Opening a rogue server is not an easy task. Servers have to be administered and supported, and this includes financial support that covers the cost of traffic at the very least. Why do pirates bother? The answer is simple: the administrators of rogue servers sell virtual valuables for real money. Judging by the type of equipment administrators lease for servers, the sale of virtual goods brings in a considerable income.
The game quality on rogue servers is much worse than on official servers, and this creates a number of problems for players. Errors, glitches, occasional disconnects - these are all factors that slow down the game and spoil the gaming experience. It makes no difference how the player plays - masterfully, well, or poorly... Sooner or later he will realize that he's going to be stuck on one level of the game for a very long time. This is when a player on a rogue server might resort to asking for assistance from the administrator, who is prepared to sell virtual valuables for real money (rogue servers often have pre-prepared public price lists for a range of goods and services).
The sale of virtual valuables for real money exists just about everywhere on a game server, although the game, the status of the server (rogue or official) and administrator policy will determine whether or not such sales are permitted.
Are game server administrators the only ones who can sell in-game valuables? Or can players do it, too? They can - and they do. But these “trade relations” may be prohibited by server administrators, especially those on rogue servers, because the administrator will not receive a cut. However, banning certain actions will not necessarily stop players from doing business. Some people sit down at the computer, play, earn a valuable in-game item, and sell it later for real money.
The online gaming world is a surprisingly lucrative place. There are sites where users can find the prices for in-game money on official game servers. These are, of course, illegal sales - almost all of the games listed on such resources discourage the sale of in-game valuables for real money.
Any valuable item in an online game can have a monetary equivalent in the real world. This is when demand arises and when other peoples' virtual property is stolen. But how does this work? As it turns out, it’s fairly simple if you have the right skills and knowledge.
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