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Everquest - I can not believe this,

matty

TRIBE Member
Everquest is a dungeons and dragons style computer game where all players play together in an online world.

What I can't believe is that people actually buy and sell characters and items like swords and magic spells for real money on ebay. Not just chump change either but hundreds and thousands of US dollars. Who would pay this kind of money for a video game character? I'm in shock.

a level 60 monk for $455

$710 for a couple of characters
 

djclint

TRIBE Member
Yeah, that is reasonably insane. Thing is, someone will bid on that and that $455 is probably a bargain in some circles!
 

Gunark

TRIBE Member
My little brother sold his character for $3000 to some guy in Ohio, back in the game's hayday.

I kid you not.
 
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stir-fry

TRIBE Member
yah, people have told me this game is crack.
stay away

unless you are unemployed and have 20 free hours a day to spend on it.
 

djclint

TRIBE Member
I found that "pikmin" game for the gamecube pretty addictive too. All you do is farm these little ant dudes and take on bugs with them. It occupied an entire weekend of my life last month, which I know is not hardcore by any means, but that doesn't happen to me often.

okay, maybe it does happen often but...
 

matty

TRIBE Member
Pikmin is good
Just completed it last week. It reminds me of Lemmings in a way. I loved lemmings. Reccommend any other good games for gamecube? I know THPS3 kicks ass, anything else?
 

djclint

TRIBE Member
Well, there is so little out right now...the Star Wars game was awesome! Most of the good games are all coming out in the coming months.

Nintendo sure aren't saying much about the big games they have scheduled for the summer. Kinda frustrating.
 

matty

TRIBE Member
Interesting article about the economics of Everquest.

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">And if the "EverQuest" universe of Norrath were a country, its per-capita gross national product would be $2,266--comparable to the 77th richest country on Earth and ranking it between Russia and Bulgaria. Platinum pieces, the in-game currency known as pp, end up with an exchange rate of about a penny per pp, making "EverQuest" currency more valuable than the Japanese yen and the Spanish peseta</font>
rest of article here http://news.com.com/2100-1040-823260.html
 
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Deus

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by m..m:
Interesting article about the economics of Everquest.

And if the "EverQuest" universe of Norrath were a country, its per-capita gross national product would be $2,266--comparable to the 77th richest country on Earth and ranking it between Russia and Bulgaria. Platinum pieces, the in-game currency known as pp, end up with an exchange rate of about a penny per pp, making "EverQuest" currency more valuable than the Japanese yen and the Spanish peseta

rest of article here http://news.com.com/2100-1040-823260.html
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In the middle ages that was probably pretty good..
 
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