We don't want any stinkin' RMT.
In this interview, GameSpy chats with FFXI developers about their recent efforts to police the game and crack down on real money transactions.
One of the most enduring MMOs available, Final Fantasy XI saw big changes in 2007. In addition to the release of its newest expansion pack Wings of the Goddess and the Starlight Celebration for the holidays, the team cracked down with its No Real Money campaign. In an effort to control the notorious inflation of the economy that real-money transactions (buying and selling in-game items for real-world money) cause, Square Enix began aggressively cracking down on real-money users with bans and virtual confiscations. We got a chance to talk to the team about their campaign, and are happy to present it here as we prepare to explore the world of Vana'diel in 2008.
You can read the whole interview at GameSpy.