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  1. Hey guys, so I just watched a video about how thousands of Venezuelan gamers depend on gold-farming in an MMO to put food on the table because of the country's ongoing economic crisis. Needless to say, while a lot of the players are pretty sympathetic towards these people, many others also hate them because they are practically ruining the game's economy and experience, with many reportedly hunting (killing) and insulting these gold farmers ingame, and of course these farmers are also getting banned because it's against the game's rules or TOS to sell ingame gold for rl currency. So I was thinking, "Why don't they just join Second Life?" since I know there are many ways for people to legally earn money through low-skill labor or service through Second Life, the kind of money which might be considered pennies for 1st world countries' citizens, but should be good enough to put food on the table for a 3rd world country like Venezuela. I mean, non-creators can easily earn $3-$5 dollar a day doing multiple traffic-boosting games / service in SL with some alts, and maybe some low-skill service-based employment such as being a security in a club, dancers & escorts, etc. And these people won't have to worry about getting banned or insulted for them because SL's economy and business model is different from the aforementioned game. And I thought to myself, "Great, I'm gonna make a video about how they should just join SL and how they can earn money through it" because I've been an advocate for SL and want to see more people using it, and I do have a business interest in SL as well. But in the off-chance that my video would actually persuade these people to join SL for the aforementioned reason, I'm worried that it would be bad for SL's economy / LL. Would it? I've been thinking about how it would affect SL / LL but my knowledge of economics is pretty basic and I can't be certain
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