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Submitted by Abriael 225d ago | news

Square Enix Starts Taking Action Against Gilsellers on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

RMT (Real Money Trading) advertisers, nicknamed “Gilsellers” on Final Fantasy MMORPGs because the coin there is called “Gil” are a serious problem, and Square Enix is taking steps. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4)

KonsoruMasuta  +   225d ago
Wow, that was quick.
justSumDood  +   225d ago
They must have seen this coming.
EVERY mmorpg since the beginning has been the same.

I remember the early days of EQ before there was the Bazaar. People use to gather in this one zone (the name escapes me) to trade in-game items, gold and even characters for in-game currency and/or RL money. Of course you can see the problem with this right away, people were being ripped off.

For EQ2 the Sony Station was brought online, which legitimized these transactions making them reliable and trustworthy. However this still didnt stop the problem entirely and it still goes on to this day.
Anarki  +   225d ago
It's such a tedious process blocking these gold sellers. I'm forever being spammed from gold sellers in private message. I have to copy their name, go to my black list paste it into there each and everytime I get a message from them.
NexGen  +   224d ago
@JustSumDood: East Commons, in the tunnel mouth lol. I was always there selling legit.
Sarick  +   225d ago
The gil sellers will keep selling gil.
The gil buyers will keep buying gil.
SE will keep taking action until it's no longer cost effective for them to take the little RMTs.

Right now they have a large enough subscriber base to support the overhead and development cost of a successful task force. It's in their best interest to maintain the gaming world at this early level. If RMT go uncheacked at this early stage it could ruin the economy for years to come.
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jukins  +   225d ago
IMO these mmo devs love RMT. For the most part they have to pay a subscription and they keep the lazy adhd type gamers ,who don't have the patience for a typical mmo investment, playing the game a double win for the devs lol.
Reborn  +   225d ago
You blacklist one, seems another quickly replaces him.

They even now say sorry for disturbing you, haha. Nice to see swift action being taken though.
Edward75  +   225d ago
I'm hoping they get on it before it gets out of hand.... About 1 tell every hour or so I'd say.

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