New Salem Economic System Details and Trailer Revealed at gamescom

Paradox Interactive reveals new economy details and a trailer for their upcoming crafting MMORPG, Salem.

Salem caught the attention of players earlier this year when it became known for its permanent death feature, a feature that could prove a true challenge and risk to many players. The world is filled with dangers ranging from witchcraft, thievery and even murder and lethal PvP action.

At this week’s gamescom event, Paradox Entertainment revealed a few new details during a press conference about the game’s economic system.

“The economy will be based around a store owned by the "game" that players can trade and purchase items from, " explained Björn Johannessen, Creative Director. "When trading you'll receive silver based on the value of the resource traded. With this silver you can then buy inaccessible resources or ones you don't want to spend time gathering. The store will also offer the option to buy silver with real world currency. It's key for us that all items will be purchasable with the in-game silver only, so all players, whether playing for free or not, can buy any item for sale ."

In addition to the new details, the crew served up a new ominous trailer. Check it out after the break.

Salem is scheduled to release in Q2, 2012.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Salem Game Page.

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