When you get total crap drops like an 'engine battery' for killing a battleship, you can be assured some will buy it..
If Cryptic had any concept of 'Risk = Reward' in the game, there would be no reason for people to buy it...
Agreed, while in one of the Iota sector Deep Space Enoucnters, two other players and myself came across a "Dreadnaught" which we had never seen before.. So we attacked it.. 5 minutes laters.. (YES, 5 MINUTES) we had managed to kill it. ONe of the longest and BEST fights I've seen in this game so far.. we got exactly 1 Shield Battery and 1 Engine Battery...
I mean seriously.. any enemy that powerfull that we were never able to take down its shields.. we killed it with bleed through damage alone.. and all we got was 2 crappy batteries.. that should have been a named purple or something..
It will decrease a lot as soon as a retail key will be required to play. However it won't completely stop, it never will, doesn't matter if there is no free trial or you can't post mail as Ensign or whatever, most of their income is from compromised accounts and they can spam using those accounts as well. You can't really stop accounts getting compromised, can you?
As long as people are so ignorant and stupid that they fall for whatever obvious scam is thrown at them, even if it is completely against logic, there will be goldsellers. Also, of course, as long as people are such tools to buy ingame currency there will always be goldsellers.
The only thing Cryptic can do is keep banning them. The only thing you can do is report spam so Cryptic can ban them, delete the message and get over it.
Can some of the people at cryptic please find a way to bad these accounts. I've gotten over 50 friggin messages since beta wanting me to buy credits for real world cash. I DON'T WANT IT AND I DON'T LIKE GETTING SPAM IN A GAME THAT I HAVE PAID FOR.
Having an economy in a Star Trek game for the Federation is not right in the first place. Once you've learnt to play you'll find that the energy credits are available in abundance and the sellers will make no money. The points that matter are not available for trade and can only be gained by playing the game, so no sales there.
I personally hate seeing people use swear words on forums or variations of them just to give some kind of shock value, its so imature and child like, almost as bad as the kiddies who use text type for their forum name but I would never waste the keystorkes to use a swear word.
You guys do realise there is NO economy in STO right?
These gold sellers are preying on the ignorant right now, but in about 3-4 weeks when your all admirals and captains and have bought your last item you'l be sitting there wondering what your gonna spend all that energy cred on...
If anything it will become a running joke about how many energy creds you have "banked"
So far every 10 levels when I get a new ship.. I check the exchange to see if there is some slightly better equipment then what I currently have from just loot drops.. usually there isn't. I have racked up 400k+ credits.. not counting the credits I HAVE spent on the 3-4 things I did buy.. I am 10 levels from cap.. which I'll be at in probably another day.. what will I buy then?
Please level up some more and just ignore the gold sellers, because THEY aren't ruining the economy that simply doesn't exist in the first place...
Dude SWG had the same economy its just well stuff will not cotst 100 creds etc rare,epic stuff will go for Milions of credits its just higher value SWG worked fine with it no need for panic