Rocket said there will be super rate items in the standalone. Items that are so rare that just one person of thousands would obtain it.
Now, lets be honest here. What would you do if you find such an item?
Seriously, would you run around like a maniac, knowing that you will eventuall lose this item anyway. Knowing that you will never obtain this item again, would you really do this?
I remember the first few days I played DayZ. The first time I got really good gear. I was so afraid that I kind of always stayed north where people do not play. I ran around in forests and just tried to survival. I got killed at some point and it was really shocking. Whatever I would have done, if I really wanted to keep this gear I would have have to just stop playing the game.
And as there will be items in the SA that are really f*cking rare, I am not so sure if anybody would just run around with these. So what could a person in this position do?
Buy a new account...
There you go I got my super rare items locked forever, nobody ever will get it.
I sell it on ebay. What do you think would people pay for an item knowing that there are only like 10 in the world. Maybe even an item that is unique? What would people pay for this? Just look on youtube. Accounts for games, sold for more than ten thousand dollars. Single iItems in a MMO that are very hard to obtain for hundrets of dollars. However, these items are just hard to obtain, if a person is willing to do they can do it with a certain amount of time.
But in DayZ, no matter how much time you invest, even after 1000h of playtime you still would be searching this single item. Guys, I think people will pay a lot of money for these things.
And probably you think that in DayZ you can lose the items at any moment and if you have them you wouldn't use them anyway. But I know people who are like that. They don't buy these things to be good in the game, they just want to have something unique. I know a guy who paid thousands of dollars for a metin2 account, it was the best character in the game (in a certain instance, because there are more than just worlds so being the best character does not mean being the best character in the whole game). But, he was not playing with it. He had it and was satisfied that he was the best player on the server for some time.
So, what do you think? Will people trade accounts or items for real money in DayZ? I even heard of an incident where a guy stole an item from another guy in a game. The item was worth hundrets of dollars and he contacted the police. There was a real investigation and he got his money (or the item I dunno) it even was in the TV.
No matter if it is legal or not to sell these things, people will do it anyway. They did it and they always did. But in DayZ, if Dean really holds to what he promises it would be a whole new kind of value to an item.