentioned Cory Doctorow a few times before, but if you are playing World of Warcraft of any of massively multiplayer online role-playing game, you must read Cory’s second ‘teen’ novel, For The Win. Don’t be fooled by the ‘teen’ label, this is a great novel, with complex characters, a fast-moving plot, and a deep exploration of the world behind MMORPGs, the people who play them, and the hidden (and not-so-hidden) economies that they rely upon and create. This is essentially a story of the struggle between have-nots and don’t-cares, and the corporate powers who try to manipulate both for greater profit. And of course, as with all of Cory’s books, you can find them in fine bookstores as well as online in a variety of digital formats which you may download and read for free on Kindles, iPads, or whatever floats your boat.

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