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Wow You're Doing it Wrong

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Title: Wow You're Doing it Wrong An Examination of Secondary RMT, External Costs, and Profit Maximization in World of Warcraft
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kostygan, Wyatt
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: World of Warcraft
Real Money Trade
Virtual Economics
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: The ever growing popularity and population of virtual spaces has produced a new industry known as the real money trade. Real money trade (RMT) concerns the trade of virtual assets for real world cash, and the practice has managed to thrive in Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games such as World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW's parent company, Blizzard Entertainment, has decided to outlaw RMT in its virtual world. This action has resulted in 3rd parties stepping in to supply RMT services for eager players, which has come to be known as secondary RMT. These are black market businesses, but they do provide jobs and satisfy consumers. It is the goal of this paper to explore the different forms of RMT and who respectively operates them. By examining how RMT can impose external costs to player and entertainment company alike, this paper will attempt to determine whether or not it would be better business for Blizzard to drop its sanctions on the virtual exchange rate.
Statement of Responsibility: by Wyatt Kostygan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2010
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2010 K8
System ID: NCFE004279:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004279/00001

Material Information

Title: Wow You're Doing it Wrong An Examination of Secondary RMT, External Costs, and Profit Maximization in World of Warcraft
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kostygan, Wyatt
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2010
Publication Date: 2010

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: World of Warcraft
Real Money Trade
Virtual Economics
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The ever growing popularity and population of virtual spaces has produced a new industry known as the real money trade. Real money trade (RMT) concerns the trade of virtual assets for real world cash, and the practice has managed to thrive in Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games such as World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW's parent company, Blizzard Entertainment, has decided to outlaw RMT in its virtual world. This action has resulted in 3rd parties stepping in to supply RMT services for eager players, which has come to be known as secondary RMT. These are black market businesses, but they do provide jobs and satisfy consumers. It is the goal of this paper to explore the different forms of RMT and who respectively operates them. By examining how RMT can impose external costs to player and entertainment company alike, this paper will attempt to determine whether or not it would be better business for Blizzard to drop its sanctions on the virtual exchange rate.
Statement of Responsibility: by Wyatt Kostygan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2010
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2010 K8
System ID: NCFE004279:00001


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