Is it really a sweatshop if you make more than the average worker and just sit watching scripts run all day?
1UP has a very interesting article posted about Asian MMOG sweatshops. We are nearly confident that the Axe Effect was not responsible for them writing this:
"How does it work? The macros for World of WarCraft, for example, control a high-level hunter and cleric. The hunter kills while the cleric automatically heals. Once they are fully loaded with gold and items, the "farmer" who's monitoring their progress manually controls them out of the dungeon to go sell their goods. These automated agents are then returned to the dungeons to do their thing again. Sack's typical 12-hour sessions can earn his employers as much as $60,000 per month while he walks away with a measly $150."
You can read the entire MMOG Sweatshop article at 1UP.