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11-28-2007 @ 2:31PM
Realistically speaking, how does "Win Trading" = cheating?Perhaps I'm not understanding. These folks are playing by the rules Blizzard set down. They are a team winning in the arena against another team. From what I've read, they aren't speed/wall hacking, or botting, both of which are explicitly against the ToS. So, what's the difference here compared to the old BG days when you had teams of people playing one character non-stop to get rank 14 (which made it more or less unattainable by anyone else)?I'm not condoning the activity, but I also don't understand why everyone is up in arms about it. I know people that do 10 dailies a day on 4 characters. Is that abusing the daily quest system and, therefore, meriting a ban? *shrug*
11-28-2007 @ 2:50PM
If trading wins is cheating IRL, why isn't it in the Arena? After all, if a team agrees to lose a game of soccer, or hockey, or whatever, that would be considered cheating. Still, it's just "a team winning ... against another team".
11-28-2007 @ 3:11PM
It's a matter of letter of the law versus the spirit of the law. By the letter of the law, Win Trading is simply an extension of the game system. By the spirit of the law, it defeats the purpose of the game system.PvP in WoW rewards competition or is at least supposed to. Win Trading is not competition; it's not even PvP. Win Trading is Player versus the game system.Just because the game allows something within the confines of its architecture doesn't make it "legal". See 5.C in the ToS.
11-28-2007 @ 7:51PM
Your kidding right? How can you compare doing dailys to this? if you leveled 4 toons to 70 and are doing the dailies you earned the right to do them. you win trade your losing on purpose to gain. thats cheating plain and simple. where in the rules does it say it's ok to lose on purpose?? just because it can be done. doesn't make it right
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