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In June 2009, China banned the "gold farming" practice.

J.Yoo's picture

Saw this article a while back:

"In addition to its ongoing crackdown on Internet porn, the Chinese government has declared that virtual currency cannot be traded for real goods or services..."

It's worth noting, though, the in-game items like armor and weapons are not considered currency, and therefore are not covered by the ban.  So, my question is, what's stopping people from farming the gold, buying a shiny new breastplate, and selling it off to the highest bidder for real-world cash?




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