Gotta ban 'em all!
This post by Mark Jacobs of Mythic is a riot!.
Having wondered what the messages that were popping up in game were, though we figured it out soon after, had us laughing quite a bit the last day or so.
Gold farming/selling has become a polarizing subject and from what I understand a nightmare for companies to police.
An MMO is so different in most cases because the in game currency is either central to a characters life and progression, or in rare cases a mere afterthought added for flavor.
It’s led to great discussions here at 38 and it seems to me that having another few years to watch how the space plays out, and watch how other companies address the problem will only help us in implementing at launch methods and devices to rid the worlds of these bottom feeders.
I absolutely believe you have to engage the player base in helping to police this aspect of the world but at the same time employ mechanics and tech that allow much of the work to be done without human intervention.
As a player PLEASE give me the ability to one click report them, and let me see action ASAP. WoW nailed their ‘report spam’ but is there really anything other than gold selling that qualifies as SPAM? I am disappointed that my ignore list can only be so long in WoW since players generally make it very easy to ignore (anyone that even mentioned Don Santos hit my ignore list awhile back) but I want more in depth tools to get players/companies reported/banned as well as more tools to allow for interaction between friends regardless of servers too.