China officially bans gold farming

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

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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.