Station Cash, a real live RMT system, was introduced into EverQuest and EverQuest II this week much to the surprise of the players.
Those opposed to RMT in any form were, of course, incensed. Much cancelling of accounts ensued, if you believe everything you read in the forums.
Myself, I was just underwhelmed by what was being offered and, as Mr. Zenke pointed out, the price point of some of the fluff for sale. They certainly don’t seem to qualify as micro transactions. Darren’s response did not go into his usual fear of being “nickled and dimed to death” because prices start at a dollar. (Or a Euro, if you live in parts of the EU. No doubt there is some sort of virtual fluff VAT that requires you to pay more for you Station Cash.)
But the next question that comes to my mind is, what other current SOE games are going to get an RMT fluff option? We know all the upcoming titles will have it, but who else will get a retro-fit?
Or do any of the other SOE games have enough subscribers to warrant the effort of slapping on a Station Cash store?
Will there be Vanguard RMT fluff? Matrix Online RMT fluff?
Who will get it next?