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10-15-2010 @ 9:54PM
I have sold my account twice. When you do, they ask for old reg codes for all the games/expansions. Secret question answers and every detail you have given. My very first account had 2 80s and I sold it for $300. I was quitting the game and i put time in to get to 80. Time is money. Thought someone might enjoy my account. Second time I did it, I was moving and had no PC there, so i thought. One 80, $100. I know its against the TOS but I thought someone could use what I had. Kinda like secondhand stores. I pay monthly. I buy the games. I really think my account should be mine....thats just my opinion tho
10-15-2010 @ 10:05PM
You don't buy the games or an account. You buy a license to use the software/account and access their servers, nothing more.Here's a flashlight, because confessing to selling an account (which is certainly an illegal venture) will only lead to much downvoting.
10-16-2010 @ 12:07AM
who the hell voted this guy up? You're promoting violating the TOS? If I were to make a comment promoting buying gold (which I do not approve of btw) would you up vote me like this guy? Really?
10-16-2010 @ 9:17AM
Cairne does have a point. His time is worth something and if it's done honestly, there should be no reason that a transaction can't take play between 2 consenting adults. Yes, it'a against the ToS, and for that reason I'd never do it, but just because some lawyers sat down and wrote up some legal gibberish doesn't make it right.Case in point, (and don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to equate the situations, jut trying to point out that laws, contracts, etc aren't always right) it's used to be illegal for African Americans to use the same drinking fountain as Caucasians. Ridiculous, right? You can call it a license all you like, but if you pay money for a product it belongs to you.
10-16-2010 @ 11:20AM
You didn't pay money for a product.If you've paid any attention at all to this column, you'd know that already. It's been covered. Been there, done that.You're doing something wrong, that you agreed via contract, every single installation and patch, that you have no right to do.
10-16-2010 @ 12:36PM
I haven't checked the new EULA for WoW, but the one changed for Feb 2009 stated that transferring accounts was okay, while their ToS said it wasn't, which was to say the least odd.Honestly, I sold my first WoW account two months after the beginning of BC. I had a 3rd best geared healer on the account (lvl70) and a few other 70's. The priest valued the account out and I walked away with $1250 bucks. Of course I have integrity and business practices and didn't attempt to reclaim the account, like many others have. That's the extent of my WoW selling. Though a person can get away with selling through Ebay if they post the auction for only 24 hours (as per Ebay's own mention, anything 24 hours or less doesn't get scanned for such content).I started selling goods in the UO years, as that was my first official MMO. I made tons of cash off selling virtual real estate, pre-build homes, salvage sales (people not keeping their upkeep on their castles/keeps), and items that people just didn't want to take the time to get on their own. I even went on to sell virtual goods through EQ and SWG, making killing's there as well.
10-16-2010 @ 3:06PM
@lirdanWhy should he be downvoted? He presented his argument clearly and politely, bringing sound points to the table even speaking from personal experience. He wasn't advising us to sell our accounts either.WowInsider commenters are not Blizzard fan boys. Its accusations and presumptions such as yours that lead to such accusations however. But in any case I'm normally a big fan of your comments!
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