Account Sharing is illegal?
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I was in an alliance where almost everyone was sharing their account info with others.. and they've been doing it for years. They pressured every new member to do so.. especially after being slow to move in AQ/AW. I was one of the few that didn't succumb. During my time there, I witnessed several members repeatedly playing on each other's accounts. Previous alliances have also done this... This practice seems more and more common. My question is, if account sharing is illegal, why are so many getting away with it?
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So if you didn't report those players for account sharing, that's probably the answer to your question.
So, in other words... As long as nobody reports you, there's a 99.99% chance that Kabam won't know.. This means that that people who decide to cheat and pay others to do Labyrinth or other hard content will almost always get away with it.
Would you like to contact Support or Mod to report about the account sharing you are in the know?
Way too many people. Basically, almost everyone in the alliance.. as well as several from previous alliances. I'm not ratting on anyone.. lol ... If Kabam isn't doing anything about it, I might decide to do it too in the future.
Also you email and pwd may be used in other areas and all those easily exploited by others.
I saw Scam City on Nat Geo. Pickpocketting is easy money and the punishment if caught is merely shrugged off as inconveniences. Does not mean I do the same.
Terms of Service...
It is worth noting that specifically calling attention to yourself can be the trigger for investigating whether you are account sharing. Which means if something goes wrong, anything, while you are account sharing, you may have no recourse. If the servers eat your account entirely and during the investigation they discover you were account sharing, that could end your support right there.
In the IT field, this is called "running an unsupported configuration." You takes your chances, you pays the consequences.
Unfortunately, this is not true. I know many people who have reported, and been reported for, account sharing. This includes to play Arena, AQ, AW and even harder content like the Realm of Legends, the Labyrinth and even special Event Challenges. There is never any punishment for this behavior. You can literally submit screenshots of players requesting or offering help, or in some cases even bragging about sharing, and others asking to be paid for it, and there is absolutely no penalty.
In a game that attempts to be competitive, this is something that truly demonstrates how lacking enforcement creates an unfair advantage against those who play earnestly and without outsider assistance.
I know there are excuses for how it is not intercepted, but literally players from different countries logging into accounts moments after the other logs out do not even get caught for this.
So, while it is against the Terms of Service, you will not be caught, and even if you were to be, there will apparently be no consequence for it.
I disagree that there is never any punishment. It's just not talked about. See people every other day posting that they want their Account reinstated. There is a process to investigation. They don't immediately ban people. They conduct an investigation and act based on their own findings. Screenshots and reports are not enough. It's thorough. They also don't discuss actions. They happen.
All being said, it is not allowed regardless on what is being generally observed.
Mods have also told us that they appreciate all summoners too
Account sharing is illegal, but if they banned everyone who is sharing accounts, that would be like 50% or more players to come here and cry.
The team needs to do something to stop this ... But yeh, don't count on that
Account sharing is like speeding on a highway. We see people getting caught all the time, no different from all the whining in the forum (and that is just the threads that weren't deleted). (Related to this, there is also all these fake claims about their accounts getting "hacked").
But just like the highways, there are plenty who speed away -- happily as if there is no cop on the planet.
And of course, reporting people of cheating isn't the same as proof of cheating.
"It's okay to cheat because many people are cheating and they won't do anything.". That doesn't even sound logical, much less moral.
In terms of safety precautions, there's zero advantage to mutually sharing each others' account info.. If he wanted to sell all your champs and inventory, he'd do it when he knows when you're usually asleep and then change the password on his account.. You'll wake up to an empty account, and when you try to get back at your "friend", you'll find that you won't be able to access his account anymore.
Never make your loyalty, make a fool of you!
Kabam can make any law related to the game. Those are the ToS.
At the end, is the exact same thing ...
For reference though, the ToS are available by clicking here.
We do thoroughly investigate all reports of violations of our Terms of Service. Sometimes, there's not enough proof (just because someone SAYS they're doing it, doesn't mean they are). Sometimes, investigations take longer than players think they should. We don't ban people simply because others reported them, we DO investigate though, and investigations can take some time.
As we've discussed this in the past, and made our stand pretty clear, I'm going to close this thread down. For more details, please review the threads stickied in this section as well as the "News" section of the forums. If you have any other concerns, feel free to reach out to a moderator via private message. Our Terms of Service aren't a debatable topic, and remember to never accuse anyone publicly in the forums but instead report suspicious behavior directly to our Support Team.