Here are a quarter of notable news and forum discussions related to gold farming
Gold Farmer Stays in Gaming Café for Two Months
In Wuchang, Hubei Province, a 23-year Chinese man identified as a Mr. Wang had been living for more than two months at an internet café and refused
to leave because he was “training for gold.”
A report from Tencent Games, which was then translated at Kotaku
, explained that the shop owner had no grounds for kicking Mr. Wang because he had paid his fees. It did not mention what game he had
been playing or training for, but he appeared to be so engrossed that he had not taken a shower or changed his clothes throughout his stay.
Talk about dedication to the gold farming cause.
Should Gold Farming Be Illegal?
In the general discussion thread of MMORPG.com, there was an intense debate on whether gold farming should be made illegal
in government laws.
The yea crowd reasoned that gold farming is tantamount to business sabotage, and even compared it to piracy. Some supporters believe this can become a
reality when in-game currencies become protected by copyright.
The nay crowd defended that charging gold farmers with felony was simply too much bordering on government totalitarianism. Others also questioned the
relative importance of going after gold farmers when murderers are waiting their turn in the courts. The word impractical was thrown around.
Scroll through the eight pages of snarky retorts to amuse yourself for half an hour.
Debunking a Gold Farming Guide
There are a lot of WoW Gold farming guides popping up ever since the launch of the new expansion, Mists of Pandaria. But not everything is going to
deliver what they promise. For example, YouTube user DrakePrism debunked a
gold farming guide
that claimed to make 25K Gold and found it only yielded 3K Gold in 30 minutes.
DrakePrism admits though that despite the overambitious claims, that Gold haul is still impressive for half an hour of farming. In the video he runs
through the recommended mining area and provides other important tips for newbies including extra items that will help in gathering ores faster.
Call for RuneScape Gold Farmers
Enterprising Powerbot.org user organgyvv is inviting all interested RuneScape gold farmers
to join his budding organization which he plans to pattern after PowerGP. In
exchange for your fealty and dedication, he promises to reveal the “best methods” he has found and to divide the profits according to a
predetermined rate. Be prepared to be grilled though on your experience, probably because the game has been aggressive as of late in banning bots and
newbies might become more of a liability.
About the Author: Frank
Frank is MBX's resident virtual currency researcher who takes charge of gathering information and data about the current status of the virtual game economy. Frank has been working with MMOBUX since its establishment back in 2006, observing the supply and demand for the virtual cash. In doing so, Frank published several articles online such as: The competition for Diablo 3 gold and items, the implementation of BitCoins or the increased demand for gold after the game adopts the free-2-play model.