Feb 22nd 2010 11:41AM But I think that if they went about it as well as CCP and EvE then it would be successful. Thats the one thing that most articles or paragraphs I've seen about gold selling and WoW is that they never, ever refer to EvE.
To those that don't know EvE is an MMO set in space, and its economy is insanely complex. The way they shut down gold selling was that you trade one valuable commodity for another, with it being game time being traded for in game currency (ISK), on a player to player scale. So one player who is very efficient at gaining ISK, can hypothetically not pay for the game again, whereas those who don't have the time for farming can trade the time which they would've used for ISK. That's it explained simply.
In reality you swap game time for ISK off the official website, and you also have the choice of swaping ISK for game time. There is no player interaction as far as I am aware (the above paragraph was just an explanation of how it works).
Feb 22nd 2010 11:28AM Technically inscribers is probably more correct than scribes as it refers to people who do inscriptions, rather than scribes which more of a general word for people who write stuff.
Oxford English Dictionary Definition for both:
One who inscribes; the writer of an inscription.
A writer; one whose business is writing. In various specific or limited applications.