Would you like For the Win by Cory Doctorow?
So would you like it? I think you'd need to know a bit about gold farming, or at least read up on it before you start. I think you'd need an interest in video games, but not necessarily. You would have to enjoy, or not mind, explanations of economics as applied to the virtual world. They are sprinkled throughout but avoid being not too patronising.
What I'd like to know about it is how much is made up, without having to do the tedious work of typing stuff into search engines to see, for example, if there really is an MMO called Mushroom Kingdom run by Nintendo. If you know someone who's done that heavy lifting already then let me know. I did do a bit of looking at real MMOs and tweeted this:
If you want a proper review then here's one I approve of from the Book Smugglers.This sentence is full of future: "All US shards will be coming down shortly to address avian concerns within the Valley of Edon"— Paul Morriss (@paulmorriss) February 19, 2016