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The History of Power Leveling

Posted Dec 27, 2007 by Keith Cross

The History of Power Leveling

Gamasutra has posted an article that they received from a Chinese gold-selling and power leveling company. The article details the history of this controversial corner of the online gaming business.

Gamasutra recently received an article submission from a Chinese-headquartered gold-selling and power leveling company, USFine.com.

Though its use of English was a little problematic, the piece was notable because it tried to present a history of the ever-controversial (and likely EULA-busting) third-party item-trading business, which has thrived through use of cheap labor in emerging markets.

So Gamasutra followed up with the writer, the Chinese-based 'Smith Sam', who appears to be one of the owners of USFine, and got a little background on the company he helps run. According to Sam, there are forty employees at the company, which offers power-leveling (having a third party level up your MMO character for you) and in-game gold in a pretty comprehensive set of games.

Read more here.

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