There will always be gold sellers in very game, they have teams of people working / botting to get the gold / etc. Take this into mind.
If you look at paypal rec. $150 @ 26250 ap. current market your looking at around 27-33Billion gold. " I know its bad to buy from these sellers but if people think about more bang for the buck "
Sellers - $150 your looking at around 100billion gold. " i never have bought gold nor will i in the future. who is going to win your money? "
the battle will never end between Aeria and Gold sellers. the only way to equal out is to reduce price for AP but do to costs on Aeria side that most likely wont happen. Market now days 10 billion is like pennies. since the merge prices of items nearly tripled from what i have seen. +15 weapons 1-1.5billion.. b5e gear 1-3billion a piece, where is a new lvling toon going to get that kind of money? if you have a high lvl its bit easier to get that kind of gold or if you have a high paying job then money is not a problem. The market for the gold sellers are the people in the low paying jobs or just flat out cant pay these OP items, cant say all do but.
People talking on WoW. ive played it for 3 years gold sellers/bots didnt get bad till around LK-Cata.
cant say that they have a massive issue with gold buyers / sellers killing the AH. heck me and few other FL people bought up all their ores and made gems-etc and made massive gold from them. i can say that people that had hacked accounts is another story. They sold ore for heck of a deal we buy and make 30-50% profit from them. so it was win-win for us. in my days i have reported of man 200+ hacked accounts, bots, gold sellers/their toons to used to sell. Blizzard to anything? nah not really, 1 seller with toons on 25 realms? come on have someone watch it and remove that account. peoples accounts that have been hacked would stay on till they logged off from what a gm said, then few days later they be back again. I have also uncovered many of their massive operations and blizzard from what i know didnt lift a finger like they wanted them there and to do it, so it gives them something to do later on.
Like i said above this will always be an issue no matter what you do, if there is $$ to be made from a game there will be a team of elite hackers right there to make money from it. I know GM ban these guys all day long and what not, wont stop them. why not chat ban them so they stop spamming but their accounts still active so they wont create a new one - maybe or not. It would be a bit hard to get people buying small amounts tracking them. since gold gets traded all day long 24/7 from 1k-30bill., i would think. Then if there was just a few gold sellers on all day moniter their accounts and see who they trade with throughout the day and just hit people like that. Not a GM nor know much on that side of the game so i could be wrong that you cant moniter like that.