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.
Wow, that was quick.
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.
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.
@JustSumDood: East Commons, in the tunnel mouth lol. I was always there selling legit.
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.
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.
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.
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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