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When Play Money Becomes Real

Perfect timing. Wired New’s article about bying Gil with RL money. Even though it didn’t mention FFXI, the situation applies perfectly.

Some interesting thoughts:

“There’s a relationship between real-life economies and a virtual economy,” says Selden. “I happen to believe that these virtual economies are very real, serious economies.”

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  1. Dear George,
    Thank you for your purchase of 100k gil for $40. We look forward to receiving your real-life money for our fake virtual gil.

    IGE Customer Services

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