Response to #1 : You should have a choice to buy your masters or farm them. You earn money to obtain your masters whether you farm them or buy them your still earning them because you earned the money to buy them... one way or anotherCare to explain why you think so?
I beg to agrue against you, and I will cite valid reasons.
#1. What is the point of a masters quest if you can just buy everything you need. Did you infact become a skilled master? NO, you just bought stuff
#2. Persons who attain their masters would have to partner with others who are higher in lvl, or equal to their lvl and work as a group to get the gems they need. This will increase cooperativeness between clan members and members of the orc/human nation.
#3. This will increase amount of people in CZ bowl to allow for exciting PK. (If you can just buy gems, eventually these doom spawns will be empty... and gem prices are going to be cheaper than the NPC value LOL)
#4. Higher lvl players would love having a constant supply of noobs at the doom soldier spawns. This will force the lower lvl players to go in solid party's of 8 and attempt to take control of a spawn. It will also force the lower lvls to get into parties with 70+ players.
I can go on and on. I see a lot more benefit to make gems non-tradeable than to continue to allow people to just buy their masters[/b]
Response to #2 : People already do this, also it would not increase it would just make people be more greedy and farm solo so they can obtain their masters before anyone else.
Response to #3 : It wouldn't be exciting it would be a 1 hit fest... their is nothing exciting about that just easy NP. Thats all well and good but I'm pretty sure most people would rather have a challenge in CZ then just noobs to rape every second.
Response to #4 : They would only love it for a while and then I'm sure they'd get fed up after a while of just killing noobs. It wouldn't Force them to get into parties with 70+ because the 70+'s wouldn't party them.
Like I said before, People are still earning their masters because they work for the money that they buy them with. There are other easier ways to get more people into Colony Zone.