If this story is the truth or not may stand contested, but intresting reading never the less.
In short, an ex-Arena.net Employee describes they ties between GFC (Gold farming companys) and legit mmo companys (in this case Arena.Net) and how money shifts under the table.
After all this is a capitalistic world
Shady business indeed but I’m not suprised at all, RMT is big buiness and why wouldn’t any company get there share of it in one way or another. I have tried to adress the RMT problem before in this article. EVE Online had their incident with an employee giving stuff to his guild and I’m pretty sure most companys have a ton of skeletons lying around in their closets..
you can be pretty sure there’s a lot of shady stuff going on in the mmo business, after all this is a capitalistic world, and the bottom line is that companys only perform actions that will increase their revenue in the long run. I know I would, they would be stupid otherwise..
Read and judge for yourself:
Confessions Of An Ex-Arena.net Employee
I’m pretty sure we will se more of this story.
When will the black market money generated from virtual economies be taxed?
So my question is, when will we see this business beeing regulated and monitored by outside forces? When will the black market money generated from virtual economies be taxed by our governments.
Mark my word, in a very near future this business will change drasticly for everone, this is not about “online gaming” anymore, It’s about making money.