Tuesday, August 29, 2006

"612 Lawns"

Julian Murdoch wrote an excellent, interesting article about Dentara Rast over at Gamers With Jobs titled "612 Lawns. "

Dentara Rast, in case you missed this story, is a player character in Eve Online who created a "bank" that turned out to be a massive Ponzi scheme. His net was 700 billion ISK (the game's currency). And he made a video explaining what he'd done (which I watched last weekend and you can see here--profanity warning).

This scam is, to me, another of many reasons why Eve Online seems like a fascinating world, populated by all the greed and treachery of the real world.

Julian goes at the scam from another angle, though, and it's well-written and thoughtful. Here's the link.

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