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Chinese Prisoners Forced into MMO gold farming:

 1 Nexus Cell, Thu, 26th May '11 6:18:16 PM from Where the Wind Blows
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Oh China! You manage to make even video games morally wrong!

Seriously though, this really sucks.
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 2 Rocket Dude, Thu, 26th May '11 6:22:23 PM from AZ, United States
This hat doesn't fit!
...That is sad. Seriously.
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 3 Marioguy 128, Thu, 26th May '11 6:24:53 PM from various galaxies
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... The fuck?
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...who buys fictional gold in an MMO?...gold in a game that already forces you to pay monthly?
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 5 Kinkajou, Thu, 26th May '11 6:25:39 PM from you're not your
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Bringing the word "industry" to the video game industry.
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 7 Neo Crimson, Thu, 26th May '11 8:32:08 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
...who buys fictional gold in an MMO?...gold in a game that already forces you to pay monthly?

You'd be surprised. There's a huge black market for in-game gold for World of Warcraft alone, despite it being HEAVILY discouraged by both the community and by Blizzard themselves.

But wait, didn't they illegalize Gold Farming last year?
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 8 the Librarian, Thu, 26th May '11 8:32:58 PM from his own little world
That all you got?
Ban the guy making them do that. That'll stop him.
That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Just shows you how enjoyable this sort of grinding is that they have to use slave labor to accomplish it.

 10 stardf 29, Thu, 26th May '11 9:08:26 PM from Under the Hoenn waters Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
The BoltBeam screwer returns this November!
As someone whose nationality is Chinese, I have to say... this doesn't surprise me at all.
 11 Mark Von Lewis, Thu, 26th May '11 11:17:34 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Call me a bastard, but my reaction to this when I first read it was "eh, they're prisoners, I don't care."

I mean yeah it is a bit dodgy, but...
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Das kann doch nicht sein!
This is hilarious in a sad way.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
...Good God.
 
 14 Mark Von Lewis, Thu, 26th May '11 11:40:57 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
I guess it's the digital age sweat shops.

Who needs cheaply made shoes when you can get virtual gold?
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 15 Kayeka, Thu, 26th May '11 11:53:43 PM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
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Wow, this is seriously a new low for the dignity of the Chinese government.
Always Right
On the other hand....they're just criminals...
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 17 Usht, Thu, 26th May '11 11:59:57 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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I like it! It's like putting prisoners to manual labor without them actually getting muscles as a result. Sounds like a perfectly good way to repay back debts while in prison. It's strange but definitely not cruel or without reason, especially since, you know, MMO gold is worth something in meat world now.
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Das kann doch nicht sein!
Considering that we are talking about China here, I doubt that all of them are people who would be criminal here.
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
 19 Spirit, Fri, 27th May '11 12:00:43 AM from America Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Wow. Just wow.

So remember - if you buy gold, you're supporting communist dicatorship.

Always Right
China isn't like how Sankaku Complex depicts it you know...or Coldwar era depictions.

Granted they do have some censorship issues...and something against time travelling in fictional works...

But their treatment of criminals is one thing they know how to do right. Now if only they could get over their censorship addiction.

edited 27th May '11 12:04:50 AM by Signed

"Every opinion that isn't mine is subjected to Your Mileage May Vary."
Das kann doch nicht sein!
China isn't like how Sankaku Complex depicts it you know...
Sankaku Complex talks about China? I thought they only talk about anime girls, they want to fuck.

Granted, I never really visited the site and most of the things I know about them is second-hand information...
People aren't as awful as the internet makes them out to be.
Always Right
That sites mostly about China nowadays...

And back in the Axis Powers Hetalia anime incident, it also talked a lot about Korea as well. But they stopped talking about Korea after everyone forgot about the anime and the incident.

Oh, and the occasional anime/gaming news...

They don't do much galleries anymore. The one thing the site did right. And they stopped doing it.

edited 27th May '11 12:06:57 AM by Signed

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 24 Mark Von Lewis, Fri, 27th May '11 12:07:51 AM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
So I'm guessing gold farming is the new pressing license plates.
There is no Zuul, there is only the Bear Jew.
Long Live the King
I like it! It's like putting prisoners to manual labor without them actually getting muscles as a result. Sounds like a perfectly good way to repay back debts while in prison. It's strange but definitely not cruel or without reason, especially since, you know, MMO gold is worth something in meat world now.

I don't think you read the article... The prisoners, apparently, are required to do their gold farming after their daily quota of physical labor... And the prisoners never saw a dime of the money.

... Although, I have no real problems with the report. Seems like a perfectly viable way of making money and using prisoners. So long as the state is getting the money, and it's not being embezzled by the prison warden/staff...

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