"Sandra Linkletter" wrote:Basically there are two economic models being followed here, and each model looks awkward to the practitioners of the other model. You can't get what you want with one click of the button, by direct trading. I can't properly economize, through the market. Besides which, direct trading is just plain fun for me. I find the image of my ships sailing to the four corners, er, two ends, of the Nile, laden with goods in return for those carried by the ships of others, just plain romantic. Nothing about pushing a button to get stuff marked up by several hundred percent, which I pay for by having other people push buttons to buy my own stuff marked up by several hundred percent, can compare with that image in my mind.
You are very right about the two systems I think, although I try to blur those line as much as possible, but I so rarely play multi player games it is hard for me to lean on you unprogrammed masses!
Just wanted to add the image i get of a long train of camels led by my fierce market ladies marching off to some distance nome to bring them the xotic perfumes and unctions they need. And I imagine pacing around my tiled palace waiting, occasionally glancing into the sunset to see if they just might make it back tonight with all that bread my monument workers a are just clamoring for.
They might even go to china!