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Question Whats the advantage of cloud save over economy?

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

  1. UnityUser8080


    May 4, 2013
    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!