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#1 Feb 20 2008 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
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I guess it has to be said, that we are all taken as fools just because we have sufficient to spend.

Recently, there has been a lot of renewed RMT activities going on on the Jeuno/Aht Urhgan AH, and I wonder how many people actually realized it. If not for a friend who pointed it out, I would've been in the dark too. There're a handful of characters who have been buying and selling certain items amongst themselves, resulting in huge increases in prices of those items, which I will get to shortly.

If there is a sudden change in prices, don't be fooled by it and still spend that money just because you can afford to. Some of your gils have been flowing out to these RMTers who are only going to warp the whole economy even more through our careless spending.

That said, I'd like to point out that the prices of the following items have been rigged:

- Astral Rings: went up from 80-100k to 250k currently
- Penitent's Rope: 150k to 400k
- Maneater: 120k to 400k
- Elusive Earring: 90k to 350k
- Melody Earring +1: 70k to 270k
- Woodsville's Axe: 100k to 300k
- Brown Belt: 100k to 300k

Some other items that are being sold/bought by suspected RMTs but the prices have been following the market rate include:

- Sniper's Ring
- Flame Ring
- Scouter's Rope (went to 200k but fell back to 60k)

And looking through the auction history, it is not difficult to fish out the suspected RMT syndicate at all, because the items have been bought and sold by the same people, except they are smart enough not to buy the same item repeatedly, even earrings tend to be bought in pairs only.

Names include: Hecter, Jemmie, Lizerut, Pacthird, Vprklue, Avpexe, Seiresa, Ruthrga, Rgherli, Muacki, Dabierg, Votary, Cashout, Janoru, Phaixter, Flattus, Brisko, Xicoroy, Aiegan, Miechay, Chymen, etc etc etc. There's too many to name >.>

While there're probably many who think that they have more than enough gils to spend, so why should they worry about that. "Heck, 300k? I can afford that." Well think again, your gils may end up supporting the RMTs when you purchase that item that coincidentally is sold by one. They get lucky, and that'll further worsen the in-game economy when they have more gils... Who knows, you'd be paying 50k for zinc ore next week. So if you see that the price is totally not right, try to find alternative means of getting the item, or put on hold your plan to buy the item, while at the same time, report what is not right to the Special Task Force Unit. Don't be treated like fools by RMTs, because you don't need to be.

Edited, Feb 20th 2008 7:09am by rustypup
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#2 Feb 21 2008 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Up..Up.. Uprated. Preach on brother man. Getting people to listen is the hard part.
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#3 Feb 22 2008 at 10:15 AM Rating: Decent
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you do realize there is another thread stating the same exact thing a few threads down? lol
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#4 Feb 22 2008 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Time to sell!
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#5 May 06 2008 at 4:49 AM Rating: Default
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lol brett
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lol brett


lol necro Smiley: oyvey
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#7 May 12 2008 at 11:32 AM Rating: Decent
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RMT ARE PEOPLE TOO!!!
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#8 May 21 2008 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
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hey, wow, prices are really cheap comparing to when i was playing, orz.
#9 May 21 2008 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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well you can add Woodsman Ring on that list as well going from 90k to upwards of 150k
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#10 May 24 2008 at 12:46 AM Rating: Good
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RMTS ARE PUTTING A 60K MARGIN ON THEIR MONOPLOZIED ITEM!!!! OBVIOUS RMT ACTIVITY.
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#11 May 24 2008 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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u guys talk like its a bad thing. That astral rings and sniper rings are up to 250k. Couple yrs ago when i was playing i paied up wards of 1.5mil for an astral and 2.5 mil for a sniper ring bah. stop cryin but as far as it sounds ragnarroks economie isnt as bad as remora's thast for sure (aka remora is where i played cpouple yrs ago).
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#12 Aug 25 2008 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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To the people who are saying "Well, it's no problem, The prices were worse back then.".

IT's that kind of thinking that's going to return us back to that point. True, the prices were alot more WORSE back then. However, if you that's how you think when you're purchase things, you're just slowly raking up the price, and eventually, it'll be just like how it was, and most likly, those same people are going to start whining about how the prices are bad like how they were back then.

And if you ask me, including anyone that's not a RMT, We don't want that.
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#13 Aug 26 2008 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm going to totally ignore buying any of the items they are messing with. I've wanted to buy an astral for a few weeks and I just keep waiting, watching the pirces go up. I came back and transferred here after 2 years on hiatus, and prices are AMAZING! Things have gotten so so sooo much better.

It would be the worst shame to see these jackhole rmt shove prices back up

Edited, Aug 26th 2008 1:25pm by UberMagen
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#14 Aug 27 2008 at 6:25 AM Rating: Default
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im curious if SE will ban itself for their own RMT activies..

http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/topics/special/080818.html
#15 Sep 16 2008 at 7:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Tifrobond wrote:
u guys talk like its a bad thing. That astral rings and sniper rings are up to 250k. Couple yrs ago when i was playing i paied up wards of 1.5mil for an astral and 2.5 mil for a sniper ring bah. stop cryin but as far as it sounds ragnarroks economie isnt as bad as remora's thast for sure (aka remora is where i played cpouple yrs ago).


It is, it's called economy. It's also harder to earn that 250k now than it was a few years ago. Nothing much has changed, just the numbers.
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#16 Sep 23 2008 at 4:22 AM Rating: Good
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Its easy to see which items they are currently farming, because the same names will usually appear under the items in question, "Yagudox" etc etc etc.

And this is just the farming phase, for a few months now they have been setting the prices low. Astral rings have shown up at about 80-90k, but the ones on the AH are actually up at like 300, so none are actually sold except the dupe who thinks that's the real price, then posts it and has it nearly insta bought by the RMT who constantly monitor their selected listings.

If an item by some miracle actually sells for its correct price (Emp Hairpin sells for like 400k instead of their 200 "fixed price") they quickly spam more back and fourth until it falls off the active tracker.

A couple weeks or months later once they have enough items stockpiled they drive that price through the roof and make a 4-500% profit. Id personally want to see the face on the RMT who actually does get banned with like 50 astral rings on his mule.

Classic douchebaggery

But yeah, if you have these items now is probably a good time to sell, undercut them by like 30-50k, sell quickly and still make out with a handsome profit that isnt going to be sold back to people upgrading their dynamis weapons
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#17 Sep 23 2008 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone have any proof that these ppl are in face RMT? Just because ppl buy low and sell high or camp certin NM's doesn't make them a RMT.
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