Welcome back to Tyler James comics. In our last article we touched on the recent trends in the comic scene and applicable interests. We noticed one of the main interest of today’s youth is video gaming. Today we are featuring a unique circumstance where these people have placed actual monetary value in virtual in game currency. One of the most popular MMO’s of the past decades has seen an emergence of a huge market for these in game gold and weapons. Players of the game Runescape have created an effective black market that has surpassed the economies of a few actual countries! Talk about interesting.
As an avid fan of comics and animation, I feel like understanding the similarities between artistic mediums is extremely important in understanding and appreciating the various art forms. The applicability of video games has become extremely apparent to the world of comics. Historical characters like the X-men and Superman have made cameos in many of the world’s most popular video games. This new emergence of a virtual economy can be compared to the extreme prices that people pay for rare and influential comic books. One example of this phenomena is the fact that there are players that are so interested and involved in their virtual characters that they spend significant portions of their paychecks on virtual gold and weapons!
Given this trend, I have decided to take a look in what truly motivates and interests these players. I decided to a little experiment where I went to one of the RS gold sites and pretended to be interested in placing an order. One of the first one’s that caught my eye was RSgoldstop – their site looks extremely sleek and they had the lowest price for osrs gold around. I was actually pretty shocked when I realized how much each unit in the game cost. I can see how one could spend their paycheck on purchasing the virtual gold. After I talked to live support, I decided I was going to play a small order to see what happens after payment. Once I checked out on Paypal and paid with my credit card, I was redirected to the site! The live agent that I had quickly told me that he needed to perform some verification to make sure I wasn’t using any sort of gaming vpn to mask my IP. I thought that was strange but they quickly explained that they are required to perform verification to protect against fraudulent payments.
It was actually very surprising because I’ve made way larger purchases and not have such strict verification measures. The website actually had a guide on how to buy runescape gold with credit card. After I performed the requested verification I was told to meet with them in game. I collected my rs gold and the rest was history! I was able to enjoy the fruits of hours of labor while only spending a fraction of my paycheck. This experience has truly made me realize how much the world has changed. In the past I would place value in various comic books and now can see the youth of today place value in virtual weapons and gold. A takeaway from this experience was that at least comics can be felt. That’s it for today and I hope you guys enjoyed the read. I’ll be back with more soon. Until then, farewell.