Some of you, if not all of you, will probably have been invited to take part in a recent survey from Gameflip.
For those who were not invited to take part or chose not to take part in it then I will snapshot what it was about - selling accounts.
It would seem Gameflip want to take the views of their community on this matter. I personally am tired of many things but I am not tired of seeing messages in the forums complaining about accounts being suspended for account sales. Now, if only we could see the same thing for breaches of policy/guidelines such as selling random game keys - nothing ever happens to these sellers that I can see (I digress :))
My view on selling accounts is pretty firm at the minute - I think it should be banned from the platform. I believe it is too open to abuse/scams. A seller can recover a sold account too easily by generic means or contacting the platform and asking for a roll-back/recovery and accounts can be hacked, sold and then recovered by the genuine owners. I am sure there are many other means to scam a buyer on Gameflip but my other concern is that the sale/transfer of accounts is largely prohibited by Steam etc. and if they detect it you could get your account VAC Banned/Deleted/I.P Banned or any number of other punishments could be doled out (this is unlikely but still possible).
I am trying to engage in a conversation, would like to take the view of others on the matter and learn from the experiences of others.
Do you think Gameflip should support the sale/purchase of Accounts? Why? How could they safely support it?
Do you think Gameflip should continue to ban the sale/purchase of Accounts? Why? What are your concerns? Have you been the victim of an Account sale scam? What were your experiences?
Do you think Gameflip should have a three strikes rule (Warn, re-warn, ban/suspend) with a cool-down period from each stage to allow for the end-user to read, absorb and amend their ways? Or do they do this already and I am oblivious to it as I haven’t been involved in such a thing.
I look forward to reading your thoughts on this matter.