A meatsink is a game feature which is designed to remove Meat from the economy. In the past, major meatsinks were implemented to drain the hacked "bugmeat" out of a hyperinflated system. In the months and years following Black Sunday, meatsinks have been slowly but surely increasing the value of Meat (deflation), causing market prices to drop to more reasonable levels. Most meatsinks have been implemented by Jick, but a few enterprising players have tried starting meatsinks of their own (see Warehouse 23). Within the game itself, many of the major meatsinks have been intimately related to the comings and goings of the Penguin Mafia.
- Cannon Museum Donations
- Mr. Exploiter
- Mystery Raffle Ticket
- Rebuilding Hagnk's with Grimacite
- Time Juice
- 'Villa' document
- Rare item raffles
Even without bugmeat flooding the economy, Meat is constantly entering the game through meat farming and normal adventuring. Ongoing meatsinks help to counter this slow inflation.
- Clan Warfare
- The Dungeoneers' Association statues
- John Wilke's Booth
- Mall Advertising
- NPC Stores and guild trainers
- The Raffle House
- Hobopolis and The Slime Tube
Money Making Game
Jick has been noted as saying that the MMG was never intended to be a meatsink. However, in the first two days alone, over thirty billion Meat went through the game, which means .1% to the house sunk thirty million in the first two days. As of 24 November 2006, approximately 57.2 trillion Meat has gone through the game, sinking 572 billion. This number, obviously, grows every day.
Item sinks remove wealth from the kingdom in an attempt to maintain the value of some goods.