Meh, imho those who put a lot (by typing a lot I mean it) effort and time into something they do (including gaming) should be able to make atleast a cent or two (by his choice, not everyone would be trying to earn cash off of phobos, and it works the same way with almost every profession or hobby). A good example would be diablo III - they have both, gold and real money auction houses, and as long as you play the game casually it's up to you if you want to either sell items for real money or in-game gold, and there are limits as well, such as the maximum amount of currency you can sell an item for.Till wrote: Yes. You shouldn't be able to buy yourself an ingame advantage without having to put effort into the game itself.
What you said is practically the same as if I didn't know how to fix my car, I shouldn't be able to find a specialist to do it for me for a fee, and I could go on with many examples.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want phobos to be a snob machine where the rich people would be the best ones in the game, but it's going to cost you effort and time to monitor gold selling websites etc, and in the end it would go through anyway,
It's not that big of a deal, take zezenia as an example (maybe it's a bad example, I don't know), -
they don't have that many players, but at times there were peaks with 100 people online. And in my entire time lurking on forums (more than 2 years) I've only seen a couple of trades including real money, and maybe 1 case of selling something via in-game trade channel.