Occupy Azeroth

Posted by | November 16, 2011

Money matters, even in a land plagued by dragons and the unhallowed walking dead.




3 Comments so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 16, 2011 7:28 am

    The bleed between real money and virtual gold is a strange and wonderful thing. Some of these games have a stronger currency than real world countries. That fact should probably terrify you.

  2. Helvetica
    November 16, 2011 9:49 am

    We see we found this one from our new-favorite MMO anthropologist before we had a chance to post it myself. we’ll just have to raise Vox with a different video…

    Meanwhile, we believe that video game currency does have value — especially in the status and fun departments — people are willing to value their entertainment as well as they’re willing to value that which gives them a social stance amidst their peers. Being able to purchase items that are otherwise earned can dilute their meaning.

    For example, there’s that fellow who sold his 80-rogue (before Cata) who had those huge walloping PvP daggers earned by months upon months of PvP grinding. Sold for a lot too, Blizz took a dim view of it and smacked them down pretty quickly.

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