Virtual Property Goes For $100,000!

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I posted a news story (at the end of last year, I think) about a guy who bought a virtual island in the same game – it set him back about $26,000 if memory serves. I've not played the game myself, mind – for one thing, I don't think I'm rich enough... :D
     
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    Why do I get the urge to crash a space shuttle into the space station?

    I wonder what the legality of virtual ownership is? It's hardly leasehold is it. If the game stops running, I assume he'd loose everything.
     
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    This reminds me of those people who are/were silly enough to invest real world money buying items in Diablo II and whatnot from Ebay auctions.
     
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    They mentioned that in this article - seems this guy also tried to buy the island but was out bid.....

    Weirdness - and the most bizarre thing is that he thinks he can make $20k a month from taxes on the visitors to his space station.

    Nuts.

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    If he can do that, then fair play to him. But I'm still with you on reckoning he's nuts.
     
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    I guess we now know what happened to the guys who lost all that Beanie Baby money.

    Of course this is sane compared to that ...

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    I think you've missed the most disturbing point of the article..."IGE, a leading broker of game property, said it has handled deals worth more than $100,000, but would not provide details because of client confidentiality."

    This is only the public record...
     
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    has anyone ever played this game before? I have never heard of it
     
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    That is a bit strange and scary - I'm thinking IGE and the game selling the property are very happy with all this.....

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    Perhaps, perhaps not. There is the very real possibility of a virtual real estate bubble(ouch... the brain baby is kicking on that phrase).

    I would hate to be blamed if this goes south. The game company is running a virtual economy and they have to be very careful about supply and demand. Maybe they should hire katie to be an economist in chief to control the supply and demand.
     
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    ah, but its virtual - and they can add as much as they want. So in this case they have a space station where you can hunt dinosaurs. What happens if someone else opens up a new one?

    I have enough things to do worrying/playing/enjoying/working in the real world. The last thing I need is more stuff to do in a virtual world.

    Bleh,

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    Well, seeing as how this game is PC only, I doubt too many people here have played it. I think this is just rediculous though... he's going to make $ in real life from a virtual space station? What's wrong with this picture... :eek:
     
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    Think of all the money made from virtual worlds in books and movies...

    People have made lots of money selling castles on clouds.
     
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    I find this very embarrasing and disturbing at the same time. :eek:
     
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    Fools and money don't mix. What was that saying? Soon parted?

    Wait for it...

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