Posted By Dleatherus at 2:33 PM - Sun Dec 11 2016
no global auction house
no fast travel other than mounts (as far as i know)
a map that would take 48 non-stop hours to walk across
no server transfers
the very high potential of being jumped and losing either the goods you are taking to sell, or the goods you are buying
whereas these won't eliminate real cash transactions they certainly make them less viable and therefore less of a factor for those wishing to play the economy
Actually, a lack of a global auction house makes RMT more attractive. Third party websites become a sort of pricing guideline.
The other factors are important, but aren't necessarily detractors. They create opportunities to disrupt the sale, but they'll still happen, especially if they're greenlit.
EVE titan sales were a common enough occurrence with the additional risk of bans.
I don't see how a game's economy can interact with a real world economy in a fun manner, particularly when it's allowed.
Posted By chipla at 2:33 PM - Sun Dec 11 2016
While I can understand the OP's digust with the Rail Maritime Transport union I doubt that they'll be involved overmuch in this game.