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Korean gold farmers organize

Kyle Orland

Maybe it's to more effectively protest anti-gold-farming legislation. Maybe it's to form a stronger front against Chinese competition. Maybe it's to combat their association with "cyber whores" in the popular press. Whatever the reason, it seems that some of Korea's most powerful gold-farming and in-game item reselling businesses are banding together to form a "Digital Asset Distribution Promotion Association" according to Korea's ETNews.

Gold farming is reviled by many gamers and gaming companies for unfairly skewing the playing field and ruining in-game economies. Still, despite calls for boycotts and advertising bans, the market for illicit in-game currency continues to thrive. Can we really blame the gold farmers for filling a need that the market obviously demands?

[Via Boing Boing]

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