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Prison In China might be heaven to some

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  1. raydaniels

    raydaniels Regular Member

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    gaming nerds that is

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/05/china-prisoners-mine-gold.html

    Chinese prisoners forced to slay dragons, mine gold in online games
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    May 27, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Prisoners at a labor camp in northeast China were forced to slay dragons and battle wizards in online games to earn virtual gold that prison guards then sold for real currency, the Guardian newspaper reports.

    About 300 prisoners at the Jixi labor camp, located about 18 miles from neighboring Russia, were required to play games such as World of Warcraft and Everquest to earn credits that could be later hawked online to other gamers for cash, former prisoner Liu Dali told the Guardian.

    "Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labor," Liu said. "There were 300 prisoners forced to play games. We worked 12-hour shifts in the camp. I heard them say they could earn 5,000 to 6,000 renminbi [about $770-$925] a day.

    "We didn't see any of the money. The computers were never turned off."

    Liu, a former prison guard who was reportedly imprisoned for three years in 2004 for illegally petitioning the government about hometown corruption, told the Guardian that the prisoners also mined coal, dug trenches, carved toothpicks and assembled car seat covers for export.

    But he believes that "gold farming" -- a gaming term that refers to collecting virtual currency through often repetitive tasks in multiplayer games -- was the cash cow as the numbers of gamers in China skyrockets.

    According to the China Internet Center, Chinese gamers traded almost $2 billion worth of virtual currency in 2008, the Guardian reports, and an estimated 100,000 people work full-time farming virtual gold in China. The central government has attempted to regulate the trade of such currency by requiring businesses to have licenses.
     
  2. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    No way they're making $1,000 a day per person manually farming gold in games...
     
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    I wouldn't mind playing mafia wars if/when i'm in prison
     
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    Yeah, this could be worse...
    They could force them register sites in directories manually or solve captchas all day long...
     
  5. raydaniels

    raydaniels Regular Member

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    Imagine them making prisoners rank web sites. They'll all become SEO genius once they get out.
     
  6. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    LMAO get out? I could be wrong but I would guess most people don't get out of a labor camp alive.
     
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    In America if your convicted of plain murder you might serve 5 years. While there you learn all manner of shady dealings. Get out and make a good chunk of change scamming others. :) Ain't America great. :)
     
  8. ChampGuy

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    I think they are making $1,000 per day TOTAL, spread over 300 prisoners. So really it is more like they are making $3.30 per day per person.
     
  9. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    LOL. 5 years? The federal minimum is 20 years to life. Manslaughter is a different story.
     
  10. evilman11

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    now that ive read this, i wonder if all the trolling and kill stealing that ive done in online games has gotten someones ass beaten in one of these prisons cause i prevented them from meeting their daily quota for gold and whatnot. lol, sucks to be in prison in china.. this is probably where decaptcha gets all of their slave labor for captcha solving to. when and if these guys make it out of prison, they probably can't even see straight anymore.
     
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    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    Lol if anybody of them would make 1k a day, they would make 3milions per day together, which gives 90 million per month, which is next to impossible :D
     
  12. KlaAz0r

    KlaAz0r BANNED BANNED

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    I agree that is BS, even with bots farming 24/7 I can't make more then $50 a day with every account, with 9 accounts I make something decent