Anyone know if its against Blizzards TOS to let your child play on your account?
You're allowed to let a minor child play on your account (eg, if your child is under 18). After that, no, it's no longer within the TOS, but I believe if you get the child their own account or they get their own account, you can have Blizzard transfer their character/s onto the new account.
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You can technically let one of your children play on your account. This is basically just to make the parent the legal account holder (since a minor child can't legally be held to anything).Eligibility.
basically means for every account you have 1 child of yours can use it. but only minor child. I guess when that person gets of age in us that changes so he has to have his own account.
How the hell will they ever know lol..
There's no way to track it so it doesn't matter... just let them play.
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My son dabbled with WoW when he was 4. When he was 6 we gave him my wife's 2nd account and changed the email that was about it.
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You can Account trade as much as you want, Blizzard doesn't know and doesn't care. I've been logging into the account of my brother / dad / best friend since classic and vice versa and nothing ever happened nor will ever happen.
Unless your telling the world...Oh who am I kidding. You can let anyone play your account. I've played dozens of peoples accounts and none have ever been ban.
Just some input here. Blizzard does actually care, they just dont have any way of monitoring it. In vanilla i tried wow for the first time on a friends account. When i then wanted to make my own we petitioned blizzard if it was possible to transfer the character i had at the time on my friends account to my own account(we didnt know, at the time, that it was against any rules). We where told that the account had been flagged and if it was ever to accour again it would be banned. That was in vanilla when noone really knew much about stuff like that. Today i would not recommend giving them your account name and saying this account has multiple players on it.
Just like any other law that's on the books, but isn't regularly enforced, it's there to be pointed to in situations that can't or don't need to be enumerated. If you have ANY issue as a result of account sharing, it's not Blizzard's fault, and they don't have to deal with it, because sharing your account in the first place was against the rules.
The sole exception for minors being on their parents' accounts is specifically because Blizzard can't legally allow a minor to enter into a contract as an account holder, so if a 12 year old wants to play, Blizzard needs an adult to sign up on their behalf - thus, the parent is the account holder, and the kid is playing on their parents' account (and presumably, under their supervision).
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I doubt Blizzard really cares when family members share accounts.
It's like going 0.5 MPH over the speed limit. Technically it's against the rules but no one will care to enforce it.
If a friend plays on his friends account sometimes to help him raid, he most likely has his own account he is paying for so its not really a big deal.
If a famlily shares an account its essentially blizzard loosing money because that family then do not have other accounts.
As i said earlier. Blizzard cares. And the only reason its not being inforced is that its practically impossible to track.
But please feel free to send an ingame email to blizzard explaining that you are sharing an account with your brother, but that its ok because you are only going 0,5 miles over the limit.
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So I should take down the ad on Craig's List for a small child to level my fishing for me?
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Yeah pretty sure they don't care when it's coming from the same IP range, plus it's basically impossible for them to tell.
The only time I'd imagine problems is when say, you've played on a UK IP for 5 years, then suddenly a Chinese IP logs on etc, even then I don't know if they actually track it, but as far as I was aware, it would get autolocked for such a big IP difference, or it used too, could be wrong.
I'm telling you, if you are so sure that yo uare right go test it out. Send that mail to blizzard. Its very easy to test
if you dont, i take it i am right.
It's just a rule they have so that if there's ever a problem over ownership they can just say "well you aren't supposed to be sharing accounts" and not have to worry about anything. I've openly admitted to them that I share my account with my brother, since he used to delete random characters and I'd have to get them restored. They don't care. It's just a protect their ass rule.