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Little Coding Fox

Member Since 08 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2013 11:24 AM

#5045895 Need some help developing an universe

Posted by on 23 March 2013 - 04:18 AM

If Iam following things correctly, basically what you are asking is "How to make a Virtual Economy Work!"  I am assuming that you have several worlds, Relate that to countries here on good old Earth.  Each Country has it's own resourses with their own values for those resources, and likely they have more than 1 .  Mineral resources, with a vaule assigned to each resource, oil, coal, ore and gems.  Farming resources which is related to soil content, and weather patterns.  Manufactureing resources, which planets have factories and what do the produce.  People resources, The more people the better the likely hood of increasing production in any of these areas.  Government Taxation to fund your operations, assuming players are going to control certain sectors on certain planets or even the whole planet.  Your population would also have a loyalty factor, To much taxation, not enough housing and recreation they would leave reducing your work force and lower your econmic base.  Keep them happy and the population grows through reproduction.

  If you are looking for inspiration look around our own planet to see how things interact.

This should help me a lot, thanks. Tho I think there is still some confusion regarding what this post is asking: I can figure out something for economy, but until someone suggested that I should describe how the economy works I wouldn't have thought of that. Basically, there are a lot of things that I am missing that I need help figuring out since I don't really know what to describe!


Oh and you might want to change the title of this thread to something more inline with what we have been talking about for the benefit of other forum users who might simply jump over it thinking it is simply a recruitment thread wrongly posted -- use the full editor to do that

Done and done! I also updated my original post so things should be a tad less confusing.

#5045885 Need some help developing an universe

Posted by on 23 March 2013 - 03:49 AM

Hopefully a mod can move this topic to that section then, I didn't even know it existed to be honest...


Regarding whether I have something of my universe that I can bring to my post, I was hoping I didn't have to post this publicly, but I have a google doc with all of the information I have written so far, sort into sections: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XK9nRByKCZfcX59lm6d0TCQfJmsK_eP1EIech1u5ayE/edit?authkey=CN34wYMM&authkey=CN34wYMM


Basically my problem is that I think this universe doesn't really feel "alive" so I want to add some details to it that will help making it more like a world rather than something made up. This is especially important since I hope to make a sandbox game based on it in a few years.