Is account sharing allowed?

 
Can I Share an Account?


The sharing of accounts is strongly discouraged, and highly recommended that it does not take place.


There are many reasons for this. The primary reason for this is that the number one method of getting "hacked" and having unintended things occur to the account is due to account sharing. When an account is shared, many of the services that we can offer to assist you in recovering from such an incident are not possible.

Secondly, it is possible that you and the person(s) you share with may have a "falling out" and quite often a war of attrition occurs on shared items/accounts. Often this squabble has a resulting cost of lost game time as the account must be locked down while the legitimate user of the account is ascertained. It also makes providing basic service to the account problematic such as email changes.

Please be aware that the sharing of accounts may result in the loss of support, and the eligibility or protection of a restoration of any kind. The user becomes fully responsible for the actions taken on the account as a result of account sharing.

Lastly, all actions found done to the account are the responsibility of the account owner, when compromised..

As of June 1, 2011, the support for Shared Guild accounts is being changed:

If an account has had many previous accessors, over a significant period of time, and one of the accessors takes items off of the account in question, the WarpPortal Support team will not retrieve the items that the accessor took.

Each account was registered by one individual. Even if an account was created with the intent of several people sharing it, there is one person that went through the registration process, and that individual is responsible for everything that happens on an account. The registered users of all shared accounts are urged to change the password to those accounts.

If you intend to share an account, only put items on there that you are comfortable losing. And understand that at some point it is likely that something will be taken that wasn’t likely intended to be permanently taken.

Everyone should be cautious with the people they share accounts with. The WarpPortal Support staff has seen many cases of real life friends betray each other in order to steal items from a shared account. If you share you must do so with the complete understanding that your actions are putting the account at risk. Sharing accounts also leads to suspensions when the sharing person does something against the User Agreement or Account Policy, the account will receive the appropriate consequences.

Please be careful when considering if account sharing is worth losing the items you have worked for.

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Thank you for the article.
Kitten Tester (January 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM)

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