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I've seen a few posts on Reddit with people showing artworks they got of their characters for gold. A friend of mine did it as well. Now I saw an art auction being posted on Reddit where people bid on an artwork they can get for their character with gold. I was interested but saw people in the comments talking about it being RMT. I tried to find a statement from Arenanet for it but to no avail.

Is it illegal to trade artworks for in-game currency like gold or Mystic Coins or Legendaries? I mean there is no real money involved or is it too much of a gray area?

Is there a way to ask Arenanet directly? I dont want to get in trouble if I buy an artwork with my gold.

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I don't think its encouraged by Anet. You can mail people a limited amount of gold but I think if you did this and didn't get what you wanted out of it, you would be out of luck. I don't think Anet would give your gold back for a bad outside trade. I would be really surprised if they did.

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We've received some questions about this today based on an official response given through Support, and so we want to clarify that our policies on real-money trading as laid out in the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct have not changed at all. We have no intention of banning people just for advertising services like these.

However, we have no way to identify why you’re trading in-game currency with other players, and that means we can’t guarantee that if you’re making a large number of high value gold trades to other players that you will not be identified by our anti-RMT measures as engaging in potential RMT activity. We also can’t take action against any players who scam you out of currency or services you’ve arranged with them when you make out of game trades. For those reasons, this isn't something we can give our official stamp of approval to, and you are doing it at your own risk.

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19 minutes ago, Cobalt Flame.8056 said:

We've received some questions about this today based on an official response given through Support, and so we want to clarify that our policies on real-money trading as laid out in the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct have not changed at all. We have no intention of banning people just for advertising services like these.

However, we have no way to identify why you’re trading in-game currency with other players, and that means we can’t guarantee that if you’re making a large number of high value gold trades to other players that you will not be identified by our anti-RMT measures as engaging in potential RMT activity. We also can’t take action against any players who scam you out of currency or services you’ve arranged with them when you make out of game trades. For those reasons, this isn't something we can give our official stamp of approval to, and you are doing it at your own risk.

 

So basically, you can do it, but you might trigger a RMT investigation that at best might inconvenience artists with temporary bans? And do it at your own risk.

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