What about piracy to control inflation and other "black market" tactics? I had set up my old corp to be headed by the Triads (yeah a gang) to handle the back end of shady dealings. I think along with competition and purpose, there also needs to be an element of dread. There needs to be something that can cause stress to a corporation... cause drama is what drives interest. Look at the corp that Killer Snowman made. It succeeded because there was always conflict, something to overcome. All these current ones have almost no conflict... boring. Now for the other ideas... Instead of a central bank, perhaps it should be a main investor? Perhaps frame it into an expedition into an unknown sector. This investor gives each corp the starting capital, and fills the holes where needed. Once everything is running, he can "cash out" and the corps can run the sector independently. A main hub (and main server) is a great idea. who's hosting? I like the scoreboard idea, except that it will deter new players to join... and that is not something we want to do. An obvious advantage to the starting corps and a great disadvantage to any newcomers. So I would be a bit leery about it. I do like the corporate licensing idea. A good idea for keeping corps current and checking up. Also, I would make it a % based fee. And that $ is what can be loaned out to new corps as well. Win, win.