| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Posts tagged virtual-economy

Guild Wars 2: The state of the economy

Guild Wars 2 has been out for a while, and now that it's trading post is up and the window for saying that we can't judge the economy because the game is brand-new is closing, ArenaNet's John Smith is here to grace you with some insight and knowledge. In a new Guild Wars 2 news post, Smith...

Continue Reading

Neal Stephenson talks MMORPGs and virtual economies

"The virtual reality that we all talked about and that we all imagined 20 years ago didn't happen in the way that we predicted. It happened instead in the form of video games," says Neal Stephenson, nerd icon and noted author of Snow Crash and The Diamond Age. In a new interview at Forbes, Ste...

Continue Reading

BBC suggests gold farming may bolster poorer economies

Who says gold farmers are devilspawn and deserving of a fate worse than death? Well, a lot of MMO gamers say that, but a news blurb on the BBC's website suggests that some virtual currency farmers may have a higher purpose after all. Citing a report at InfoDev.org, the BBC posits that gold far...

Continue Reading

EVE Morning Report provides news-style daily snapshot of game's economy

EVE Online is a game that can be different things to different people. While some players are intent on the destruction of their fellow capsuleers, others prefer to focus on other aspects of the game like trading and mass production. After all, EVE's setting of New Eden is one largely dominated by...

Continue Reading

EVE's Quarterly Economic Newsletter focuses on impact of anti-RMT operation

One of the strengths of the sandbox game EVE Online is its player-driven economy, which developer CCP Games monitors through a small team of researchers headed up by Lead Economist Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson (aka CCP Dr.EyjoG). They observe all manner of player interactions and sift throu...

Continue Reading

CCP's Ryan Dancey on keeping EVE Online compelling

CCP Games Chief Marketing Officer Ryan S. Dancey recently spoke with Gamasutra's Christian Nutt about the state of EVE Online and what makes the sci-fi title unique. EVE has traits that many MMOs don't, such as player governance, a dynamic virtual economy, and slow but continual subscription growt...

Continue Reading

EVE Online: The taxman cometh

When EVE Online developer CCP Soundwave isn't entertaining fans of internet spaceships with his wit during the EVE Alliance Tournament, he's apparently finding new ways to ... impose taxes on players? His dev blog today explains that CCP Games will tax the earnings of players in NPC corps and their...

Continue Reading

New EVE quarterly economic newsletter

Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson from CCP has released another quarterly EVE Online economic newsletters, this time for the 1st quarter of 2009. Despite the quarterly name this is the first report since the one for Q1 2008. This time the PDF weighs in at 48 pages of editorial, graphs and images...

Continue Reading

Massively interviews EVE Online Lead Economist Dr. EyjoG

The sci-fi game EVE Online is unique amongst the other massively multiplayer online titles on the market. One major aspect of the game is that its far future setting of New Eden functions as one server, where players can build up empires -- or topple those of their rivals -- across more than 5000 s...

Continue Reading

A look at virtual banking in EVE Online

EVE Online is set apart from most MMOs out there in that players find ways to establish and run large financial ventures within the game. What's interesting is that although such initiatives aren't developer-supported, players still put together banks, IPOs, and other types of investments periphera...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW