Gaming Poor earning virtual gaming gold


That's Cap'n to you!
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Nearly 500,000 people in developing nations earn a wage making virtual goods in online games to sell to players, a study has found.

Research by Manchester University shows that the practice, known as gold-farming, is growing rapidly.

The industry, about 80% based in China, employs about 400,000 people who earn £77 per month on average.

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Change can be a good thing
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right because 77/month is a lot of money


REP: Respect, Envy, Prosperity?
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More than nothing. And if you spend enough time in front of the computer already someone might get the idea that "hey why not make money for doing what I'm already doing for free". Yet people getting these ideas should probably use their "well earned" money for help rather than keeping it up.


The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host
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No wonder China is a golden country (aka. You earn money pretty fast).

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Mod'n Dat News Jon
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It's funny how they show Runescape in the article, cause I read an article months ago about how they updated the game to practically ruin real world trading of gold (can't just give gold/items from one person to another for nothing anymore) since there were so many bots running on their servers. IRONY!
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