Should WoW Support RMT?

RedBedlam's Kerry Fraser-Robinson has said that all online games should strongly consider allowing RMT.

"People will always find the path of least resistance, if you stop them buying your gold then they'll buy that gold from somebody else who is gold farming."

The maker of the market leading MMORPG World of Warcraft, Blizzard, has always been opposed to RMT, but is it time to admit that they will never stop the practice of gold selling?

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thetamer3410d ago

WTF? I thought that gold selling was bad. Flip it, I'm going to sell up some in game gold if they can't do anything about it. I'll be a millionaire in no time.


Wuushu3410d ago

Won't make a difference for the amount that's being traded across the internet every day. Only difference is that blizzard gets the $, and less for the sometimes suspicious RMT businesses.

Leord3410d ago (Edited 3410d ago )

Less hacking, less gold farmers...

As I said about the grinding, it's now so easy anyway, it's similar to a face/gender change...

Leord3410d ago

Heh, that's the golden question. Traditionally this has been frowned upon, but if you can't beat em, join em (and beat them as it's your game).

They already went this route a little by making it very easy to grind gold...

JoySticksFTW3410d ago

If I heard that, I might start playing again.

Level grinding was hard enough in that game without trying to grind for gil too. It got to be like a part time job and drained the fun a bit

Dorjan3410d ago

Excuse me?

The RMT is what caused the grind! Gil in FFXI was fine up until the time when the RMT went full swing. They got the good drops en-mass then dictated the price back to you. You pay the inflated price and most decided the easiest way was to buy it!

Therefore they then raised the price, you brought gil from them to pay for the items they were selling and voila! RMT ruined the FFXI economy!

JoySticksFTW3410d ago

... it would be great if honest players were rewarded without having to grind non-stop for gil.

I don't know how it could be implemented though

AndyA3410d ago

I don't like the idea of RMT companies having that kind of legitimacy. They undermine games and have no respect for gamers .

Leord3410d ago

Hm, one drawback might be that people in general starts to think gold is ok to buy with money...

The chinese gold farmers could always try to undercut (to a degree), but you don't want it too cheap, or everyone buys gold, completely making the ingame system of accumulation void.

syrinx3410d ago

No they should not support it. It's a filthy business.

Leord3410d ago

Well, that's the whole argument though: It would make the fishy business business model less profitable... It wouldn't be supporting, it would be competing with it.

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