Unfortunately we do not accurately know the statistics. Based on the number of copies sold to the number of legitimate complaints, the numbers could be completely stable.
You are basing you information on people posting here on the forums, a lot of which seem to be retaliating against Blizzard because they feel the game is a disservice to their expectations.
You do not know the hard numbers so you can not make the claims that you are. All we can do is look at the communication Blizzard is feeding us, look at what they would have to lose for trying to hide something like this and compare that against the randoms who are posting and the fact they have nothing to lose by making false claims.
The spoofing theory has been disproven by Blizzard already. This is about account compromises, which can get you to such information.
I believe you are the one that said "Consider their customer base size and the relatively few instances of account compromises." Sounds like you know some hard numbers yourself, doesnt it? Or is that just a fabrication to make your argument sound stronger.
Dont talk to other people about providing false statistics, which I didnt, when you are attempting to do the same thing.
When they have sold over 7 million copies of the game and based on what we see on the boards, you can make logical conclusions.
We do not know the most up to date numbers on the copies sold and how that compares to new complaints so we cannot say if it is getting worse.
If they told us that since the 7 million mark they had only sold 1 more copy, yet there are relatively more complaints, we could make another judgement call.
This isn't rocket science.
The spoofing theory has been disproven by Blizzard a
As I stated, just becasue Blizzard says so, doesn't mean it is 100% true. companies lie all the time to protect their interest, even if a PR nightmare or illegal.
Apple breaks the law all the time, they get caught lying all the time, they don't care because they are teflon, and the fines are nothing to what they have sitting in the bank.
Price fixing is illegal, but is there anyone here that doesn't think the oil companies collude with respect to the price? It is illegal, but do they lie? yes.
And once again you need to understand how much worse it would be if they were found out. We already covered that.
Also, you need to do some more research on the Apple deal and as for OPEC, that isn't something the US has much power in regulating.
You seriously need to do some research if you are going to try and make such comparisons.