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Posted: Jan 15th 2010 8:15PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Slightly off-topic...but this SciAm's birds eye view of gold farming in China:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=real-money-from-virtual-worlds

You'll have to purchase the article I'm afraid (or January 2010's print issue). Perhaps folks at Massively could interview the writer of the article. It's interesting to say the least...

...back to the topic at hand.

Posted: Jan 15th 2010 9:11PM Xii said

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While PWI might not have had quite the success of Runes of Magic, I'm not sure that says so much about the ability of Chinese developers to succeed in the Western market, given that RoM's developer, Runewaker, is Taiwanese.

Posted: Jan 16th 2010 5:31AM Gaugamela said

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Taiwan isn't exactly mainland China. They are for all effects a sovereign counntry even if not recognized by many countries, have a real government and are a democracy.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2010 1:02PM monkeybones said

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IMO, PWI is one of the best f2p games out there. I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on more.

My biggest gripe with most Chinese based f2p games (or any f2p game) are gold sellers. Luckily PWI doesn't have that, but with the item mall, people that want to spend money for advantages always can.

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