Firstly never used RMT services ever so this is just something that has caught my interest and wondered what you guys think.
Decided out of curiosity (as you do at 4am) to click one of the RMT adds on ffxiah.com just to see what they offered these days seems as gil got phased out a bit in favour of rare/ex stuff kind of during the abyssea phase, though money based drops have made a bit of a return it seems in Void Watch and I suppose people want currency for relics and other Empy/Mythic things still.
So first thing that made me chuckle was there power levelling projection 1-75 was about $400 and would take 17 days so guessing they have not updated since abyssea ^^ and the prices for gil seemed to be up from memory of 2+ years ago when I last checked to see what my character was potentially worth for bragging rights lol (though I could never have someone else running round as me delete or nothing imo after giving stuff away).
Now I can't say I have seen any RMT activity recently and I suppose a lot of the competition element is gone so they would be a less noticeable, plus SE had that big banning stage ages ago but that didn't stop them coming back with new copies of the game etc, so are they still around I just assume if there are still adverts and websites maybe they are but just operating low profile the games not dead yet so I assume they could still make money or have they all moved on to newer games?
I suppose the obvious suspect activity are the Fell Cleave PL parties that ask for 100k for an hour etc though they could just as easily be legit money makers its not hard to do and is not against terms of service unless you could prove they are selling that money somehow. The website didn't offer this service as it was clearly dated but perhaps they could farm an Empy or +2 for you that would be hard to trace by SE and would you be able to tell by looking at them? and no full pink Ninja called xghhdsj does not necessarily mean they are RMT haha ^^.
Whats your take on the situation any confirmed sightings?