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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,448
# 154
11-14-2012, 02:33 AM
Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
But dude, seriously. If you buy Dilithium with Zen, Cryptic does not earn a single cent from that transaction. You just trade Zen vs Dilithium with other players. No way for Cryptic to be "greedy" in that. None at all.
In THEORY, if Cryptic could create enough demand for dilithium which is quickly spent, the price of dilithium would go up without increasing the amount of dilithium in the economy, prompting people to pay more money for it.

In theory. They say it's a trivial revenue source for them and I want to believe them.

I think this isn't about that.

This is more about eliminating the value of maintaining alts (a fairness concern -- in fact, fairness OVER monetization), propping up FAs, and disintecntivizing un-social play, AND STFs.