I was having a conversation earlier with one of my neighbors and stumbled across a few thoughts that led me here.
We’ve seen a lot of people quit the game, and the dip in population has definitely affected the economy. I don’t think it’s only because of people not spending. I think there is a substantial leak in the economy from both ends.
The people that get burned out and quit aren’t new players, these are players that have likely participated in the economy in some form or another.
When someone quits, they often give away their possessions but how often do they give away their coin?
When you’re planning to quit but might come back in the future, what do you do?
You liquidate all your assets down to core essentials and convert to coin. And then log out with 10s or 100s of thousands of coins.
I’m an active player and I love the game, this post isn’t about asking for change or to brainstorm and “solve” this issue.
This topic also isn’t meant to be a flame war, just voicing a conclusion I drew today and wanna hear other people’s opinions on the subject and if my reasoning seems sound. Haven’t seen this side of the economic crisis discussed yet