Well, if the people of the United States would come together as these millions of game players did, perhaps we could turn things around in this government too. Here is a post from the Boycott Wizard page:
I have sent the petition signatures and comments to the Board of Directors, CEO AND COO of Kingsisle Entertainment. The fact that no one seems to be banned for the exploitation any more leaves us little room for legal recourse. Saying that, we have had a win! Those accounts that would have been banned are no longer banned. We have also shown KI that we will not accept unfair treatment. We will continue to show KI that they cannot bully us. Although many of us love the game, KI will understand that justice is more important to us than the game. Well done everyone! ~Gaff
It appears that my brother's ban has been changed to a suspension, although they never did email him. These suspended days have given us time to shop for another game and rethink how these MMORPG's have unregulated power that NO Corporation should have.
Big Thanks to all the supporters, and to Wizard101 for meeting us in the middle and understanding that it was not really a good idea to cut off that many paying customers. We use Wizard to visit with one another across the country, so I will continue to do that, as I have sunk plenty of money into it and have the entire game open. I seriously doubt they will get anymore of our money after this though.
21 January 2014
16 January 2014
Wizard101.com game Entraps Players and waits until After the Holiday "Cash Cow" to Ban Tens of Thousands
I have not blogged in a year due to major health issues, which I will not go into detail at the moment. In lieu of this Downtime, I was introduced to a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) Wizard101. This game was so Very therapeutically important to me, I was able to visit with Family and Friends across the country every day. It kept me going, and gave my mind exercise being as my physical exercise was limited. We could play this game, chat and catch up on a daily basis. I loved seeing my brother every morning before he left for work, to tell him "I Love you and have a great day". When I would see his texts in game, I could hear his voice speaking these words to me, it was very special and kept me going through the pain difficult times I had. Like any good online game, you need to spend money in order to help the game continue to function. We had no problem investing some extra curricular money into a diversion so Dynamic, with animations that made you "star in your own cartoon". It is extremely Kid friendly and therefore his young daughter was enjoying it with us. There are so many aspects to this game, you can never get bored of it, and the things it can teach a young person are absolutely amazing. The value of money, priorities, teamwork, strategy, Math, spelling, social interaction, manners and much more. For safety they have a menu chat for children under 13, they can only "speak" certain premade phrases and can only "see" these phrases spoken back to them... such as "Please may I join?" "Would you like some help?" "Thanks" "You're Welcome" and game specific phrases. For those 13 - 18 years old, the open chat would show yellow as you typed a word incorrectly and would not show that word in public... if you typed the correct spelling you would see it in white and it would be displayed in your text. Rather ingenious we thought, and so approved of this entire concept, we shared with other friends and got them "hooked" on it as well, because as you gain higher levels you need teams to defeat the difficult dungeons.
As of this writing my brother still has had no response to his query and has not had a "reduced sentence" to being suspended. At the very least they will never get another penny from me, and if they do not reinstate my brother's account I will most likely give up the game entirely, as I have had only a suspension. Thank you all for listening, I really hope the National Media Outlets pick this up because it is the Biggest case of Bullying I have ever seen, which is also one thing that KingsIsle says they do not tolerate. How Ironic
Much Love and many prayers
In memory of: Iridian Wyrmflame, Logan Runner, Allan Bearwalker, and all our brother and sister wizards that have been cut short of their life in the Spiral.
We as fee paying members of Kingsisle Entertainment's game Wizard101 are shocked and appalled to have our accounts banned because we took more than one free offer in the game, a free offer that the game allowed us to take! Do not punish us for your programming incompetence! We are your source of income, don't treat us like idiots! Restore all sanctioned accounts!
If you would Please also participate in the Petition that is available here