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Greetings fellow gamers, I am not sure if this has been discussed here or not but I think it is an interesting thought. We all know that people die, they are murdered, have horrible accidents, get sick. MMOs have been around for many years and those of us that have been around from the start are getting older. So my question is, what happens to our accounts when we die in real life?
I would love to be able to give my accounts to family and friends that enjoy the games that I have played over the years. I would write it in my will so it would be all legal. I know that the game compnays own their intellectual properties, but would it be legal for us as gamers to leave our accounts to those that we game with?
Has there been gaming companies that have made statements regarding this issue? I am sure that different companies may view this topic differently. I know most companies frown on selling accounts, but I think this is different than selling an account, as we would not be making money as we would be dead!
What are your thoughts on this issue? Would you leave your account(s) to family and friends if you were to die? Who would you leave the accounts to? Would you not give your account and just let it lapse? I would leave my Runescape account to my wife, Istaria to my brother in law, WoW to my friend Pam, Rift to my son, Wizard 101 to my daughter, and I would let the others lapse, as I don't know anyone who would want them. I am looking foward to hearing your thoughts on this.