​If you don’t play RuneScape, you will starve to death without RS Gold

Venezuela is in economic collapse. Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is now facing a severe shortage of basic supplies such as food and electricity, and crime and unemployment rates have also reached new peaks. To maintain their livelihoods, many Venezuelans started to work in non-traditional jobs for example, in the RuneScape game, earn RS Gold.

"Runescape" is a fantasy MMORPG released by Jagex. The game screen looks outdated, but it has very low requirements for computer hardware configuration, which means that many poor Venezuelans can play "Runescape" and use the RS in the game. Gold exchanges real currencies.

Although the rules of "Runescape" prohibit players from doing so, in Venezuela where personal safety is not guaranteed, earning RS Gold in the RuneScape game is a relatively safe and comfortable job.

"The reason I play RuneScape is mainly to earn RS Gold." A player named Fhynal told me, "I don't need to go out of the house. It may sound strange, but we have a high crime rate here. Place. If you have to take a bus if you want to go out, it is more likely to be robbed. "

Final claims to be able to make 200,000 to 250,000 Venezuelan Bolívars (about 15 to 20 US dollars) per week, and his monthly income is equivalent to "twice or even three times" the average monthly salary of Venezuela. At some point, he still had to keep a "low profile" to avoid being caught.

For Final, as long as food prices do not rise to an unacceptable level due to inflation, his RS Gold income in the RuneScape game is barely enough to support himself and his mother.

"In fact, in Venezuela, some people do not play RuneScape, without Buy RS Gold, they will starve to death." An anonymous former "Runescape" player told me on Facebook, "I have friends who play Runescape games every day if they One day there is no RS Gold, then you will be hungry.