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Nov 12, 2012



Keep an eye on Star Trek Online. There is a case study unfolding on an economic crash in the free to play design. They unwittingly did the equivalent of cutting minimum wage 75% and the game is now experiencing an economic crash with their real world currency- ZEN - losing purchasing power within the economy. I've never seen a game company miscalculate economic changes this badly.


Interesting stuff. I'm a finance major and I follow the economic markets, global economy, and fiscal issues somewhat closely. It seems like simulations or virtual programs could be a way to anticipate some of the future challenges, as well as test solutions.

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