Ahh i had forgotten all about Crysta Currency, thanks for the link!
After reading through it, one of the parts that stuck out to me was this:
"It also opens up the possibility for a lot more control on Square Enix's part. If certain aspects of Final Fantasy XIV were prone to abuse by RMT, they could become available through Crysta, swiftly invalidating the efforts of gil-farmers. However, it's a tricky issue since while some will surely welcome the elimination of RMT players, others will oppose the idea of paying real money for in-game currency or items."
Now pardon my ignorance but I'm not totally understanding this. It makes me wonder why kind of exploitation can be taken by RMT that would be solved through SE using Crysta. Though of course the game is not out yet so its also possible it wont be needed at all, but I doubt that at any point SE would use Crysta for high level or rare equipment.
*quick edit* Selling stuff you don't need at all like a Moogle cap though, now I would be all over that.
Edited, Jun 3rd 2010 1:29am by SideCH
I'm assuming that they're using the term RMT to refer to gil-farmers there, which caused some confusion.
Truth be told, I've never understood why RMT would help curb gil-farmers either. Nor do I see much difference between putting the money in SE's coffers and putting in the hands of a gil-farmer. Both harm a game's integrity, IMO. Edited, Jun 3rd 2010 1:35am by Eske