Inflation Threatens EverQuest Economy

from the where's-our-virtual-Alan-Greenspan? dept

We've spoken before about people selling their EverQuest characters and goods for real money, but now things are apparently getting a little out of control. EverQuest is cracking down on people who are threatening the EverQuest economy with inflation by writing some macros that let their characters work away and build up a stockpile of game money - which can then be sold in real life on eBay. But, by pumping so much money into the EverQuest economy itself, they're now experiencing inflation, which makes it even harder for new players to get anywhere. Now if EverQuest appointed a Federal Reserve Chairman for a term of 13 years to watch over this, and keep the economy from overheating...

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