- From: Doppleganger <Doppleganger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 23:04:55 -0700
In article <435c3cf4$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Mathew" <cleanfreehost@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> i bet you feel really stupid now lol
Not really. I made a mistake, I was wrong - and I'm really surprised, to
be honest. And, in my favor, the description of the OP was not quite
It sounded like BS to me, and something that Blizzard isn't known for. I
guess now that Vivendi is involved, things are different.
However, I've only gotten one legit e-mail from Blizzard since I
registered, and the advice holds true - don't give out info for your
account or believe anything you see in e-mail until you can verify it.
There are a lot of people running scams, so I don't trust squat if it's
in e-mail - and yes, I have gotten old buying scam e-mails and one
so-called "You must log into your WOW account" type e-mails that I
forwarded to the company (but got no response to.)
I thought the CDs and the cd keys were tied to accounts - I did'nt know
you could use them to create multiple accounts. That's kind of cool,
because I might be able to convert some people into playing by
installing it, and logging into my account.
Now, the interesting question is...
Why are Blizzard doing this? I'm actually kind of shocked that they're
trying to raise subscriptions through a promotion like this, with the
state of the servers, and the 4 million user info.
Could be, maybe they're losing players in droves? I can't think of
anything else that would make sense, in the fact of them struggling to
keep their equipment work for the people they have, let alone trying to
get more like this.
> "Doppleganger" <Doppleganger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > In article <sdqdna6IZL4PSMbeRVn-1g@xxxxxxxxxx>, Ryan <r701e@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >> I got some e-mail that claims to be from blizzard, and says if i install
> >> the game on another machine and use some code the machine gets 10 days
> >> and I get another 30. Anyone else get this?
> > And someone will undoubtedly get free access to your accounts, change
> > your passwords, loot your characters, and your characters will be gold
> > farming within hours, or sold on Ebay.
> > An offer like that from Blizzard makes NO sense - what purpose would
> > changing the machine accomplish? Especially since your contract
> > specifies ONE copy PER machine - this "free offer" violates your EULA
> > (the thing you agree to when you start the game).
> > If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
> > Use your head. This is OBVIOUSLY a scam. Even is Blizzard were to make a
> > bizarre offer like that, it would be posted somewhere on the official
> > website.
> > If you don't believe me, call Blizzard. Seriously. Tell them about the
> > e-mail, and forward the message with all headers to them - you'll help
> > catch on of the scammers thats swarming around the game now.
> > the ONLY e-mails Blizzard send out are to advertise upcoming events.
> > ANYTHING that requires you to enter passwords, use "codes", run .exe's,
> > or do anything outside of what the Blizzard terms of service calls for,
> > is someone trying to rip you off. Period. It's well documented on the
> > WOW site and in the forums.
> > Don't be yet another victim, don't believe anything you get in e-mail,
> > from anyone, ever.
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