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Author's Note: How Gold Farming Works

Researching this article, I was struck by how much money gamers spend on gold farming each year. I can understand the urge. Imagine if life were like that: Need a boost? Just make a trade and you've got it. I suppose we can do that in some ways, like trading four years of our life for a college degree and a better job or 35 years of savings deposits for a good nest egg and an enjoyable retirement. Not nearly as easy, is it? But then again, if life were more like a role-playing game, we'd have a lot more monsters chasing us.

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