Tonight I offended someone in game, who's opinion I respect, over a matter of ethics.
Readers may be aware that a guild member found a way to farm volatile water (since fixed by Blizzard). The three of us that were on obtained mats.
I was informed that Blizzard sometimes takes a dim view on cheating, and was reminded of the Lich King world first being withdrawn, and I would not enjoy an account suspension for a week. Being gidy with the thought of selling the volatile water, I made a stupid comment about using a son's account. Putting another players enjoyment at risk for my own profit crosses the line. I acknowledge that. It was unworthy of me, and an insult to the person I was talking to.
For the record, his advice is that if you already have cata mats (this post is still 12 days till Cata), you should destroy them.
I am unsure of my own opinion or advice. There is evidence that Blizzard turns a blind eye. I have knowingly exploited the game environment (like many others). I do not know if I will post those mats I have, or encourage others to buy them.
What I will do will be at my own risk, on my own account.
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