… As if millions of bank accounts suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
Now if you follow the MMO blogosphere closely you’ll likely have noticed a bit of a kerfuffle recently with regard to a little incident involving Warhammer Online and its billing practices. For those not in the know many accounts with active (and inactive) subscriptions to the flagging MMO were recently charged well in excess of their agreed upon frequency. Just to give you an idea of what that means, there have been reported cases of accounts being charged for several years in advance!
In some cases these charges resulted in overcharges on people’s credit cards which naturally resulted in a great deal of misfortune for those burdened with the unfortunate necessity of paying one’s bills. I could go on but suffice to say that Mythic has a major PR mess on their hands here, not to mention a serious legal problem. But I haven’t played WAR since its first month of release so why is it I am bringing all this up?