Bitmob: Have you heard? Blizzard just got into the gold-farming business.
Oh, that wasn't the intent, but it might just be the effect. Word broke yesterday on plans to add auction houses to Diablo 3 via Battle.net. Players can use real-world money to buy gold, items, and possibly even characters from other players, with Blizzard taking a cut for listings and purchases and remaining otherwise uninvolved. Put another way, every gold-farming-sweatshop boss on the planet just jumped for joy.