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August 01, 2008


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Thats a shame to hear how those people stole from that man, glad they got caught.

Theres big money in trading of goods and currency for MMORPGs. In 2005 someone paid $100k for a resort in the game Second Life. Theres a huge market in World of Warcraft stuff.


I'd like to point out that the $26,500 purchase of virtual land was in 2004, and in 2005 Entropia sold more land for $100,000. What's more amazing is that both investments were recouped in under a year.

**This information is on the "Entropia Universe" Wikipedia page.

Anon --

So it is. I guess "new to me" can be "old to everyone else". ;-)

$100k? Wow. Wow. Wow.

That RPG stuff is worth money should be no more shocking than the idea that a TV show is worth money. It is an exclusive property, whose existence is purely a matter of legal and contractual convention, that can be ultimately used to entertain lots of people.

If I had $26,500 to spare the last thing I would invest it in is anything virtual. Give me real real estate or equities any day.

@FMF: Yeah, if you think that's bad, look at how much they sold the banking licences for in 2007... There's a lot of info on the wiki page.

By the way, the BBC does keep accurate datestamps on all its articles. From the article you linked: "Friday, 17 December, 2004, 13:06 GMT". Old news can be interesting, but it's good to check the dates first ;)

Interesting you should mention RPG's because I read this post in my Google Reader and at the end of the post there was a picture ad to play an online RPG.

I always thought these ads were part of FMF but after coming straight to the site to see if indeed these ads were showing up on your site, it looks like they're just ads Google sponsors. Unless I'm mistaken...

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