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So for the better part of two years you could convert "curor" which is a currency you earned in their latest mini ex packs for "gil" which is the standard money in FFXI.
The rate was around 2.6 gil for every 1 Cruor.
The entire economy became based around this, with inflation becoming a bit out of hand a points, but everything was obtainable if you just spent enough time partying.
Yesterday they made it so you could no longer exchange Curor for Gil. Except in one extremely convoluted way which ends up rewarding you with around a 1 to .33 conversion rate.
This has literally killed the economy.
Goodbye FFXI was nice knowing you.