Gold farming is a term reserved for players of VR Gameworlds such as World of Warcraft, or EverQuest, whose entire time online is spent getting as many in-world virtual items or money as possible, with the express intent of converting it to US dollars, and from there into whatever currency is desired.
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The tale of Richard Thurman, retired outlaw in VR gameworlds. Outlaw, because he farmed them, Gold farming it is known as, playing purely to make as much in-world cash as possible, by any means necessary, to then sell for physical cash, by the boatload.
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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 by Manchester University has found.
The industry, about 80% based in China, employs about 400,000 people...
Electronic Arts, operators of the first MMORPG, Ultima Online, have announced the seisure and destruction of 15 trillion in-world gold, and the suspension of 180 player accounts for bug exploitation gold farming.
The vast qua...
A new TV documentary about people who work for a living farming virtual goods in sweatshops for 12 hours a day has been produced. These players, most often chinese, p...
Gold leaf doesn't grow on trees, but it can now harvest power from the Sun. A team of US chemical engineers has extracted photosynthetic molecules from plants and attached them to thin sheets of gold, creating a photosynthesising cyborg.
The move to digital broadcasting in the UK, which is roughly six times more efficient than analogue, means that a large amount of spectrum will be released for completely new services once digital switchover is complete in 2012.