lol Ricky, I don't know how you can jump to snap assements of my opinions based on simple unbiased facts I provided. Did you even read the actual content I wrote using the facts I presented as a basis?
Q u o t e: No ... this is not true at all. Lets imagine for a second that there was no RMAH. The same items would be found, and the same items would be put up for trade. How exactly is the RMAH putting MORE items into the economy? If we assume someone could not trade/buy it for money, they would trade/buy the item by some other means. The item wouldn't just DISAPPEAR from the econonmy.
If youre saying that more people will play the game because its real money and trying to offer that as an excuse for there being more items..well, then this whole damn thing is a waste of time, because youre are making idiotic statements.
It is true Ricky, Assume there was no RMAH. You would have item selling sites who have a "Warehouse" of items purely for selling. They will have this warehouse of items regardless of how many people spend real money. If the activity of buying items is legal then more people will participate in it (you know, my first point you said "so what?" to?). What this means is if spending real money to buy items is legal, more people will buy items for real money and more items from the item selling "warehouses" will become injected into the community. Otherwise they will sit in these itemselling warehouses in essence removed from the community. This is the reason there will be more people with better gear.
Q u o t e: No .. not true either. It limits peoples ability to accumulate "wealth" not power, since its asinine and ignorant to think having 1 great item or a set of great items makes you THAT much better at farming. It limits peoples ability to accumulate "wealth" by the amount of wealth people are willing to pay for items in the game.. Not to mention that the gold inflation is uncontrollable..and just plain retarded for blizzard to try and use in this game...but thats a different topic.
I kind of had a hard time following this so bare with me (And ultimately you're right, but not for reasons you state). I don't know what 1 great item or farming have to do with anything but maybe you misunderstood me. I think the bolded part is the main argument. And to that I say yes, you are absolutely correct. But also, you are only able to pay as much gold as you've accumulated IN GAME. This means you are limited to the amount of gold you've been able to farm. That was my entire point.
Now, the reason I'm wrong is because you can simply buy gold off the RMAH for real money, so you aren't ultimately limited to in game accumulated resources on the GAH. I guess the good thing is I didn't reference fact 6 or 7 because they were primarly for my discussion of the Economic impact (of which I quickly realized I know jack-squat about so I decided not to discuss it)