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Since our games can only be played on our servers that kind of copy protection (Starforce and similar) is a non-issue, if you dont have a valid CD key and account you couldn't play the game on our servers regardless of whether you managed to clone or copy the actual software client. No valid account, no playing, that simple. That is one of the strongest advantages of the game being fully online in terms of ensuring that piracy doesnt effect us in that manner too badly.
Forums, 14th December 2005 (Silirrion)