Virtual Wealth

Is this a dagger I see before me, its handle toward my hand? Come, let me buy thee… I have thee not, yet I see thee still. Are thee not, fatal vision, as affordable to newbies as to farmers? Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation of a IGE-oppressed purse. I see thee yet, in form as palpable as this which now I draw. Thou marshall’st my desire, and such an instrument I was to buy. My plat is made the fool of the other adventurers, or worth all the rest.

Dan Rubenfield posted a controversial essay yesterday on why MMO developers should quit fighting the gold farmers and join them. Amber Night posted a brilliant rebuttal which said what I wanted to say about that better than I ever could (though, being snarky, I did post a snarky comment on Dan’s blog):

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