A while back, Julian Dibbell wrote one of those articles about MMORPG economies. You know the kind, all breathless and interested. He’s the guy who wrote that article on LambdaMOO, too. I don’t know if we owe him a debt of thanks for that or not.
In the interests of putting his, well, money where his mouth is, he’s now keeping a blog (via Kottke) chronicling his attempts to make money in UO. Solid stuff, particularly his reporting on the recent UO “gold farm” scandal. Read it from the beginning.
So last night I was all ready to finally finish Pattern Recognition. But Bryant Durrell spoiled my best-laid plans by posting about an intriguing project by Julian Dibbell. Dibbell wrote about the booming business of working online RPG economics to gen…