Yesterday, John Smith talks to us about the Market, the Economy and Statistics! Arenanet has put in some Mystic Forge recipes in the short term to take out specific items from the economy so that it isn’t diluted. These recipes return boxes which contain gold and other useful items.
More interesting however, is that Arenanet has released some information regarding the distribution of classes in the game. Warrior appears to be the most popular class and the least popular seems to be Engineer or Mesmer. Where do you stand?
Also if you were wondering about recent exploits and why they are bad? Here’s your explination:
Exploits are a really interesting topic because they are, in the end, dangerous and self-defeating. The game has gotten to a point in size where there is no such thing as a single player discovering an exploit. Exploits come in waves of mass participation and in the end, if they aren’t dealt with, the economy becomes hyper-inflated. After mass exploitation, your wealth is only relative to how good you were at exploiting, rather than your success in the game. This damages the integrity of the game and makes it unfriendly to new and honest players. There have been cases where exploits have severely damaged and arguably killed a game.