For Fhynal, it is just enough to help make ends meet for himself and his mother, so long as inflation doesn’t hurl food costs to the stratosphere.
“The truth is, there are those who, when they did not play, they could not eat and could die of OSRS gold,” a former Runescape farmer who wanted to stay anonymous told me on Facebook. “I have friends who perform every day and if they do not play, they don’t eat daily.”
Increasingly more Venezuelans are growing wise to the benefits of gold farming. Earlier this season, a local newspaper published an article on the process.
This has caused growing anxieties, with players doing everything from regularly demanding that programmer Jagex ban all gold farmers into publishing a guide that assists other players more effectively hunt, kill, and insult farmers. “I have friends who perform daily, and if they do not play, they do not eat daily.”
“I never believed I’d see a manual on how best to effectively kill poor cheap Runescape gold,” read one response. “Literal humanitarian crisis going on there. People starving to death. The manual’s author believes it’s a good plan to not just kill them taunt them in their own language and teabag them return… That’s some fairly arsehole shit right there,” read another.