The Economy Of EverQuest Is About The Same As Bulgaria

from the evercrack-at-work dept

Maybe the idea of starting an online game that involves real money isn’t such a bad idea afterall. Someone has done a study on economy of the game EverQuest. It’s quite a thriving economy. The study was done by looking at completed eBay auctions involving EverQuest and determining that the average player could earn $3.42 per hour of playing EverQuest. The game produced “exports” of about $5 million and has a per-capita gross national product of $2,266 – ranking it between Russia and Bulgaria (and making it the 77th richest country). Maybe all those laid off folks looking to make money should start playing EverCrack all day. Update: And, still, online gaming companies can’t figure out how to make any money for themselves.

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