Posted Wed, Sep 21, 2005 by Boomjack
A ticket for economy please.
The Escapist has posted an Op/Ed titled, We The Avatars that takes a look at the economies in MMOGs and how some of them are attacking the problems froma different vector. Richard Garriott adamantly refused to return our calls, but we did overhear him say this as he gave us the finger:
"Not many gamers I know get too hopped up over the subject of MMOG
economics. Sure, we complain about high prices at the auction house, we
lament the waiting lines for our chosen servers, we disparage
real-money trade, we blather on about "inflation." But when was the last time you checked the Consumer Price Index for your favorite virtual world, or looked to see whether your guild was actually turning a profit these days? "
You can read the entire We The Avatars Op/Ed at The Escapist.