Originally posted by Tekmon
They have also opened up their pledge rewards to be more newbie friendly as now "founders" can gift founder status to other people who have pledge. If you someone was interested in Shroud but felt like they missed out on the Kickstarter campaign then they should definitely check it out:
Just be aware of the restrictions.
- All posts concerning Shroud of the Avatar player to player transactions or services are limited to this section of the forums. Unwanted solicitation occurring in other sections of the forums or via chat or private message is prohibited, and could result in account restriction or ban. Also, posting multiple times within your own post, bumping it to "keep it on top", and daily replacing a post with a new one is also considered spam and is therefore, prohibited.
Due to potential legal liability issues, Portalarium will not allow any activities that involve real dollar exchanges between players if the goods involved cannot be delivered to the customer immediately. At this time, we are only permitting Founder Upgrade pairing as a permitted exchange in the Player Marketplace and only if this exchange is equal to or less than the value of the pledge.* Players are free to advertise other exchanges in advance but if those advertisements lead to actual real dollar transactions, those posts may be removed along with any other necessary actions up to and including suspensions and bans.
Once Shroud of the Avatar launches and goods can be exchanged immediately we will remove the current restrictions and we will take a neutral position on these exchanges. We will not restrict exchange of goods but we will not officially endorse these exchanges due to liability issues and staffing bandwidth required to actively police these exchanges. This means all exchanges of virtual good for real dollars are at the players own risk and governed by the terms of service of whatever third party platform (eBay, PayPal, etc.) that is used. Portalarium reserves the right to restrict any activities around these exchanges if they cause widespread issues for our community or if these activities involve exploits of any kind.
*NOTE: For the duration of the Founder Pledge promotion (thru April 7, 2014), it is against Portalarium policy to charge more than the cost of gifted or transferred pledges.