Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Strangest News Story I've Heard In Awhile
Apparently some prison inmates in China are forced to play Massively Mutliplayer Online Games--not for fun, but to "farm" gold. Farming is when you just spend all day killing monsters or doing boring repetitive stuff to get a lot of gold you can sell illegally to other players. I say illegally because no game wants their in-game currency being sold (except in certain cases if they are in on it). Imagine going to prison in China and being forced to play World of Warcraft all day killing the same monsters constantly, that would really suck. Plus, if you want to make prison really worse you can force them to play Star Trek Online. Zing! This is both funny and sad news, and just plain weird.