@JudgementCut said in The prices on everything are horrible...:
Did RMT and bots really get ban? The prices are much worse than the last scratch.
Is this because the banwave of whales?
This is unplayable as F2P, 1.5mil for a costume, 5.5mil for a hairstyle, 6mil for a standing pose...
The prices are outrageous that's true but even if bots that were doing boxes got banned it doesn't matter anymore. That meseta is already in circulation on the server and cannot be stopped.
From what I've heard from people, apparently there's an alliance that only plays the market and keep hoarding premium items just to increase the price so they can get more and more meseta. It might be a rumor but I knew someone who did similar stuff in PSO2, he was literally swimming in meseta even without stepping his foot into cradle, so I believe it can be true. Combine it with steadily dropping player count that doesn't supply the market anymore, prices start to skyrocket pretty fast.
As for the people who RMT and/or did red boxing. I encountered 2 people who openly admitted to RMT in game chat and encouraged others to do it as well. They are still playing till this day without any repercussions. I reported them myself but I guess they didn't score enough reports for support to actually bother to check or maybe support doesn't care about it at all.