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Question Whats the advantage of cloud save over economy?

Discussion in 'Economy' started by UnityUser8080, Apr 4, 2023.

  1. UnityUser8080

    UnityUser8080

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    Hi, I've been reading up on cloud save & economy, as they both seem to be for saving player-data. I get the gist that important items/stats that can be bought, traded, etc should be put into economy, while cloud save is more tailored for saving in-game progressions, player settings, or other data that doesn't require much security.

    But with server-authoritative hardening coming for both cloud-save and economy, I'm not too sure of the difference if both are secure. For example, why would one use both cloud-save and economy when it sounds easier to simply put the entire inventory under cloud save? or to put player settings under an economy-resource called 'settings' with instance data for configuration?

    Any guidance is appreciated!