I recently returned after a long hiatus. I’d like to understand the economy and how it got here. When I first began in late 1998 and for couple years I played, a placed castle was very expensive at 10 million gold, considering the deed to place one was less than 1 million gold. Now I see built castles going for hundreds of millions and even 1 billion gold. I’m well aware of the rampant duping of gold and items that happened in the early years but what has happened since then to generate all of this wealth? The loot from monsters hasn’t changed from what I can tell. I thought I was flying high when I returned in 2006 and got up to 11 million gold selling potion kegs with my alchemist but 11 million seems to be nothing now. Where is the wealth coming from that the game needs platinum (1 billion gold) currency now?