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'Diablo 3' player claims $10,000 earnings from auction house

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'There are a lot of misconceptions about the markets in a game like this…'

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A Diablo 3 player known as WishboneTheDog claims to have made $10,000 through auctions and is answering questions in an ask me almost anything on Reddit to help others learn how to be successful.

A Diablo 3 player known as WishboneTheDog claims to have made $10,000 through the game's real money auction house and is answering questions on Reddit to help others learn how to be successful traders.

Offering screenshots of recent transactions on PayPal, the gold auction house, and the real money auction house as proof of his earnings, WishboneTheDog claims to have applied lessons gleaned from the actual stock market and from Warren Buffett, his economic hero, to the transactions.

"There are a lot of misconceptions about the markets in a game like this, especially now with a real money option in-game, and I hope I can clear some up," he wrote. "I said amAa [ask me almost anything], because the one thing I'm not going to disclose is the specific items I have bought and sold, and a few specifics about my techniques and trade secrets, simply because it's part of what makes me successful :P I will try to answer most things, though."

WishboneTheDog alleges that his earnings have never come from cheating, but were derived from economic knowledge and an average of eight hours a day playing Diablo 3 during the first two months after the game's May 15th release.

Although his playtime has dwindled lately because of real life responsibilities — he says that he's studying business at a university — he already has plans for how to spend his alleged earnings as one might expect.

"I will use the money for rent and school things, but I'll probably invest a lot of it. I trade in the stock market as well," he wrote.