GI.Biz Interview: Star Bucks

GI.Biz writes: "In the past couple of years Eve Online, developed by Iceland's CCP Games, has cemented itself as one of the most important - and enduring - MMO titles in the West. While it can't claim a subscriber base of anything like the size of World of Warcraft's 10.9 million, it's almost 300,000 players all live on the same, unsharded universe, making it the largest MMO single community there is.

As a result the game's been able to develop intriguing social, political and financial structures. Here, Dr Eyjol Gudmondsson - CCP's chief economist (formerly of the University of Iceland) - explains the importance of those structures, and discusses some of the resultant effects of managing such a large body of players."

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