If players could trade any items or amount of plat for real money within the user interface of eq, and if daybreak took half of all money transferred in this way, would daybreak not make more money overall? Players have been using 3rd parties or setting up transactions with other players for a very long time. It was estimated a long time ago that given the average price of platinum sold by 3rd parties, that the amount of normal trades and bartering between players of items and plat was worth billions of dollars and was higher than some 3rd world countries. A real money bazaar type marketplace added to everquest would likely generate more money for daybreak than purchases of their daybreak cash. As it stands the only way for players to legally trade items or plat for real value is to trade with kronos. But kronos are not designed to be redeemed for real cash, just game time. For example a player may have a rare item such as cloak of flames pre kunark, they could put it up in a rmt auction for 100 dollars and if it sold daybreak would keep 50 dollars and they would get 50 dollars automatically credited to their bank or debit account.