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A Candid Look at the WoW Economy

Posted Mon, Mar 13, 2006 by Ethec

Is it all about the money?

In World of Warcraft (as in most games) you sometimes hear some pretty strange complaints. Messiah heard an odd one a few weeks ago and this week’s editorial brings it to mind. The complaint was that it is basically unfair that people with lots of gold have such a huge in-game advantage in WoW. I dismissed it as yet more inane Barrens chat, and continued on my way.

It got me thinking though; do the rich get richer in WoW?

If gold equals power in a game then the incentive to use the black (secondary) market would be too great for many to resist. Also a luck drop early on in your characters development, like a level 40 epic BOE (bind on equip) weapon, could give you enough gold to become a powerhouse over all other characters your level.

Find out more in the newest editorial from the WoW - TenTonHammer team: Is it all about the money? - A look at the in-game economics of World of Warcraft.

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