Virtual Economic Theory in MMORPGs

Gamasutra – Features – Virtual Economic Theory: How MMOs Really Work.

What makes MMO economies tick? Here’s a look at several different games and real-world economic theory to explain the mechanisms that govern value to players, and how to design an economy that best serves your players and you.

I am a big fan of virtual economies because what you learn from them provides an understanding of basic economics. They are also easily accessible and subject to all sorts of fun manipulation with addons.

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