So, Atos announced in his stream with the BMC, if I understood correctly, that the intention of Catnip is to eventually phase out NPC merchants completely, starting first with doubling the price of NPC merchant produce goods and then eliminating all produce goods that can be grown by players: Expanding on these moments outlined by @Wilfred a little bit more 18:34 - Ezekiel Cooper, "I have wondered. I have tried to rationalize in my mind and come up with a logical reason why, but I am sure that you can probably touch on it and explain it a little better... Since we have such an uptick on farming you know, like 25 year whiskey and more implementations in farming, my question to you is why.... why do you still sell produce on NPC vendors?" 19:56 Atos, (The original purpose behind NPC vendors was new player accessibility to these items), "The plan would be to first double the price on NPC vendors, and after that, remove them completely. That is coming [next release]". 30:32 - Ezekiel Cooper, "There are a lot of helper scripts out there, that help people with the grind of mass producing widgets. What is your official stance on ... using 3rd party aides to burn up resources." 31:26 Atos (Item number ~273 on Atos' why we can't have nice things list), "the other thing I found was when I started digging into the guys who were [making potions] is that they were botting, like 24 hours straight type things... we're gonna have to start cracking down on it again because it is getting exploitive. the things they were making can be bought almost 100% from NPC vendors. [As a more systemic solution] I want to get NPCs to not sell stuff, so everything has to come from the economy. So [dynamic player-economy driven gameplay] will create shortages, and those shortages will put botters out of business." So, given that this is a change that is coming, how do you feel this will impact the player/game economy? What problems do you foresee, and what solutions to those problems do you propose? If you are on board with this idea, what steps need to be taken next?