Honestly, you're just blowing out of proportion their blwoing things out of proportion. I doubt any of them are seriously intending to sue, they're just hoping to goad Cryptic's overtaxed support department to prioritize them first.
If one thing has been proven already. Then it's that EULA's don't hold up in court.
The EULA is just there to scare the player. Nothing more.
EULAs don't normally hold up in court because people aren't 'forced' to read it and that they're filled with obfuscating words designed to annoy people into not reading them.
In cases where the TOS was relatively short, worded in laymans terms, and had to be scrolled all the way down before the accept button appeared/wasn't grayed out, then they were honored in court as far as I know. Cryptic should do the latter during the sign-up process, as their EULA's pretty straightforward and short.
People keep saying this - but none of them have ever actually managed to cite the case where it was proven. Maybe you can be the first and actually point me at the case law, because so far it's just something that people who don't like obeying the EULA keep spouting on forums.
It's been disproven, too - twice.
First one is the Blizzard/Vivendi vs. MDM suit - MDM made a bot to play WoW and sold it. Blizzard stepped in, and won the case on both technical and EULA grounds.
Second was that joker who sued Sony over being permabanned from PSN. His offense? Trolling, insulting others, and swearing - all EULA violations. The case was thrown out by the officiating judge.
or that mythical law suit of the woman driving the RV, turned on Cruise Control, went back to make a cup of coffee (or something) and the RV obviously crashed. Won the case against the RV company because they didn't say cruise control isn't autopilot. Or something to that effect. Could be a myth though.
Same site also talks about the McDonald's case, which isn't anywhere near as cut and dried as most people seem to think. Up to and including how much she was awarded. A jury awarded her $2.9 million, the judge reduced that to $640,000, and then she settled out of court for an undisclosed amount to avoid appeals. She had initially just asked McDonald's for $20,000 to cover medial expenses. They offered her $800.
Couple of months ago, some joker got permabanned from PSN for trolling, insulting players and language. He tried suing Sony - the case got thrown out of court. Said joker's not done, though - he's appealing and adding charges.
Pretty LOLworthy, if you ask me. The guy clearly violated the EULA, which the judge treated as a contract and didn't let the frivolous laysuit get to trial.