The big problem is that, now, RMT like this have had years to horde components and gil and, if 2.0 does go according to plan, then these RMT have the potential to really tear up the economy. They must have somewhere around billions of gil by this point!
If for nothing else than this RMT problem alone, I would recommend all those who can abide losing their progress to start afresh on one of the newly created servers once 2.0 arrives.
They'll have to sell dirt cheap and unless the community decides 2 year old gear is now worth 20,000% more than it was for that reason ( /poke XI circa 2005 ), then it'll just be cheap gil.
I was really hoping they would start everyone on a clean slate in V2. There will be a large piece missing from the community because they didn't want to come in 3 years behind. Reboot was one of the 4 R's so it wasn't a stretch to believe it might happen, but I convinced myself it never would after thinking about it. I'm absolutely certain that most players who still play now are just sticking around so they don't fall behind.
If SE came out and said they were wiping progress when V2 was announced, there would be roughly 25% less people playing then there are now. The remaining players would be named Askud Asdf, Moids Suisd and Qioe oiuasd lol
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.