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7-30-2011 @ 3:14AM
I think the core problem in "monoclegate", and something that Blizzard has worked hard to avoid, is that their different currencies are all connected. Because there is a way to convert among ISK, PLEX, Aurum, and $$ (RL currency), they have only one effective currency, with different ways to earn it. In that situation, the exchange rates fluctuate when demand fluctuates, or when the currency supply fluctuates, or for various other reasons, which can really screw things up.Blizzard has worked to avoid this by having multiple currencies ($$, gold, Justice/Valor points, honor/conquest points, etc), and limiting the way those currencies are related. The currency with the biggest potential to destabilize WoW is $$, because there's so much of it outside the game, so Blizzard works especially hard to limit conversions - aka not allowing gold to be traded for $$.They also fragment the system, so that screwing up the economy on one server/faction doesn't screw things up across the entire game.
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