Didnt SE have their thingy? Golden Sarcophage. To track gil flow and mass ban anything and anyone connected? I havent heard of a mass RMT banning in ages, they must have other things on their mind.
I wish they'd step up. RMT are atarting to become anoying. And if you wipe them, suddenly you're the badguy.
Problem is that the "RMT" you discuss are very real players doing things that players would do. Any attempt at hurting them will hurt legitimate players also, and that's never good for a company trying to attract players to a new game. All you have is players paying gil to another player who then has a different set of players mass kill things for a period of time. We like to throw the word "RMT!!!!!!" around, but honestly I've been called RMT before, long before Abyssea. Players will always automatically fall back to the "he/she must be RMT" excuse when they see something they don't like.
Ultimately these are just players seeking to provide a service for a fee. Is the service worth the price? That is between the buyer and the seller and if someone pays it then obvious it is worth it to someone. Are they selling their gil to a third party company? Most likely but there is no way for any player to know that and nigh impossible for SE to figure it out. This whole argument smacks of the "those guys NNI 100 gear, they must of cheated, SE should take away their gear" threads I used to see.