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Become Rich Selling Virtual Property

Want to become rich?  Try playing an MMORPG and selling the "pixels".  Apparently one of these guys was making something on order of 6 - 8 million a year selling virtual property.  (Although he is said to have "cheated" and not used normal techniques for obtaining the items. i.e. duplicate virutal money through a bug in the game etc etc)

http://terranova.blogs.com/terra_nova/2004/01/themis_group_pr.html

http://fohguild.org/forums/showthread.php?s=f1cd8b290c188a5d50329523668a2264&threadid=10296&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

Right, wrong or indifferent it seems to be a big industry.

NumLock
Saturday, January 24, 2004

Our society is absolutely bizarre in its priorities.

If you want to buy absolutely worthless and meaningless bullsh*t like a character in an online RPG, you have the means to do so. If you demand to have a cell phone that flosses your butt and contains embedded Windows XP plus a built in webcam, it's prolly out there with great incentives for signing on...

Affordable health insurance or even a decent job? Dream on! ROTFL! Nobody needs that sh*t! Ha!

Ranter
Saturday, January 24, 2004

but the about it your job could be designing that ell phone, you just answered your own question

the artist formerly known as prince
Saturday, January 24, 2004

This is the stuff that scares me.  The Matrix anyone?

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Saturday, January 24, 2004

I read an interview with someone who sold exotic pets for a lot of money in The Sims Online (but in reality was just selling empty pet carriers) and used that money to build a Playboy Mansion.

I don't think she got any real money for it, but I could be wrong.

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, January 25, 2004

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