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Ok this come's down to one's morals and principal beleifs. Some people wont care and some will. Make your own decision.
Recently I was involved in a discussion on the EQ2 forums about SOE allowing people to sell in game items and currency for real world money on Ebay and other places. The argument was basically wether SOE could stop it, or they couldnt really stop it.
I did some studying of the law, the EULA, and Ebay's policy. The fact is that if SOE wanted to they could charge people who do it with trademark infringement. Any company can sue anyone if you sell their product without their permission. The EULA also states that such things are against the EULA. So SOE has proved that they arent going to enforce their own EULA even though it says such things will not be tolerated. They are tolerating it. Also Ebay's policy is that they wont close down the auctions because they arent illegal unless the people who own the items dont approve of the sales specifically. So for SOE to not tell Ebay to stop allowing the auctions, they are giving people permission to sell those items by ignoring it even though they know about it.
SOE's only statement they have made came from the forum moderators that "They will investiagte people using bot and cheat programs and will ban them if we can prove it". The problem isnt with people using cheats, the problem is that SOE will not stop the people who auction and sell items on websites even though the EULA does not permit it. SOE will not give a response, they will ignore the topic, and even though many have demanded a definitive answer on wether they were going to close the auctions, have remained silent and reply in "they will stop bots when they find them". They will not ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT THE AUCTIONS OR WEBSITES.
So on principal I cancelled my account. This is shady business. And for someone I pay 20$ a month (I pay 40$ for my 5MB cable connection). That is alot of money, like equal to my telephone charges. I expect better.
I cant trust SOE. They wont answer the question. They wont uphold their own EULA. And I ask all of you to consider boycotting their products. Even if you like EQ2 and SWG or Planetside, if you have morals and want to try and set a standard for honest business please just quit playing this game and dont buy into their products. It will only get worse or not change at all.
If just 1000 people do this, that is a significant amount and in truth the only way we have a check and balance against billion dollar companies is strength in numbers. They might be able to release games, but if they are proven unlegit then it wont mean nothing if noone will buy into them, no matter how good their games are.
I was brought up on honesty and morals, as much as I like playing Planetside and EQ2, I cant tolerate a Chinese company like SOE running their business like they do.
SO that is my argument, the facts, and I all hope you consider at least taking a break from SOE and the other game companies who wont enforce EULA's and in reasonable circumstances, their lawful rights.