Hi everybody, A short while ago my partner in real life was "told" by her Duke that she "must" allow access to her account for troop count verification. She pointed out that her account is private and that she would not give him access but that he should have her villages scouted. He then insited that she allow him access and told her that she would be dismissed if she did not. I am aware, through my own experiences, that there is a current "fashion" on all worlds for this type of thing to happen and indeed it is commonplace for tribes to insist on access to tribemembers' accounts to check on troop levels and when meeting with resistance to then "force" compliance. Just so that everybody is aware of the rules i am publishing this Support Request question on many world forums: Hi, According to this rule: "Any attempt of phishing will be strongly punished. This includes phishing for account information (like passwords) and ingame information (like troop counts). " According to this it is against the rules to "force" access to an account by blackmail or threat or by any method? Thanks for your help, Blue Bandit Jul 07,2009 02:07 Hello BlueAvenger, Yes it is. Blackmailing for anything is illegal. Sincerely, Kim/Bandit of the West Tribalwars Support In passing: I would also point out that insisting on access to someone's account before they join a tribe is also likely to be considered breaking the rules but as yet i have not checked it out. I hope that from now on everybody will be aware of the rule and report any such "forcing" by raising a Service Request.