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Station Exchange: Food For Thought

Posted by Craig McGregor on Apr 25, 2005  | Comments

Station Exchange: Food For Thought - MMORPG.com

One of our new writers Darren Bridle has just completed a breif write-up on some of the recent events surrounding SOE's shocking announcement of the SOE "Station Exchange" which willl allow EQII players to purchase online goods on specific servers through this service without violating the EULA.

A snippet from the article here:

A recent decision by SOE to allow in game sales for real cash has shaken the foundations of MMO's. Major competitors in the MMO market space such as Mythic and Sigil Games, have spoken up against such a bold move from SOE.

The Station Exchange web site recently went live allowing customers to learn more about the service. In game item sales is a $200 million dollar market, SOE is gift wrapping this new decision as "Dealing with fraudulent transactions". According to John Smedley, fraudulent transactions account for up to 40% of Customer Service calls, which SOE hope to reduce dramatically with the introduction of the Sony Exchange.

At the moment, there are no plans to force the new Exchange onto live servers, rather add additional servers with this feature enabled. SOE is making it quite clear that next weeks polling conducted across all live servers, will not determine if existing servers should be converted.

To read the full article click here.  Make sure to share your thoughts on this in the comment link for this news post (link below) - the main purpse of this feature was to gather the opinions of our community.  Please refrain from flaming in this topic - we are only looking for constructive comments.

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