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5-05-2009 @ 9:00AM
Don't know if this has been mentioned, but according to the blog posted about this situation, Blizzard banned the whole guild. The accounts were under review last update...but it kinda scares me. What if one of my guildies get this (or similar) item, and shows the same laspse in judgement? Why is the entire guild, not just the ones with the raid ID associated with that account, banned? This is a great situation for Blizzard to show that it's not just a tyrant when it comes to policy. Some things deserve to be "investigated" aside from simply email communication. Either way, the GM deserved the ban, as did the person who received it in the first place. It's against the ToS, and that's that. Those who claim "F that! I would so use it" are exactly the kind of people we're going to have to worry about in the future. However, I do not agree (and kinda get scared of, thinking about this) with the shutdown of the entire guild. That is a HUGE overreaction by Blizzard. This only affected the ones in the raid, and I see it as nuking New York to kill a flu outbreak. Too much punishment is wrong also. Like I said, this is a great oppertunity for Blizzard to show some restraint. Not with the ones involved, but the ones who were innocent, but could be seen as involved.
5-05-2009 @ 10:44AM
>Don't know if this has been mentioned, but according to the blog posted about this situation, Blizzard banned the whole guild. It has been discussed. My feelings:First, we don't know that the whole guild was banned, or for how long, not from Blizzard. It has been my experience that the truth is often slippery in cases like this, so I would take blanket statements that the whole guild was banned with a grain of salt.Second, everything I have seen indicates that Blizzard only permanently banned 2 people, everybody else only received 24 hour suspensions.Those two people being the person who received the item and the guild leader who used it.Is 24 hours a reasonable punishment for non-active participation, as well as time to revert any attainments gained from this?I think so.But is any of that true? Heck if I know. Blizzard isn't talking.Really, you can lambaste Blizzard over this if you want, but it is important to remember how sketchy our knowledge of the facts is.
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