Ah, online game legal documentation. We all know this as the wall o’ text that we often scroll by en route to logging in to a game for at least the first time, but players of Guild Wars 2 may want to pay more attention to these set of rules, as they’ve seen a variety of updates.
These documentation updates, which are similar across all NC West games except for FUSER, touch on a number of matters. These include:
- Prohibited third-party programs, including “those that alter Game-balance in favor of one player over another, automate actions within the Services, promote unattended gameplay, or have an adverse effect on other users of the Services.”
- Clarification of age restrictions, with a hard restriction on children ages 12 and younger and requiring ” children between 13 (subject to local law) and 17 require an adult legal guardian to accept our legal documentation on their behalf.”
- The inclusion of various in-game currencies as part of the definition of “virtual goods.”
- A section added that outlines the procedures players can take to file a DMCA counter-notification
Will it change how you play the game? Probably not, but you might want to comb through the Reddit thread discussing the changes anyway, as people are debating the potential impact on mods and refunds.