Wouldn't making the minimum res offered for gold 1000 instead of the current 100 at least help to limit this? Obviously not a real fix, as 1k res per 200 gold is still very little, but it makes it more difficult for them, at least. Silly to have the minimum so low when the fair market value of gold is never going to be that low.
- This has continued into discussions on what else people are offering in exchange for gold: cities are being sold for gold, under the pretence of gold trading, and some players have gone as far as offering to spam a customer's enemies in exchange for gold. Both of these are actually against the rules of the game, but because the gold has to change hands via resource trades (even if it's minimum resources for maximum gold), there's little way of proving when it actually happens.