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Pirates of the Burning Sea: Exchange Shops

Posted Mon, Apr 07, 2008 by Aelryn

AKA, Salty Bobby's Barter Bins.

The latest Pirates of the Burning Sea Devlog is up on the official community site. This one takes a look at the new content in Exchange Shops.

One of the most fundamental building blocks of design is the ability to take items from players and give them different items in exchange. The obvious implementation of this is a traditional shop, where money is taken and stuff is given. Less obvious but just as critical is taking of items instead of money. And yet we’ve been overloading the mission system instead as a placeholder for that system.

In the next devlog on this subject, AnnaM will tell you about the changes we’ve made to the infrastructure – replacing the unwieldy Delivery Missions with much more friendly and useful Exchange Shops. I’d like to talk a bit about the content in these new shops – the changes I’ve made, the changes I’m planning, and what this means for PvP rewards specifically.

Read more at the official site.


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