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Gold Farming for Good?

April 11th, 2011 Bartman No comments

I typically view gold farming (the process of accruing virtual gold in video games and then selling that gold for real money) as a bad thing overall for gaming.  It breaks the magic circle, allowing very real forces (namely, real money) to invade and impact our virtual spaces.  I understand the reason for gold farming as some players have a great deal of money but not a lot of time to build up their virtual wealth.  So, why not just buy it outright?

I found an interesting article today that states gold farming, in countries Vietnam and China, is actually bringing in a large sum of money to these countries. Even moreso than cash crops!

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