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Laura Genender recently stepped into the world of EverQuest to try their progression server. We've hardly heard a word from her since! Nonetheless, she recently returned to pen this article on how she and her friends made a mint on the EQ Progression Server.
| We have been invaded. Despite the efforts of honest players and developers alike, no fragile ozone can contain a virtual worlds economy against real world buyers and sellers. Trying to retake those virtual universes that have been permeated by corporate pests is near impossible. Trying to protect worlds of the future is proving more fruitless and futile than we could ever expect. Systems are easier to break than they are to build were always a step behind.
Even honest players who have never bought or sold are tainted by their brethren. All transactions are sullied, all markets flooded, all prices skewed. There is no escape from IGE and eBay.
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Currently Lead Designer for Bit Trap Studios