Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:40 AM
i posted a nice rply in one of these threads and it seems to have been deleted well here we go again:
ncosft like any other mmo company reserves the right to close your account at any time for any reason.
you at no time have any expectation fo ownership of your account. in fact this is the reason blizz was able to sue sue RMT companies and get paypal to shut down their accounts- because mmo companies are the sole owners of all virtual items and anything related to their game(including the client on your pc which you are only licensed to use for the purpose of playing on their servers)
if a judge is even willing to hear it, and you lose, which you will, you will be personally be responsible for ncosft's legal fees. and ncosft doesn't hire cheap hack lawyers. like you obviously have.
if your lawyer isn't a cheap hack lawyer, which it sounds like he is, then he hasn't done the research phase yet, and is just charging you for consultation. at which time he will tell you there's no chance of the case going anywhere. if he isn't a hack then he's just charging you large amounts for consultation.
the court precedents which have actual legal standing due to actual court rulings in a court of law, are heavily in mmo companies' favour to excercise full control and ban accounts at their discretion.
and not just in the blizz case, but also in the case of an l2 farmer guy who had about 10 or more accounts going and was banned and tried to sue ncsoft a couple years ago. however in his case he was runnning an rmt business off it and claimed ncsoft banning him hurt his business. but iirc it didn't even matter that he was running a business off it, as the judge ruled in the same vien as the blizz case- that ncsoft retains the right to excercise full control over all aspects of their service.
if you do win at all, you will be awarded- the remaining amount of time on your sub in a refund- ie if you paid 1 month sub plan, and were banned at the 15 day mark, you would win a whopping $7. plus your legal fees paid. to get punitive damages awarded you would have to argue pain and distress and stuff- but seriously mmo's are a luxury so don't count on that.
what you definitely won't get is
refund of hte box price
refund of paid time that you got hte full amount of.
and GL getting a charge back for everything you've paid into aion to ncsoft, for time spent. ncsoft is actively purising all cases of fraud against them, including fraudulent chargebacks, so if you try to charge back sub fees and box price for time you've played, whgich your bank WILL give you ofc, expect to be investigated for fraud, which ofc your bank and cc company will cooperate with, alogn with your ISP giving full records of your Ips and activity to math with ncosft's records to verify that you did indeeed use their service during the months you paid for and fully recieved that you have then gotten a charge back refund for.
ofc if you've gotten a cheap hack lawyer then he is going to take you for you are worth right up to the point where the application for your case to be heard is denied. which can cost hundreds of dollars.