Play MMORPGs?

Then you need to watch this excerpt of a documentary on the booming (and exploitative) g.old farming industry in China, rife within popular MMORPGs. These 'professional gamers' are paid a pittance to perform repetative tasks within MMORPGs for the in-game g.old/item rewards. These items are then sold to Western gamers for real money.

I've noticed that since I've started posting about WoW this site has displayed a number of ads offering farmed g.old. I can't control what's displayed but I'd suggest you watch this clip before clicking on such links (or buying farmed gold anywhere else).



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Natasha is a political science student, a gamer, a writer, an armchair philosopher, and a geek. Her first cRPG was Castle of the Winds.

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