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7-13-2009 @ 3:38PM
Terms of Service are almost always in place to protect the company from specific incidents. They are usually over-strict and often include sections that would imply that the company cares about things it really doesn't care about.For example...if you read through the character naming policy, it begins to become clear that about 50% of the character names out there break the ToS in some way or another. Why aren't they being changed/suspended/etc.? Because they really don't care. The rules are in place so that when Brad Pitt's lawyers complain (random choice of celebrity), they can blame the user who "didn't follow the ToS," and avoid a lawsuit.This is the same thing. Account Sharing "rules" are in place because they want something to fall back on when someone complains about getting hacked by a guildie after supplying them with their password to powerlevel them. Or so they can attack a gold farmer who has the account being shared by 7 employees to run it 24/7.So, no...I really, seriously, couldn't care less if anyone uses their account along with their spouse/brother/girlfriend, etc. Quite frankly, I doubt anyone at Blizzard really cares that much either. Legalese like this is just to protect them with somebody whines.If you do care that a family would want to save some money during economic turmoil, then more power to you, but yes...we'll have to agree to disagree.
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