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Old 05-08-09, 11:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Note to players using private servers

I've noticed lately a disturbing trend here and elsewhere of players who use private servers logging errors and or complaints about different addons not working correctly or at all in some cases.
Listen,

1. Addons are usually updated for the latest Blizzard patch. Private servers are not.

2. Addons are not generally backwards compatible with previous patches because they are meant to be used on legal servers and use a lot of changes to Blizz's API and whatever else gets changed. Therefore there is NO POINT in registering any complaints you have regarding an addon used on a private server.

I won't comment on the right or wrong of using a private server here. I'll just advise you to either run out-dated addons meant for previous patches, or run completely addon free. Those are your choices. Whether you admit to playing on a private server or not, there is really nothing that the authors or anyone else can or will do for you here.

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Old 05-17-09, 03:33 PM   #2
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You're not the only one that's noticed this trend :/

From a clarification standpoint, what is WoWI's stance on them? I've searched for instances of "private server" on the forums and mostly come up the help request's from the people using them. Is there a sticky, announcement, or rule posted somewhere about them that I missed? I'd just like to be able to have something to link to the (in my opinion) morons, that are using them and asking for help from those supporting the Live, legal servers.
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Old 05-17-09, 03:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Cairenn View Post
4. Don't break WoW EULA or ToU. If you come here and post that you are selling your WoW account for real world money, offering or asking for power-levelling, in-game items or gold for real life cash, private servers or any other post that breaks WoW EULA or ToU, your post will be deleted and you will (at minimum) warned not to do it again. Repeated offenses will lead to banning from the site.
Discussion of Private Servers, in any manner other than theoretical, is completely against our rules. We are an Official Fan Site. We follow Blizzard's rules, on top of our own rules.

Threads requesting assistance with Private Servers get locked. Repeated postings get you banned.
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Old 05-17-09, 03:43 PM   #4
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Thank you Cairenn. I knew I had seen it somewhere, but couldn't for the life of me find it, I should have known to reread the Site Rules
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Old 05-17-09, 03:49 PM   #5
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No problem at all Vis.

If you guys ever see threads or file comments, etc., asking for support for Private servers, report them so we can get rid of them. Just look for the at the bottom left of any post or comment. Clicking that sends an email to the entire staff.
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Old 05-17-09, 03:54 PM   #6
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Can do, I'm guessing putting Private Server in the reason field is enough?
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