May 25th, 2010

Gold Farming

I think gold farming should be legal in virtually all MMORPGs.

Imagine Dave, who lives a hand-to-mouth existence, can't find a job that pays enough to really thrive. In another country, Sally, who wants to play this MMORPG at high levels with her friends, but doesn't have enough time to grind out the gold and xp.

Sally would be happier if she could pay for gold and xp so she could play with her friends. Dave would be happier if he had a job that paid him a reasonable wage.

Assuming Sally is ridiculously rich compared to Dave, there's a really obvious solution there, that makes them both better off.

I'm not sure what really prompted this thought, but there it is.