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Games Analyst and Monetization Consultant for browser games developer and publisher Travian Games.


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Posted by Jan Koschel on Wed, 03 Aug 2011 04:48:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Social/Online
Reasoned predictions on the economic intricacies and implications of the upcoming Diablo III auction house system.

Jan Koschel's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/20/2015 - 01:54]

As a single father of ...

As a single father of a 2-year-old working in games, I strongly approve of this blog post.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/01/2011 - 03:17]

In Diablo III, especially in ...

In Diablo III, especially in comparison to Diablo II, direct trading shouldn't be of an issue. Each user will have a unique identifier, e.g. Hanswurst.110 . The seller offers an item on an external site to a specified price, the purchasing user transmits the money and his ID, the seller ...

Comment In: [News - 11/30/2010 - 10:30]

It is sad to see ...

It is sad to see how several of the people commenting react to this article. It indicates an attitude of perceived cultural superiority of the Western culture towards other cultures, religious beliefs, and traditions. I welcome the efforts of the ESRA and I am eager to see to which degree ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/25/2009 - 11:30]

Real money trade is the ...

Real money trade is the consecutive performance of two one-sided transactions. First, in-game currency purchasers transfer money to the in-game currency provider. Second, a virtual representation of the seller transmits the in-game money to the buyer via in-game means. Another way to combat RMT could thus be to address how ...

Comment In: [Feature - 11/16/2010 - 04:00]

Thank you for this article ...

Thank you for this article and introduction on virtual world economics. While I agree with a large portion of your assessment, the ideal conditions for a working market you suggest do not, from my point of view, take one very important factor into account: the effect of goldfarming activities on ...