I don't have a problem with you expressing your opinion, I also think your points aren't necessarily terrible and certainly feel free to write whatever you see fit. I don't however like the way you have been trying to throw your weight around with your blog (and taking a look at your blog and the amount of games you tell people not to play I would suggest the majority of readers would take it with a dump truck of salt).You don't see them for two reasons:I am not really concerned about Gold Sellers, because the developers are doing a great job at removing them from the game actually too good of a job I think, and it was only recently I was able to get these douche gold sellers off Ingress the Mobile APP I play I got sick and tired of seeing their chat spamming.
When is the last time you saw a gold seller spam chat in Albion?
Anyway, I guess this is goodbye (at least for a time being). My post is up, I have nothing more to say. the devs either remove gold speculation and I return, or if they don't, I make a permanent page on my blog sidebar warning my visitors not to play this game.
- it's beta, less people buy silver just to be wiped
- the age of cold calls (gold seller spam strangers) is over. A modern goldseller integrates into a guild and sells them constantly. He talks with them over comms, plays with them on an account, from the outside he is just another dude. Except he sells them silver. The GMs only see that he is supporting his friends with gifts. The only way to stop him if he can't make the silver to sell.
For myself it detracted from your argument. Leave the chest beating at home, make a good point with a solid argument and let it stand for what it is. I have no doubts I am not the only person to feel this way because you can come across like a narcissistic spoilt bully, and for all I know you may very well not be like that.
Hope you like the next game, if you don't return perhaps some advice for the future, leave out the blog stats and just make the best solid argument you can, you may find more players will be willing to side with you creating a bigger voice, because at the end of the day it isn't just about you.
Many gamers are totally clueless about the economics which is fine for regular games, but open worlds, single shard, virtual economy games are different beasts..
Gevlon's point is that any possibility of manipulating market behind the scene is just corruption waiting to happen, and it will happen. What is the point of not addressing the issue while it is still possible? He is throwing the only weight he has to get this fixed to protect all of us. I do not see the point to throw what he is doing in his face as chest beating...