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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Corrupted Goblin, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. give all the gm's firefox and turn off their banner ads!

    Cant suspend people for stuff they cant see!!!

    The main problem for the "url stoppage" is to prevent people being sent to unsavory websites. But instead of coming out and saying that they make a big to do out of something not that big. If people DECIDE to travel to an unfamiliar website that is there choice and EA should and would have no worrys about people complainin they got hacked etc... for traveling to an unfamiliar site.
  2. galefan2004

    galefan2004 Guest

    100% in agreement. The funny thing is that most of the newer browsers (FireFox and even IE 7.0) are set up to block that unsavory content now anyways. No internet browser is 100% secure, but IE and Firefox make leaps and bounds to come close.
  3. OxAO

    OxAO Guest

    Or how about a huge warning at start up:
    "Browsing player made web sites at your own risk.
    You may not purchase any in game player sold product with real world Currency."
  4. galefan2004

    galefan2004 Guest

    For that to happen those would have to be the rules.

    Why does the player community suddenly think buying items with RL money is now suddenly illegal? They even said at the last Town Hall that they won't make the sale of ingame items for RL illegal because that wouldn't do a thing to stop it.

    Look at WoW which has made sale of ingame items for RL illegal. I am willing to bet if you go to any search engine and do a search for UO gold sales you find at least 10x the sites selling WoW items for RL cash than sites selling UO items for ingame cash. That kind of tells you that banning the sale of ingame items for RL cash does nothing to actually stop them. Its just one of those cases where the reward is greater than the pentalty, so its not going to stop.
  5. Silly Seadog

    Stratics Veteran It's My Birthday

    Jun 21, 2007
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    Arrrr, games should just make real-money transactions not-illegal, since they can't stop it anyway. 'Twould keep prices down and spread the wealth to ev'ryday folk!
  6. RoycroftLS

    RoycroftLS Guest

    There is nothing wrong with the intention of the URL rules. I would expect EA or any other company to try to protect their players from obtaining malicious or unscrupulous website URLs while they are in game, regardless of how much browser protection each player has.

    But yes, I agree that EA certainly acted strangely in this matter. The rule has been in place (in one form or another) for at least seven years with little to no enforcement. Then for whatever reason, it became a zero-tolerance, immediate 24 hour suspension rule overnight.