RMT accounts have been a thorn in Amazon Game Studios' side since the start of New World and now the devs are taking first major steps against the botters.
New World ran into serious RMT problems when a pile of cheaters appeared and started duping gold or just outright botting in order to obtain vast amounts of coin which they would later sell to anyone willing to pay real-life currency for it. On November 4, 2021, AGS deployed the first patch to combat this behaviour.
Some of the most important changes to combat RMT and botting include restrictions that prevent trading and currency transfer from accounts below level 10 or those that are not 72 hours old yet. Trading will become available only after both of these objectives are met. On top of that, players will need to complete the Introduction to Trading Post quest in order to be able to use it.
Furthermore, early main quests will now award less coin but those later down the line will award more in order to compensate and eventually award the same amount of money through the questline as it was before.
While these changes are significant, they are certainly not enough to stop the botters and RMT enablers and the devs are aware of this. They also noted a lot of reported accounts have been banned but this is not the end of measures against these so-called services.
The team will keep monitoring the situation and adjust their anti-botting systems as needed.