This post makes a whole lot more sense than your plan to "Fix" gold sellers. I just lost one of the biggest arguments I had for recruiting people to come play. Now we're just like every other no name "free" mmo where you have to pay money to do ANYTHING even close to endgame.
By saying this is currently the best answer - this means it's not going to be permanent, am I right? If it is permanent then I fail to see how Dragon Saga differs from games like Conquer Online, Eudemons Online, etc which are entirely cash shop dependant games - being that if you don't put any of your money into the IM you're screwed and won't ever have the same game experience as someone who can afford to dump hundreds of dollars down the drain. It simply isn't fair and I honestly believe that cash-shop dependant MMOs shouldn't even fall into the category of being "free". This is going to create a completely unfair gameplay experience, even moreso than it is unfair now with players being unable to obtain the better heirloom sets for certain classes since the switch from THQ to Gravity (or whatever it was).
Although I can understand.. I suppose.. How this would prevent scamming, but really - it'd be better for the health of the gaming society within Dragon Saga who don't have the money to put into IM points to educate the masses about gold scam websites. :/
Edited by Akihiro, 07 February 2011 - 07:47 PM.