Wired News report on Julian Dibbell's success  APR 16 2004

Wired News report on Julian Dibbell's success as a full-time virtual goods broker. In a year, he could make more selling Ultima Online gold pieces than a teacher or firefighter.

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jojo28 16 200411:28AM

"It's going to be hard, because I still have this inventory and because I'll have to be selling (it)," he says. "And I know that people are going to be coming to me, 'Hey, you want to buy this castle?' It's going to be like walking away from the drug world."

Hil. Ari. Ous.

Pssst - wanna buy this castle? It's got a mote...

"Mmmm. Mooooaaat...."

Stefan Jones32 16 2004 1:32PM

I wonder if he has to pay Social Security for virtual non-player characters involved in these transactions.

Craniac32 19 200410:32AM

He doesn't tell us how much he made *per hour*.

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