Sure enough my post elicited a couple of responses. I can't link the thread right now, because I'm at work and can't get to the VN boards, but the responses in a nutshell where this...
"We know about RealPoor.com, and we're all over it. Selling the keys and buing them is against the NDA, and we ban those keys that we can have enough evidence on and we also are wary of when an account with a key starts suddenly appearing on a different IP adress everyday, or when the IP address changes too frequently to be someone going from place to place. We investigate situations like these and we deal with them as swiftly as possible."Basically, something like that. So it appears my own "tattling" was in vain, because they're likely already all over the people I've reported. But I'm not going to stop looking for more jerks to rain on. Of course my post has a few lovely people calling me a brown-noser, but what kind of gaming forum would it be without a few flamers.
Truth is, I've been in nearly a dozen betas since I began getting really passionate about MMOs. I love the testing process. I often enjoy the beta of a game more than I enjoy the release version, because the process and fun of being part of the development process is that much more engaging.
There are games I've beta tested, hated, but kept testing just to do my part. So it bugs the ever-loving crap out of me when I see people abusing the privilege of beta testing for their own profit. It fries my egg. It jubilees my cherry. It percolates my coffee.
I also know what it's like to not get selected to be part of something you so desperately desire to be a part of. I auditioned for Family Matters several times, but kept getting turned away because I was "too black" (I kid, I kid). My point is, there are some really enthusiastic people out there who would love to be a part of making Warhammer, or any game for that matter that's in beta, and yet they sit on the sidelines waiting for an invite while these dorks get in.
I know there are more important things to worry about. I have a full enough plate as it is myself in real life. But I'm passionate about games the same way I'm passionate about any art form. I hate to see this crap, and so I'm going to try to do something about it.