“We certainly think there is a growing trend that we are able to see in the Eastern territories like China where conventional MMOs are being attracted from the PC onto cellular,” states McClarty, referencing NetEase’s Fantasy Westward Journey, which has yet to actually kick off at the West but has stormed the top grossing graphs in China. “We believe that RuneScape is one of the largest free-to-play games of RS gold type and we could be the very first Western traditional PC MMORPG coming into cellular that can maybe decode that for the West.”
Lately there have been many reports of Venezuelans”Gold Farming” on a MMORPG called Runescape. Recent reports explain that in-game farmers are promoting treasures for bitcoin to create a living. The business model began trending in China where players get in-game currencies or items and after sell them for”real money”.
In 2009 it was estimated that more than 1 million gold farmers had been established from China, but in-game gold farming also occurs all around the world. Because of the secrecy, it is hard to get a precise figure on how much earnings gold farming brings , but it was estimated to be about USD $300 million in 2008.
Venezuelans playing with the game Runescape are aiming to kill as many green dragons because they could in order to collect 500,000 in-game gold which amounts to $0.50 worth of genuine cash when sold. The majority of the farming players are making about $0.50 per hour Runescape which is buy Runescape gold a much better wage than most in the nation.
Some Venezuelans can make around $2-3 per hour if they have extremely good in-game ability sets and do not get banned from the moderators. These productive players may kill the boss Zulrah repeatedly and also make roughly 3M Runescape gold each hour. Venezuelans with this amount of in-game skill sets are earning more money than many professionals in the nation with college degrees.