China Earns Money by Making Their Inmates Perform Virtual Gold Farming

 - Jun 3, 2011
Recently, the Chinese government found out it could make money from gold farming on World of Warcraft.

The popular MMORPG is played by people all over the world and it has become a pop culture gaming craze. A lot of people who play the game know that it takes a lot of time to earn money and experience points. This has opened up job opportunities for people to take someone's player and do some otherwise boring gold farming to rank up their savings.

The Chinese prisoners involved in labor camps decided to switch physical labor with tedious keyboard and mouse jobs. Now, prisoners are forced hours on end to farm for gold for other World of Warcraft players.