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playbourer

By : 英语点津|Updated: 2011-10-21

原来听过地主家雇长短工干活儿,也听过资本金雇佣劳动力获取暴利。而今到了网络时代,连玩游戏也可以雇人替你玩儿了,看来这金钱的力量还是不能低估啊。对了,雇来替你玩游戏的人也有名字,他们叫playbourer。

游戏“工人” playbourer

In popular online games like World of Warcraft, players acquire virtual gold by fighting monsters and completing quests. Instead of struggling to do this themselves, players in richer nations can simply get someone else to do it for them via a playbourer, a person employed to play the games all day long.

在《魔兽世界》这样热门的在线游戏中,玩家通过战胜魔兽以及完成指令来获得虚拟黄金。身在富裕国家的很多玩家通常都不会辛苦自己去完成这些任务,而是让专门雇来成天玩游戏的“工人”为他们赚取“黄金”。

A playbourer, the blend of “play” and “labourer”, is therefore a person employed to earn points, equipment or other goods, especially 'gold', in an online game. These virtual commodities can then be sold over the Internet to make real money.

由此可知,playbourer(游戏工人)(play(玩)和labourer(劳工)两个词的合成词)就是被雇来赚取在线游戏中的点数、装备或其他物资的人。这些虚拟商品可以通过网络出售并换取真实货币。