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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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Jan 2002 @ 12:31pm

    Um, right

    Except Bulgaria has more citizens than Everquest has subscribers. So their "GDP" really isn't the same at all. This is like comparing the output of McDonald's to the output of Poland or something. Interesting at some level, but not really.

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