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One of the more repeated lines in this forum is to 'give players the tools to create things and all will be well'.
UO / EVE is held up as a shining example with the UO AH system being singled out as a great thing.
The reality is that this doesn't always work and normally to get it to work requires something a lot more effort from players than to make it within the world.
I know people in the car auctioning industry and most of the things are done automatically (check-in/check out/ uploading items onto the internet) so they can do other things that requires a human brain than an electronic one. Why spend time typing what the car inspection guy wrote on his paper when you can just give him an IPAD and connect that thing to your system?
EVE-Vegas had a presentation on logistics of an alliance and what is needed to make that game work.
I've been told that what was shown is more efficient than some companies with 25,000 employees cause good-god is that just insane!
Yeah, 'give players the tools!' is a great mantra and I too wish a slogan like 'YES WE CAN' can solve all of our problems but here's the reality; how many people are willing to do what was shown?
And if you are, give me some examples and lets see if some people are willing to put their money where their mouth is.
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