Community Update 1: Balancing the Economy

Greetings, everyone!

We’re excited to share some important updates about the economy of our open-world adventure. We’ve been hard at work fine-tuning the currency system to ensure a balanced and rewarding experience for all players. Here’s what you need to know:

Item Costing

We’ve refined our formula for item costs to create a fair pricing structure that scales with item quality. Expect to see a clear progression in the cost of items as their quality increases, ensuring that high-quality gear feels valuable and is a reflection of your accomplishments in the game.

Player Income Rates

We’ve established a range of income rates for various in-game activities:

  • Mining resources will offer a steady stream of consistent income.
  • Dynamic Local Events or Encounters, are designed to be quick and rewarding engagements.
  • Dynamic and Scheduled World Events will yield greater rewards, reflecting the challenges and rarity of these encounters.
  • Story missions, faction missions, and side quests have been carefully balanced ensuring that whether you’re exploring the lore or just adventuring, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.
  • Defeating mini-bosses and bosses will not only offer high currency rewards but also the chance to obtain valuable loot.

HMRE Costing

We’ve established a thoughtful pricing structure for the HMREs, which takes into account both the resource capacity and the encounter risk:

  • Personal HMREs are set at accessible price points to encourage individual exploration and resource gathering.
  • Squad HMREs have a higher price tag to match the team effort required and the increased challenge from mob encounters.
  • Guild HMREs represent the pinnacle of resource extraction, requiring significant investment for the most ambitious mining operations.
  • Handheld Resource Extractors are available for those quick resource gathering needs, priced for accessibility and convenience.

Looking Forward

As we navigate through the Pre-Alpha stage of development, our vision for a fair and sustainable in-game economy is just beginning to take shape. The adjustments we’ve shared today are the first of many steps toward crafting an immersive and dynamic economic system. We are committed to an iterative process, where player feedback and in-depth data analysis will guide the evolution of the game’s economy.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. Your passion and feedback make our world a better place to explore and is invaluable in shaping our world. Your continued support inspires us.

Thank You,