A Candid Look at the WoW Economy

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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 weekÂ’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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