An unnamed Chinese man recently purchased an in-game sword as part of an auction for the martial arts themed MMORPG Age of Wulin, set to be released soon in China. How much did he spend (Keep in mind the the value of money is totally relative; at least that’s what I tell myself)? *In Vegeta voice* SIXTEEN THOUSAAAAAND! Fuck…
It’s ridiculous that anyone would spend that amount of money on a game that’s not even out. Regardless, he got it for luxury and status, and because he could.
Age of Wulin is set in medieval China, and based on the folklore surrounding martial arts and the adventurers who practice it. The English version of Age of Wulin is expected to be available, initially as a closed beta shortly after the Chinese open beta in Spring 2012.
Other items sold include a sheath for Hook of Departure—sold for $1,600—and a Lordly Spear Sheath—sold for $2,500.