Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has
changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this
is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is
something that needs updating.
I'm totally fascinated by game economies as they generally approximate
real economies but usually have "faked" aspects because game economies
usually lack feedback loops that real world economies have. Blah blah
blah I am not an economist so I'm kind of fudging my English here blah
blah blah. Regardless, I still find it really fascinating. I also find
game weather systems really fascinating.
Anyhow, there's an entry on issues in the Star Wars Galaxies economic
system that led them to discover cheating. It's detailed
There's some more information on it