Virtual Game Item Sold for a Cool $635,000 USD

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bayouboy

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Seriously, who throws this kind of money at a game? Paying for access rights? Is this a joke? Makes my EvE Online habit look cheap.
 

RazberyBandit

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Neverdie... His story was among those included in a show that aired on the Discovery Channel roughly three years ago. It was a damn shame what happened to his wife. I'm glad his investment paid off, though I must admit I'm shocked just how well it has.
 

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[citation][nom]triculious[/nom]I don't think $100k+ USD qualifies for "microtransactions" anymore[/citation]

Dude, no kidding.

[citation][nom]cmartin011[/nom]Wtf you never see me throwing real cash a video game that's what gambling, strip clubs, and real life are for[/citation]

Once you're into the realm of $50k+ investments, I think you ARE talking about "gambling" and "real life" - these people are just choosing to take their financial risks somewhere other than the established financial markets.
 

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[citation][nom]bayouboy[/nom]Seriously, who throws this kind of money at a game? Paying for access rights? Is this a joke? Makes my EvE Online habit look cheap.[/citation]

People who turn around and make a profit. Spending 100,000 seems excessive, until you hear how the guy who bought it, turned around and sold the whole thing for 6x its original value.
 

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WoW seems "hobo" by comparison. Never heard of this game either. However, a real "resort" would probably cost a heck of a lot more than this. $635K buys half a closet in NYC.
 

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I have some prime virtual land in Florida that I need to unload quickly, at very low prices! Unicorn hunting rights, rainbow mining and earth spirit conjuring opportunities are excellent. Please contact me directly!
 

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[citation][nom]XZaapryca[/nom]WoW seems "hobo" by comparison. Never heard of this game either. However, a real "resort" would probably cost a heck of a lot more than this. $635K buys half a closet in NYC.[/citation]

Yeah but think of all the 'fancy' dates that come of scratch will buy you.
 

V8VENOM

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Virtual idiots -- so what happens if a server crashes and there are no working/verified backups?

I'd like to say get a life, but obviously this is THEIR life, kinda sad actaully -- maybe these folks need some mental assistance?
 

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[citation][nom]triculious[/nom]I don't think $100k+ USD qualifies for "microtransactions" anymore[/citation]

That's the thing, in some of those games they're reaping in a bunch from just the players using the land. Micro transactions add up...
 

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Due to recent developments I have decided to sell part of my comment box.
This space here... --> <-- The bidding starts at 100,000.00 USD.
Just think of the opportunity this virtual comment box space has!
You will be the envy of all your friends and peers.

It's a sca... I mean steal! Bid now!
 

redwolfexr

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I played it long ago. The main concept is that all of the in-game money is worth real money at a fixed ratio. So you can bankroll as much as you want. The company that runs the game basically sells ammo and repair of in-game items to cover overhead.

If your "drops" are worth more than the ammo to someone else then you "profit". Not really that different than the Asian CS games -- except the developer just handles the framework instead of actual sales.

You still have to skill your character up no matter how much $$ you equip with. Gear way over skill wears down faster.
 
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