I wouldn't take that from blizz if I was you
Afterall, BLIZZARD OWNS the properties, not you, you merely hire the right to access it, and they totally reserve the right to stop your access anytime they want.
Same thing for ISP, car hire, venue hire, flat renting, shop letting, or any type of transaction that you are "buying the right to use something", they can terminate the contract whenever they want if it is stated in the contract that you signed.
This isn't a case of Blizzard "stealing" money, they refund any excess monies paid beyond the first month, and they can refuse service to anybody they wish to do so, no reasoning given should they want to. Obviously they won't, as that is bad business, and they will always provide a reason and within the framework of their policies, but as you do not own the product, it's theirs and they can do what they like really. Your just "renting" something.
EULA's are a slightly different thing, and some of them are borderline in legality depending on what country your from, but leasing agreements are very similar across the board, and this can easily be construed as this.
Basically, Blizzard hire a LOT of good lawyers/legal teams to figure this stuff out across the world, people forget this. SO when I read lots of wikipedia layers/internet heroes writing gibberish I usually have a chuckle to myself. These teams spend years figuring out how to protect their products/do things legally, yet there are always people on the'net that think they know more
All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.
I don't find this as a threat "you might not want to do that because there could be other outcomes you would not like" in my opinion...sounds to me like, hidden behind words of course he is saying "you can do this, but your more than likely going to loose the case not to mention a lot of money". Think about how much money blizzard pulls in, unless your a millionaire or have a company backing you I don't suggest trying to go after blizzard! And cheap attorneys aren't going to get you anywhere with blizzard, i'm sure theirs will make yours look like he's still in college lol
Lesson is botting is bad!
Sorry this happened to you. But seems like there is something you aren't telling us. I have always been in good contact with blizzard with issues like these.. I'm pretty sure they wouldnt ban you just because you bought some herbs from some guy who was botting without you knowing....
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Buying from botter is illegal? Since when? How are you supposed to know?
Only complete idiot could invent such a thing.
Anyway, do not mess with them. Spit in their face in any way of your choosing(send them angry mails if you like, sell your remaining accounts, i don't know) and punish them with leaving.
Please if you want people to side with you, post every details...not just the ones that makes you the victim...What were those things from 2010 ?
OP, if you are actually going to take them to court over this, you will lose.
There is nothing for you to stand on, as many have stated; you don't legally own *anything* about your game license for World of Warcraft.
This has never changed, when you purchase a game, you pay a licensing fee on it. Many games have a one-time fee, there are also a good number that charge you subscriptions for the right to continue to extend your license.
Since, as far as I am aware, you haven't posted the alleged "threat" from Blizzard, it sounds like they are warning you that you would be foolish and throwing away your money to attempt to sue them over this. They are absolutely right and are in fact looking after your best interests.