The effect of social networks on RMT

on Aug 29, 2012
Back in January 2012, this paper was published in the journal Information Systems Frontiers. The authors explore several hypotheses of real-life demand for virtual goods, one of which I thought was worth a blog entry, all of which are worth reading...

Sanctioned RMT in WoW - Blizzard's new vanity pets

on Oct 10, 2011
This just in from Blizzard: Players will soon be able to purchase a Bind on Equip companion pet for $10. In the FAQ, the company specifically states that [W]e’re ok with it if some players choose to use the Guardian Cub as a safe and secure way to...

Gold Farmers: Deviancy is just a name (Part I)

on Oct 5, 2011
Gold Farming has gathered a lot of media attention lately because of a recent prison scandal in China involving . For the benefit of the readers who may not be familiar with gold farming, here is a brief description of this phenomenon: Gold Farming...