EverQuest Online Richer Than Bulgaria
From the latest issue of Yahoo! Internet Life magazine:
It's Richer Than Bulgaria; Who Cares If It's Fictional?
With a per-capita GNP of $2,266, it rates 77th in the global economy -- between Russia and Bulgaria. But you won't find Norrath in your Rand McNally. It's part of EverQuest Live, a massively multiplayer role-playing game. It may be a virtual world, but the riches are very real -- though it's against the rules, players buy and sell avatars, weapons, and skills on eBay and other sites. The ranking was made by a California State University at Fullerton professor who charted EverQuest contraband prices and the time spent by players creating their wares.
What do you think? This article struck me as both hilarious, and VERY interesting...
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