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Simcountry is an Online Digital World where you are the President of a country.
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Bad Karma (White Giant)

Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 08:48 am Click here to edit this post
And I quote...

"The world cannot be wrecked by player market manipulation. It can, and could, only be influenced in reversible ways for the short term.

In fact, the market cannot be wrecked, period. W3c prevents it."

1) Assuming you went to a player only economy, most worlds only have 200 or so active players at best. If you have 200, and then suddenly lose 20 of them, you just lost 10% of you global economy. W3 says thousands but everyone knows that is super inflated. You have to consider it takes weeks for countries to reset, masses of inactives, and multis. Just acouple of bad apples or bored players could wreck the economy.

2) You say W3 wouldnt let the economy get wrecked but then what is the point to having a player only economy if W3 is going to be supporting it the entire time? You can just go back to everyone selling only certain goods and W3 injecting whatever is needed. Would be the same as it is now.

3) Multis, pay to play multis, and just regular pay to play presidents on the Free Worlds would also have such a huge advantage over everyone else. You could have one empire support the other with goods while it goes to crap itself, while the supported empire kicks the crap out of everyone else.

I know I am a buzz kill, I know I am a nay sayer, I know I am a doomsday seer, but my name is Bad Karma so what do you expect? There have been many good ideas for the game, but I look not at the merits but at the detriments of those ideas. Most could be so badly abused and/or manipulated it wouldnt even be funny. I actually do like your ideas, but they just wouldnt work with this game right now. You would need the number of active players to increase at least 5x and for W3 NOT to support the economy, thus forcing players to truely deal with the problems they create for themselves. W3 doing something to stop people out only to destroy the economy/world would also probably be needed. There are alot of nefarious individuals that play this game and get kicks out of just screwing other players.

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