Make real cash playing online games. (in Off-topic)

budice May 29 2005 4:14 PM EDT

I know some who have played this game have made real life cash. What im looking for is other games where it is easy to make real life cash. Please list if it is free to play or not and how easy it is to make cash. If its a game you play and you pay real cash for items also let me know your in-game name and I may play and sell to you.

Undertow May 29 2005 4:48 PM EDT

Dude, I know this is gonna be a shocker. You can not make a significant amount of money playing online games.

Even here, the person I think has made the most over time (Todd) has done so by investing thousands of USD at a time to buy accounts and sell them piece by piece for a profit.

Maelstrom May 29 2005 5:10 PM EDT

I think the point is that he's looking for GAMES in which he can make even the slightest bit of money simply by playing. I mean, getting money for playing, can you beat that?

budice May 29 2005 5:28 PM EDT

Property tycoon buys fantasy island
By Robin Lettice
Published Friday 17th December 2004 11:34 GMT

A 22 year-old Australian gamer has bought a virtual island for $26,500 in the largest Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) purchase ever.

Treasure Island exists only in the MMORPG Project Entropia (website:, and was auctioned off for 265,000 Project Entropia Dollars, equivalent to $26,500, on Tuesday. Successful bidder David Storey obtained mining and hunting rights, ownership of all land on the island and a castle (furniture not included). Storey stands to make a profit through careful development of the island and selling hunting and mining privileges, according to MindArk, the company behind Project Entropia.

"I intend to create a thriving, fully functional settlement for all to enjoy," Storey said in a statement released by MindArk. "The goal is to make Treasure Island the best it can be to serve the population of Calypso."

Located on the fictional planet Calypso, the island actually sounds quite nice, apart from the slight mutant infestation:

A large island off a newly discovered continent surrounded by deep creature infested waters. The island boasts beautiful beaches ripe for developing beachfront property, an old volcano with rumors of fierce creatures within, the outback is overrun with mutants, and an area with a high concentration of robotic miners guarded by heavily armed assault robots indicates interesting mining opportunities.

budice May 29 2005 5:30 PM EDT

The Entertainment of the Future is already here

Project Entropia is a massive virtual universe with a real cash economy.

Together with people from all over the globe you experience adventure, you form societies, and you are a part in the creation of a brand new world.

While on the planet Calypso you use the PED currency to invest in your personal development. The assets you acquire can be exchanged back into real world funds.

Project Entropia is available around the clock for decades to come. The virtual universe has been developed since 1995 and every month new exciting content is added.

Join the 255383 persons before you - get a life in Project Entropia

Undertow May 29 2005 6:06 PM EDT

Oh, I'm not saying it's impossible to make money playing online games. I'm just saying it's impossible to make more than $3/hr when you boil everything down, without significant investment.

BrandonLP May 29 2005 6:10 PM EDT

I think if it were possible to make a living off of online games, half of us on CB wouldn't have jobs.

Sukotto [lookingglas] May 29 2005 8:44 PM EDT

I already thought that half the people around here don't have jobs as it was.

DizzyGuy May 29 2005 9:19 PM EDT

UT: Think of it this way $3/Hour > $0/Hour for time when you'd be playing games anyways =)

Xiaz on Hiatus May 30 2005 1:31 AM EDT

Become a progamer for a e-gaming team. You get paid a sweet annual salary. All the while playing tournaments and winning the prize money.

IndependenZ May 30 2005 5:14 AM EDT

I've had some lectures about gaming, and in one of those, the concepts 'play' and ''work' were mentioned.
When are you playing, and when are you working? That was the main question.
Then we got an example of a guy, Julian Dibbell, who had turned his playing into working.
He makes about $47,000 a year selling imaginary goods, in Ultima Online.

Wired News: Virtual Trader barely Misses Goal

Reebok June 5 2005 11:08 PM EDT

This reminds me of a great book called Otherland. Virtual reality living and selling in a fantasy world. Such a great series.

Duke June 6 2005 11:04 PM EDT

I been beta tester on Project Entropia, the game is a really big lose of time.
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