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Monday, October 31, 2005
 
Gold Farming On Life's Values
7:51 AM | Anthony Wang | 2 comments

BBC has posted an article about the aspects of gold farming. In the article, a news journalist visited Asia to document the daily life of a gold farmer. There are photos and quotes that illustrate real life gamers to their online counterparts, in addition to gold farmers' conditions and meager pay. In a larger picture, the article also discusses the culture of online gaming and its consequences.

The photos captured the fascinating and largely unseen world of workers in China and Korea who earn their keep by looking after people's characters in games while they are at work, or asleep...
One shot shows what, at first glance, might be mistaken for a virtual room from within a game. With newspapers as wallpaper, posters of fantasy figures, and scruffy bedding, it is in fact a room in a net cafe in Tianjin, China. It is used by employees who work for a dollar a day levelling up player's characters. Up to 30 will work for 16 hours, using the room to sleep in shifts.
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