I’ve mentioned it before but I play in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)(medieval recreation group). This weekend I read an article on WowInsider “A WoW economics course proposal“. As I read it I thought to myself “huh, David Friedman, I know that name.”
I’m right. David plays in the SCA as Cariadoc. Yes, that Cariadoc. The one who declared war on himself and then lost.. thus starting the Pennsic wars… who wrote the Miscellany.. who started the Enchanted Grounds encampment at Pennsic… who reigned as King of the East, Middle (at least). I’ve taken classes from him (in an SCA context)(medieval furniture building and gems/jewelery) and he’s told me several stories. It’s odd when your fake life collides with.. your other fake life.
I wish I could sit-in on this. I’d be interested in an academic overview of the inanity that is Wow’s (so called) economy.