Square-Enix cracks down on the gil trade

By Spencer . June 13, 2006 . 10:20am

In many MMORPG games players are concerned about selling virtual currency for cash. Square-Enix has taken another stand against this kind of exchange in Final Fantasy XI. Recently 250 accounts were closed and billions of gil, the virtual currency in Van’diel, was seized. These accounts practiced RMT (real money trade) in a large scale and some accounts used “illicit practices” to obtain virtual wealth.

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  • the_importer

    To be addicted to a game so much that you’d be willing to buy virtual money with real cash. Pathetic!

    I’m starting to think that MMORPGs should be illegal period, they’re worst than crack.

  • bucket_monster

    yaaaaaaaaa crack!!

  • Sadly 250 accounts isn’t much. There are 27(?) servers and at least 30 gilfarmers on each server. At one point there was an effort to compose a list of gilfamers but it’s probably way outdated by now. Eitherway, it’s too late into the game’s life for this action, expecially after last years christmas inflation.

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