Tuesday, January 29, 2002

What an amazing story?

EverQuest, according to new research reported by New Scientist, has spawned an economy with a per-capita income comparable to that of a small country. Had the fictional Noratth been a country, it would rank 77th in the economic sweepstakes, after Russia.

"EverQuest lets players create and control characters - or avatars - within a fantasy world called Norrath. Characters gain skills and possessions that they can then trade with other players using the game's currency of "platinum pieces"." But many have cashed their pieces by auctioning them at ebay.

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