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2-04-2008 @ 11:52AM
This is what is usually called "sticking your nose in other people's business" and I think it's frowned upon by most of the gaming community. So what if someone wants to buy or sell an account? Who cares? Blizzard claims they forbid this activity to make the game better but in all honesty they only ban this activity because it helps pad their pockets. If someone can just buy a character at level 70 that saves them a few months of game play, and a few months of paying blizzard. Consequently, if someone wants to quit right now they have to give up everything they invested for nothing. It's hard enough to quit, but if you can make up some of the time you spend and get some money for your account and pass it on to someone else then it brings a sense of closure and you can step away from this very addictive game for good. Of course blizzard does not want this to happen they will lose money on old customers AND new incoming customers if they did so, thus they make it as hard as possible to sell your account. They also don't want to allow it because of the potential scams involved with such buying and selling.I doubt you all even have the guts to let this comment publish but you darn well should because the alternative view points should be discussed. Furthermore, this "moral" person's actions may be all in vain, if there are two parties who sell an account outside of WoW and there is no recorded communication of their transaction and they cooperate with the exchange then it will be very hard indeed for Blizzard to prove someone else owns the account. They will contact the original owner who if he/she is smart will claim that "no i never sold this account to anyone i'm still playing it, but my friend is paying for the account in return for a favor i did for him", different IP address? "I just moved" and then what are they going to do? They can't just believe anyone who reports an account sale and ban that account or that could be used as a form of harassment, if you don't like someone just report that they sold their account? GG! No, they won'y ban someone without investigating, and unless there is records of the account swap on their servers they can't trust things that are copy/pasted to them from a guild's private forums. I think this who thing is someone over-reacting and freaking out. This is probably the same kind of person who calls the cops to report their neighbors setting off small fireworks on the 4th of July in the city limits. Learn to chill out a bit and don't take things to seriously would be my advise. Account sales happen all the time and there isn't much they can do to stop it.
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