Question: Why is 3rd Party RMT Evil?
Posted by Terra Nova [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 February 2013, 12:15 pm
Edward CastronovaTom Mason blogs at the Nosy Gamer and is intrigued by CCP's ongoing efforts to combat botting and 3rd party RMT. It does seem strange, given CCP's libertarian philosophy, they they would actively resist trade in these limited cases. Years ago I wrote a model that treated botting and farming as a pollution effect. Using hypothetical numbers, I showed that these things can be very costly to ordinary gamers; their fun is degraded. Tom asked me to reconsider and possibly update the analysis. His questions and my responses are below the fold. Have you gone back and looked at the...


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