Sep 20th 2011 2:12PM There is already a great gold sink in game... its the major players in the games economy. On an average week I will take about 100kg out of my servers economy. It goes into my pockets, and doesn't come out. That's after what I spend on mats to restock. I'd love to take the gold that I have and use it buy something from a vendor, to show off what I have done, but for me, and many many others the economy is a game in and of itself.
The problem is, and always has been, the middle class. The raiders, the herb farmers, the people that manage to do 20+ daily quests every day. These are the people that are responsible for inflation. If it wasn't for them, we would still be making profit, just not as crazily.
You also have to remember that if you put in a vendor gold sink, you will only encourage those that don't have in game wealth to just buy gold from gold sellers.