Wie das Computer Games Magazine Online berichtet, kritisiert Marc Jacobs das Verhalten von Sony Online Entertainment. Laut dem Chef von Mythic Entertainment (Dark Age of Camelot), ist die Station Exchange Aktion eine der schlechtesten Entscheidungen der MMORPG-Geschichte. Es würde schliesslich nicht nur die Everquest 2 Spieler betreffen, wenn man den Ingame-Handel legalisiert. Der florierende Markt für dritte Parteien wird in allen Spielen stark angehoben.
In a statement posted at Biz.GameDaily.com, Jacobs calls Sony Online\'s decision, "...one of the worst decisions in the history of the MMORPG industry." Jacobs adds that the Station Exchange will not only hurt players of Everquest II if Sony has to delete certain items from the game but that it will also allow third party virtual item companies to actually increase their activity. Jacobs also says Mythic has had opportunities to start ventures like Station Exchange for their own MMO game Dark Age of Camelot but as he states, "We remain committed to keeping our games as games and not as opportunities to encourage behavior that runs counter to their spirit of creativity and entertainment."
The article also has a statement from Sony Online president John Smedley who states, "In satisfying the broad player demand for a service such as Station Exchange, SOE is again innovating, and any innovation is bound to have its critics." Smedley adds that Station Exchange will give players a chance to gain items "without concern that they will be scammed." The company will continue to combat hacking into their MMO games or via disruptive gameplay.