[MUD-Dev] Economic Growth (Was: [STORY] Story and population size)

Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com
Thu Dec 13 15:42:53 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Koster, Raph [mailto:rkoster at soe.sony.com]

> The easier solution is to remove them as participants as much as
> possible, should your mud have the scale to do so. Remove the
> subsidies and rely on the player-player market to set prices. Be
> sure you have ongoing costs so that items expire and there is an
> ongoing demand. In most mud economies, this is what I've seen
> happen anyway, as the game matures and players stop using the
> shopkeepers and come to prefer to trade amongst themselves for the
> truly valuable items. Am I wrong in my impression that Hula Hoop
> gathering turns into a newbie activity on most muds?

I think you miss one essential point. Hula Hoop gathering has so far
been nothing than a more 'interesting' (yeah right) way of handing
out money to newbies. Take the hula hoops out the economy and let
the monsters drop money if thats what you want to give players. As
soon as you remove this worthless abstraction your problem


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