Back in the day I used to play games like diablo 2 and lineage 1 (around 1995-2000). Anyone out there used to play? At first I played legit and I kicked ass since I played all the time. One day I was playing at an internet cafe and I was showing another dude some of my cool items. He said, "hey I'll give you $10 for that sword." I thought about it and decided to sell the item. Made $10 and for a 14 year old that was real money. I played more and more, always selling shit to other players at internet cafes. I even had suppliers who I was buying from and then mark up the item and sell for a profit. Made like 2k doing this. For a 14 year old I was a fucken badass since all my other friends were broke. I was like a crack dealer for game items. Then I decided to do the same in lineage. However, for lineage I started to sell my gold on ebay (back then ebay didn't care). Made a couple thousand more over the course of a couple years. Then everything went down from there. Ebay blocked virtual game items and many 3rd party gold selling websites showed up. These guys took item selling to new levels. Writing advanced bot programs, employing Chinese sweat shop labor to run the operation etc. The price of items dropped dramatically. So now the only way to make some decent money was to find a dupe hack or gold bug to get a crap load of items/gold and just sell all that shit as fast as possible. To say the least I don't sell game items anymore nor do I play mmorpgs anymore. But I still think back to those days. These days however, mmorpgs are mainstream in the US especially with 10 million+ wow players and god knows how many more playing the free-to-play games like runescape and maplestory. Even if only each player spends 10$ per year on game items that comes out to $100 million. I know some are spending nothing while others are spending alot more. Anyone out there making money in mmorpgs? Seems like these days the real money is in making/owning the actual mmorpgs because at the end of the day they're the ones who have the power to make unlimited items/gold and sell it for money.