Originally Posted by †TYRANICK†™
True...but a relational database isn't really needed, a flat file will do fine for a good while.
I have several projects with 50000+ lines of code in them, they only come to to about 200 KB's...you would have to buy 100's or 1000's of things and play even more games till it would become a hassle.
Which is why I suggested a column-oriented database instead of a RDMBS, which is just overkill. A database would probably make it easier on the server to compare armies, check player rankings etc.