Wording on the title is a bit poor so let me explain:
As of current, PSO2 NGS has several current and potential problems, mainly relating to N-Meseta and the economy. These are:
- If Player Shops went public as they are now, since they do not require a PIN or other anti-bot measure, scalper bots using a screen scraper could be easily made.
- People multi-accounting to farm Red Box meseta and trading it to a Premium main account via the Player Shop, inflating the currency.
- RMT bots
These could be solved by requiring users to 2FA with a unique phone number to gain access to unrestricted Player Shops/Chat in-game. A unique e-mail will not cut it here, since there are free email services which would make it easy to work around.
A non-2FA account will:
- Be unable to sell or purchase from Player Shops
- Be unable to freely chat with text. A set of canned chat inputs can be provided, like how Roblox handled user accounts that were <13 years old.
- Unable to see or send Symbol Arts on all channels and the ability to change this setting is disabled
A 2FA Enabled account will:
- Be able to sell and purchase from the Player Shops. A restriction on number of shop slots may be allowed to provide some incentive for Premium, but I would caution against it.
- Freely text chat
- Symbol Arts will be disabled by default, but this setting can be changed.
Giving Steam or Microsoft users who are using accounts that have 2FA on their respective services 2FA enabled status as well would be a plus, though I'm not sure if there would be conflicts for accounts bound to both a Steam and Microsoft account. I don't use EGS so I have no clue if they have 2FA but integrating theirs would be nice if they do.
Implementing 2FA should stop most of these by:
- Making it difficult to multi-account without multiple phones with new lines for each phone.
- Botters will likely need to risk their main account due to above, discouraging bots.
- Above and chat restrictions kill RMT bots outright since advertising is now not free.
2FA could solve major issues so please consider adding it in.