Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Evony and market place

These days I got hooked up to my laptop again and reason for that is not a new laptop but new online game. www.evony.com offers new civilisation and strategy game. Its fun to be part of the game. Although the game server keeps ticking when I am offline, yet I end up spending 2-3 hrs continuosly trying to figure how I can progress faster.

The game is like age of empires where one has to build cottages, farms, people, townhall etc. But it is much more than that. It offers reason to login each day and check your progress. The concepts of amulet and market place is good. The site offers unique way of quest to offer help in guiding what to build. I am currently in 7 day protection period where no one can attack me and I am getting ready to defend myself and attack others.

The best part which I want to talk about is the market place. I am into financial market in real world but I do commodity trading in virtual evony world. I actually made a spreadsheet to track if the offer and bid prices are high or low. I made 120% profit in stone trading by buying it when it was at low price and then offering it at high price. While I was sleeping the demand for the stone increased and people bought stone at higher price. I made good amount of gold from it.I have to make manual entries into it and you can have a peek into it at "Google Evony trading sheet". Gold can be gathered either my levying taxes on my people or buy selling item. I cannot tax my town man a lot so I resorted to building stones and trading them. I guess everyone in the game will have some strategy and mine is to make use of market place.

If I was a programmer I would have thought of making a ticker for evony world and offered my stock exchange. Who knows in coming days this is what will happen. May be its already built and I just have to advance in my civilisation.

I am waiting to reach level 9, level 10 in each building and see what is next for me. Its like thinking what is nirvana. What is next when you have achieved everything. In real life I may not have the answer or I may not be satisfied thinking I have got everything I wanted. But I hope in virtual world it will be done in short time and the feeling will help me find the answer - What next?

2 comments:

Gaurav Kudesiya said...
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Gaurav Kudesiya said...

Cool... Real Game lover...
Also a very good comparison of Virtual and Real World and expectation of feeling for Real World from a Virtual one...