As players like Corne or Mobley have returned for RuneScape with the money and appetites of adulthood, the black market for the game grew OSRS Buy Gold. The players still acknowledged the existence of Chinese gold farmers, but there were other players who profited from the revival of RuneScape, including Venezuelans such as Marinez.
On the 12th of March the year 2020, Marinez decided to enroll at a school for police officers in Caracas the capital city of Venezuela, and work toward the career of a law enforcement officer. The following day after, the Venezuelan government announced the initial two cases of COVID-19.
The government then shut down all schools and closed the borders between Venezuela and other countries and put six states and Caracas in quarantine. Marinez was stuck in transit and lodged at his uncle's house in a city that was 50 miles of 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 however he could not find anything in an economy devastated by the pandemic and a ten-year economic downturn.
Ten years before, Venezuela, a petrostate under the administration of Hugo Chavez, witnessed a bust in oil prices runescape 07 gold. In 2017, the cost of a barrel fell to close to $50 from a record high of $100 as well as the U.S. instituted wide-ranging sanctions against Venezuela's dictatorial government.