I guess I forgot to post this one some time back, but I guess I might as well do it now, as I have the blog up.
Credit to Tohihroyu/Cuddleslave, the resident Galka Stalker ( :) ) of Leviathan, for pointing this one out...
She saw this post on the FFXIAH forums:
EGS (EgamingSupply) was the major FFXI RMT site, with it's CEO in jail (has been for quite sometime now) it was bound to shut down for unpayed fees and such. It went down on the 3rd and has been.
Now that's what I'm motherfucking talking about!!!
You aren't going to get rid of these operations without SHUTTING THEM DOWN.
Not that I think Square-Enix had much of anything to do with this (they have a playerbase level to uphold, after all -- and I'm stopping just short of the belief (which many players do have) that Square-Enix gets a cut of RMT profits)), but this is the ONLY way to rid the game of RMT.