I never said the problem didn't exist. What I am saying is that it's not a big enough problem for me to actively criticise Blizzard, or to not recommend the game to a prospective player.
When the menu suggests you a server based on your language, they are suggesting servers HOSTILE to your chosen language.
That's a program based problem though. The servers are still officially flagged as English. It's a program, it can't tell the difference. They may, or may not change the programming for the European version. As I said before, to change these servers from English to another language will ostrcize a community, either the English, or the un-official servers.
These websites were inciting people to break a EULA that they all had to agree to before character creation. Inciting people to cause a crime is legally enough to have a cease and desist order placed.
Depends on the legal loopholes. It is illegal to intice someone to break the law. Though is it illegal to intice someone to break a contract? A legal binding contract is only between two parties. A third party cannot be held accountable for the actions of either of the two parties involved. Well, that's my understanding.
EULA's were found null and void in courtrooms not to long ago.
We did, we named and shamed the guys doing it, we brought it to the attention of the GMs. In the forums we had the GMs agree with us. Blizzard's version of taking this matter "seriously" was to not only tell people that it wouldn't be enforced but to remove that section from the EULA altogether allowing those that had broken the EULA to continue disrupting other people's games without fear of a comeback from Blizzard.
Unless we have a different definition of abuse this is the biggest problem I see. I meant abuse as in they are swearing at you, and/or calling you derogatory names or saying derogatory comments.
< Edited by Arkyris on 2005/6/21 14:03 >