Apr 16th 2009 2:36PM I didn't put a single cent into this. The only thing invested was the five minutes it took to sign in and the 5 seconds at the beginning of the month to claim a comp spot.
So for the time and effort spent $14.99 was a great payoff.
Apr 16th 2009 2:23PM The site was very legit. I actually did receive a 30-day game card from them that is now in effect on my WoW account. I do not think that they were doing this to get money out of it since the website ad sales went towards paying people compensation.
I can confirm that they did in fact hold up to what they were saying on the website. There was at no point any information given to them that could compromise me personally (i.e. credit card / bank info) and I received my game card code through email.
It is actually sad to see that they were shut down and I am wondering why WoW Insider is questioning them in the end since they were the ones who directed traffic to the site.
What it boils down to is someone had a unique and fun idea to help out the community and they got squashed in the end. Now downtime is just plain painful again.
Apr 16th 2009 1:57PM First, I can understand a strong reaction to not allowing people who share accounts into your guild or joining a guild with officers who share theirs. Through the years we have had an occasional issue pop up with people who shared their accounts and had to ask them to stop allowing others to get on or atleast identify themselves as someone other then the account holder. These situations have been on the extreme side but for the others I have known to share an account with a significant other we've had no problems.
I will openly admit that my boyfriend and I do have each others account information. That being said, we live together, pay bills together, and built our guild together. He is the GM and I am one of the officers. With all of the work that we've put into building the guild together I honestly would be offended by someone in the guild who had an issue with it. Both of our accounts are paid out of the same bank account so in my mind he has every right to get on my account as I have every right to get on his.
Time on each others accounts is very limited and we promptly inform others of who they are talking to.
So to me, not every situation of account sharing is bad. I may be a girlfriend with the GM's account info but I don't think it's accurate to classify me as a risk of damaging the guild/account holder. Just because there is no ring behind it yet doesn't make either one of us a liability.