Grab Your Breastplate!

Everquest reinvents the Web role-playing game

Jim Kesselring is not at liberty to reveal the dungeon from which he procured the Mytheral breastplate. And the identity of the monsters he and his party spent 11 hours slaying in order to win the item is likewise proprietary. But he will talk about the auction that his character, a gnome named Razor, held that night in Mithaniel Marr. Roughly 200 players showed up, and the armor sold for 4,000 platinum pieces. But then, turning a socially responsible profit is Razor's forte. "It's how I add value to the economy," he says, "and to the game itself."

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