I like you, Reks, but it sounds to me like you're beating up on a "moral high ground" strawman.
It's simple, really. SOE makes the rules and chooses when to enforce them. If you break them often enough, you'll get caught and eventually banned. Even if someone was boxing your toon. Even if you were just along for the ride with a small time sploiter who doesn't have the chops to beat easy mobs straight up.
At the risk of (re)stating the obvious, the reason people care about this stuff is because we play this game together in a shared, persistent world. I couldn't care less if Zamiel needs to turn off the fog of war in order to win at Starcraft. Sure, that might make him a gimp, but it doesn't even remotely affect me. Once he fires up ShowEQ, though, suddenly the dynamics of my
game change. I resent that.
This is all beside the point, though, because at the end of the day SOE decides what's a bannable offense, not us. People have talked a lot about how Zamiel manipulates game mechanics, but I think the important point that's come to light here is how he manipulates people
fell for it. I fell for it. I know half a dozen other folks who fell for it, some for longer than others. Once you understand the game, though, it all becomes pretty obvious and, in one gnome's opinion, a little bit pathetic.
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