riverni writes: "First in a series of articles uncovering the lucrative "black-market" existing in the Eve Online, a sci-fi themed single server MMORPG. The overall scale of the operation is breathtaking. While there exist legal ways to exchange real work currency for in-game currency, the black market, primarly driven by botters (users who utilize automated macroes to perform rewardable tasks in game), the article reports on how Iskbank.com made approximately $290,000 in sales for the 10-1/2-month period. These figures do not include any sales made through their sister site, Eveisk.ru and yes, those are US Dollars"
"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all
other causes combined."
-- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_