Farming in WoW, PIOUTA Strategies, and Patents

I’m a bit strapped for time this morning, so here are some quick hits on articles that I might otherwise have written about at more length:

“Farming” refers to the practice of playing the game with the sole purpose of accumulating virtual gold or other in-game items, such as weapons, so that they can be sold for real money. Some farming is done by players literally warehoused in countries such as China; the workers “play” the game in shifts. Other forms of farming rely on automated bot programs to harvest the virtual money and objects.

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