May 28, 2002
Not that it exists or anything

Not that it exists or anything, but life on Planet Entropia is getting sort of interesting, the way the paintings of John Wayne Gacy are sort of interesting.

Besides the fact that PE conflates virtual money with hard currency, other strange parallels are beginning to converge. Not so much in the case of the slovakian mercenaries, whose M.O. you more or less expect, nor these guys, who show up everywhere, but more in the case of these clever people, hard at work, the virtual world's oldest profession.

Posted by at May 28, 2002 07:04 PM
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Marvelous experiment. I have doubts to its viability economically, but I admire wholeheartedly the ideas on which it is based. The notion that you can transmute your "real" credit into virtual objects seems like a winning proposition, seeing as they can spawn more real estate, characters, and objects ad infinitum, but I fear they are simply inviting hackers to tear apart the security of their system like pirahnas.

Do you have any inside info on this, Kevin? ;-)

However did you come by those crazy Slovaks?

I think the world's oldest profession had to have been mercenary.

Posted by: tmonkey on May 29, 2002 12:28 AM

Yes, the model of selling something you can produce (and reproduce) indefinitely without any production costs is a pretty good one, but like you, I have my doubts. Though the fact that the things that don't exist also "wear down and out" boggles the mind even further.

Came by the Slovak mercenaries while doing a search for Slovak mercenaries. Viva google, y'know?

Posted by: kevin slavin on May 29, 2002 04:01 PM
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