However, it included some new features and rule changes that intentionally screwed the world's hard-working gold farmers.
A year or so ago, Jeremy could sell gold for about $0.30 per 1,000 gold (which you'll note is a higher exchange rate than many actual foreign currencies get), but that price has effectively been cut in half. This predictably sent the market into chaos.
"February was the last straw," Jeremy lamented. "I logged on to sell my haul of gold, and I found that it had gone down by half. I think my heart stopped." Jeremy seized a bit and sold what he had, only to watch prices soar back up to 50 percent above their norm. "If I waited I would have made a killing. Now I couldn't afford rent. All of my friends were bragging about the money they made. The night I found out that I was financially ruined, I did the math and found that there was no way I could continue. I'd been ignoring how I'd been on thin ice for years, but after that, I couldn't go on."
A few eight-digit salaries aside, playing video games for a living tends to end this way.
It was time for Jeremy to make some serious changes. Or, to be frank, way past time, but let's admit that most of us only notice the oncoming train after we're well under the wheels.