[MUD-Dev] Shattered World's economy

John W Pierce jwp at r2systems.com
Sun Apr 8 15:53:52 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


The economy in Shattered World (http://gecko.serc.rmit.edu.au/) has
been in place since circa 1993. Geoff Wong wrote a brief article on it
last May:

  http://imaginaryrealities.imaginary.com/volume3/issue5/economy.html

Briefly, it's a zero-sum "loan standard economy" such that loans =
deposits + currency (that's "outstanding loans" and "total currency in
game"). This seems to work very well, especially coupled with their
"player defined" guild/class system (see

  http://imaginaryrealities.imaginary.com/volume3/issue12/class_system.html

for Jenna's article on that).

-- John W Pierce, R2 Systems
   jwp at r2system.com


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