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Gamesindustry.biz reports that Imre Jele of Runescape has compared illegal real-money trading to prostitution.
"And that's the same with illegal real-world trading. The problem comes in when they start doing other illegal activities. One of the biggest is the use of stolen credit cards," he said.
Players can apparently make more in-game gold if they shell out for a monthly subscription - at GBP 3.20. This puts a huge financial burden on developer Jagex and carries significant legal ramifications as well.