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"
"Why can't we ever attempt to solve a problem in this country without having
a 'War' on it?" -- Rich Thomson, talk.politics.misc