Well, for one TERA isn't going to be managed by NCSoft, that's a big plus to begin with. Honestly, all you really need to combat RMT is an ACTIVE support and GM staff as well as a game that doesn't burden its players with money sinks or too many out of reach "must have" items.
Games like Lineage and Aion have such simplistic macro routes that bots can be made quiet easily, WoW not so much since you can't put "wait" into any supported macro. Since TERA is all about player skill (aiming reticule) it will be very difficult for them to program a bot to farm mobs. Also, we have no idea how the currency is going to work in TERA either, if it follows the WoW model they may not have too many problems keeping the economic impact negligent. RMT will always be a presence, but as long as the developers are active in seeking them out and banning accounts etc. it can be held under control. RMT is MMO herpes - once its there, its there for life, all you can do is manage it so you don't have any unsightly flareups ;p
Ah you're right. It slipped my mind how Tera has that aiming element (which is pretty cool imo). I'm sure a bot could still figure it out since there are bots in games like Counter Strike and the like, but who knows. Hopefully it's good.
its funny because now everyone farms that mount
The drop rate is still extremely low. Only difference is you only need a handful of people to do these days. It's still on a weekly timer too. As far as second one he has - impossible. The item is unique. If you have it trained already or have an item of it, you can't loot it into your bags.
Here's the story about WoW's first RMT millionaire.
Wow.. I hope the kid was filthy rich in real life otherwise what a waste. The article says he thinks the gold retains its value. While he will probably never run out, there is massive inflation every expansion. Hopefully Cata keeps it in check, but it has happened quite obviously every expansion so far. The real question is, how did Blizzard not notice an influx of 1 million gold into some guys account? I've heard of people getting banned for thousands if caught.