To combat “account takeovers, fraud, and RMT,” ArenaNet is putting a hard cap on the amount of gold in Guild Wars 2 that can be sent by players through the mail or withdrawn from a guild vault. Starting today, players can transfer only 500 gold per week through these venues, although funds handled via the trading post will be exempt from the limit.
Why 500 gold? The team said that data derived from compromised accounts show that this will impact respectable players the least while serving as a deterrent to account thefts: “A large majority (98.228%) of those mails are being sent by RMT or compromised accounts (after selling off everything of value on an account).”
Communications Team Lead Gaile Gray also addressed the issue of alleged abusive and excessive foul language in the game, urging players to submit a report when and if it happens. “The team is not draconian,” she said. “They understand the difference between a word spoken in the heat of the moment and a pattern of abusive language. Report and forget and trust that things will be taken care of in the best and more fair manner possible.”[Source: Forum #1, #2. Thanks to Siphaed for the tip!]