More often than not, they do not work well in groups, speak very little English (as the name suggests), have a multitude of people with access to the same characters (it remains unknown if one person plays for days, or if the users develop various "shifts" similar to a work schedule), and will roll for all items as though they are required ("Need" rolling in World of Warcraft, also "Ninja Looting" at times).
Rarely, if ever, will these characters be created with any skills beneficial to other players. The odds of seeing a World of Warcraft CGF character with Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Leatherworking, or Tailoring are roughly equal to witnessing the death of our own sun within one's lifetime.
If the player behind a CGF is too poor to afford a website to sell his goods, he will instead farm items ranging from medium to horrible value and post them in the nearest available in-game player-to-player store (such places being the Auction Houses in World of Warcraft and
Further, these programs can be manipulated with in-game hacks, that are activated after logging into such games that only check for game mismatches when you login and logoff. Thus warp and speed hacks can be used as long as they are turned on after such game checks are passed or not active.
Chinese Gold Farmers is most-likely a stereotypical comment directed at Chinese people since they work for almost nothing. It is thought by the average 12-year old gamer who has their account paid for by their parents or guardian that Chinese often work ridiculous hours at some random job that no one else would do in order to pay for their food, clothes, etc. While this may be true for some family's, a organisation (even if illegally operated) would not waste the time or money to train individuals how to play a game, and provide the accounts to multiple people to play.
Why pay for an account and then pay for someone to work the account?
It should be noted that a gold farmer is someone who is working with a multi-billion dollar industry to further the lives of people who work daily jobs and cannot spend 18 hours a day playing their favourite mmorpg, therefore use the money they make to buy ...
Player whispers to farmer: Hey man wanna go pvp?
Farmer yells: "Also Arcanite bars x40, Thorium bars x80, runecloth x40,mooncloth x10 and Glowing Brightwood staff"
Farmer whispers: hmmm... I could so sell weapons in there; I would make a killing off potions!
Player: Damn Chinese gold farmers...
Anyone who automatically accepts anything with yes, is also a chinese gold farmer.
2.D00d inv1te that chinese gold farmer to our guild he will accpet no matter what!