Originally Posted by m102404
IMO, that reasoning doesn't do it anymore.
Perhaps it's localized around here, but there's dozens of guys (new/existing/etc...) who are playing regularly at multiple venues. That number grows every month. None of the games around here (or any I've been to) require ASC AV. At many...there are AV'ers there, but it's the minority if any who ask to be AV'd.
(my understanding) ASC AV was a gateway control to access the Buy/Sell sections of the forum. It's morphed a bit to include some minor other forum section restrictions, but that remains it's primary function. And the retailer section has simply extended the Buy/Sell section.
To that end...it's no longer an effective mechanism. The cat's out of the bag...
However, as a measure to control access to the forum (a due care sort of thing) I can see how it still does that....I just don't see the reasoning tied to attending/playing games anymore.
It'd be entirely different if the games/events section was AV restricted.
Tys, I think you may have misunderstood Drake's intent with that comment.
He did NOT mean to say that games won't allow players who are not age verified. I'm sure this happens, but it's fairly rare.
What he meant, was that if a player can't make the effort to go out to get AV'ed, then chances are, he can't make the effort to get out to a game either, which he SHOULD for the exact reason as you'd stated: there are tons of AV'ers at games. All the player has to do, is get off his lazy ass to get to a game to find an AV'er.