Why am I not allowed to share?Wait, I can’t share my account? Where does it say that?
I. Accessing the Service
1. … You may not share the Account with anyone, except that if you are a parent or guardian, you may permit one (1) minor child to use the Account when not in use by you. You are liable for all uses of the Account that has been enabled by you…
4. … Your Password is to be kept confidential at all times and you are solely responsible for the security of your Password. You may not disclose your Password to anyone, or allow your Password to be used by anyone other than yourself and/or your one (1) minor child. Blizzard Entertainment is not responsible for any harm that may result to the Account (including without limitation the deletion or modification of characters in the Account) as a result of a lost or shared password.
III. Limitations on Your Use of World of WarcraftBut surely all the above is put in there simply to make sure I buy an account too, so that you get more money out of me and my friend?
3. You agree that you will not
… (6) let any third person (except for a minor for whom you opened the Account) play on your Account including, but not limited to, using so-called "power leveling services", i.e. paying a third person for playing on your Account; or
(7) play on the Account of a third person including, but not limited to, providing so-called "power leveling services"…
Actually, not in the slightest.
While we’d love for both you and your friend, brother, aunty, cat, etc., to have their own account so that you can both enjoy the game together (rather than having to arrange times when one or the other of you can make use of the characters), there are actually some very serious and legitimate reasons why it’s in everyone’s
best interests not to share accounts.
Do please read on for more information…