Posted Thu, May 25, 2006 by Boomjack
Was Midas Chinese?
LotRO Source has posted an article on gold farming and the repercussions that the secondary market has on MMOGs.
"Selling gold in the gaming industry is like selling porn on the internet. Everyone claims not to do it, yet millions of real world dollars change hands each year. Game networks like OGaming are owned by companies that not only support this activity, but participate in it. Networks that do not participate in it still take advertising dollars from companies that sell gold. These are lucrative deals that make up much of these networks advertising income."
You can read the entire story at LotRO Source.