If memory serves me correctly (and it might not), back in the AoM days--which wasn't that long ago--you were rich if you had 1200 plat. People want to keep focusing on what's being sold or the vast amount of plat coming from IoR. That plat was taken to IoR from other servers like Maj'dul. It didn't get created on IoR. Sure, they bought items off the broker and then transferred their toons back to Maj'dul for example 30 days later with items they couldn't get here on Maj'dul. And yes, it's all coming back to Maj'dul via toons that were transferred there for example because IoR is dying and no one has anything to sell. That said, the bottom line is--where is all the plat coming from across all the servers because it's fair to say, it isn't coming from game mechanics currently in place. You can't kill enough mobs or TS enough items for rewards for it to have exploded like it has over the last 3-4 years. When a country goes into an inflationary cycle, it's usually not from counterfeiters printing the currency, its from the government printing mass amounts and flooding the market with it, which drives up the prices of everything. That usually forces people to take out loans, credit cards to make up the difference. Eventually, the market crashes, the government takes money back out of the economy to restore it and so on. Any rate, we've probably beat the subject to death by now.