As players such as OSRS gold Corne or Mobley return the game of RuneScape with the appetites and purses of adulthood The game’s black markets grew. Players still reported the existence of Chinese gold producers, but there were others profiting off the revival of RuneScape: Venezuelans as well as Marinez.
On the 12th of March of 2020, Marinez decided to enroll into a police academy Caracas the capital city of Venezuela as well as pursue an employment in law enforcement. The next day when the Venezuelan government announced its first two cases of COVID-19.
It also shut down all schools, shut down the border between Venezuela and the neighboring countries and placed six states and Caracas on quarantine. Marinez was trapped in the middle of the highway and hunkered down at his uncle’s house in a town that is over 50 miles from the capital.
In the space of two weeks, Marinez came back to Maracaibo, “without any money in my pockets,” he said. He tried to find a job but was unable to find one in an employment market destroyed by the pandemic and a ten-year economic downturn.
A decade earlier, Venezuela, a petrostate under the administration of Hugo Chavez, witnessed a decline in oil prices. As of 2017, the price of a barrel plummeted to just $50, down from a high of $100 while it was the year that buy RS gold U.S. instituted wide-ranging sanctions against Venezuela’s authoritarian regime.