Originally Posted by Sauerkraut
I guess I can't be simple. I believe this IS what Blizzard is doing to stop farmers. By implementing a mass market and degrading the worth of all items by making it easy for everyone to sell any rarity of item they are making it harder for a farmer to truly profit from their trade. They will literally be drowning the market.
Gold farmers used to be (primarily) people overseas that would steal account and spend copious numbers of hours online farming items and gold in order to trade it for real world money.
Gold farmers will now be anyone who plays the game that spends copious numbers of hours online farming items and gold in order to trade it for real world money.
Blizzard is not doing *anything* to stamp out gold farming (the action of farming gold and items to sell for real world money), what they have done however is legitimize it, make it safer, but most importantly, they made it part of their business model. Anyone that thinks Blizzard is doing this to stop "gold farming" doesn't understand what gold farming is. Blizzard is implementing this because it will make them a lot of money, plain and simple. They are not doing it to stop gold farming.