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Posted: May 9th 2009 9:48AM Drexel said

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Check your "history books" on this topic. The first time most of us early MMO adopters heard of paying real world money for in game goods was in UO. A Frito Lay delivery driver from Michigan paid over $3000 US for a keep in a prime location. I think the story even made the AP wire at the time.

Even back then, buying gold, items and even paying hundreds if not thousands for housing off Ebay for UO was pretty commonplace.

Posted: May 9th 2009 8:36PM (Unverified) said

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It goes back even further. I used to play LP-muds in the mid nineties where in-game goods were traded for hard currency.
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