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7-29-2011 @ 7:51PM
I find it ironic that the one thing people playing EVE have always bragged about in articles concerning gold-selling was the open market dictating ISK cost via PLEX, and now that they see the very worst of that style of market, there are these complaints. I think the biggest thing they could do is change how PLEX works. I'm not very clear how it works, but the fact that there is an extra step in the equation (ISK -> PLEX - > Aurum -> Monocles) may be one of the largest driving forces of the controversy. If it was just ISK -> Aurum, and game time purchased with Aurum, it would not only be easier to understand (people would realize someone is still paying $70 for your monocles, whether you are or not), but completely eliminate middle-man price gouging (or at least some of the accusations thereof) and in general create a better environment for understanding why the prices are that way. Supply and demand always work, but in this case I think people forgot how the supply is created in face of the increased demand.
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