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Will you be able to trade Cartel Coins between Accounts?

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Will you be able to trade Cartel Coins between Accounts?
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AboB
10.01.2012 , 01:48 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Kualan View Post
The answer to all those questions is "almost certainly not". This is because if you were allowed to do such things, it would open up avenues for scammers and other such opportunist money-for-ingame-credit websites..
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Elfa
10.01.2012 , 03:04 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Kualan View Post
The answer to all those questions is "almost certainly not". This is because if you were allowed to do such things, it would open up avenues for scammers and other such opportunist money-for-ingame-credit websites..
If the items could only be gifted and not traded, the harm is minimal vs the benefits. There will always be avenues for abuse by ******s like RMT and scammers, but if you intend to let that be what drives your decisions, you might as well shut the game down and not bother.

Punishing the whole because of the potential abuse by a few is a bad way of doing things.
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Felioats
10.01.2012 , 03:18 PM | #13
It'd be nice, but the potential for theft means there's no chance it will happen.
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Mowermanx
10.01.2012 , 10:09 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by bravotwentysev View Post
No they are tied to the account. Cant find the link but its already been stated.
Really? Ive been following very closely, and I have not seen any info on this, in fact, very little and certainly nothing concrete has been released about anything to do with cartel coins.

Quote: Originally Posted by Kualan View Post
The answer to all those questions is "almost certainly not". This is because if you were allowed to do such things, it would open up avenues for scammers and other such opportunist money-for-ingame-credit websites..
Ive pondered this, and every scenario I can think of gets dispelled because you cant escape the fact that the only way this currency comes into the market is by someone purchasing them; What happens to it after is of no matter.

Now im not going to argue back and forth whether this is right, wrong or indiferent, but theres a few games out there that F2P currency is just treated like any other in game commodity which can be traded or put onto the auction house and it works well, and found to enhance the in game economy, as well as put more dollars into the devs as it overnight got rid of the gold sellers.

As Ive said in another thread, when the bean-counters at EA look at the possibilities, I'd be very surprised if they are not tradable, if not straight away, shortly thereafter .

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Jenemi
10.01.2012 , 10:10 PM | #15
While I doubt Cartel Coins can be traded, I do hope items can. Especially if they do random boxes :/ I have awful luck with those and really hate anything involved with gambling. v-v
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Elfa
10.02.2012 , 07:59 AM | #16
It just makes sense that it be aloud. It has not been mention yet which is why people saying it has can't find articles, it's called assumption.
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bravotwentysev
10.02.2012 , 08:02 AM | #17
If they follow the model of all other MMO's cartel coins will be like SOE station points. Cash for points that buy items or other game stuff. They will be non tradeable and the items will be bound to the character only(EQ or EQ2 or DDO) or available to all characters on that account (dcOnline) when bought. This is why the coins will be bound to the account and not per character.

I highly doubt the items will be tradeable and will not pose as a game breaking items also.

If people expect to trade these dont get in a uproar if they are not or expect them to be.

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Cakellene
10.02.2012 , 08:44 AM | #18
In EQ2, some items could be bought as gift to someone else with Station Cash.
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Jacen_Starsolo
10.02.2012 , 08:45 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by bravotwentysev View Post
If they follow the model of all other MMO's cartel coins will be like SOE station points. Cash for points that buy items or other game stuff. They will be non tradeable and the items will be bound to the character only(EQ or EQ2 or DDO) or available to all characters on that account (dcOnline) when bought. This is why the coins will be bound to the account and not per character.

I highly doubt the items will be tradeable and will not pose as a game breaking items also.

If people expect to trade these dont get in a uproar if they are not or expect them to be.
Other games with boxes are the exception in the way that the keys can be traded or sold on their AH. Even items opened with the keys can be (since that would not hurt people getting duplicates and not be able to use them).

But items bought straight like a vanity item or xp boost or whatever not attached to the boxes are bound on pickup like you said.

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AllisonBerryman
10.02.2012 , 09:02 AM | #20 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
I asked Damion Schubert to give us a little more information about Cartel Coins. He let me know that Cartel Coins will be accessible by all characters on one account, but that they won't be directly transferable between accounts. However, there will be some transferable items available for purchase on the Cartel Market.