Skip to Content
1-10-2009 @ 6:32PM
I think the differences between a real world economy and the heavily managed WoW economy where sources of money can be created/destroyed/adjusted at will is what would make a course/paper/article interesting. Considering how so many aspects of our life are moving online, particularly media purchasing, I think its relevant to study how a managed economy can work and comparing it to less controlled systems (eve comes to mind). Virtual economies are becoming part of our lives and understanding them properly is making people a small amount of money at the moment (gold farming etc) but in the future its likely to become huge.Just because its massively different to the system we use in the real world at the moment doesn't mean its not relevant to us. For example whats happening in Zimbabwe is unlikely to ever happen here (UK) but I'd still expect an economics student to study it.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.