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Gold Farmers? Oh Noes!

Posted Jul 06, 2007 by Jon Wood

Gold Farmers? Oh Noes!

Weekly MMORPG.com columnist Dan Fortier muses on the subject of Gold Farming and MMORPGs.

It seems to me I've let this column idle in neutral for a bit too long so I think it's time to rev the engine a bit. Usually there is spark in the form or a news piece or some other media that really gets me fired up for an article and this week is no different. A newspaper, the New York Times no less, ran an article chronicling the lives of Chinese gold farmers. It was written in a mostly factual method although it's complete lack of gaming knowledge made it laughable at times. The main theme though was something akin to a somber sob story about some bright eyed youths fighting to make a living in a cutthroat industry. This week I'm going to see if we should feel sorry for gold farmers and take a look at the practice of RMT. Be sure the bomb shelter is fully stocked before reading further.

Read the whole column here.

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