China officially bans gold farming

Monday, 29th June 2009 22:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt


China’s government has officially banned gold farming.

According to InformationWeek, the ruling will affect “more than 300 million Internet users in China,” theoretically stemming a trade worth nearly $150 million per year.

According to a 2008 survey by the University of Manchester’s Richard Heeks, between 80 and 85 percent of gold farmers are based in China.

Thanks, 1UP.



  1. Hunam

    Seems like a strange move to take if it generates a large amount of tax.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. anasui

    they probably wanna privatize it, eh eh

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Probably weren’t paying taxes why they banned it.

    #3 6 years ago

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