economy

Prosperous Universe lets players rent warehouses and design mushrooms in the Presence update

Of the myriad things players can do in the economy-minded sandbox of Prosperous Universe, one thing they couldn't do was create their own...

Albion Online’s 2020 roadmap promises more solo and small group content, improved faction warfare

The remainder of 2020 in Albion Online looks to be an important one for a number of different playstyles in the game if...
Well, maybe there's another oasis where they like cheaters.

Woodpunk MMO Last Oasis sails into Steam early access on March 26

For the past year and change, we've been covering survival MMO Last Oasis, which developer Donkey Crew calls a "post-apocalyptic clan-based nomadic...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Redemption’s puke rope saves the day

Puke may have ended Elvis Presley's life, but it could save yours -- if you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2, that is. Polygon posted...

EVE Online tours offices as fans debate potential coronavirus impact on Fanfest

MMO players will recall that all throughout 2019, EVE Online studio CCP Games changed up its usual Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland, opting instead...

Hegemony promises its economy is ‘truly equal in playing field’

Worried that coming in late to the crafting and economic game of Hegemony will put you at a disadvantage to those who have...

The Daily Grind: Does an MMO’s economy ever stop you from going back?

I've written before about MMO economies and how badly handled inflation can wreck them because it's one of my pet favorite topics, but the...

Saga of Lucimia may be moving toward a hybrid business model

While the topic of lockboxes, cash shops, and business models isn't anything new -- which is an understatement -- Saga of Lucimia's...

Wolcen muddles through ongoing online server issues to mixed reviews and an active playerbase

The optional co-op (co-optional?) ARPG Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, which released on Steam last week, has had a bit of a rough...

Life Beyond’s economy gets a boost, plus its studio snags an Epic Mega Grant

MOP's Bree once argued that the economy was the central core of MMOs, the one element that truly bound an online game together and...
Tragically, thieves stole most of her clothing.

Black Desert’s Kunoichi rolls out to PS4, awakens on Xbox One, and drinks all the wine

It's patch day once again for console players of Black Desert, as this week Pearl Abyss has finally added the Kunoichi to the...

Wurm Online is officially ending the player-run RMT market in March

For a number of years, Wurm Online has allowed players to transform in-game assets and silver into real-world profit through an RMT system,...

Dual Universe’s game-changing alpha 3 is officially going live today

It's been the subject of a whole lot of reporting here recently, and for pretty good reason: Alpha 3 of Dual Universe is...

Star Citizen’s roadmap moves and removes various weapons, vehicles, and features

Star Citizen is in active development, so things are going to change and shift around. That said, the most recent roadmap update...

Legends of Aria adds a ‘Grand Bazaar’ to spur economy

The economy of Legends of Aria is about to get a shot in the arm. The team, identifying that isolated player shops weren't...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...
We're fine.

World of Warcraft’s Visions of N’Zoth is kind of a ‘horrific’ mess – where’s the old ‘Blizzard Polish’?

One popular World of Warcraft YouTuber is calling this past week's Visions of N'Zoth Blizzard's "buggiest patch ever" as a result...

Path of Exile’s community fiercely debates what to do about trading

It was a quiet morning. Quiet, that is, until one Path of Exile player posted a lengthy criticism of the game's trading...

Here’s what’s changing in Dual Universe’s economy when alpha 3 launches

Let's talk about money. Space money. Dual Universe dev Novaquark tweeted out a blog post that almost flew under the radar, and...
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Checking in on long-running Vendetta Online and the expansion that didn’t happen

It's been a hot minute since we checked in on Vendetta Online - maybe a long enough hot minute that nobody even says...

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