CBBC, one of our longtime commentators, asked a question by email which seemed worth asking here:
My question -- and do forward it along -- is: What now for virtual economies? What happens to Eve now that Iceland's economy is collapsing?
Long ago, I asked in a Terra Nova link-mail, what influence (or lack of it) Eve had on the value of the ISK. That was when I thought Terra Nova was a hip economist hangout. Nobody wants to identify themself as an economist anymore, so I suppose you are all social scientists. Okay. What now? Will my WoW gold be worth more or less? Will games go under taking their value with them? Will we see a run on games the same as a run on banks?
Well, what do you think?