Dec 15th 2010 9:25AM Email headers are easy to forge if you know how. Sure the IP addresses can't be forged but you can easily change the from address and name to your liking.
Blizzard should not put links into their emails for their players, they can easily explain where to go and we should be capible of acting on thouse instructions.
Jul 15th 2010 11:15PM First, I love this site, they are obviously leveraging the free web remote desktop in the same way that all the armory sites collect information on characters. although hard core auctioneer users already have all the information they need about the markets they play in, now this allows everyone to better understand what the market will bear.
Though I initially thought they blizzard would bring down the ban hammer on this, after some more thought I released that they would have no reason to.
The only legal information regarding the armory data is:
"The data contained herein is proprietary to Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. You are granted a limited license to make personal use of the information contained herein for non-commercial purposes only."
So as long as the site stays free, and they don't over tax the server resources they should fall under the same license as the wowhead profiler or wow-heroes.
Lets hope the guys over at auctioneer lend some statistical help, how cool would it be to have an offline Auctioneer that scanned the market every hour!
May 26th 2010 8:51PM Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this just invalidate your beancounter information since it does not get to see the value of items sold via the auction house.
If you know the market I guess it's not a problem since we also have addons like marketwatcher, but every time you use the armory to sell stuff you are effectively breaking auctioneer.
Mar 29th 2010 10:17AM Activation is in the business of making money, so the rights could cost a lot of money. Who knows, perhaps Activision already has plans to re-release the title, Hopefully in MMO form and if so developed by the Blizzard half of things.
Now that's worth a drool.
Feb 9th 2010 1:55PM Tatsumasa right, Blizzard is not making public information about you public. They are making information about their own property public.
Outside of the complainers on the forums that don't want others who know them IRL to know that they skipped school, or work to play WoW, there is nothing to worries about.
Ray, though it seems you are accepting of what blizzard has done I personally don't think there is anything to be worried about Big Brother, and if Blizzard ever steps over the line I'm sure their subscription numbers will reflect the player bases concern.
Jan 14th 2010 11:25AM Haven't read through all the comments but doesn't this assume that the RNG (Random Number Generator) is giving you, and only you numbers.
As I understand it Blizzard uses RNG in a grouped way, for example an RNG for an Instance, Realm or even battle group.
While this does not change your chance of getting an item for example (1%), it must affect your probability.
I could be totally wrong though.
Nov 22nd 2009 3:20PM Sounds a lot like EVE Player run banks.. and we all know how well that always ends.
Nov 2nd 2009 3:16PM Crap should have purchased stock Tomorrow!