£13,700 paid for island that does not exist

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 14:05 18 Dec 04
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Owner is able to tax other gamers who come to his virtual land to hunt or mine for gold. He has also begun to sell plots to people who wish to build virtual homes.

Anyone here going to buy a plot?

  picklsey 15:11 18 Dec 04

only if they have lost the plot.

  CurlyWhirly 15:47 18 Dec 04

The person concerned must have more money than sense! lol

  Forum Editor 16:05 18 Dec 04

I think the person concerned has a good deal of sense - he should make quite a tidy sum from this investment.

  spikeychris 16:12 18 Dec 04

He probably will FE but try explaining it to my Gran.......

  powerless 16:35 18 Dec 04

speculate to accumulate

  Dorsai 19:10 18 Dec 04

I am guessing, but if he 'won' the money in the game and used this money to buy the island in the game, he is just reinvesting in what so far has prooved a profitable enterprise for him. Fair Play.

  CurlyWhirly 19:12 18 Dec 04

I think the person concerned has a good deal of sense - he should make quite a tidy sum from this investment.


After re-reading the article I see what you mean!

  Kate B 19:52 18 Dec 04

I think it's a brilliant idea, actually. Any commodity can be priced, even if it's virtual real estate. Should be absolutely fascinating to see how that virtual parallel economy develops - and if people are making real money as opposed to virtual spondulicks at it. I just wish I'd thought of it first!

And I guess - as an afterthought - it's a logical development of all kinds of virtual places and money, like the "simoleons" you spend in The Sims.

  Dorsai 20:40 18 Dec 04

Money is virtual already, just numbers in a computer or on a rectangle of worthless paper/disk of base metal.

How much is a £20 note worth? It's only a small piece of paper, with ink on.

  Salinger 21:24 18 Dec 04

I'm quite prepared to pay the Bank of England the cost of the paper, ink, printing and labour if they'd supply me with 10 Kilos of the above note!

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