[MUD-Dev] Star Wars Galaxies: 1 character per server

Vincent Archer archer at frmug.org
Wed Jan 22 12:26:32 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003

According to John Erskine:

> It seems like you are saying that technical limitations prevent
> admins from being able to cross-reference multiple account users,
> therefore contributing to anonymity of users, therefore increasing
> grief play from those users. This is false because it's actually
> very easy for admins to cross reference accounts given some very
> basic tools.

That depends.

The only sure way of determining if two accounts are likely to be
owned by the same person is to look at the billing info. If they're
paid by the same credit card, it's probably true (barring the usual
case of multiple members of the family playing and typically billing
all on the same card). If they're using different credit card with
the same name, it's likely but not guranteed. If they're using
different credit cards with different names, they're probably
different person.

But credit card info is pretty sensitive. For example, to my
knowledge, no GM in Everquest has access to credit card info. Not
due to technical problems, but because of specific policy.

	Vincent Archer			Email:	archer at frmug.org

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