@kztm But there are plenty of other money-sinks, such as augmenting/enhancing/unlocking potentials.
Give players more options to buy stuff from NPCs, and they can easily splurge meseta.
Since we are getting closer and closer to shifting to NGS from PSO2, there are still cosmetics that haven't made it into global that are just plain awesome.
Like the Cosmogenic Arm Roto=Raut , something that you could get from Zig in JP but not in Global.
Except that didn't stop anyone at all. In fact, it just spurred people to find a work around; price super common items are absurd and highly specific prices to then search based on price.
All this managed to do is punish the players who follow the rules while barely impeding the ones they were trying to stop.
It's not a big deal in the grand scheme, as I never really equipped them anyway