I've been looking through the dev blog and the other sources of info on the game and I have two questions. If anyone could provide links to related material that would be great.
First question: There has been a lot of talk about buying and selling and this huge economy for the game. However I haven't heard much about what will be used to purchase things? Will there be a currency in the game? If so how will that currency be generated, most games rely on pve elements to generate currency(questing, killing pirates, etc), but from what I can see DU has no true pve elements only player created elements. If there is currency generation in the game how will inflation be stopped? The other option is that dual universe just lets the market decide on the currency. This has seems to pop in most games that don't offer a true currency. Such as using Stone of Jordan in D2 or Metal Ingots in Ark. Generally the community finds a good item to be the standard "currency" in the game and runs with it.
Second question: Will resources grow or be replenished? The idea of true manipulation of the environment(not just elements on the environment) isn't something I have seen in an MMO, I am curious how the game will handle replenishment of resources. The game will someday have thousands, hopefully millions of players it seems that planets could be stripped to nothing very quickly, especially around the Ark Ship. Forcing players to go further and further away just to find a place to have fun and experience the game. Will trees regrow? Will harvested ore replenish over time? Will it be so easy to travel great distances that the status of planets around the Ark Ship isn't very important? Are the planets simply so huge and so numerous that the resources will never realistically run out?