Originally Posted by MoonTar
500 worlds? 2025? Dang, that sounds like a lot of money and hard drive space, but if it is good it should be worth it.
Depends on the architecture of the MMO and the storage options. Some MMOs will allow you to specify the max space that it will use, and it will remove the oldest or least used data to keep you within that cap. However that means that if you go back to old worlds it may have to re-download the data.
Of course, this is all in the 2011 mindset, fast-forward to 2025 where we will all have 2PB of storage or more and storage for an MMO won't be an issue. 2PB (2000 terabytes) sound like a lot? Go back 15 years to 1995, we all had 1-3GB of storage then, we now have 1000 times that amount.