I am confused.
I have been reading over the latest news from MMOExperience about the RMT system, and then the thread over at the EQ2 forums.
According to Grimwell
"The initial response to Station Cash has been a success for SOE"
Then why is a thread for feedback on the system full of "I quits" and hatred?
Who decided it was a success? Was a database showing a list of people opening the RMT window considered a success?
How many people really cannot live without these fluff items that they must pay SOE more than a Station Pass?
And then XP and AA potions? Really? Easy ways for the affluent to power level?
Almost like Gold Buying.
So, I ask, who is this a success for?
I can hear the commenter's now...
"SOE has to make money"
But, had they not found one way to do this? Station Pass? They also already had one server doing this. Was it the more populated server? They thought others wanted it?
I think I noted this on another comment section or forum post.
If SOE needs money, they have quite a few dead weight MMO's they could drop (Vanguard, MxO, PoTBS).
And want to make more money on your best MMO? Try to improve the core gameplay and engine.
But this... this just smacks of greed, pure and simple, and so many agree.
SOE, have you finally taken the last step over that edge?