Monthly Archives: April 2014

Currency Inflation in MMORPGs and TFR’s Approach

A great many things have changed in MMORPGs over the past decade, but there’s one feature that has remained constant across every game I’ve played: currency inflation. As years pass after launch, every MMO I’ve ever played has become racked by tremendous, devastating, seemingly unchecked currency inflation. In my experience,

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Player Structures Demo

One of the most important elements of TFR is its player structure system. Building structures is one of the most complex ways that players can change the world, but the mechanics of structure building are actually very simple. First, a crafter with the appropriate skill has to build a structure

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TFR Update – Early Combat Preview

On Monday, I started work on TFR’s combat system, and I’m very happy with the preliminary results! There are still a few missing features, a couple of bugs, and room for further refinement, but the combat system is now mostly complete. In this update, I’ll explain some of the basics

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The Game and the Metagame

Some of the most fun I’ve ever had gaming has been outside game software itself, or at least outside its fundamental functionality.When playing gear based games, I’ve often found myself searching through item databases and building spreadsheets to plan my desired gear set. When playing social games, I’ve spent hours

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