I was talking about this with a friend of mine, and as of yet haven't personally seen this brought up as a potential problem, so forgive me if this has been mentioned in another thread.
I personally have no real issue with the Market Ward system, and with the imminent search function I think it can work out well enough. However, one thing that came up while discussing FFXIV with my friend is that if SE allows you to purchase multiple retainers then what is to stop RMT accounts from filling up Wards to maximum capacity and literally pushing out actual players by using multiple retainers?
Correct me if i am wrong but SE did mention the eventual capability of having multiple retainers, correct? I fear that if they do that then one of the concerns of an Auction House (undercutting/monopolization) may actually be more of a problem using the current system than if SE just implemented a FFXI-like AH.
What do think? Are my fears unfounded or do you agree that a RMT takeover of the Market Wards seems imminent if SE allows more than one retainer per account?