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For their part Jagex has posted a development diary http://news.runescape.com/newsitem.ws?id=1008 detailing their deliberations on ways to combat gold farming and real world trading.
Today the RuneScape community is in the midst of a social meltdown, complete with hordes of players protesting in the streets. A concerned player asks, at what point does the pain of the cure outweigh the benefits? What are the rights of players participating in any online community? While other games tend to look the other way, Jagex has taken RWT head-on, will this cost the company its flagship game?"