Let me put the whiskey down and retry my points here. 1. Understandably, anonymity is important on the internet. However, transactions that include sweat-equity items should involve some sort of verification of all parties involved out-of-game. "PayPal verified" is a common requirement for <gameItem>:<realLifeCurrency> transaction - indicating the need for 3rd party verification. This is why I feel people shouldn't have a problem with PlayerAuctions ( or similar services ) requiring the level of personal details that they do ( name, address, & phone number). The issue people seem to have with PA is that they service the blackmarket for other games. This is a legitimate concern if you look at the gaming space as a whole - but it doesn't apply to Wurm. What it does bring to wurm, is an additional methodology to perform secure transactions. How many avenues does a game company have for out-of-game transactions? None. 2. Watching the forums, people are outraged. Over what, I ask? Sure, Rolf is getting a kick-back. But what he's also gaining is an avenue to generate less headache due to his GM staff having to deal with up trades. I feel the community responds poorly with their polls and general negativity, and feel it contributed nothing to the conversation. I'm not a PA apologist, and I do not have a positive opinion of this approach. However, I do understand the angle Rolf is coming from and can see how PA's verification system can be an enticing avenue to protect his player base and reduce staff load.