The latest newsletter for Shroud of the Avatar has been released. It details on a number of developer and community topics of interest, including tropical islands player owned town template, news about upcoming economy changes, events and more.
We have been carefully analyzing the distributed wealth of our current player base and we have uncovered some critical issues that need addressing quickly. The biggest issue is that the top 10% of players have 90% of the gold while the bottom 90% are incredibly poor and can barely afford to play.
... We need to come up with ways to add wealth to the more deprived players that cannot then be ground repeatedly to either increase inflation or add even more wealth to the already wealthy. To that end, we are going to start making the following changes. Some of these will begin showing up as soon as Release 34, but some may take longer as they are a bit intensive to implement.
You can check out the entire letter including more information on the economy changes on the Shroud of the Avatar site.