Economics Designer Economics designers have a fairly straightforward duty in the realm of technology software design: They design the financial system within games. From the rupees that Link collected in Zelda to the ability to buy land in Second Life, economies have been a pivotal part of many games; it is the responsibility of economics designers to see that these economies are viable, fair, and entertaining for the gamer. In recent years, game economies have become increasingly important, with games like World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer online role-playing games giving gamers endless options to explore expansive worlds, complete with monetary systems and methods of exchange and commerce. An economics designer sets the values for in-game items and services through tactics such as only releasing a limited amount of goods, or making them available only at a certain time; constantly creating new goods that gamers can aspire to at different levels; creating “wear and tear” on items, so gamers have to replace them; creating secondary markets for in-game goods and services where players can trade among themselves; creating auction houses; preventing possible fraud; and employing other strategies that rely heavily on real-world economic principles.
Orlando, Florida, United States of America Orlando is a city in the US state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County, located in central Florida. The City of Orlando is nicknamed 'The City Beautiful' and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as 'The Theme Park Capital of the World'. As one of the world's most visited tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry. The two most significant of these attractions are Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort Nearby Maitland is the home of Tiburon, a division of the technology software company Electronic Arts. Nearby, Full Sail University, located in Winter Park, draws new-media students in the areas of technology software design, film, show production, and computer animation, among others. Its graduates spawning several start-ups in these fields in the Orlando area.