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How Will People Make IRL $ Relevant?

Even though Ashes will be "non p2w", i'm sure there will be "black market" ways to spend real money in game. What are some of the things that you guys can see people trying to pay real world money for in game? Accounts will definitely be sold regardless if it breaks tos, what else?

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  • Anything and everything.
  • People could even pay for war declaration

    we will never know, people can go creative
  • In every way someone can affect another person’s gameplay experience, there will be money being thrown around. In a game without much player interaction like WoW where most of the best items are bound to characters who pick them up, this is largely limited to level boosting, achievement boosting, ranked PvP boosting, and material farming. In a game like ashes? A vast array of different PvP services will be requested in exchange for cash. Top crafters betraying their nodes before a war declaration, materials, crafted items, mercenary work, spying for information. Whatever you can think of, unfortunately.

    The only thing we can do is not be afraid of snitching and give these people (offering money or asking for it) what they deserve: a perma-ban. As well as keeping your communication with other players to written messaging within the game so they don’t have a chance to offer you or ask you for money without opening themselves up to chat log evidence.
  • If elden ring players were able to sell runes for real money then anything can be sold.
    The only thing we can do is realize that RMT only really negatively affects the bottom line of the company, and to not be bootlickers who work for the company for free.
    If their profits get threatened by RMT, it's not the job of the players to do something about it
  • wock wrote: »
    Even though Ashes will be "non p2w", i'm sure there will be "black market" ways to spend real money in game. What are some of the things that you guys can see people trying to pay real world money for in game? Accounts will definitely be sold regardless if it breaks tos, what else?

    mayors
    castles
    flying mounts
    super powerful gear
  • Dogemon wrote: »
    If elden ring players were able to sell runes for real money then anything can be sold.
    The only thing we can do is realize that RMT only really negatively affects the bottom line of the company, and to not be bootlickers who work for the company for free.
    If their profits get threatened by RMT, it's not the job of the players to do something about it

    While I certainly don’t think players need to become private investigators, the intrepid GMs will not be omnipotent. Being able to report people when we see or hear suspicious behavior that negatively impacts the game space is the right thing to do as a member of a community.

    It may impact the bottom line of the company first, but what then? The company has less money to make the game better. If you think developers are gonna eat the cost of RMTs in their products and keep working just as hard with just as many employees, you’re sorely mistaken. This is a cause and effect cycle that starts with the players and eventually ends with the players.
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