"Wage Slaves" on 1UP.com

Ever wonder where all that gold you're buying with real cash for you Lineage II characters is coming from? 1UP.com has an article looking into the highly profitable world of professional MMOG farmers. Wage Slaves looks at "farming sweatshops" that utilize extremely cheap labor to make extremely high profits in the gathering and selling of in-game assets. Some shops utilize C.O.C.-breaking techniques by taking advantage of bugs and exploits, while others just use brute force by throwing barely-paid people at the problem. Either way, there's a sick amount of money being thrown around for online goods. Very interesting article.