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  MMORPG gold-farming sweat shops; a $500 million industry - Miscellaneous
  Posted by: Pro-Filer on 07-07-2005 @ 06:43 - Source: 1UP
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A pretty interesting article was posted at 1UP talking about gold-farming videogame workshops;

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"Sack" is the only name I'm given for the person I'm supposed to contact. He lives in the Fujian province of China, but his place of business is online—he plays Lineage II. He's paid about 56 cents an hour to work in a videogame "sweatshop."
Sack is a guy that works from 9 AM till 9 PM, 12 long boring hours pushing macro's that do all the farming work for him, no holidays, while getting payed jack sh*t.
Quote:
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.
I found the article pretty interesting myself, so be sure to check it out at 1UP; http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3141815



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 #1 - 07-08-2005 at 16:12
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That is pretty interesting. *goes off to sell Delta and n0e for WoW*

 #2 - 07-16-2005 at 20:16
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These people are disguisting.

People who BUY these items/gold/credit/whateffingever are even more disguisting.



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