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4-16-2009 @ 3:26PM
"Basically, if you get to play extra time... for free... when WoW is a pay service, Blizzard isn't gettign revenue they are entitled to. You're getting 2 weeks instead of 1... so they are NOT getting your money. Whether or not it was free was besides the point, people were getting free play time that Blizzard didn't authorize. It's theft. it's not intentionally harmful, and I don't think it's malicious... but it was potentially opening up Blizzard for some serious loss in profits."R U Stupid? Blizzard wasn't losing any money from this. The game cards were still bought from blizzard. It wasn't like the site was hacking into blizzard and putting free time on your account. If I buy a card for my friend as a gift did I steal money from blizzard and give him free time? Sounds pretty stupid when you word it that way doesn't it?
4-16-2009 @ 4:53PM
Giving someone money/card to play WoW is NOT against the ToS. Being PAID to give your friend free time is. Let's use your example. Say your mother tells you she will give you 30 bucks to be nice to your friend and give him a 15 buck time card, and maybe mention that she's also having a bake sale on Friday. Sure, Blizzard doesn't KNOW you're getting paid to do it, maybe your friend doesn't either. But you do. You're making money off of Blizzard's gamecard. And say your Mother told you she would pay you 30 bucks everytime you GAVE out the timecard and talked about the sale... well... you'll be rolling in the dough. Sure, your friends aren't aware you're getting paid... and they will wonder why you care about your Mom's baked goods in all likelyhood. So, yeah, you're making money off of something you don't own. You're not giving it away for free, you're not doign it out of the kindness of your own heart. You're a business, and you're selling products that don't belong to you.So... AM I Stupid? Probably not. Am I informed? Probably? Am I right? Well, Blizzard seems to think so.
4-17-2009 @ 3:35AM
Swurds says "So... AM I Stupid?"Probably i'm afraid. You just can't seem to stop and think about it foat all.Swurd says "Am I informed?"Apparently not.Swurd says "Am I right?"No, you see, usually in life you can tell whether your right or wrong depending on the volume of people disagreeing with you compared with the number of those agreeing. (This isn't necessarily true but in this case it is.)
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